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Photo Left:  Jackson Military Road cut exiting Washington, Arkansas, to the North East (2005)

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A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Ripley County, Missouri

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser

Indian Ford

About 3 miles north of the Arkansas line, on Current River.  During Jackson's administration when the Indians were being moved by way of the old Military Road, the owners at Pittman's Ferry, Arkansas, asked too much for the use of their ferry. The authorities cut out a road and forded the river. The name Indian Ford remained for many years. This is probably the same place that was later known as Dug Ford, (q.v.). (--Place Names.)

<http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/moser/ripleypl.html> accessed 28 May 2005




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