Marker [054]
Colbert's Ferry
(5 miles north of Denison on U.S. Highway 75)


Established about 1843 by Benjamin E. Colbert. Across it came thousands of immigrants into Texas in the fifties. The stages of the Southern Overland Line which provided mail and passenger service between St. Louis and San Francisco, crossing 1858 to 1861. Abandoned in1931 when a high bridge spanned Red River.