boudes ferry
 . . .and a few from Higginsport.

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Of course, Boudes Ferry, or, as it's sometimes written, Boudesferry, isn't in Northern Kentucky,  it's in Ohio, directly across the river from Augusta.

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Boudes Ferry Boudes Ferry

View from Boude's Ferry, 
Opposite Augusta, Kentucky

Sunny Side,
Boudesferry, Ohio


Boudes Ferry

J. H. Boude


Boudes Ferry

Sunny Side, Boudes Ferry
Postmarked Higginsport, 7/7/1913, to Stanley Lanham of
Higginsport, O., “We will hold the opening dance, Wednesday,
July 9th get together, join the crowd, and have a good time.”  Thomas Bros.


Boudes Ferry Boudes Ferry
The dear old Cottage
 Home in Boudesferry
Thanks to Dave Long for this one!

Mt. Repose,
Ohio, 1908

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“The undersigned has opened a New Ferry across the Ohio river at Higginsport, and is now prepared to attend promptly to all calls from either side of the river. Having purchased the horse boat formerly used at Boude's Ferry, he is prepared to accommodate travelers and all others who may call upon him, with safety and dispatch. The road on the Kentucky side from Higginsport to Augusta is good, and a first rate bridge is opened over Bracken Creek. He will also attend to the Ferry across the mouth of White Oak Creek. Urius Martin, May 10, 1841” Georgetown, Ohio's Democratic Standard, May 11, 1841

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Boudes Ferry


Boudes Ferry

Boudes Ferry
Covered Bridge near
Augusta, 1906

Thomas Sumner Resort,
Opposite Augusta

Scene near Thomas'
Summer Resort,
opposite Augusta


Boots and Shoes Boudes Ferry Higginsport Christian Church
Higginsport Boot and Shoe Glacial Rock,
Higginsport Christian Church, c. 1910

In 1906, the Georgetown News-Democrat published a list of all of the shareholders in The Citizens' Bank of Higginsport.

Higginsport on the National Register of Historic Places.(pdf)

Night riders from Augusta strike in Rural, Ohio.

Boudes Ferry Boudes Ferry HiPort Wharf

Higginsport, c. 1910
Key to the numbered buildings here.

Higginsport, 1910
Second Street, looking West
Higginsport Wharf Boat


Higginsport, Ohio
Higginsport Baseball, 1940's
from a Facebook post by Brown County, Ohio History


Higginsport, Ohio Higginsport, Ohio Higginsport, Ohio
Higginsport Gas Station Village Park, Higginsport Looking North at the mouth of
White Oak Creek, 1909 Flood
from a Facebook post by Brown County, Ohio History


1937 Flood 1937 Flood 1937 Flood 1937 Flood
Moscow Neville Chilo Higginsport
All from the 1937 Flood, several days before the actual crest.


The Higginsport Bridge

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“The white oak saw and planing mills of Higginsport have been purchased by C. W. and S. G. Boyd. Forty hands will be worked. A ship-yard is also proposed. They are building a Bell telephone to their Levanna mills, and intend to extend it to Augusta.” Courier-Journal, December 18, 1880 Higginsport's John R. Young, when the flood waters of 1883 “were coming in his front door on Front Street, remarked that he 'was there first and proposed to fight the d__n river out if it took all spring.' But poor John had to turn up his toes and skip in his john boat to fields new and pastures green.” from the Bracken Bulletin, February 10, 1883
Higginsport Lots for Sale, 1836 The League of American Wheelmen (a bicyclists' organization) had a low opinion in 1892 of riding in Brown County.
“Capt. Robert M. Taylor, the well-known boat builder in Higginsport, O., is doing a big business, having just completed two deckboats 140 x 32 for the Singer Manufacturing Company, and now has a force of men at work on a large derrick-boat and deck barge for White River, Ark., to be operated by the Dayton (O.) Last Works.” Waterways Journal, September 9, 1899 “Capt. M. Duffy has a fine little packet in the new Wm. Duffy, running from Marietta to Waverly-four trips a day. She is 125 feet long, 22 feet wide, with 2 ½ foot guards. Her engines are 13 by 4 ½. She was built in Higginsport, O., by Capt. Robert Taylor, and has a fine electric light plant. She is in charge of Capt. Wm. Duffy, with Charles Hardy at the engines.” Waterways Journal, June 4, 1897.

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