Questions about Cottonwood Point

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“Gray Wolf Club”

Since: Dec 07

Hog Thief Valley, Arkansas

#1 Jun 4, 2010
How far is Cottonwood Point from Carutherville?

Was this where the ferry was before the MS river bridge was built on I-155? Was there a town there?

Wherever the ferry was, where would you be when you went from the MO side? Dyer Co.,TN.? Obion Co, TN? Fulton, KY?

Just found a document that mentioned being made at Cottonwood Point, Mo. Can't find much about it on the internet.

Thanks.
yep

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jun 4, 2010
yes, there was a ferry there, and it went over to dyer cty. IT's been closed a long time. It's still called cottonwood point, but not many people out there. It's about a 15 min drive from c'ville. Not far at all. We had a ferry here in town at the time though.

“Gray Wolf Club”

Since: Dec 07

Hog Thief Valley, Arkansas

#3 Jun 4, 2010
yep wrote:
yes, there was a ferry there, and it went over to dyer cty. IT's been closed a long time. It's still called cottonwood point, but not many people out there. It's about a 15 min drive from c'ville. Not far at all. We had a ferry here in town at the time though.
Okay thanks. I remember taking a ferry before the bridge was built. So either ferry would take you to Dyer Co? Reason I am asking is seems like the ferry landed maybe a mile or less from Tiptonville, TN, which I think would be Lake Co, TN, but I was a tad, so maybe there was another ferry somewhere up river from Caruthersville?
just saying

Caruthersville, MO

#4 Jun 4, 2010
there was also a ferry at Caruthersville and one up north of C'ville,
MAYBE

Hazelwood, MO

#5 Jun 5, 2010
It was named Brasher Part of it fell into the river and they moved it over on the land side away from the river where it is now are whats left of it
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#6 Jun 5, 2010
There was a ferry at Portageville that ran to Tiptonville. The Caruthersville ferry landed south of Ridgley and the Cottonwood Point Ferry landed west of Dyersberg. The Cottonwood Point ferry would run from levee to levee when the water was high.
Thanks

United States

#7 Jun 5, 2010
Thanks just found documents dated back 60 years or so ago, claiming there is money there 100 thousand to be exact. Thank u.
thecash

United States

#8 Jun 6, 2010
yep but u will find it has already been found!!!!
me just me

Dyersburg, TN

#9 Jun 6, 2010
well i have got to know who do you think found the money i dont know anyone has that kind of money lol i wounder who it says hid it there too lol

“Gray Wolf Club”

Since: Dec 07

Hog Thief Valley, Arkansas

#10 Jun 6, 2010
Guest wrote:
There was a ferry at Portageville that ran to Tiptonville. The Caruthersville ferry landed south of Ridgley and the Cottonwood Point Ferry landed west of Dyersberg. The Cottonwood Point ferry would run from levee to levee when the water was high.
That's interesting. My guess is we took the ferry at Cottonwood Point, and then took the Portageville ferry back. We had relatives in Fulton Co, KY, so maybe that was the shortest way from Kennett to get there. It's sketchy, so we may have taken the Caruthersville ferry.
Tracy

United States

#11 Jun 7, 2010
I havent been to cottonwood since i was like 8 or nine my grandparents lived there an we owned a Lil store across the ally from my grandparents
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Jun 8, 2010
Tracy wrote:
I havent been to cottonwood since i was like 8 or nine my grandparents lived there an we owned a Lil store across the ally from my grandparents
Which store did you own and who were your grandparent's?
Hoppy

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Jun 8, 2010
Cottonwood Point was an important stop in the steamboat days. My great-great grandfather, Leonard Mitchell, dismantled his house in Perry County, IN, floated it down the Ohio and Mississippi and rebuilt it where the Number Eight cemetery is now located. My parents, grandparents, several uncles and aunts and cousins are buried where the little house once stood. When I was a kid, I crossed many times at Tiptonville, Caruthersville and Cottonwood Point. The ferries were quite an adventure for a ten year old. Back in the old days, malaria was epidemic at Cottonwood Point because the mosquitoes were so bad. Back then, there were still a lot of cypress swamps, and those were great breeding grounds. It got a little better after the lumber companies did some draining and built the sawmills. My father, who graduating from Cooter High School many, many years ago, told me a lot of stories about that part of Pemiscot.
guest

United States

#14 Jun 8, 2010
This is all correct, Cottonwood Point is in the middle of the Mississippi river, well part of it is. The rest just goes up to the levees now, and over the levee is Brashier, which ppl refers as Cottonwood Point now. My grandfather ran the ferry back in his day. But when they closed it down it has grown up and looks nasty over there.
Hoppy

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Jun 8, 2010
This a very interesting discussion for me. I left Pemiscot when I was about 12. I had kin in Cooter, Steele, Hayti, Malden, Gobler, Blytheville and all over the area, and went to the 4th, 5th 6th and 7th grades in Wardell. Hell of a lot of water down the river since then.
Tracy

United States

#16 Jun 8, 2010
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Which store did you own and who were your grandparent's?
my grandparents were king an my parents were paul an pat king an sad to say i dnt remember the name of the store lol our house was on the side of it built on i have aunts and uncles to name a few helen johnny etc

“Gray Wolf Club”

Since: Dec 07

Hog Thief Valley, Arkansas

#17 Jun 8, 2010
Hoppy wrote:
Cottonwood Point was an important stop in the steamboat days. My great-great grandfather, Leonard Mitchell, dismantled his house in Perry County, IN, floated it down the Ohio and Mississippi and rebuilt it where the Number Eight cemetery is now located. My parents, grandparents, several uncles and aunts and cousins are buried where the little house once stood. When I was a kid, I crossed many times at Tiptonville, Caruthersville and Cottonwood Point. The ferries were quite an adventure for a ten year old. Back in the old days, malaria was epidemic at Cottonwood Point because the mosquitoes were so bad. Back then, there were still a lot of cypress swamps, and those were great breeding grounds. It got a little better after the lumber companies did some draining and built the sawmills. My father, who graduating from Cooter High School many, many years ago, told me a lot of stories about that part of Pemiscot.
That's interesting. I found where one of my grandmother's 1st cousins was wed at Cottonwood Point in 1915, on her death certificate in 1919 it listed one of the reasons for her death as malaria.
Hoppy

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Jun 9, 2010
When DDT came into use, it helped a lot. When they banned DDT, I think sometime in the fifties, my Dad said he thought that anyone who'd ever had malaria would probably rather die from DDT
born in cottonwood

United States

#19 Jun 9, 2010
Tracy wrote:
<quoted text>my grandparents were king an my parents were paul an pat king an sad to say i dnt remember the name of the store lol our house was on the side of it built on i have aunts and uncles to name a few helen johnny etc
I remember Zurry (sp) King and Sammy King. I also know Johnny King. I remember Paul too.
Tracy

United States

#20 Jun 9, 2010
born in cottonwood wrote:
<quoted text>I remember Zurry (sp) King and Sammy King. I also know Johnny King. I remember Paul too.
yes those are my uncles an grandpa an paul is my dad what is your name if you dont mind me askin cause my dad is living still not sure where johnny is an grandpa passed a few years ago

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