Knights Ferry, California

Populated place


Knight's Ferry

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1992



Street View 


Post office dates: July 28, 1851-Present

"KNIGHTS FERRY - Once called Dentville, this picturesque mining center and trading post was founded in 1849. An early ferry carried Argonauts on their way to the southern mines. The rare wooden covered bridge, reportedly designed by U. S. Grant, brother-in-law of the Dent brothers, and the old flour mill were built there in 1854. The town served as the county seat from 1862 to 1872." - California Historic Landmark No.347

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical information
  • June 28, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • January 3, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger