Alexander's Ford   Dennard's (Denard's) Ford  

Alexander's/Dennard's (Denard's) Fords.

What:
Dennard's (Denard's) Ford, Campsite, Ferguson, (10-1-1780)
Alexander's Ford, Campsite, Overmountain Men (10-5-1780)

Other names:
Denard's Ford, Pore's Ford, Poor's Ford, Powers' Ford, Poore's Ford (after the Rev War)

Where:
35.24877, -81.96208, Dennard's (Denard's) Ford, Broad River, Campsite, Ferguson, (10-1-1780)
35.327932,-82.023797, Twitty's Ford, considered by some to be location of Dennard's (Denard's) Ford.
35.299175, -82.047194, Alexander's Ford, Green River, Campsite, Overmountain Men (10-5-1780)

Maps: [map notes]

  • 35.24877, -81.96208, Dennard's (Denard's) Ford, Campsite, Ferguson, (10-1-1780)
  • ACME Mapper.
  • Google
  • National Map
  • Confidence: 4

  • 35.327932,-82.023797, Twitty's Ford, considered by some to be location of Dennard's ford.
  • ACME Mapper.
  • Google
  • National Map
  • Confidence: 4 (as Twitty's Ford)

  • 35.299175,-82.047194, Alexander's Ford, Green River, Campsite, Overmountain Men (10-5-1780)
  • ACME Mapper.
  • Google
  • National Map
  • Confidence: 4

    Sources:

  • The location for Dennard's Ford is based on the work of Chivous Bradley, Rutherford County historian. "Poorís (Dennardís) Ford: Its Location and Place in History", 3-2009.   GenForum post 21 Mar 2009   another GenForum post 21 Mar 2009

  • The location mark for Dennard's Ford was made by Joe Epley.

  • Custom Google map of above locations. Interactive. You can choose from multiple background maps, zoom, drag, etc. All locations are shown on a single map, making clear their relative positions.

  • Anthony Allaire, "Diary Of Lieut. Anthony Allaire, Of Ferguson's Corps"
    Sunday, October 1st. Got in motion at five o'clock in the morning, and marched twelve miles to Denard's Ford of Broad river, and took up our old ground where we lay the 8th September.

    Monday, 2d. Got in motion at four o'clock in the afternoon; forded Broad river; marched four miles; formed in line of action and lay on our arms. This night I had nothing but the canopy of heaven to cover me.

    Tuesday, 3d. Got in motion at four o'clock in the morning; marched six miles to Camp's Ford of Second Broad river, forded it and continued on six miles to one Armstrong's plantation, on the banks of Sandy Run. Halted to refresh; at four o'clock got in motion; forded Sandy Run; marched seven miles to Buffalo creek; forded it; marched a mile farther and halted near one Tate's plantation. John West came in camp, who is a hundred and one years of age; is amazingly strong in every sense.

    Friday, 6th Got in motion at four o'clock in the morning, and marched sixteen miles to Little King's Mountain, where we took up our ground.

  • Draper, Kings Mountain and it's Heroes, 1881, p.214
    Pursuing the same route Ferguson had taken, they passed over Mountain Creek and Broad River, at Denard's Ford, when they seem to have lost the trail of the fugitives, whose place of detour to the left they did not happen to discover. ...

    The mountain men, after crossing the Broad river, went on some two and a half miles, to what is now Alexander's Ford on the Green river... the fifth of October.

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    Submitted by: John Robertson

    Confidence level: See above.

    11-29-16