Magnolia Midlands / Sylvania

Burton's Ferry Site

Hwy. 301 N.
Sylvania, GA 30467

912-564-7878
  • Burton's Ferry Historical Marker


In 1765, Robert Dunn established a ferry near this marker in Slyvania, Georgia. It became the gateway for settlers from the Carolinas and Virginia claiming grants in the newly opened lands of interior Georgia.

In 1772, Dunn sold the ferry to the enterprising Thomas Burton who made a large investment in boats and roads through the swamp. On January 20, 1773, he applied for and received a franchise for the operation of the ferry. The ferry proved to be very profitable for Burton.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Free Admission 0.00

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round, Pets Accepted

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages