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Ringo Ferry and Ringo Cemetery

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Bogata, TX, USA
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     Peter and Edy (Jones) Ringo came to Texas from Missouri with their nine children in 1840. The family established a ferry on the Sulphur River which became a local landmark and provided for travel, shipping and communication between the Red River and central Texas areas. Peter and Edy Ringo's son Abraham acquired land on the north and south sides of the ferry in 1842. The ferry ceased operations in 1900, when it was replaced by the Ringo Bridge. The bridge was retired from use in the 1930s, but the area continued to be referred to as Ringo's Crossing. The family cemetery was established about two miles northeast of the crossing and 650 feet south of this site. The resting place of sixteen people, it was destroyed sometime before 1961. Restoration efforts later recovered half the grave markers. (2000)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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