1849 - 1930
Knight's Ferry was founded by Captain William Knight, a member of Fremont's expedition
of 1844. This town was a center of great mining activity and a distributing point for the Mother Lode Country.
In 1854 the first sawmill and flour mill for the territory was erected here by Locke and Dent.
General U. S. Grant visited his brother-in-law, George Dent, here in 1854.
Knight's Ferry was the county seat of Stanislaus County from 1862 until 1872.
Erected by the Major Hugh Moss Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution of Modesto