Stickneys Ferry was a settlement established in what became Tulare County after the Williamson Expedition of the Pacific Railroad Surveys of 1853 and before 1857, on what became the Stockton - Los Angeles Road and the crossing of the White River. It was probably established sometime between 1854 and 1856 because of the Kern River Gold Rush.
Stickneys Ferry is shown on the Stockton - Los Angeles Road crossing of the White River, on the 1857 Britton & Rey's Map Of The State Of California.
The site of the settlement was on White River, about 4.66 miles west of Tailholt just below its confluence with Tyler Gulch at Telegraph Flat, in Tulare County. This crossing was on the Butterfield Overland Mail route, south of Fountain Springs and north of Mountain House at Willow Springs in Kern County.
- Lt. Robert S. Williamson's report makes no mention of a settlement at the crossing or nearby. see Vol. V, Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean: United States. War Dept., Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878., Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887., United States. Army. Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, printer (etc.), 1855-60.
- Britton & Rey's Map Of The State Of California. Compiled from the U.S. Land & Coast Surveys, the several Military, Scientific & Rail Road Explorations, the State & County Boundary Surveys made under the Order of the Surveyor General of California, & from Private Surveys. By George H. Goddard, C.E.. From David Rumsey Historical Map Collection website accessed, February 7, 2013.
- The location of the Stockton - Los Angeles Road and the crossing can be seen on the 1926 QUINCY SCHOOL, CA, Topographic Map, 
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