Young’s Island is a major landmark on the east side of Lake Martin. I always look for it when I’m in my boat heading north from Pleasure Point toward the main river channel, and when I’m headed south from Highway 280 and Jackson’s Gap toward Chimney Rock.
There used to be a ferry – Young’s Ferry – that would take people back and forth across this channel. That’s why there are two Young’s Ferry Roads on Lake Martin: a Young’s Ferry Road on the west side in Alex City, and one on the opposite side in Dadeville.
Having two Young’s Ferry Roads on one lake is not unusual for Lake Martin. Since this one lake covers 3 counties, and (depending on your definition of a “city”) 0 – 5 cities, having the same name for multiple roads in very common. For example, there are several “Lakeviews,” “Lakewoods,” “Hilltops,” “Dogwoods,” and even two “Easy” streets. This can make searching for homes a little tricky, so be sure you understand the address you’re seeing on the Lake Martin MLS.
Or just call me. I make it my business to know trivia like this – that of the two homes for sale today on “Easy” streets, the one in Eclectic is on a leased lot, and the one in Alex City is deeded. I’d love to help you find the Lake Martin property you’re searching for. As a member of the lake MLS, I can help you with any property, regardless of the listing agent. Give me a call (334) 221-5862, or shoot me an email at [email protected]