This photo is believed to be of the actual place on the Catawba River where Sherrill and his sons crossed.
In approximately 1747, Adam Sherrill and his eight sons became the first documented white settlers west of the Catawba River. They crossed the river at a ford located in the middle of what is now Lake Norman. The ford subsequently became known as Sherrill’s Ford. The town of Sherrills Ford, NC also takes its name from Adam Sherrill.
Location (approximate): 35.6350, -80.9408
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. nd. “Early History of the Catawba-Wateree River” Available: http://www.catawbariverkeeper.org/about-the-catawba/history-of-the-catawba-wateree-river