Vidalia in Concordia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Relocation of Vidalia
Two U.S. Corps of Engineers projects, the Giles Point Cut-off in 1935 just north of Vidalia, followed by the need to widen the river between Natchez and Vidalia, then known as Natchez Gorge, and construct a set-back levee, served as catalysts for moving homes, offices and government buildings from "Old Vidalia" to "New Vidalia." More than 100 buildings were either relocated or demolished and rebuilt in the new town.
Once again the strength and spirit of Vidalia's citizens were tested and again they overcame adversity, moving forward with grace, courage, and determination.
Location. 31° 33.867′ N, 91° 25.183′ W. Marker is in Vidalia, Louisiana, in Concordia Parish. Marker can be reached from Concordia Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the Vidalia Landing Riverwalk, off Highway 84. Marker is in this post office area: Vidalia LA 71373, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Sidney A. Murray, Jr., Hydroelectric Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Natchez (approx. half a mile away); Fort Rosalie (approx. ¾ mile away in Mississippi); Rosalie Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away in Mississippi); Bluff Park - Memorials and Louisiana Connections (approx. 0.8 miles away in Mississippi); Richard N. Wright (approx. 0.8 miles away in Mississippi); Bernardo De Gálvez (approx. 0.8 miles away in Mississippi); a different marker also named Natchez (approx. 0.8 miles away in Mississippi). Click for a list of all markers in Vidalia.
Also see . . . City of Vidalia - Relocation of Vidalia 1938 - 1939. Contains a picture of a house being moved by a steam tractor. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Waterways & Vessels •
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