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Hickman in Fulton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Where Dixie Begins

City of Hickman

 
 
Where Dixie Begins Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Where Dixie Begins Marker
Inscription. Hickman, county seat of Fulton County, Kentucky, was originally settled in 1819 as Chicken Point, the name was later changed to Mills Point and finally Hickman. One of Mark Twain's favorite towns on the river, Hickman, once a cotton town, was quoted as being unsurpassed by any town in Western Kentucky at the turn of the century.
 
Location. 36° 34.325′ N, 89° 11.645′ W. Marker is in Hickman, Kentucky, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Moulton Street and West Wellington Street, on the right when traveling east on East Moulton Street. Click for map. Located on the courthouse steps leading to Cumberland Street. Marker is in this post office area: Hickman KY 42050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Courthouse Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Hickman Bluff Stabilization Project (approx. half a mile away); Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Rufus B. Atwood (approx. half a mile away); New Madrid Earthquake (approx. 8.9 miles away); Casey Jones (approx. 9.1 miles away); Confederate Bivouac (approx. 9.1 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Hickman.
 
Also see . . .
Where Dixie Begins Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. Where Dixie Begins Marker
 Hickmany Kentucky as Seen from the River. Essay with photos from a kayak trip around Hickman, Kentucky. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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