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Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Flood & Recovery

 
 
Flood & Recovery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Flood & Recovery Marker
Inscription.

March 25, 1913, a record Great Miami River flood hit Hamilton, claiming more than 200 lives, leaving about 10,000 homeless and causing more than $10 million in property damage. Local survivors helped create the Miami Conservancy District - a 65-mile protection system - designed to prevent floods. The 1913 flood is considered "Ohio's Greatest Weather Disaster."
 
Erected 2007 by the City of Hamilton.
 
Location. 39° 24.089′ N, 84° 33.947′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on High Street (Ohio Route 129/177) west of Monument Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker and medallion are on the High-Main Street Bridge over the Great Miami River. Marker is in this post office area: Hamilton OH 45011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamilton Hydraulic (within shouting distance of this marker); Earliest Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboats and Early Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dream of Hamiltonia (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Fort Hamilton
Flood & Recovery Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
2. Flood & Recovery Medallion
(within shouting distance of this marker); High-Main Street Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); French Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); Native American Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Hamilton.
 
Also see . . .
1. March 23-27, 1913: [Ohio] Statewide Flood. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1913 Ohio Statewide Flood. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Great 1913 Dayton Flood at YouTube. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The 1913 Dayton Flood and the Birth of Modern Flood Control Engineering in the U.S. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Great Flood of 1913 at Miami Conservancy District. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsDisastersSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Flood & Recovery Marker & Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Flood & Recovery Marker & Medallion
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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