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Kentucky (Fulton County), Cayce — Casey Jones
In this community, the famous locomotive engineer John Luther Jones, (Alias Casey Jones) spent his boyhood days. Casey's many record feats as locomotive engineer engrossed him deeply in the hearts of his fellow workers. On the morning of April 30th 1900, while running the Illinois Central fast mail train no.1 "the cannon ball" and by no fault of his, his engine bolted through three freight cars at Vaughn, Miss. Casey died with his hand clenched to the break helve and his was the only life . . . — Map (db m18451) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Cayce — 1410 — Confederate Bivouac
In the winter of 1861-62, the Sixth Battalion of Tennessee Cavalry commanded by Lieutenant Colonel T.H. Logwood constructed and occupied a camp of wooden huts near here. The winter was spent in scouting and patrolling in this area. In March 1862, a surprise attack by a Federal force from Hickman was repulsed after a vigorous skirmish. — Map (db m51841) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — Courthouse Steps City of Hickman
Built in 1903 to provide direct access for pedestrians between downtown and the newly constructed courthouse, the steps, actually part of Cumberland Street, span nearly 200 feet and provide a breathtaking view of the town below. — Map (db m18420) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. March 9, 1916 - November 11, 1998
Born in Hickman, Mr. Stahr became one of the towns most decorated citizens. Having studied in England as a Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Stahr went on to become President John F. Kennedy's selection as Secretary of the Army in 1961. During his tenure, the country faced both the Berlin Crisis and the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion. In 1968 Mr. Stahr became President of the National Audubon Society and served in this position until 1979. He also served as President of West Virginia and Indiana Universities. . . . — Map (db m18448) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — 1163 — Fulton County
Formed, 1845, out of Hickman Co. Part of Jackson Purchase from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. Named for Robert Fulton, whose Clermont, best known of early steamboats, went up the Hudson River in 1807. Far western part of the county, known as Madrid Bend, separated from rest by bend of Mississippi River. Hickman, county seat, was founded as Mills' Point in 1834. — Map (db m18415) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — Hickman Bluff Stabilization Project 1996 - 2000
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell Congressional Sponsor Mayors of Hickman Judy C. Powell John P. Shuff Richard H. White, M.D. Project Design: D'Appolonia, Inc. Prime Contractor: Schunbel Foundation Co. Subcontractor: Coffey Construction Co. After a century of instability, erosion of Hickman Bluff caused the closing of Magnolia Street and reached the point of threatening several public structures, including the town's water supply. When initial efforts . . . — Map (db m18449) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — 688 — New Madrid Earthquake
The greatest earthquake recorded in North America centered in this area Dec. 16, 1811 to Feb. 7, 1812. 1,874 quakes felt at Louisville, 250 miles away. Tremors also felt at Boston, Detroit, New Orleans. Reelfoot Lake, covering 25,000 acres, formed when some streams changed courses. New Madrid, Mo., destroyed; very few persons died, as population of area was sparse. — Map (db m18409) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — Rufus B. Atwood March 15, 1897 - March 18, 1983
Noted as one of Kentucky's most famous African American citizens, Hickman's Atwood served as the president of Kentucky State College from 1929 to 1962. During his tenure at the school, Atwood led the battle for desegregated education and improved educational opportunities for black students across the state. In 1962 he became the first African American to receive the University of Kentucky's highest honor, the Sullivan Medallion. He was also awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in 1918 for service during W.W. I. — Map (db m18442) HM
Kentucky (Fulton County), Hickman — Where Dixie Begins City of Hickman
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. — Map (db m18421) HM
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