Near Hickman in Fulton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
New Madrid Earthquake
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 688.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 36° 31.073′ N, 89° 20.347′ W. Marker is near Hickman, Kentucky, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 94 and County Road 1282, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 94. Located just north of Reelfoot Lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hickman KY 42050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fulton County (approx. 8.9 miles away); Courthouse Steps Where Dixie Begins (approx. 8.9 miles away); Confederate Forts & Batteries (approx. 9.3 miles away in Tennessee); Capture of Island No. 10 (approx. 9.3 miles away in Tennessee); Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rufus B. Atwood (approx. 9.3 miles away); Hickman Bluff Stabilization Project (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hickman.
Also see . . .
1. The New Madrid Earthquakes. USGS page detailing the earthquake. Links off this site offer photos of the effects of the earthquake. (Submitted on April 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. New Madrid Fault Zone. An incredibly detailed site offering photos, maps, and even a "tour" of the earthquake zone. (Submitted on April 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Photographic Evidence of the Quakes. Set of photos taken between 1904 and 1912 showing the effects of the quakes were easy to locate even 100 years later. Even today sand blows and other effects of the earthquakes are visible if one knows where to look. (Submitted on April 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,423 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.