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

Courthouse Steps

City of Hickman

 
 
Courthouse Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Courthouse Steps Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Location. 36° 34.305′ N, 89° 11.638′ 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. Located across the street from the county courthouse. 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fulton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Dixie Begins (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.
Courthouse Steps Marker and the Upper Landing of the Steps image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
2. Courthouse Steps Marker and the Upper Landing of the Steps
9 miles away); Confederate Bivouac (was approx. 9.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hickman.
 
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The Steps image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
3. The Steps
Breathtaking View? image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
4. Breathtaking View?
The view is somewhat diminished by broken tree limbs in the wake of a winter ice storm. At the turn of the last century, Hickman was a thriving river port with much activity on the waterfront downtown. In the distance is an old chute of the Mississippi River.
Courthouse Steps from the bottom image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, January 21, 2009
5. Courthouse Steps from the bottom
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 973 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.
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