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

Where Dixie Begins

City of Hickman

 
 
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
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. Located on the courthouse steps leading to Cumberland Street. 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 12 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
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By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
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(approx. half a mile away); New Madrid Earthquake (approx. 8.9 miles away); Casey Jones (approx. 9.1 miles away); Titan I (approx. 11˝ miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hickman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,202 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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