Columbus in Hickman County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1398.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Disasters • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 36° 45.467′ N, 89° 6.269′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Kentucky, in Hickman County. Marker is at the intersection of Hoover Parkway (State Highway 80/123) and Route 58, in the median on Hoover Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus KY 42032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Banks (here, next to this marker); Columbus - A Town TransformedA River View of History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Earthquakes Along the Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle at Belmont, Missouri (approx. 0.6 miles away); The History of Columbus, Kentucky (approx. 0.6 miles away); African Americans at Columbus during the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fourth United States Colored Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . .
1. Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Wikipedia article summarizing the flooding and its effects. Political changes due to the flood were perhaps more profound than the physical changes left by the river. (Submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Executive Branch’s Response to the Flood of 1927. (PDF) A look at the Government's response to the flooding, cooperation with non-Government organizations such as the Red Cross, and the president set. (Submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.