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Hadley in Hampshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Flood Levels

 
 
Flood Levels Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 30, 2022
1. Flood Levels Marker
Inscription.  
March 19, 1936 Flood Level
No, stopped one inch from first floor

Yes, 5½ ft deep in my living room

Sept. 22, 1938 Hurricane Flood Level
Nov. 6, 1927 High Water Mark
May 30, 1984 Flood Level

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is March 19, 1936.
 
Location. 42° 18.12′ N, 72° 36.044′ W. Marker is in Hadley, Massachusetts, in Hampshire County. Marker is on Hockanum Road (Massachusetts Route 47) 0.3 miles north of Old Mountain Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Hockanum Rd, Hadley MA 01035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Hockanum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holyoke Range and Skinner State Parks (approx. half a mile away); Pomeroy Terrace (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cornet Joseph Parsons (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Northampton Gulf War Monument (approx.
The Highest Flood Level Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 30, 2022
2. The Highest Flood Level Markers
At least 15 feet above the ground.
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1.9 miles away); The Old Bank (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shop Row (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hadley.
 
Also see . . .  The 1936 Flood That Engulfed New England (New England Historical Society). (Submitted on April 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Flood Levels Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 30, 2022
3. Flood Levels Marker
During the March 19, 1936 flood, the water stopped one inch from first floor of the house beyond the barn.
Flood Levels Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 30, 2022
4. Flood Levels Marker
During the March 19, 1936 flood, the water in this house was 5½ ft deep in the living room. The Connecticut River is just beyond the trees behind the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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Mar. 27, 2023