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Portsmouth in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

1937 Ohio River Flood Mark on Bigg's House

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 2, 2012
1. 1937 Flood Mark on Bigg's House Marker
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1937 Flood Mark
74' 2"

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 38° 43.851′ N, 83° 0.193′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling west on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 2nd Street, Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millbrook Park / The Shoe Industry, 1869-1977 / Early 1900's Streetcar / Government Square, 1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); Julia Marlowe / Portsmouth Shoe-Steels / The Portsmouth Spartans / The Greyhound Bus Station, 1941 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tenth Street Station / Market Square / Portsmouth 1903 (within shouting distance of this marker); Portsmouth and the Ohio River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roy Rogers / 1937 Flood / Branch Rickey / Kentucky Friends (about 400 feet away); Stagecoach / Hanging Rock Region / Ohio and Erie Canal / Early Industries
1937 Ohio River Flood Mark on Bigg's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 2, 2012
2. 1937 Ohio River Flood Mark on Bigg's House Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Chillicothe Street, 1940's / Steel Industry, 1870-1980 / Clarence Holbrook Carter / Carl Ackerman (about 500 feet away); Platting of Portsmouth, 1803 / The 1810 House / The 1812 Era / Flood Gate House / Early Boneyfiddle (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
More about this marker. The Bigg's House is part of the Riverview Retirement Center.
 
Also see . . .  1937 Ohio River Flood Photos at Ohio Memory. (Submitted on September 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bigg's House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 2, 2012
3. Bigg's House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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