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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi River Levee

 
 
Mississippi River Levee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. Mississippi River Levee Marker
Inscription. The Mainline Mississippi River Levee was originally built in the 1800s. Following the flood of 1927, Congress passed the Flood Control Act of 1928, creating the Mississippi River & Tributaries (MR&T) Project. The notches at Main and Central Streets were the top of the levee in 1927. The levee was then raised 10 feet and cut-offs were built that shortened the river by 170 miles. The banks were stabilized to keep the river in one location. The MR&T Project was successful in containing the record 2011 Flood.
 
Erected 2012 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 24.712′ N, 91° 3.971′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Walnut Street south of Main Street when traveling west. Touch for map. Located up at the top of the levee wall west of Walnut Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 South Walnut Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. River Stages At Greenville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Main Street Meets the River
View north on the Mississippi River & Levee. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. View north on the Mississippi River & Levee.
(about 400 feet away); David "Honey Boy" Edwards (about 500 feet away); Charles K. Rickard (about 500 feet away); George "All Nite" Allen (about 500 feet away); James Michael Dill (about 500 feet away); B. B. King (about 600 feet away); Charley Patton (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  The Flood of 1927 and Its Impact in Greenville, Mississippi. (Submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
View south on the Mississippi River & Levee. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
3. View south on the Mississippi River & Levee.
View from the levee into Greenville. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
4. View from the levee into Greenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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