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

River Stages At Greenville

 
 
River Stages At Greenville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. River Stages At Greenville Marker
Inscription. The Greenville Gage on the Mississippi River is located near the U.S. Highway 82 Mississippi River Bridge. In 1927, when the levee broke near Mound Landing, the Greenville Gage would have reached 65.4 feet. During the 2011 Flood, the Mississippi River crested at 64.2 feet. Even though the 2011 Flood did not break the calculated 1927 stage record, it carried 26% more water than the 1927 Flood. The lower stage was due to the cut-offs that were built on the river in the 1930s and 1940s.
 
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° 24.669′ N, 91° 4.002′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Central Street west of South Walnut Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Located up at the top of the levee wall west of Walnut Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 257 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. Mississippi River Levee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Main Street Meets the River
View of the River Stages At Greenville Marker looking north on the river and levee. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. View of the River Stages At Greenville Marker looking north on the river and levee.
(about 600 feet away); David "Honey Boy" Edwards (about 700 feet away); Charles K. Rickard (about 700 feet away); George "All Nite" Allen (about 800 feet away); James Michael Dill (about 800 feet away); B. B. King (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenville Trolley System (approx. 0.2 miles 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 from marker into Greenville from the top of the levee. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
3. View from marker into Greenville from the top of the levee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Greenville Gage off U.S. Highway 82. • Can you help?
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