Columbus in Hickman County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1398.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
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.
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 Transformed (approx. 0.6 miles away); A River View of History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Earthquakes Along the Mississippi (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle at Belmont, Missouri 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.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.