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Near Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mississippi River Levee

 
 
Mississippi River Levee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
1. Mississippi River Levee Marker
Inscription. Floods of 1927 and 1937 overwhelmed eastern Arkansas, destroying cotton crops and countless homes. To prevent future loss of life and economic devastation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the St. Francis Levee District built an extensive levee system that has worked effectively since its construction.
 
Location. 35° 39.282′ N, 89° 55.485′ W. Marker is near Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is on State Highway 198 when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Sans Souci Landing parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osceola Hornets (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Plum Run Bend (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain's Plum Point Landing & Overlook (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sans Souci (about 300 feet away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Planters Bank Building (approx. 4.1 miles away); Bank of Osceola (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Bell Telephone Building (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osceola.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Mississippi River Levee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
2. Mississippi River Levee Marker
Levee image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
3. Levee
Just west of the marker, the highway passes over the levee. The massive berms run parallel to the river.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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