1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry

1937 Flood at Constance / Anderson Ferry (HM2GO3)

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N 39° 4.229', W 84° 37.641'

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1937 Flood
The Ohio River reached its peak
on Jan. 26 at 79.9 ft. surpassing
the 1884 record. Constance was the
hardest hit town in Boone Co. but
there were no fatalities. Route 8
between Constance & Taylorsport
was almost completely covered by
water. Many houses were totally
destroyed. Displaced residents
were sheltered in the town school
Anderson Ferry
Founded in early 1800s & purchased
by George Anderson in 1817, serves
as a link between Boone Co. and
southwestern Ohio. It was powered
by horses on treadmills until steam
power was introduced in 1867. In
1930s diesel powered sidewheelers
were addcd. Stone inn tavern once
stood at ferry landing. National
Register of Historic Places. 1982.

Sponsored by the Boone County Historical Society
HM NumberHM2GO3
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 705260 N 4327277
Decimal Degrees39.07048333, -84.62735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.229', W 84° 37.641'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 13.74" N, 84° 37' 38.46" W
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