Feliciana (HMOQ4)

Location: Water Valley, KY 42085 Graves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 32.978', W 88° 47.472'

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Site of a settlement established in 1830s. By 1838 it was most important trading point in the county. After a State Road was built through Feliciana in 1845, it became one of the greatest commercial centers in western Ky. This community remained prominent until bypassed by the railroad in 1858. Abandoned when business interests moved to other towns.
HM NumberHMOQ4
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1432
Year Placed1972
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:55am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 339683 N 4046406
Decimal Degrees36.54963333, -88.79120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 32.978', W 88° 47.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 32' 58.68" N, 88° 47' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2204 Kingston Rd, Water Valley KY 42085, US
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This marker is located on 94 near Water Valley KY. Its right down the road from me, my home is actually a very old home that is/was located in Feliciana.

Jul 12, 2018 at 6:33pm PDT by andrew3545

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  1. I have seen this marker, it's not far from my home I will get a good photo of it this weekend but if I remember well it says that Feliciana was chosen to actually be the state of Ky Capitol but then it was changed to Frankfort . This may not be exact wording but I will get a photo this weekend. It can be clearly seen right on the side of the road. On hwy 94

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