Gallipolis, Ohio: Monument to High Water Levels

Stone column erected in 1932, marked with the peak heights of Gallipolis' various floods.
Address:
1st Ave., Gallipolis, OH
Directions:
Downtown. Monument is along the riverfront, at the 1st Ave. entrance to Gallipolis City Park.
Admission:
Free
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Flood crest marker.

Monument to High Water Levels

Stone erected August 18, 1932 shows high water levels in the city of Gallipolis, Ohio from the Ohio River. High water markers: Feb. 11, 1884 at 63'11". March 17, 1907 at 58'. March 30, 1913 at 66.5' which killed 467. Jan. 1937's flood was even higher, cresting 14 ft. above the flood wall.

[Tammy Robinson, 09/29/2007]

Many river towns are proud of surviving their record floods, or at least want a permanent reminder of high the water can get.

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