Gallipolis, Ohio: Monument to High Water Levels

Stone column erected in 1932, marked with the crest heights of Gallipolis' various floods.
1st Ave., Gallipolis, OH
Downtown. Monument is along the riverfront, at the 1st Ave. entrance to Gallipolis City Park.
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Monument to High Water Levels

The flood monument is in a beautiful park space by a river.

[Stephen Francia, 06/11/2020]

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]

Flood crest marker.

Many river towns are proud of surviving their record floods, or at least want a permanent reminder of high the water can get. June 2020: new photo.

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