Floods

Lawrence County, Ohio
Flood Stories

 

YEAR

OHIO RIVER CREST

1832

61 ft. 1 1/2 in.

1847

66 ft. 6 in.

1883

59 ft. 4 in.

1884

66 ft. 8 in.

1897

58 ft. 9 in.

Jan.1907

59 ft. 1 in.

Mar 1907

59 ft. 3 in.

1910

58 ft.

1913

67 ft. 7 1/2 in.

1927

55 ft. 4 in.

1933

58 ft. 1 in.

1936

58 ft. 9 in.

1937

70 ft. 6 in.

Feb 1939

57 ft. 3 in.

Apr 1939

52 ft. 6 in. (estimate)

    • Source: Ironton Register, Jan 28, 1937

The top is a picture of Center Street and the bottom is a picture of Third and Center Streets in 1937.
Above is a picture of 3rd Street and to the right is 2nd and Monroe.
To the left is 4th and Center Street. Below is 7th and Oak Street.

Above is the Goldcamp Building and to the left is Center Street.
Above is Monroe Street.

     If you would like more information on any of the floods affecting Ironton, you will find books, newspaper accounts, and other resources in the Phyllis Hamner Room as well as photos and stories at the Lawrence County Museum