The Flood of 1774

When the first white settlers built their log cabins in this, then dense forest, the Indians told them a wonderful story of a great flood of the Ohio, when the waters rose more than on hundred feet, extending from “hill to hill.”  As near as they could fix this phenomenal “big river” occurred in 1774.  The Indians pointed out marks on trees and on the side of the hills to confirm their story, which the devastating hand of civilization have eventually effaced, or visible proof of the fact may now exist.


from the Maysville Bulletin, February, 1883.