1883, 1884, 1907, and 1913
These may be the rarest of the Carroll County images.
|“A dispatch received here states that Carrollton and Milton, Ky., at the mouth of the Kentucky River, have several feet of water in their streets, and that the Cincinnati and Louisville packet steamer General Lytle landed in the streets of Carrollton to-day.” from the New York Times, February 20, 1882|
A brief item about pre-1883 floods.
|“Carrollton, Ky., - The water at this place is about six inches higher than the high water of 1832 and 1847. That part of the town next to the Kentucky River is all under water, which extends back nearly three squares. In many places you can just see the roofs of the houses. The people have all moved out, and the flood territory looks most desolate. Should the wind rise great destruction would certainly be the result. All the business houses on Main street next [to] the river are filling with water in the basements. Both the Ohio and Kentucky rivers are rising rapidly, and business is very dull.” from Cloverport, Kentucky's Breckinridge News, February 28, 1883|
|Pay attention here. It's the 1907 Flood, but that's the Island Queen through the trees. You can see the lady on the site of the Queen's side just beyond, and a little to the left of the men with the crossed sticks, and her smokestacks can be seen just right if center. Here's a better pic of the Island Queen to compare. She's docked here to keep her out of the debris in the main channel brought by the flood.|
|Lorillard, 1913||Carrollton in the 1913 Flood
(near 2nd and Main)
|Lower Main Street, 1913 Flood
(near 3rd and Main)
Scenes from the 1913 Flood
Flood, March 24, 1933