1884, 1905, 1907, 1913, & 1948 Flood Scenes

Flood Levels from the Various Maysville Floods
Year Flood Level
1884 66.9 ft
1913 67.8 ft
1937 75.4 ft

Earlier Maysville flood information is here.

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This magnificent old photo is from
a Facebook post by Jim Rannes
2nd and Market in the 1884 Flood


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1884 Flood, Front Street, west of Market
  Jas. T. Kackley, Photographer West Second Street, Maysville, Kentucky, 1884

News story on Maysville in the 1884 Flood

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“Maysville, Feb. 14.-The river rose five inches last night and came to a stand this morning. It has since fallen three inches. Fifteen hundred people are homeless.” Courier-Journal, February 15, 1884


"Thieves are taking advantage of the temporary absence of lighted streets in Maysville [because of the 1884 flood], and are doing some small plundering.  It would go hard with them if caught, if one were to judge by the armament of the Marshal and his sides.  Two of the latter came aboard the steamer for lunch last midnight.  In a big leathern belt around the waist of one were stuck three big navy revolvers." Cincinnati Enquirer, 19, 1884

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L & N Crossing the Flooded
Waters, January 19, 1907
Between East and west
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Front Street, Flood of 1907


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The Big Kanawha, destroyed in Ice, 
 1905 and the 1884 Flood
Looking South from
Forrest Avenue, 1909
2nd and Market, 1913


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Market Street,
1913 Flood
East Street,
1913 Flood
Second and Market,
1913 Flood
Market Street,
1913 Flood

1940 Flood

1940 Flood on Second Street at Market


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200 block of W. 2nd Street, in the 1940-50's.
  From a Facebook post by Tim J. Dearinger


1945 flood

Lower Market, 1945 Flood
from a Facebook post by Jim Barbour

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Front Street

Second Street

McNeill Lumber

Lower Limestone

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East Second Street

Railroad at Front Street

Residential Scene

Cottage Street

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Railroad Crossing

Toward Forest Avenue

Bus at RR Crossing

Train Station & Caproni's
from a Facebook Post by Jim Rannes
At Hutchinsons This section is all 1948 Flood. 1948 was the eighth
worst flood ever recorded in Cincinnati (and 1945
was the fourth worst). You don't hear much about
them. Our theory is that most everyone who saw
them had seen the much worse '37 flood, and they'd
won World War II, so they pretty much
took '45 and '48 in stride.
At Hutchinson's
from a Facebook post by Christian Kalb


Maysville Flood

March 12, 1964, Maysville

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In 1908, flash flooding from torrential rains killed three people.

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