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Aerial of Milton in the 1913 Flood
(note distillery in the upper right)
Aerial of the 1913 Flood in Milton


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Aerial view of Milton
 in the 1913 Flood
A Barge of Hay Cruises
through Milton, 1913
J. Inglis Drug Store,
Milton, 1913 Flood
These images are from the Collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County


Milton, Kentucky

1927 - not a typo!

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Unloading a barge full of cars
to the Milton shore, 1937 Flood
Hill Highway, Milton, 1937  Milton in the 1937 Flood 


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1937 Flood Scenes, Milton


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Milton, the 1937 Flood


Milton, Kentucky

How much greater was the '37 flood than its predecessors?  Lots.

Milton, Kentucky

R. W. Turner R. W. Turner

“The Diesel towboat R. W. Turner was doing the Madison relief work. Early Monday the Turner brought to safety at Madison a barge full of household furnishings from Milton, Ky., to be unloaded at First and Walnut streets. After arriving from Milton, the Turner went to Hunter's Bottom to evacuate residents caught in the flood waters. During the morning the Turner also moved a barge of coal and a float to the foot of Broadway for the Madison Coal and Supply Company from which retail sales and deliveries could be made. Monday at 10 a.m. two houses of a large size floated past Madison and at 11 o'clock a third one.” Waterways Journal, January 30, 1937 (Of our two images of the R. W. Turner, the one on the left is believed to have been taken at Milton; the one on the right is at an unknown location.)


“Milton, Ky., opposite this place, is entirely covered by water.  Several buildings floated off this morning,
including a warehouse belonging to Ben Morris and Cassiday's wagon factory.”
New York Times reporting from Madison, Ind., February 14, 1883.

The above is an excerpt from an Indiana paper. Read more of their article on the 1883 flood here.

The Enquirer ran a story a week after the crest of the 1937 flood describing the effects along the river in Gallatin, Carroll and Trimble, which you can read here.
“Madison, Ind., - The river is rising one and one-half inches per hour.  Milton, Ky., opposite Madison, is
completely submerged, not a house is exempt from the overflow.  Large cables are being used to anchor
the buildings.  The water is to the second floor of many dwellings.”  Cloverport, Kentucky's Breckinridge News, Feb. 28, 1883
In 1884 Milton had about 350 people in about 70 families, none of whom
 escaped the wreck and ruin of the 1884 flood.  A little more is here, and here.
Milton citizen's plea for help in 1884 is here.

Milton, Kentucky