The Great Flood of 1937

From January 22 to February 7, 1937, the Ohio Valley was hit by the worst flood on record. With more than six times the normal rainfall throughout January, the waters crested at 57.1 feet on January 27th, beating the previous flood record by over 10 feet. In New Albany, more than 3,500 homes were damaged as well as many commercial and industrial properties.

This exhibit includes photographs, newspaper articles, and oral histories from people who lived through the great flood to help paint a picture of what kind of challenges people faced during one of the biggest natural disaster's in the 200 year history of of our city.   


All of the posted newspaper articles are provided courtesy of the New Albany Tribune.