Relocation of Vidalia

Relocation of Vidalia (HM6T2)

Location: Vidalia, LA 71373 Concordia Parish
Country: United States of America

N 31° 33.867', W 91° 25.183'

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1938-1939

"Vidalia, a City on the Move!" is the slogan which has, in recent years, signified a progressive town surging ever forward. But, in 1938, it meant something entirely different to Vidalians as they literally moved their town from the banks of the Mississippi River one mile inland to accomodate navigation and flooding issues on the river.

Two U.S. Corps of Engineers projects, the Giles Point Cut-off in 1935 just north of Vidalia, followed by the need to widen the river between Natchez and Vidalia, then known as Natchez Gorge, and construct a set-back levee, served as catalysts for moving homes, offices and government buildings from "Old Vidalia" to "New Vidalia." More than 100 buildings were either relocated or demolished and rebuilt in the new town.

Once again the strength and spirit of Vidalia's citizens were tested and again they overcame adversity, moving forward with grace, courage, and determination.
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HM NumberHM6T2
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 649976 N 3493242
Decimal Degrees31.56445000, -91.41971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 33.867', W 91° 25.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 33' 52.02" N, 91° 25' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)318
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21400 Levee Rd, Vidalia LA 71373, US
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