The Frozen Flood - July 4-5, 1939

Kentucky's Most Deadly Flood - Ever

Below are a few photos depicted the death and destruction of the famous Frozen Flood which killed 57 people in Breathitt County. During the same flood period at least 30 others were killed in Rowan County and other Kentucky counties.


What The Louisville Courier-Journal Reported On July 6, 1939 Concerning The Flood


1. Caskets

2. Sole Survivor

3. Red Cross Soup Kitchen

4. Oxen At Work

5. CCC'ers Answered Call

6. CCC'er at Rest

7. Maloney Hauling A Car

8. Washed Downstream

9. Recovering A Drowning Victim