The Flood of 1748

The flood of 1748 was one of the most devastating floods in Hampshire County history although records are very sketchy. The flood affected all the rivers and streams in the area including the South Branch, Pattersons Creek and the Cacapon River at Capon Bridge. The article below was printed in the Hampshire Review on Sept. 30, 1936; it was written by Jack Sanders, President of the Mineral County Historical Association and first appeared in the Mineral Daily News. We appreciate the Review's cooperation in allowing us publish it here.

flood headline
Sorry, part of article is missing.
article mentions the missionaries travels along the South Branch River
Flood article references Moravian Missionary journals.


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