Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake (HM1YYO)

Location: Moneta, VA 24121 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.641', W 79° 40.15'

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Franklin County

Appalachian Power Company built Smith Mountain
and Leesville Dams between 1960 and 1963 to
generate hydroelectric energy. West of Smith
Mountain Dam, the waters of the Roanoke and
Blackwater Rivers formed Smith Mountain Lake,
covering 20,600 acres that had primarily been
farmland. On 7 March 1966. the lake first
reached 'full pond' (795 feet above sea level).
Forty miles long, the lake features 500 miles
of shoreline, of which 275 miles lie in Franklin
County. Smith Mountain Lake became a popular
recreational destination and gave rise to a
thriving residential community. It is the largest
lake wholly within Virginia.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 618191 N 4111677
Decimal Degrees37.14401667, -79.66916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.641', W 79° 40.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 38.46" N, 79° 40' 9" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16475-16503 VA-122, Moneta VA 24121, US
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