First "REA" Substation in Carroll County

First "REA" Substation in Carroll County (HM89L)

Location: Carrollton, GA 30117 Carroll County
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N 33° 33.865', W 85° 6.464'

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In 1936, a young attorney from the Victory community began investigating the possibility of bringing electric service to rural farms and homes in the West Georgia area. Together with rural merchants, farmers, a preacher and a mail carrier, they formed the Carroll Rural Electric Association. The association used a loan from the Rural Electrification Administration to construct 117 miles of line to serve 344 residents of Carroll and Heard Counties. On July 31, 1937, the "Carrollton" substation was energized here to provide electricity to the communities of Victory, Tyus, Stoney Point, Burwell, Star Point, Bowdon Junction, Center Point, Hickory Level and others. This marked the humble beginning of Carroll Electric Membership Corporation.
HM NumberHM89L
Year Placed1987
Placed ByCarroll Electric Membership Corporation
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 675646 N 3715465
Decimal Degrees33.56441667, -85.10773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.865', W 85° 6.464'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 51.90" N, 85° 6' 27.84" W
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Area Code(s)678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2029 Maple St, Carrollton GA 30117, US
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