Smith Mountain Project

Smith Mountain Project (HM1YZ4)

Location: Sandy Level, VA 24161 Pittsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.111', W 79° 31.649'

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Pittsylvania County

Appalachian Power Company constructed Smith
Mountain and Leesville Dams on the Roanoke
River between 1960 and 1963 to generate hydroelectric energy, Between the dams, the river
rose to form 3,400-acre Leesville Lake. West of
Smith Mountain Dam, the Blackwater and Roanoke
Rivers covered 20,600 acres that had primarily
been farmland, forming Smith Mountain Lake.
On 7 March 1966, Smith Mountain Lake's water
level first reached "full pond" (795 feet above
sea level). The largest lake wholly within
Virginia, it became a popular residential area
and recreational destination. The two lakes
have a combined shoreline of 88 miles in
Pittsylvania County.
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HM NumberHM1YZ4
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 630962 N 4099789
Decimal Degrees37.03518333, -79.52748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.111', W 79° 31.649'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 6.66" N, 79° 31' 38.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2072 Ford Rd, Sandy Level VA 24161, US
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