Wilson Dam: Cornerstone of the TVA System

Wilson Dam: Cornerstone of the TVA System (HM2061)

Location: Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 Colbert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 47.588', W 87° 37.586'

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Wilson Dam is the longest-operating hydroelectric facility in the TVA System and certainly one of the most significant. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, primarily to supply power for nitrate production during World War I, Wilson Dam became the center of a great national debate over the use of our natural resources, the distribution of electric power and the role of government in the progress of the Tennessee Valley—a debate that ultimately led to the establishment of TVA itself. Today, Wilson Dam is still part of TVA's commitment to using our natural resources to the greatest public good—using water from its reservoir to produce clean hydroelectric power. Its surroundings are home to 10 miles of biking and hiking trails and 25 acres of wild areas, all preserved and maintained by TVA and its partners for your enjoyment.


Welcome to Wilson Dam
Muscle Shoals Reservation
. Parking
. Restroom
. Boat Ramp
. Wilson Lock and Dam
. The Property

Reservation Trail System
Reservation Road Trail
Native Plant Garden Trail
Railroad Bridge Trail
River Heritage Park Trail
Battlement Trail
Low Shore Trial
Old First Quarters Trail
Jogging Trail
South Port Trail
Rockpile Trail
Enegery Trail
Bicycle Trail
Waterfall
Trail
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HM NumberHM2061
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Date Added Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442693 N 3850281
Decimal Degrees34.79313333, -87.62643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.588', W 87° 37.586'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 35.28" N, 87° 37' 35.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 330-398 Reservation Rd, Muscle Shoals AL 35661, US
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