Near Marion in Marion County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Marion County Lake
Earthen Dam Completed June 21, 1937
—By Civilian Conservation Corp. —
Election held Nov. 6. 1934 - Camp moved in Feb. 3. 1936 - Plan approved Aug. 9. 1936 - Gate closed June 17. 1937 - First state fish Mar. 1938 - First county fish Apr. 20. 1938 - Lake level high elv. 133.3 June 24. 1938 - Gate opened Elev 127.3 Nov. 25. 1938 - Gate closed elev. 115.75 Nov. 30. 1938 - Dam accepted Mar. 21, 1939 - Camp moved out Feb. 1-15. 1939 - Buildings removed May 8, 1939 - Lake level high elev 136.35 Aug. 15. 1939 - Lake opened for fishing May 26, 1940 - Water over spillway Sept. 6. 1941 - Ice broke valve tower Jan. 12. 1942 - Valve opened Jan. 14. 1942 - Tower repaired Mar 1942 - Lake filed from tower Sept. 6. 1942
Location. 38° 19.359′ N, 96° 59.112′ W. Marker is near Marion, Kansas, in Marion County. Marker is on Lakeshore Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion KS 66861, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C.C.C. Worker (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County Park & Lake (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War and Woman's Relief Corps Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hill School Bell Elgin House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Moses Shane Memorial Park (approx. 6.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Ebenfeld Centennial (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marion.
Also see . . .
1. Marion County Park and Lake National Register Nomination. (Submitted on November 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Marion County Park & Lake. (Submitted on November 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. CCC Work in Kansas: Marion County. (Submitted on November 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 262 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.