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Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Federal Dam

 
 
Federal Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
1. Federal Dam Marker
Inscription. Great dam built by the United States Government two miles south on the Tygarts Valley River River to control floods in the Monongahela Valley. It is 210 feet high and 1780 feet long. It forms a lake of over 4000 acres, 73 miles around.
 
Location. 39° 20.785′ N, 80° 0.243′ W. Marker is in Grafton, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pike Street (U.S. 50) and Victory Avenue (U.S. 119), on the left when traveling west on North Pike Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grafton WV 26354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grafton (a few steps from this marker); The First Campaign (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Grafton (approx. one mile away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Valley Falls (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory of Thornsbury Bailey Brown (approx. 2.2 miles away); John Barton Payne (approx. 4 miles away); Pruntytown (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grafton.
 
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Grafton and Federal Dam Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2014
2. Grafton and Federal Dam Markers
It is in a small triangular park bounded by US 50, US 119, and Lincoln Street.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Tygart River Federal Dam image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Joe Bollinger, ca. 1939
3. Tygart River Federal Dam
From "Taylor County" by the Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society, 2000. The dam was built between January 1935 and September 1937. At the time it was the largest concrete structure east of the Mississippi River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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