Carrollton in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
First “REA” Substation in Carroll County
Erected 1987 by Carroll Electric Membership Corporation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Communications • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Rural Electrification 💡 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 31, 1937.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrollton GA 30116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrollton (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dixie Street (approx. 2.3 miles away); Six Industrial Giants (approx. 2.3 miles away); Charles Carroll of Carrollton (approx. 2.3 miles away); Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks (approx. 8˝ miles away); Sacred Harp Singing (approx. 8.6 miles away); Whatley Memorial Historic Park (approx. 9 miles away); Site of Bowdon College (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Rural Electrification Act. Excerpt:
In the 1930s, the provision of power to remote areas was not thought to be economically feasible. A 2300 volt distribution system was then used in cities. This relatively low voltage could be carried only about 4 miles before the voltage drop became unacceptable.(Submitted on July 25, 2020.)
REA cooperatives used a 7200 volt distribution network, which could support much longer runs (up to about 40 miles). Despite requiring more expensive transformers at each home, the overall system cost was manageable
REA crews traveled through the American
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 24 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week July 26, 2020. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 3. submitted on July 25, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.