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White Oak in Raleigh County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Glade Creek Reservoir

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 21, 2019
1. Glade Creek Reservoir Marker
Inscription.  A severe drought that began in 1939 caused a prolonged water crisis for the City of Beckley. After a frozen water main burst and water usage was restricted, officials ordered a better water supply be provided. The solution was to access nearby Glade Creek. Construction of a dam and reservoir began in late 1940, and the water company first tapped new supply in late 1941.
 
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 37° 41.155′ N, 81° 3.291′ W. Marker is in White Oak, West Virginia, in Raleigh County. Marker is on Hinton Road (West Virginia Route 3). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: White Oak WV 25989, 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. Raleigh County / Summers County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Shady Spring (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grandview Park
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 21, 2019
2. Glade Creek Reservoir Marker
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(approx. 4 miles away); Camp Jones (approx. 4.6 miles away); Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification (approx. 6.8 miles away); Beckley Mill (approx. 8.4 miles away); Stratton High School (approx. 8˝ miles away); Brooks Overlook-Welcome (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 21, 2019
3. Glade Creek Reservoir Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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