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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 WV Archives & History.
 
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 (approx. 4 miles away); Camp Jones (approx. 4.6 miles away); Big Beaver Creek Ancient Fortification (approx. 6.8 miles away); Beckley Mill
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 21, 2019
2. Glade Creek Reservoir Marker
(approx. 8.4 miles away); Brooks Overlook-Welcome (approx. 8.7 miles away); Wildwood (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Categories. DisastersEnvironmentMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 21, 2019
3. Glade Creek Reservoir Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 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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