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Near Elizabeth in Wirt County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Wells Lock and Dam No. 3

 
 
Wells Lock and Dam No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. Wells Lock and Dam No. 3 Marker
Inscription.  Built 1867-74 by Kanawha Navigation Company at cost of $60,000, Dam is 289 ft. long with 42 ft. wide base anchored to bedrock. Lockchamber is 22 ft. wide and 125 ft. long with a 11.8 ft. lift. Purchased by Federal Government, 1905. and partially rebuilt, 1908. Federal operation of project for commercial navigation on Little Kanawha River ended 1951.
 
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 39° 4.102′ N, 81° 23.324′ W. Marker is near Elizabeth, West Virginia, in Wirt County. Marker is on Lock Three Road just south of Wells Lock Road (Local Road 14/7), on the right when traveling south. It is at the Wells Lock Public [Waterway] Access Site, which is 1 mile east of WV Route 14. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth WV 26143, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth (approx. half a mile away); Murder of William B. Dulin (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ruble Church (approx. 5 miles away); Camp Kootaga
Wells Lock and Dam No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. Wells Lock and Dam No. 3 Marker
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(approx. 5.7 miles away); Ritchie County / Wirt County (approx. 6˝ miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 6˝ miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 6˝ miles away); Destruction of Oil Works (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
Regarding Wells Lock and Dam No. 3. There is a small park with a picnic shelter here. There is never a charge to enter any West Virginia state park.
 
Wells Dam No. 3 and Ruins of Lock image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
3. Wells Dam No. 3 and Ruins of Lock
The ruins of the lock is in the foreground with the dam and the muddy spring waters of the Little Kanawha River can be seen in the distance.
Wells Lock No. 3 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
4. Wells Lock No. 3
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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