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Near Verbena in Chilton County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mitchell Dam

 
 
Mitchell Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 20, 2014
1. Mitchell Dam Marker
Inscription.  
Named by the Board of Directors
of
Alabama Power Company
to honor
James Mitchell
President 1912-1920

Major modifications to this project were completed
in 1985. Three new generating units with a total
capacity of 150,000 kilowatts were installed in a
new powerhouse on the west bank. In addition, the
three additional units installed in 1923 with a total
capacity of 52,500 kilowatts were removed from
service. Unit 4 with a capacity of 20,000 kilowatts
that was installed in 1949 was retained in service.
These improvements resulting in an increased
capacity at Mitchell Dam from 72,500 kilowatts
to 170,000 kilowatts were part of a comprehensive
plan by Alabama Power Company to complete the
hydraulic electric generating developments of the
Coosa River.
 
Erected 1923 by the Alabama Power Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 32° 48.289′ 
Mitchell Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 20, 2014
2. Mitchell Dam Marker
N, 86° 26.792′ W. Marker is near Verbena, Alabama, in Chilton County. Marker can be reached from Mitchell Dam Road half a mile east of County Road 93. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mitchell Dam Road, Verbena AL 36091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Verbena, Alabama (approx. 5.3 miles away); Army Barracks for Enlisted Men (approx. 5.9 miles away); Woven Wire Fence (approx. 6 miles away); Marbury Methodist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Water Tank (approx. 6 miles away); Memorial Hall Flagpole (approx. 6 miles away); Monument to Jefferson Manly Falkner (approx. 6 miles away); Memorial Hall (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Mitchell Dam image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 20, 2014
3. Mitchell Dam
Mitchell Dam (Up river) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 20, 2014
4. Mitchell Dam (Up river)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 536 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 21, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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