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Clemmons in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fries Manufacturing and Power Co.

 
 
Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 2, 2012
1. Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. Marker
Inscription. First producer of hydroelectric power in North Carolina, April 20, 1898. Located 3 mi. S.W. at early ferry crossing.
 
Erected 1984 by NC Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number J-70.)
 
Location. 36° 0.725′ N, 80° 25.238′ W. Marker is in Clemmons, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on U.S. 158, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was located near the east end of Yadkin River bridge. Road was widened and no relocation of marker was apparent. Update (5/12/2012): Marker has been replaced and is now located on the west of the Yadkin River bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Clemmons NC 27012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Linville ( approx. 0.9 miles away); William Johnson ( approx. 0.9 miles away); McKnight's Meeting House ( approx. 1.4 miles away); The "Hattie Butner" ( approx. 2.2 miles away); Philip and Johanna Hoehns (Hanes) House ( approx. 2.2 miles away); Wachovia Tract ( approx. 3.7 miles away); Concord United Methodist Church ( approx. 4.4 miles away); Fraternity Church of the Brethren ( approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clemmons.
 
Also see . . .
Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 2, 2012
2. Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. Marker

1. NC Markers page. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. ASME page discussing the subject. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
3. Digital Forsyth historical photo. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
4. Digital Forsyth historical photo. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
5. additional Digital Forsyth historical photos. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
6. Google Street View of marker in 2007. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
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Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, May 2, 2012
3. Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on May 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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