Attalla in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Electricity for the City of Attalla
Four years later, on December 4th, 1906, Captain Lay organized the Alabama Power Company. Drawing on the success of his experiment at Big Wills Creek, Captain Lay focused his attention on an ambitious plan to develop a high dam and power plant at Lock 12 on the Coosa River. Lock 12 dam, now called Lay Dam, was the first large scale hydro plant built by Alabama Power Company and along with subsequent hydro and steam generating plants, became the foundation on which the Southern Company system of integrated power companies is based today.
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Location. 34° 1.372′ N, 86° 5.345′ W. Marker is in Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue Northwest and 4th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 5th Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Attalla AL 35954, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church Of Attalla (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “The Junction” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Wills (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Patrick Lay (approx. 1½ miles away); Camp Sibert (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Sibert (approx. 2 miles away); Dwight Mill Village (approx. 2½ miles away); Howard Gardner Nichols 1871-1896 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Attalla.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.