The Dike That Saved Dandridge - 1C 90 - Dandridge, TN
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N 36° 00.927 W 083° 24.832
17S E 282466 N 3988357
Quick Description: A 1000' dike was installed to prevent TVA Douglas Lake from flood parts of Dandridge.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2011 1:13:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMCE2A
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Long Description:
Marker text:
1C 90
The Dike That Saved Dandridge

A portion of the town of Dandridge would have been flooded by the waters of Douglas Lake if the Tennessee Valley Authority had not built a dike. The top of the dike is an elevation of 1009 feet, seven feet above the dam's crest gates. All of the business district, the Jefferson County Courthouse, county jail, and approximately 1000 feet of Highway 92 would have been below the maximum water level of the reservior. Continued.

The Tennessee Historical Commission approved placing this marker at its meeting on June 12, 2009.
Marker Name: The Dike That Saved Dandridge

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 1C 90

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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