"Hicotaminy" is what the native Indians called the area which means "great turkey buzzard."
3,750 acres of surface area
120 miles of shorelineLocated in Person County North Carolina
Reservoir filled in the spring of 1965
Interesting factoid: Hyco Lake is a reservoir in Person and Caswell counties, North Carolina. It is the area's main destination for fishing, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, and recreation and is the larger of Person County's two lakes, the other being Mayo Lake. The lake was formed from the Hyco River and has three main tributaries; North Hyco Creek, South Hyco Creek, and Cobb's Creek.
The name Hyco is derived from "Hicotaminy" which is what the native Indians called the area due to the number of turkey buzzards which and still are in the area. Hicotaminy means "great turkey buzzard". (Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design.
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