This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Lake Adger in Polk County, NC with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- Named after Blue Ridge Power Company’s founder John Adger Law
- Located in Polk County
- Built in 1925
- 438 Surface Acres
- 14 Miles of Shoreline
Interesting factoid: Polk County now owns the Lake Adger Dam, all land under the water and all land to the high water line around Lake Adger. Lake Adger was named after Blue Ridge Power Company's founder, John Adger Law. John Adger Law's mother's maiden name was Adger and he chose to name the lake after her family' surname. The lake was originally named Turner Shoals Lake but John decided to change the name after the Dam was complete. The Dam is still known as Turner Shoals Dam. As of 2014, the Dam was still operated by Northbrook Hydroelectric, who leases it from Polk County,for water release and electricity. The Duke Power Steam station at Cliffside, NC, downstream of Lake Adger, uses the water released by Turner Shoals to cool the plant's turbines.
(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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