This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- “Jewel of the Blue Ridge”
- Completed in 1966
- Shoreline: 500 miles
- Max. depth: 250 feet
- Avg. depth: 55 feet
- Normal elevation: 795 feet
Interesting factoid: Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia, located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a small portion, including access to the dam, lies in Pittsylvania County.
Bedford County makes up the northern half of the lake with the Roanoke River as the dividing line. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced significant development in the last decade. It is the largest lake contained entirely within the state of Virginia.
(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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