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
During prohibition, local wits named Franklin County the “Moonshine capital of the world”.
Personalize your own map by choosing 3 options from the links below. Each option you choose will be engraved where the corresponding number is shown on the map in the image. Once you've made your selection, hit the back button and go to the next option. Add names and dates as a message during checkout. We will send a graphic proof for approval prior to production. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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).