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Wilson Dam


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1918/00/00 US Army Corps of Engineers Architect Construction begins on the Wilson Dam.
1924/00/00 Hugh Lincoln Cooper Engineer Construction of Wilson Dam began is completed under supervision of Hugh L Cooper.
1933/05/18 Tennessee Valley Authority Jurisdiction with Authority Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), a federally owned corporation in the United States, is established by congressional charter to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee

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Particulars for Wilson Dam:
Area of Significance Commerce
Historic Use Energy facility
Owner Federal
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Level of Significance National
Sight Category Structure
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Water Works

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th November 1966

Registry Name: Wilson Dam
Registry Address: Tennessee River on AL 133
Registry Number: 66000147
Resource Type: Structure
Owner: Federal
Architect: Army Corps of Engineers
Area in Acres: 20
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Industry, Commerce, Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1925, 1933
Historic Function: Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Water works, Energy facility
Current Function: Industry, processing, extraction
Current Sub-Function: Water works Energy facility

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