Center Hill Lake, Damn Dam Repairs

Description and other excerpts courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for catching the dam problem before a damn failure flooded my farm! Description of construction Center Hill Dam is a large, high head dam located near Lancaster, Tennessee at Caney Fork River Mile 26.6 (Figure 2). It controls runoff from a drainage area of 2,174 square miles, which …continue…

Center Hill Lake, Tennessee, Sligo History

Sligo is a place name on the Caney Fork River, now covered by Center Hill Lake. Sligo is the area around the Hwy 70 bridge that passes over The Caney Fork River. Sligo Marina is located just down river near the bridge. Excerpt from “History of Dekalb County, Tennessee” No doubt there was a tavern at Sligo Ferry, on the eastern side of Caney Fork River and on the stage …continue…