Cherokee Dam – Jefferson City TN

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“Cherokee was built to generate hydroelectric power during the World War II emergency, but it also plays an important role as one of the chain of TVA-managed reservoirs that have prevented billions of dollars in flood damage over the years…

Construction of Cherokee Dam began in Aug. 1, 1940, and was completed on a crash schedule on Dec. 5, 1941.”  (www.tva.gov)

It is located on the Holston River between Grainger County and Jefferson County.

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Location Info


Jefferson City, TN 37760

Coordinates: 36.166111, -83.498333

2 comments on “Cherokee Dam – Jefferson City TN

  1. Did the men in CCC company 1447 help build the dam?

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