Old Hickory Lake


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Going to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break?

Date: 2/6/2016

Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are coming from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, AL. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the

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Back Around The Lake

Wilson Post

Date: 2/2/2016 9:32:00 AM

Looking across the Spencer Creek part of Old Hickory Lake, we discover another boat ramp. We have been here hundreds of times, but have never spotted this other boat ramp. How to get there was the next question. Thanks to modern technology, it was easy

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Law center files intent to sue TVA

The Tennessean

Date: 1/14/2016 6:26:00 PM

TVA is already a defendant in two lawsuits over the reported contamination of the Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake with toxic coal ash pollution from the Gallatin power plant upstream of Nashville. The law center said TVA documents admitting the

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Hendersonville HR manager Kaye Palmer to retire

The Tennessean

Date: 1/6/2016 1:01:00 PM

Palmer doesn’t expect to sit idle during retirement. An avid golfer, she also plans to garden, zip around Old Hickory Lake on her jet ski and spend more time with her two grandchildren. She also plans to share her human resources expertise in the

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Old Hickory Lake


Date: 12/29/2015 4:00:00 PM

Stephen O'Donnell — 5 starMy home. Some of the best people in the world. I have been fortunate enough to have some of the best times in my life over the last two years spent on this lake. Great people, great scenery, great marinas and bars like Awedaddy

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• River: Cumberland River
• Length: 440 Miles
• Surface Area: 22,500 Acres
• Volume: 420,000 Acre Feet
Old Hickory Lake is a reservoir in north central Tennessee. It is formed by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam, located on the Cumberland River approximately 25 miles upstream from Nashville. The city of Hendersonville is situated on the northern side of the lake, and Old Hickory, is located on the southern side of the lake. The dam and lake are named after President Andrew Jackson, who was nicknamed "Old Hickory." He also lived in the vicinity, at The Hermitage.

The lock, dam, powerhouse and lake are operated and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'. Construction started in January 1952, and the dam was completed in June 1954.

Rock Castle, the former historic home of Daniel Smith, is located along this lake in Drakes Creek. Smith is known for his contributions in settling Hendersonville, TN. Public accommodations include eight marinas, two Corps-operated campgrounds, and 41 boat access sites, as well as the Old Hickory Lake Arboretum.
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