1761 Brawley School Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117, USA

  • Architectural Style: Tudor
  • Bathroom: 4
  • Year Built: 2004
  • National Register of Historic Places: N/A
  • Square Feet: 4,300 sqft
  • National Register of Historic Places Date: N/A
  • Neighborhood: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Area of Significance: N/A
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Architectural Style: Tudor
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Square Feet: 4,300 sqft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathroom: 4
  • Neighborhood: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Date: N/A
  • National Register of Historic Places Area of Significance: N/A
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Jul 30, 2023

  • Marley Zielike

The History of Lake Norman

The History of Lake Norman Jul. 30, 2023 by Visit Lake Norman A little over 60 years ago, the bed of Lake Norman was dry. People lived, worked, died, and were buried around the Catawba River before the land around it was bought up by the then Duke Power Company (originally the Catawba Power Company), now Duke Energy, to build a dam. Lake Norman is a man-made lake created between 1959 and 1963 after the Duke Power Company built the Cowan’s Ford Dam across the Catawba River. The plan for the dam was conceived in the 1890s by an engineer working on the Niagara Falls dam who proposed damming the Catawba for hydroelectricity to James Buchanan Duke in 1905. Duke funded the Catawba Power Company to carry out the idea. Lake Norman was not the first of Duke Electric’s artificial lakes, but the seventh and final one built. The plan for the dam was conceived in the 1890s by an engineer working on the Niagara Falls dam who proposed damming the Catawba for hydroelectricity to James Buchanan Duke in 1905. Duke funded the Catawba Power Company to carry out the idea. Lake Norman was not the first of Duke Electric’s artificial lakes, but the seventh and final one built. Lake Norman was the largest of Duke’s lakes covering more than 32,000 acres of surface, spanning four counties, and 520 miles of shoreline. The Cowan’s Ford Dam is about 120 feet below Lake Norman and about 70 feet tall. Underneath the lake, there are the remains of a summer camp that opened in 1938 and the site of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford where General William Lee Davidson fought Lord Cornwallis in 1781. There are the original sites of graveyards moved to higher ground like the Cornelius Family Cemetery and the Hunters Chapel M. E. Zion Church Cemetery. There are old plantations, old homesite, old highways, there is even an airplane discovered by firefighters using sonar in 2013. The Long Island Mill, one of the earliest cotton mills in the American South, opened in the mid-1800s, and closed in 1959 before being covered by Lake Norman. Lauren Sullivan told WFAE in 2018 that when she’s wakeboarding on Lake Norman, she feels like she is dancing on the sky of the people who used to live on the lakebed. She wanted to know more about what is underneath the lake. Donna Campbell, in her 2013 article for Our State magazine, recalls her first visit to Lake Norman in 1963. Her father brought her siblings and her to a leased waterfront lot on the edge of the new lake where her family and others could spend the summer in and out of the water and new businesses sprung up on the lakeshore. Duke Power's plans to construct Lake Norman began in 1904 with the purpose of providing fresh water and flood control.

The History of Lake Norman

The History of Lake Norman Jul. 30, 2023 by Visit Lake Norman A little over 60 years ago, the bed of Lake Norman was dry. People lived, worked, died, and were buried around the Catawba River before the land around it was bought up by the then Duke Power Company (originally the Catawba Power Company), now Duke Energy, to build a dam. Lake Norman is a man-made lake created between 1959 and 1963 after the Duke Power Company built the Cowan’s Ford Dam across the Catawba River. The plan for the dam was conceived in the 1890s by an engineer working on the Niagara Falls dam who proposed damming the Catawba for hydroelectricity to James Buchanan Duke in 1905. Duke funded the Catawba Power Company to carry out the idea. Lake Norman was not the first of Duke Electric’s artificial lakes, but the seventh and final one built. The plan for the dam was conceived in the 1890s by an engineer working on the Niagara Falls dam who proposed damming the Catawba for hydroelectricity to James Buchanan Duke in 1905. Duke funded the Catawba Power Company to carry out the idea. Lake Norman was not the first of Duke Electric’s artificial lakes, but the seventh and final one built. Lake Norman was the largest of Duke’s lakes covering more than 32,000 acres of surface, spanning four counties, and 520 miles of shoreline. The Cowan’s Ford Dam is about 120 feet below Lake Norman and about 70 feet tall. Underneath the lake, there are the remains of a summer camp that opened in 1938 and the site of the Battle of Cowan’s Ford where General William Lee Davidson fought Lord Cornwallis in 1781. There are the original sites of graveyards moved to higher ground like the Cornelius Family Cemetery and the Hunters Chapel M. E. Zion Church Cemetery. There are old plantations, old homesite, old highways, there is even an airplane discovered by firefighters using sonar in 2013. The Long Island Mill, one of the earliest cotton mills in the American South, opened in the mid-1800s, and closed in 1959 before being covered by Lake Norman. Lauren Sullivan told WFAE in 2018 that when she’s wakeboarding on Lake Norman, she feels like she is dancing on the sky of the people who used to live on the lakebed. She wanted to know more about what is underneath the lake. Donna Campbell, in her 2013 article for Our State magazine, recalls her first visit to Lake Norman in 1963. Her father brought her siblings and her to a leased waterfront lot on the edge of the new lake where her family and others could spend the summer in and out of the water and new businesses sprung up on the lakeshore. Duke Power's plans to construct Lake Norman began in 1904 with the purpose of providing fresh water and flood control.

Jun 08, 2022

  • Marley Zielike

Under Lake Norman Map

From the archives at Davidson. The link shows what is Under Lake Norman. "In one of our earlier projects, we requested pictures, stories, and other information about buildings and locations that went underwater when Lake Norman waters rose in 1963. The map you see below is the information the community shared."

Under Lake Norman Map

From the archives at Davidson. The link shows what is Under Lake Norman. "In one of our earlier projects, we requested pictures, stories, and other information about buildings and locations that went underwater when Lake Norman waters rose in 1963. The map you see below is the information the community shared."

Jun 01, 2017

  • Marley Zielike

1761 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117, USA

1761 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117, USA

2004

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