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Zipline over the Chattahoochee Opening this weekend

Date: 9/11/2014

Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! The only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to the

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Cookeville, Cordell Hull Lake, and Dale Hollow Lake Area Campgrounds

Date: 9/5/2014 12:30:57 PM

Cookeville is neither a large city nor a small town, but it has the feel of both. Cookeville, a college town with a population of 26,000, is home to Tennessee Tech University (enrollment 8,600). It is conveniently located near Interstate 40, the major east

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Lebanon man drowns in Smith County

Wilson Post

Date: 9/3/2014 5:00:00 PM

A Lebanon man reportedly drowned in Cordell Hull Lake Monday in Smith County. Patrick Masterson, 19, of Lebanon, was said to be swimming with friends in the lake Monday afternoon when bystanders noticed him struggling and eventually going under

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Historic Granville celebrates its roots with music and more

Crossville Chronicle

Date: 8/14/2014 10:17:00 AM

Holmes Cemetery; F.A. Kelly Home, built in the 1800s; the John Hargis home, which moved to Granville when Cordell Hull Lake was formed; Granville Bed and Breakfast, built in the 1800s; Granville Post Office, serving the community from the early 1950s to

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Cordell Hull Dam and Reservoir

United States Army

Date: 8/5/2014 2:34:00 PM

LOCATION: Cordell Hull Lake is located at the base of the Highland Rim on the Cumberland River in Smith, Jackson, and Clay counties of middle Tennessee. The dam is located at river mile 313.5, about 5 miles upstream of the city of Carthage, Tennessee

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• River: Cumberland River
• Surface Area: 11,960 Acres
• Shoreline: 381 Miles
• Length: 72 Miles
• Volume: 13,920 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,372 Square Miles
Cordell Hull Lake is named after one of America's outstanding statesmen, Cordell Hull. Cordell Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains.

Hull served in the Tennessee and U.S. House of Representatives and in the U.S. Senate. He served as Secretary of State under President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1944 and negotiated the "Good Neighbor" policy toward Latin America. He was largely responsible for the creation of the United Nations. For his efforts towards promoting world peace and harmony, he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1945.

In recognition of his contributions to the people of the United States and the world, the Congress of the United States named this lake in honor of one of Tennessee's finest.

Cordell Hull Lake is located at the base of the Highland Rim on the Cumberland River in Smith, Jackson, and Clay counties of middle Tennessee. The dam is located at river mile 313.5, about 5 miles down stream of the Granville, Tennessee The project is one of the multipurpose projects in the Corps' of Engineers' coordinated plan for development of the water resources of the Cumberland River Basin.

Cordell Hull Lake was authorized by Congress through the River and Harbor Act of 1946. Construction of the project, designed and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began in May, 1963 and was completed for full beneficial use in November, 1973.

The project is operated for the primary purposes of navigation, hydropower generation, and recreation. It provided an adequate river channel depth and modern lock facilities for thru river traffic from above Nashville to the head of navigation near Celina, Tennessee. The power plant produces clean, safe, and efficient hydroelectric power. The lake provides an abundance of recreational opportunities.

Cordell Hull Lake has two marina's Defeated Creek & Granville Marina & Resort.

Cordell Hull Lake is operated and managed by the Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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