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Lockville Hydroelectric Plant, Deep River, 3.5 miles upstream from Haw River, Moncure, Chatham County, NC



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Location
3.5 miles upstream from Haw River, Moncure, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NC-35
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1922 subsequent work
Significance: The Lockville dam, canal, and powerhouse occupy a site which is closely associated with important events in the history of Chatham County and in the overall development of North Carolina. Lord Cornwallis is known to have used this site as a campground after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. In the early to mid-19th century, strong interest in improved river transportation systems resulted in the construction and use of a lock and canal works at the site. The canal was put back into service, beginning in 1922, to provide water power to a newly-established hydroelectric facility at the site. This power plant brought electricity to part of Chatham County and aided in the movement to bring electricity to piedmont North Carolina in the early twentieth century.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Plants
Hydraulic Engineering


Related Names
Cape Fear & Deep River Navigation Company
Moncure Manufacturing Company
Cornwallis, Lord
Thompson, William B.
Douglas, E. A.
Morris, Elwood
Barnette, Angela, Field Team
Batchelor, Burnie, Photographer
Hawke, Paul, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DEEP RIVER, VIEW, LOOKING WEST, FROM S.R. 1011 BRIDGE
2. DEEP RIVER, VIEW, LOOKING EAST (DOWNSTREAM) FROM U.S. ROUTE 1 BRIDGE; OLD BRIDGE PILINGS
3. VIEW OF FALLS FROM NORTH BANK OF THE RIVER
4. VIEW OF FALLS AT DAM, VIEW LOOKING WEST (UPSTREAM FROM U.S. 1 BRIDGE)
5. VIEW OF FALLS AT DAM FROM NORTH BANK OF DEEP RIVER
6. VIEW, LOOKING WEST, AT SLUICE GATES AT DAM FROM NORTH BANK OF DEEP RIVER
7. VIEW OF SLUICE GATE AT DAM
8. VIEW OF CANAL, LOOKING TOWARDS WEST ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE
9. VIEW OF NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS OF POWERHOUSE FROM NORTH SIDE OF DEEP RIVER
10. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE, CANAL, AND RETAINING WALLS FROM NORTH BANK OF CANAL
11. VIEW OF WEST ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE, LOOKING EASTWARD ALONG CANAL
12. VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE FROM SOUTH BANK OF DEEP RIVER
13. VIEW OF MASONRY RETAINING WALLS ON SOUTH SIDE OF CANAL AT POWERHOUSE
14. VIEW SHOWING EAST ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE FROM NORTH BANK OF THE DEEP RIVER
15. VIEW SHOWING EAST ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE FROM S. R. 1011 BRIDGE
16. VIEW SHOWING EAST ELEVATION OF POWERHOUSE AND MASONRY RETAINING WALLS


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