Philpott Lake


Lake Level
975.71 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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Taming the Smith: Henry County celebrates as Philpott turns 65

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 9/22/2018 9:47:00 PM

Chris Powell, operations project manager for Philpott Lake, stated, “The flood of 1937 is what set the stage for the construction of Philpott Dam.” According to the Army Corps of Engineers, it began c

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Philpott Dam to celebrate 65 years

The Franklin News Post

Date: 9/19/2018 11:20:00 AM

This year will mark 65 years since the construction of a dam on the Smith River was completed, creating what is now known as Philpott Lake. It has since become a quiet recreation spot for anglers, cam

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Found: Offbeat Artists Embellish, Recycle, Delight

Date: 9/7/2018 12:15:00 PM

Mail Art Experiment No. 26 by Diana Hale Hale first saw the possibilities when she came across a stack of old Virginia postcards of Philpott Lake in Franklin County. No matter how scenic the lake may

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What's the future for retail in Martinsville?

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 8/20/2018 9:12:00 PM

Virginia Museum of Natural History -- our state museum is right here in our community. Our sports complex. Pinball. Piedmont Arts. Our natural resources -- it’s beautiful here: Smith River, Philpott L

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Try something new this summer

The Franklin News Post

Date: 8/8/2018 11:36:00 AM

The Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department and the Harvester Performance Center hosted the first Concerts by Canoe event July 20 at the Twin Ridge Recreation Area on Philpott Lake. The free e

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• Length: 110 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,880 Acres
Philpott Lake is a reservoir in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is impounded by Philpott Dam.
The lake is at an elevation of 974 feet, covers an area of 2,880 acres and has a shoreline length of 110 miles at elevation 985 feet, msl. Philpott Lake extends into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, Virginia, USA.
The lake and Philpott Dam were created to control flooding along the Smith River, to generate hydroelectric power, and to provide recreational activities at Fairy Stone State Park. Construction on Philpott Dam began in 1948 and was completed in 1952.
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