Lake Martin


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State parks director says funding cuts could doom parks

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 8/28/2015 7:36:00 AM

That group included Wind Creek State Park, located on Lake Martin south of Alexander City off Alabama Highway 128. Wind Creek is a large contributor to the Alexander City economy. It had almost 235,000 visitors in 2014 and almost 140,000 of those stayed

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Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 8/27/2015 10:09:00 PM

MARY GILMER 1929-2015 Mary Elizabeth Mayes Gilmer, 85, of Dadeville, Alabama died Saturday, August 22nd. She was born to the late Emmett E. Mayes and Leila McClellan Mayes, December 20, 1929. Mary graduated from Anniston High School in 1936 and received a

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Lake Martin Area residential sales through July up 42% Bloggers

Date: 8/27/2015 1:22:00 PM

Forecast: July sales were 56.5 percent or 26 units above of our monthly forecast. ACRE's year-to-date sales forecast through July projected 287 closed transactions while the actual sales were 371 units, a cumulative variance of 29.3 percent. Supply: The

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Mr. Huey Wade Pattillo

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 8/27/2015 1:09:00 PM

Mr. Pattillo passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Russell Medical Center. He was born on January 22, 1970 in Alexander City, Alabama to Willie Frank Pattillo and Mary Nell Emfinger Pattillo. He was an active outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing

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Alexander City reports biz license scam

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 8/27/2015 9:06:00 AM

“But as you said, we don’t issue an actual business license in the city there – Alexander City, Alabama.” Sellers said it’s hard to know for sure if others have fallen victim to this site. “We have no idea if others have done the same thing

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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