Stonewall Jackson Lake Marina

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In this week's episode of Inside Appalachia, we visit communities impacted by creation of flood-control lakes. In one, the Village of Lilly, about 40 families were pushed off their land along the Bluestone River in Summers County, W.Va., in the 1940s. Many of these families had lived there for more than 200 years. 


USDA/ Daniel Boone National Forest

In this week's episode of Inside Appalachia, we visit communities impacted by creation of flood-control lakes. Like the Village of Lilly, where back in the 1940s, about 40 families were pushed off their land along the Bluestone River in Summers County, West Virginia. Many of these families had lived there for more than 200 years. 

Inside Appalachia Host Jessica Lilly has deep roots to this community, as we hear in this episode. 

West Virginia Divison of Natural Resources

  The Stonewall Jackson Lake Marina is pulling the plug on its electrical boat slips later this year.

Spokesman Steve Ludwig says the marina can't afford the cost of upgrades required by a state law passed in 2013.

Ludwig tells The Exponent Telegram that the marina will disconnect 92 electrical boat slips on Dec. 1.