Hyco Lake North Carolina Wooden Engraved Map
This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Hy-co Lake in Person and Caswell counties, North Carolina with the following interesting stats carved into it:
"Hicotaminy" is what the native Indians called the area which means "great turkey buzzard."
3,750 acres of surface area
120 miles of shoreline
Located in Person County North Carolina
Reservoir filled in the spring of 1965
You can choose the stand out map which is mounted onto a tranquil blue back with a key hole cut on the back, ready to hang.
Available in three sizes:
Small stand out 13"x16"
Standard Stand out 15"x23"
Large Stand out 19"x32"
Or a framed map, our classic solid wood English chestnut stained frame gives it the classic look, also available in three sizes;
Small 14”x18” map
Standard 18”x27” map
Large 37”x24” map
Interesting factoid: Hy-co Lake is a reservoir in Person and Caswell counties, North Carolina. It is the area's main destination for fishing, boating, water skiing, wake boarding, and recreation and is the larger of Person County's two lakes, the other being Mayo Lake.
The lake was formed from the Hy-co River and has three main tributaries; North Hy-co Creek, South Hy-co Creek, and Cobb's Creek. Interest in the lake for vacation homes has created numerous homes along its shores with relatively high property values. Over 1500 homes have been constructed around the lake with approximately 800 occupied year-round.
It runs through the following municipalities: Semora, Leasburg, and the city of Roxboro located about ten miles from the lake.
Hy-co Lake was constructed in the early 1960s by Carolina Power and Light Company (now Duke Energy Progress) as a cooling reservoir for their power generating plant. Since its establishment, the lake and its recreation park have been under the jurisdiction of the Person-Ca swell Lake Authority.
The water is regulated by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Duke Energy Progress owns the land surrounding the lake up to the 420-foot above-sea-level mark. The lake covers 3,750 acres, containing about 25 billion US gallons of water, with 120 miles of shoreline. Hurricane Hilda elevated Hy-co Lake's water level.
The name Hy-co is derived from "Hicotaminy" which is what the native Indians called the area due to the number of turkey buzzards which and still are in the area. Hicotaminy means "great turkey buzzard". (Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design)
All maps include special points of interest laser engraved into the map face and come with a beautiful blue self-adhesive Swarovski Crystal to mark your preferred location on the map (see sample picture).
Each map is a beautiful artistic handcrafted work of art using the finest woods with special attention to every detail. Due to the natural variation in wood grain, each map will vary slightly in finish and color, some come to us all blonde and some has beautiful variances, making each one unique and one-of-a-kind.
(Photo shown is our showroom display. Your map will be very close to this, but wood grain, knots, and final finish color may be slightly different.) Birch is our wood of preference.
Once the map is cut and engraved we hand sand multiple times, assemble and clear coat them for a lustrous wood shine. We believe that this personal attention each and every item receives makes each wooden item a unique work of art.
Made in the USA by American workers in an American owned business.
Please note on smaller maps (13 x 16 and 14 x 17 framed) it may be hard to read road names and if the lake has islands they will not be included.