PhD's-WM Lake James North Carolina wooden engraved map

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Lake James North Carolina wooden engraved map

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.

This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Lake James in Burke County, North Carolina with the following interesting stats carved into it:

  • The Lake was named after James B Duke, one of the founders of Duke Power.
  • Year Built: 1916 -1923
  • Surface Acres: 6,510
  • Shoreline: 150 Miles
  • Max. Depth: 120 feet
  • Ave. Depth: 65 feet.

 

Features:-

  • 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).
  • 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.

 

Sizes:-

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,Available in three sizes:

  • Small 14”x18” Map
  • Standard 18”x27” Map
  • Large 37”x24” Map

 

Interesting Factoid About the Lake:-

In 1945 the town was named Marion, after Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War hero. Nebo is named after a Methodist campground that existed before the Civil War. The Western North Carolina Railroad named its depot Nebo afte4r the campground. The community was incorporated in 1909.

Lake James is a large reservoir in the mountains of Western North Carolina which straddles the border between Burke and McDowell Counties. It is named for tobacco tycoon and benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke. The lake lies behind a series of 4 earthen dams. It was created by Duke Power between 1916-1923, as a hydro-electric project. It still generates power today and is the uppermost lake on the Catawba River system.

(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).