Buys Large Tract Land In County
Western Carolina Power Co. Acquires Large Holdings in Rutherford and Cleveland Counties.
From the Forest City Courier, June 26, 1930
The Western Carolina Power Company, a subsidiary of the Duke Power Company, has recently purchased over three thousand acres of land in Rutherford county. The land purchased lies for the most part in Sulphur Springs and High Shoals townships on and near Broad River. The land was purchased from the Cliffside Mills, the R. & Haynes estate and the Cone Export and Commission Company, of Greensboro. The three deeds recorded in the court house takes up many pages and gives in detail the lands purchased. The deeds are dated April 21, 1930. This firm also purchased land in Cleveland county on Broad River.
The deed says in part: The Western Carolina Power Co., a corporation also bought the right, privilege and easement to back, pond, raise or flood the waters of Main Board River and each and all of the tributaries thereof and to divert said waters through, in, upon, over and or away from the tract of land in connection with the construction, operation, maintenance, repairing, replacing or renewing one or more electric generating plants, including dam, power houses and other necessary or desirable structures on or across Main Broad River the top of any flood gate so erected not to exceed in height the elevation of 680 feet above sea level, U. S. G. S. Datum. The company also has a right to cut away and otherwise remove all trees, brush, structures, etc.
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