Lake Cleve on Cherry Creek, Valdosta, GA 1964

Nevermind what googlemaps says, the lake on Cherry Lake below Cherry Lake Road is Lake Cleve:

Named for Cleve B. Watson, Jr., Plaque
Photo: Scotti Jay

Thanks to Scotti Jay for finding the evidence, which reads:

Lake Cleve
Named for
Cleve B. Watson, Jr.
1964
Design and Construction of Dam and Lake
supervised by
Julian V. Dupree
District Conservationist
Soil Conservation Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Cherry Creek Properties, Inc.
Frank D. Rose, President and Treasurer
George B. Williams, Vice President
Annie Laurie Rose, Secretary
Annie Golden Williams, Asst. Secretary

Lake Cleve, the Cherry Creek bridge on Cherry Creek Road, and The Dip are all on the WWALS map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.

Lake Cleve, Maps

What’s The Dip? Teenagers used to drive their cars through the water on the dam for kicks. Spoilsport owners closed that down some years ago.

Cherry Creek, Maps

Interesting neighborhood, with newly-formed Cherry Creek Sink on the Withlacoochee River, and old-time Shadrick Sink still sending river water underground to Valdosta’s water wells near Freedom Park, which the city sank twice as deep to get under that tannic-acid water which otherwise would react with their treatment chemicals.

Hm, we need to add Valdosta’s Cherry Creek Lift Station to the map.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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