Pictures: Dam, Troupville, Little River, GA 133, 2022-11-03

Update 2022-11-07: a few more dam pictures in here: Troupville River Park Scouting 2022-07-02.

About halfway between Troupville Boat Ramp and the Troup Bridge (the GA 133 Little River Bridge), are these remains of an old dam.

Phillip Williams pointed this out some time back.

Maybe Don Davis can turn up some records of this dam.

[Timbers seen from downstream, 11:05:42, 30.8519297, -83.3472014]
Timbers seen from downstream, 11:05:42, 30.8519297, -83.3472014 in the WWALS Map of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail

Bridge pilings are vertical, not horizontal.

Horizontal timbers would make sense to hold a dam in place. Right next to Troupville would be a good place for a mill, which would need a dam.

[Horizontal timbers in the Little River, 11:05:17, 30.8519297, -83.3472014]
Horizontal timbers in the Little River, 11:05:17, 30.8519297, -83.3472014

Unless there’s some other reason for horizontal timbers and trenches. Anybody know of any?

[More horizontal timbers, 11:05:38, 30.8519300, -83.3472010]
More horizontal timbers, 11:05:38, 30.8519300, -83.3472010

There would also be no reason for horizontal trenches under a bridge.

[Dam trenches across the Little River, 11:05:49, 30.8519664, -83.3472043]
Dam trenches across the Little River, 11:05:49, 30.8519664, -83.3472043

[Context, dam trenches, Little River, 11:05:52, 30.8519664, -83.3472043]
Context, dam trenches, Little River, 11:05:52, 30.8519664, -83.3472043

[Timber in dam channel, Little River, 11:06:44, 30.8518778, -83.3472510]
Timber in dam channel, Little River, 11:06:44, 30.8518778, -83.3472510

[Looking west across old dam site, Little River, 11:06:54, 30.8518778, -83.3472510]
Looking west across old dam site, Little River, 11:06:54, 30.8518778, -83.3472510

[Downstream towards Troupville Boat Ramp, 11:07:20, 30.8518779, -83.3472726]
Downstream towards Troupville Boat Ramp, 11:07:20, 30.8518779, -83.3472726

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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