Guntersville Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGuntersville Lake
Location of the lake in Alabama
|Location||Jackson / Marshall counties, Alabama, United States|
|Primary inflows||Tennessee River|
|Primary outflows||Tennessee River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||75 mi (121 km)|
|Surface area||69,000 acres (28,000 ha)|
The lake was created by Guntersville Dam along the Tennessee River. Both the lake and the dam received their names from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.
In the 1950s, German scientists brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip who lived in Huntsville, Alabama purchased houses by the lake.
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