An Archaeological Survey of East Lynn Reservoir, Wayne County, West Virginia


The East Lynn Reservoir is currently being constructed on the East Fork of Twelve Pole Creek, in Wayne County, West Virginia. This dam will be located about 3 miles upstream from the small town of East Lynn. Maximum pool after construction will be 701 feet from sea level. During the spring of 1964, the senior author made preliminary survey of the area and in the spring of 1965 the junior author conducted intensive survey and testpitting in the area to be affected by the reservoir. Generally the results were negative, that while some superficial sites occur, none proved to have much potential after testpitting.

Cite this Record

An Archaeological Survey of East Lynn Reservoir, Wayne County, West Virginia. Edward V. McMichael, Oscar L. Mairs. Morgantown, West Virginia : West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. 1965 ( tDAR id: 447994) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8447994

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.464; min lat: 38.056 ; max long: -82.23; max lat: 38.176 ;

Record Identifiers

Purchase Order No.(s): 31-1181


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include an artifact report, an artifact database, a finding aid, an original investigation report, an oversized material spreadsheet, a scanned asset key, and select artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include correspondence, a document folder listing, initial data collection, notes, oversized labels, a map, and a record removal sheet. For additional information on these materials, refer to the finding aid.

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