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Walker County, Alabama
Walker County’s name is in honor of John Williams Walker, a member of the United States Senate. As of 2010 the population was 67,023. Its county seat is Jasper.
Walker County was established on December 26, 1823, and formed from sections of Marion and Tuscaloosa counties. It was named after Senator John Walker, who represented Alabama in the U.S. Senate from 1819 to 1822.Jasper is the county seat, named after William Jasper, a Red Stick War hero from South Carolina.
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Lewis Smith Lake
Lewis Smith Lake is a reservoir in north Alabama. Located on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, the lake covers over 21,000 acres (85 km2) in Cullman, Walker, and Winston counties. The three-fingered lake has over 500 miles (800 km) of shoreline, and at full pool has a level of 510 feet (160 m). The lake was created by Alabama Power by use of the Smith Lake Dam. The largest earthen dam in the eastern United States, it stretches 2,200 feet (670 m) in length and reaches a maximum height of 300 feet (91 m). Construction began on November 25, 1957, and the dam entered service on September 5, 1961. Nearby towns include Bremen, Crane Hill and Dodge City in Cullman County; Curry and Jasper in Walker County; and Addison, Arley, and Double Springs in Winston County. It is the second-cleanest lake in America, behind Lake Tahoe.