Martinsville Fish Dam

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Martinsville Fish Dam
Indian fish weir Smith River Henry County Virginia.JPG
Martinsville Fish Dam is located in Virginia
Martinsville Fish Dam
Martinsville Fish Dam is located in the US
Martinsville Fish Dam
Nearest city Martinsville, Virginia
Coordinates 36°39′10.29″N 79°52′17.56″W / 36.6528583°N 79.8715444°W / 36.6528583; -79.8715444Coordinates: 36°39′10.29″N 79°52′17.56″W / 36.6528583°N 79.8715444°W / 36.6528583; -79.8715444
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
NRHP reference # 74002128[1]
Added to NRHP January 21, 1974

The Martinsville Fish Dam is a Native American weir in the Smith River near Martinsville, Virginia. The weir is a rough wall of piled rocks in a V shape with the point of the V downstream. At an opening in that point a basket could be used to catch fish that were funneled to that point by the walls of the weir.[2]

The dam was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Loth, Calder (ed) (1999). The Virginia Landmarks Register. Virginia Department of Historic Resources. p. 231.