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There has been much speculation in connection with the origin of the name Fontana, but Dr. Fountain puts an end to all the questioning with a little help from Mrs. George Leidy Wood.
After the Fontana Dam was built in the 1944, seventeen miles of the Fontana Valley area was flooded. Family cemeteries that were above the flood waters have since been restored by the National Park Service under the direction of former resident Helen Cable Vance. Every Sunday between April and October, a group of people go to one of the twenty-seven family cemeteries for its Decoration Day.
Fontana Village’s lake is widely known as an appealing spot for fishers, boaters, hikers, and nature lovers. As for lesser-known aspect of Fontana Village, an example may be the origin of its dam. Constructed by local workers during WWII, Fontana Dam was an energy source for the secret atomic bomb mission research conducted at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.