Clearly, it was hard to imagine that there were people who used to live there. A total of 761 families were moved to higher ground by the TVA, and a new town, Butler, was created. A temporary road was made (see below) so that we could visit the old town, now buried under the water.
The new town (see below)was now at the beginning of the this road. After the dam was completed in 1948, Watauga Lake was created using the water from the Watauga River!