Hyco-Person Lake Authority

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From the great turkey buzzards that loom near the lake to the four now dormant power plant stacks, Hyco Lake provides a rich history for Person County and Caswell County, despite only dotting the landscape for nearly 45 years.

“Hyco” was shortened from the Native American word “hicotaminy”, which means Great Turkey Buzzard. The area that is now home to the 3,750 acre lake was once inhabited by Native Americans and, of course, the great turkey buzzard.