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Most People Have No Idea This Underwater Town In West Virginia Even Exists

Most of West Virgina’s lakes are not natural lakes, but rather were created to help control the flow of the state’s rivers. Before the dams were built, unpredictable flooding did damage to many towns. However, some little river towns had to be destroyed when the lakes were created. Read on to learn the story of Shaw, West Virginia.

You can see more of Buck’s drawings of the town here, or take a look around the Shaw, West Virginia website for more photos and history. All photos here used with permission.

For another underwater town in West Virginia, check out the story of Gad, which was buried by Summersville Lake.

Rachel Whetstone
Rachel is proud to live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. She enjoys nature walks, photography, and discovering new restaurants all around the state.