Most People Have No Idea There’s An Underwater Ghost Town Hiding In Mississippi

Just like any other state, Mississippi is home to several ghost towns; however, most people are unaware there is actually an underwater ghost town hiding in the Magnolia State. Once part of Bolivar County, the town, which was known as Prentiss, started off as a thriving river port and county seat, but by the 1870s it was swallowed by the Mighty Mississippi, practically disappearing forever.

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Prentiss has not been exposed again since the 1950s, appearing as if the city has been lost to the Mighty Mississippi for the rest of time. Did you know about this underwater ghost town? Know of another in Mississippi? Tell us in the comments section.

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