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.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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