The Eerie Graveyard Island In North Carolina Most People Don’t Know You Can Visit

Man-made lakes throughout North Carolina hold mysteries in the depths of their waters, but Badin Lake has mysteries galore. The lake was created in 1917 when Alcoa dammed two rivers in the valley. There are said to be numerous towns, railroad tracks, and graves still beneath Badin Lake, along with a plane that crashed in 1944, killing the two servicemen aboard. But none of those are as easily visible as the hilltop site where three graveyards were relocated prior to flooding the valley to create the lake.

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Have you visited the abandoned graves on Graveyard Island in North Carolina’s Badin Lake? Would you? We’d love to know! You can learn a bit more about this fascinating burial island from FindAGrave.

For more must-visit grave sites, read about the 7 Most Haunted Cemeteries In North Carolina!

Address: Graveyard Island, Harris, NC 28127, USA