This Abandoned Graveyard In South Carolina Is Unexpectedly Hiding On A Tiny Island

For many South Carolinians, life was forever altered with the creation of the state’s largest lake in 1941. Lake Marion came to be when a dam measuring more than 19 miles across was built to hold back the Santee River in efforts to create hydroelectric power to light the rural landscape in the early 40s. In doing so, homes, businesses, farms, and people were uprooted and moved to make way for the rising waters.

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The rising waters of Lake Marion affected more than just this church and cemetery. It also flooded entire communities. Parts of one of them can be seen nearby rising above the high water line near Eutawville. Keep reading here to learn more about the underwater ghost town of Ferguson, South Carolina.