Ferguson, An Underwater Ghost Town In South Carolina, Peaks Above The Water In Lake Marion

The history of South Carolina’s man-made lakes includes accounts of entire towns that were moved to make way for the new lakes. In a few cases at least parts of some towns were flooded with buildings having not been moved at all. Such is the case with the state’s largest lake. You may be surprised to learn there’s a fascinating underwater ghost town in Lake Marion and part of it is currently above the waterline.

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Did you know about this underwater ghost town that juts above the water line on Lake Marion? What about other ghost towns? We’d love to hear about either in our comments!

Learn more about Lake Marion, South Carolina’s “inland sea,” in this article we published in 2016.

In 2008 during the drought, Times and Democrat columnist Dr. John Rheney of Orangeburg walked on foot from Ferguson Landing to the skeletal remains of Ferguson. The drought exposed the town making it possible to see all. Read about his excursion to the ghost town of Ferguson in this online article from The Times and Democrat.