Under Lake Murray


Under Lake Murray

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UpdatedJanuary 1, 1970
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Explore the lost Atlantis of South Carolina with this free GPS enabled Smartphone app.

In 1930, the world’s largest earthen dam and lake was completed just west of Columbia, South Carolina. In a short period of time, 11 communities went under water. Homes, schools, churches, and almost 200 cemeteries, vanished under the deep waters of the new Lake Murray. Buildings, vehicles, bridges, and tombstones, are waiting for you to pass over them and, once again, be recognized. The “Under Lake Murray” phone app is loaded with historical facts about these lost and forgotten places.

Using the same techniques and technology that located the lost Broad River Confederate Bridge and pontoon crossing of General Sherman’s troops just outside of Columbia, SC in 1865, and the location of the lost Colonial Village of Granby… over 125 historical locations have been pinpointed under Lake Murray and they are waiting to be rediscovered in the palm of your hand. Let this smartphone app guide you to these Lake Murray spots where your phone will automatically began to explain what lies beneath you. If you don’t have a boat, just use the interactive mode and select points of interest from the on-screen Lake Murray map. For those that like to explore underwater, please use the “Contact” feature of the phone app to send your own underwater points of interest so other users of this app can also visit these sites. And, if you like to fish, be sure to check out the “Fishing” mode has dozens of Lake Murray fish attractors and fishing holes.

Note: The historical data for “Under Lake Murray” is still being loaded and will always be a work in progress.

“Under Lake Murray” is multilingual and speaks any language that is supported by your phone and Google translation (most US phones support English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian).

Many thanks to local Historians and Explorers: Dale Boozer, John Adams Hodge, and Dean Hunt, for their valuable contributions to this project. Also, thanks to fellow Greater Piedmont Explorer Club members for good advice and motivation.

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