The Ghost Towns of Lake Marion, Part 3 – The Water Rises

7 thoughts on “The Ghost Towns of Lake Marion, Part 3 – The Water Rises”

  1. Thank you for these three write-ups on Ferguson and Church Island. You found the answers to several questions that Doug Bostick’s book left open. I grew up in Sparkleberry swamp where my father had a cabin and we spent a lot of time after cabin was torn down in 1972 in the Ferguson area. Never knew the road bed was the railroad. Especially appreciate you overlaying the old map onto Google Earth. Makes the picture so much clearer. Thanks again for sharing.

  2. Can anyone tell me about a plantation/farm…Quackenbush? My grandmother and her twin brother were born there in 1911..I think it must be one that was flooded but we cant find any information on it. In our old records from family members it just says Quackenbush Plantaton Clarendon County.
    thank you for any information or leads for me to follow
    sherri mcclendon

    1. Quackenbush is in Summerton, SC 29148 which is in Clarendon County SC.
      Google Wyboo Swamp.
      Quackenbush is 2 coves over from Wyboo (next to Grimes creek)
      One of my Uncles T. Walden Elliott (assumed) drowned (in his early 20’s) at Quackingbush in 1957. He was last seen wading in the water about waste deep and became missing. Later he was found in only about chest deep water. I hope this helps in your search.

      1. thank you so much..forever everyone has looked at me like I am crazy when I ask about Quackenbush…cant wait to forward the info to someof the family.

        1. You are quite welcome.
          I was born in Clarendon County which is rich with history, especially Revolutionary War.
          General Francis Marion had many of his excursions here. I fact in a boat, leaving Quackenbush, you would roll out right toward the I-95 bridge, and cross Lake Marion. Pond Bluff Plantation (Marion’s) home place is underwater there not too far from Quackenbush.
          I’ll try to do some Quackenbush research for you. I’ve never heard it called a plantation before, but that makes sense, and how the community got its name.

  3. I have sure enjoyed this story.told so well I can see,the pictures were so clear.
    Thank You for a great piece,I guess I had never really new the story,I will look forward to more,

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