Clarks Hill – Thurmond Lake History: The lake was created by the Army Corp. of Engineers starting in 1946 and took another six years to complete and fill with water. Prior to the creation of the lake, the areas along the Savannah River were prime farming grounds and home to numerous families. Each of these were required to move and the lands on which they resided appraised for both crops and land values. The attached record is the documentation associated with a specific parcel, covered by the lake on the S.C. side of the river.
In 2015, R&R’s co-founder, W.B. Fairey, Sr., helped gather this collection for a printed book by Bobby Edmonds of McCormick, S.C. We wish to thank the Army Corp. of Engineers for their professional assistance in gathering these papers for distribution.
Additional information on the lake maybe read at: Clarks Hill Lake
Explore history, houses, and stories across S.C. Your membership provides you with updates on regional topics, information on historic research, preservation, and monthly feature articles. But remember R&R wants to hear from you and assist in preserving your own family genealogy and memorabilia.
Visit the Southern Queries – Forum to receive assistance in answering questions, discuss genealogy, and enjoy exploring preservation topics with other members. Also listed are several history and genealogical researchers for hire.
User comments welcome — post at the bottom of this page.
User comments always welcome - please post at the bottom of this page.