Lake Murray

SOUTH CAROLINA


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351.53 FEET
12/18/2018
Full Pool: 360.0
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George B. Kelley

Legacy

Date: 12/15/2018 10:16:00 PM

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Irmo, SC before moving to NC in 2017 where he attended Holly Springs United Methodist. A Celebration of Life will be held January 5, 2018 at 10:30 a

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Lake Murray decks the halls with annual Christmas event

ABC Columbia

Date: 12/8/2018 4:00:00 AM

Lexington, SC (WOLO) —Get ready to step back in time to the days of Christmas old. Thursday we were able to get a sneak peak of the annual holiday open house at the Lake Murray Visitors Center. During

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Lake Murray mansion sells for $1 million

The State

Date: 11/28/2018 6:11:00 AM

3008 Glenwood Place 29204 from Pope D. Johnson, III Revocable Trust and Marian H. Johnson Revocable Trust to Siamack Esfahani and Margaret Esfahani $590,000 50 Somerton Place 29209 from Stephen F. Weg

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Lake Murray mansion sells for $1.4 million

The State

Date: 11/16/2018 7:37:00 AM

4437 Willingham Drive 29206 from Bowen Hipp Investments LLC to Supriti Paul $390,000 80 Cannonade Court 29063 from Gregory W. Jackson and Karen B. Jackson to Timothy Hubbard and Elizabeth C. Hubbard $

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Brush Fires Briefly Threaten Homes in Lake Murray Area

Times of San Diego

Date: 11/7/2018 4:36:00 PM

The non-injury blazes erupted for unknown reasons about 1:30 p.m. alongside Jackson Drive, near Hemingway Avenue and Tuxedo Road, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. “There were

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• Surface Area: 48,000 Acres
Lake Murray is approx. 48,000 acres in size with 500 miles of shoreline. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of water sports. Best known for its largemouth bass and striped bass fishery, other popular gamefish include bluegill, redear sunfish, crappie and catfish. Public access includes 11 boat ramps and 8 pier/bank locations; 24 fish attractor sites are maintained by the SC DNR, (the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources).

Lake Murray was impounded in the late 1920's to provide hydroelectric power to the state of South Carolina. Lake Murray is fed by the Saluda River, which flows from upstate South Carolina near the North Carolina state line. The Saluda Dam (officially the Dreher Shoals Dam) was an engineering feat at the time of its construction. The dam, using the native red clay soil and bedrock, was the largest earthen dam in the world when it was completed in 1930. Lake Murray itself is named after the project's chief engineer, William S. Murray. The Saluda Dam is approximately 1.5 miles long and 220 feet high. Lake Murray is 41 miles long, and 14 miles wide at its widest point. At the time when the lake was finished, it was the world's largest man-made reservoir.

Since its construction, Lake Murray has been the focal point of the region. Many different communities in four counties are all tied to the lake, and the local history has as much to do with the lake as the lake has to do with the local history. Considering Lake Murray now covers an area that was once populated, the story of what lies beneath its surface is the story of Lake Murray itself.



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South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, 2-2015

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