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Gold Nugget Subdivision in Prosperity - Homes for Sale on Lake Murray & Saluda River

Jul. 22, 2010

Gold Nugget Subdivision in Prosperity - Homes for Sale
Lake Murray on the Little Saluda River

Gold Nugget Point Subdivision Lake Murray/ Saluda River Homes for Sale in Prosperty, SC

Lake Murray and its surrounding river offer miles of boating pleasure for all types of boaters. Whether you enjoy canoeing or kayaking in calm waters or rapids, navigating your sails through cutting winds or leisurely cruising in your boat, Lake Murray/ Saluda River Country is the place for you.

Lake Murray is often referred to as the; "Crown Jewel" of South Carolina. It is a man made 47,500 acre reservoir with approximately 540 miles of shoreline. The lake provides recreational opportunities for homeowners as well as thousands of visitors each year. The lake is home to an estimated 20,000 lake front and lake access residents.

A little bit of history and info about our beautiful Lake Murray:

Lake Murray is named after William Murray, the engineer who, with his partner T. C. Williams, conceived and persevered until "the world's largest earthen dam" at that time was finished. Their vision of harnessing hydroelectric power here and at the Santee Cooper project brought abundant electricity to the middle part of South Carolina. Work on the dam across the Saluda River was started on September 21, 1927 and was finished on June 30, 1930. During construction of the dam, a Movietone news crew filmed the construction, and the newsreel footage has been preserved at the University of South Carolina.The Saluda river begins near the North Carolina border. As it runs to the sea, it fills Greenville Water reservoir, Greenwood Lake, and then Lake Murray. Past the dam, the Saluda joins the Congaree and Wateree rivers to flow to the Atlantic Ocean.The dam itself was built over 200 feet tall. It runs a distance of a mile and a half across. The ground level of the dam is over a quarter of a mile thick. The lake that it forms is forty-one miles long and, in places, over fourteen miles wide. State Highway 6 runs along the top of the dam, giving a panoramic view of the water on one side and the layout of the SCE&G Power Plant below.

The lake has over 500 miles of shoreline, and forms an impoundment of over 50,000 acres. To make the building of the lake possible, more than 1000 tracts of land were acquired, and 5,000 people's homes were relocated. In its conception, it gave jobs and cheap electricity to the people of the Midlands of south Carolina, and in its enduring, gives them lasting beauty and enjoyment.

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Chapin Real Estate: Properties for Sale in Chapin South Carolina. You have access to additional Property Searches such as, Chapin Entry Level Homes, Chapin Median Homes, Chapin Upscale Homes, Chapin Luxury Homes, and Chapin Homesites and Acreage in Chapin SCExit Midlands Realty also offers you access to Chapin SC, Columbia SC, Lake Murray SC, Irmo SC, Lexington SC, West Columbia SC, Ft Jackson SC, Forest Acres SC, Shandon SC, Newberry SC, Prosperity SC, and Saluda South Carolina. Call us for more information at (803) 331-3224.

Exit Midlands Realty - Chapin, SC - Carl McClure REALTOR. Exit Midlands Realty is one of the areas fastest growing real estate firms. I specialize in helping buyers and sellers invest in real estate in the South Carolina area, including Columbia, Irmo, Chapin, Lexington, Lake Murray, Newberry and the surrounding areas. 803-331-3224

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