Old Bluffton Returns From A Watery Grave

Posted by on November 21, 2011
Last Updated: April 7, 2016

Old Bluffton, Texas has been obscured by the watery depths of Lake Buchanan for years, but a stubborn Texan drought has lifted the veil on this hidden town lost in time.

The drought, deemed “exceptional” by the U.S. Drought Monitor, has caused Lake Buchanan, the largest a big lake in Texas, to recede, revealing the broken gravestones and cracked foundations of the abandoned town.

But Old Bluffton isn’t the only relic returning to view.

Several lakes around Texas have also slowly revealed their secrets, piquing the interest of local historians and archeologists.

Fossils, burial grounds, and ancient tools. Even looters have taken an interest, attempting to snatch up a piece of history before the drought ends and the mysteries of the past return to the abyss.

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About the Author Post by Rob Schwarz Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.
  • WavyDavy

    Buchannan isn’t the largest lake in Texas. In fact, it’s not even close. Sam Rayburn is the largest lake fully enclosed in Texas. Toledo bend is even larger but shares a border with Louisiana. Texoma, Sabine and Richland-Chambers are all larger as well.