Dismal Swamp

Dismal Swamp may refer to:

  • The Great Dismal Swamp near Virginia and North Carolina, US
  • The Dismal Swamp in New Jersey, US
  • The Dismal Swamp in Tasmania, Australia

Other articles related to "dismal swamp, swamp":

Lake Drummond
... Lake Drummond is located at the center of the Great Dismal Swamp, a marshy region on the Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina between Norfolk, Virginia, and ... Scientists think the Great Dismal Swamp was created when the Continental shelf made its last big shift ... The whole swamp has peat underneath ...
Dismal Swamp State Park - History
... By 1650, few American Indians remained in the Great Dismal Swamp area, and European settlers showed little interest in the swamp ... William Byrd II led a surveying party into the swamp to draw a dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina in 1728 ... George Washington visited the swamp and called it a "glorious paradise" ...
Gates County, North Carolina - History - 1800s - Gates County's Port of Hamburg
... straight east for ten miles (16 km) through the Dismal Swamp, from a landing on Daniels Road in Gates County to the Dismal Swamp Canal ... The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center is now located there ... boats still used the Gates County end, at the site of Hamburg, to enter the swamp ...

Famous quotes containing the words swamp and/or dismal:

    We read that the traveller asked the boy if the swamp before him had a hard bottom. The boy replied that it had. But presently the traveller’s horse sank in up to the girths, and he observed to the boy, “I thought you said that this bog had a hard bottom.” “So it has,” answered the latter, “but you have not got half way to it yet.” So it is with the bogs and quicksands of society; but he is an old boy that knows it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    O, I have passed a miserable night,
    So full of fearful dreams, of ugly sights,
    That, as I am a Christian faithful man,
    I would not spend another such a night
    Though ‘twere to buy a world of happy days,
    So full of dismal terror was the time.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)