Lake is located in Panola, Lafayette and Marshall Counties in
North Mississippi on the Tallahatchie River. Built in 1936 to control
flooding on the Tallahatchie River, Sardis Dam creates a 58,500-acre
lake basin surrounded by virgin forests owned by the Corps of Engineers.
The total area, approximately 98,500 acres ... managed by the U.S. Corp of Engineers provides areas for wildlife conservation, forestry resources and public recreation.
Sardis Lake is the largest body of water(58,500-acres of lake) in Mississippi, aside from the Tallahatchie River, offering some of the best bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie fishing in the South.
Along with the lure of fishing, Sardis Lake is adorned with all types of camping and recreational sites. There is something for everyone in the family white sand swimming beaches, tennis courts, playing fields, fitness and nature trails ...
In the early 1800's the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian Tribes bartered 11,000 acres of land to the ancestors of Mr. Carlton Hayes (this was only a small portion of the land occupied by the tribes) ... In 1832, under The Treaty of Pontotoc, the tribes ceded, the last of their once vast domain in Mississippi and Alabama, to the government. The government honored the barter and ... Issued the first known deed on the land!
Mr. Hayes' ancestors farmed this land until 1935 when the War Department & Corps of Engineers demanded that they sell 10,000 of these acres to the government for the formation of Sardis Lake. Creating only the second deed on the land ... With the exception of two small, 30-lot homesites sold in the early 60's ... until now the remaining acreage has remained deeded to the same family ...
|Become a part of history ... Broken Bridge is only the third deed
on the land. Land that dates back to the formation of the United
States ... Make the fourth deed when you purchase a lot in Broken
Broken Bridge is 500 acres bordering on Sardis Lake.