Welcome to Echo Marsh, South Carolina!
With a population of 1,350 according to the 1900 census and over a hundred years of rich history!
Echo Marsh is located in the heart of Blackwater County, 25 miles East of the village of Silver Creek.
Serene, beauteous, and therapeutic, we pride ourselves on being a place of peace and relaxation, where creative thinkers can be free to work without interruption.
The residents of Echo Marsh are free of malice and judgment, and are available to lend a hand in times of need.
Admire the incredible architecture! See the swamp land, graced by God’s most elegant of creatures!
Charmed by the magnificence of the quaint Southern village, Edgar Allen Poe himself visited, inspiring his novels to come!
Visit splendid Echo Marsh, where one can be free to be himself!
The rain gently began to fall from the clouds up above and the drops gently rolled down the windows of every building of Echo Marsh. They sky was such a dreadful color, a dirty moldy gray with patches of white and an even darker shade of gray somewhere amongst the fog. Outside, voices screeched and panicked, rushing to find sanctuary from the storm that was sure to disrupt the cozy little town.
Dogs barked and squeaked, and bounded through the angrily falling precipitation surrounding them. Among the dogs was Chance, a small brindle Scottish Terrier with big floppy ears and a large, well groomed beard. His little gray paws splashed excitedly in the murky puddles of rain water, as he made his way to an apartment building on the Eastern side of the village.
The local saloon soon filled with bodies, both customers and refugees hoping to escape from the storm. In this weather, all of the villagers (even the non-drinking variety), became patrons of One Eyed Jack’s. One Eyed Jack’s was home to some of the town’s shadiest folks, including Lucinda Valentine, Echo Marsh’s resident mistress whose real name is unknown. The interesting thing about Lucinda was that she was surprisingly powerful for a girl of only 17. In the three years it took her to establish her name, she somehow managed to build not only a loyal customer base, but also an empire.
Some of the other notable townsfolk include Frederick Morgan and his sister Delilah Morgan who both work at the Echo Marsh Wound Treatment Center, a small hospital towards the center of the town. Delilah is the head nurse while Frederick is a surgeon in training. There is also Gordon Blakemore, who has since left the town unexpectedly, vanishing overnight. He managed to make quite the impression (good and bad) on the residents of the small village during his stay at Plainview Estate, a property he bought from Ellis Plainview, the town sheriff, before he died. Replacing Ellis as town sheriff is Windham Bell, a middle aged man with nothing more to life for than his frequent visits to Lucinda. He even preferred her over his wife.
Small and quaint, this little town doesn’t see much technology and is stuck in its ways of the past. However, a change is brewing, and soon a mysterious stranger will visit, and he will leave a lasting impression for generations to come.