NAME: Somerfield
COUNTY: Fayette
CLIMATE: Snow and cold in winter, but hot in summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: This town is only accessible during droughts
COMMENTS: This abandoned town is usually underwater in Yough Lake in Fayette County. However, during times of severe drought such as 1991 and 1998/1999, a person can actually walk the streets of this small town that was abandoned when the Yough Dam was built. This town is located underwater in the Yough Dam along U.S.40 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
REMAINS: Foundations, streets, sidewalks, a bridge
Somerfield became a town in 1818. It existed for over 100 years until the 1940's. In the 1940's the town was abandoned and destroyed when the Yough Dam was built. During times of drought in Southwestern Pennsylvania, visitors can walk down into the lakebed and walk the streets of Somerfield. The streets, sidewalks, and foundations are still there and an old arch bridge. There is a webpage you can locate by simply searching for Somerfield, PA, that describes this usually underwater town. Submitted by: Randall Smith