Haunted Places in Govan, South Carolina



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    Annie's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Aiken, South Carolina

    33.6 miles from Govan, SC

    This early-1800s inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl who wanders in the halls calling out for her mama.


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    Holley House - Hotel Aiken

    Aiken, South Carolina

    39.2 miles from Govan, SC

    The Hotel Aiken, housed in an 1878 hotel building, is haunted--especially on the second floor. Witnesses have heard whispering, crying and screaming from empty rooms, and seen shadow figures flit past. Toilets flush and doors open and close by themselves, and ghosts play tricks with the housekeepers' carts, moving them ...


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    Old Post Office

    Aiken, South Carolina

    39.2 miles from Govan, SC

    This historic post office has many legends associated with it, and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted buildings in town. In the postmasters office, there is a ladder that leads to secret passages in the ceiling of the building, which the postmaster himself used to spy ...


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    Redcliffe Plantation

    Beech Island, South Carolina

    42.2 miles from Govan, SC

    Redcliffe Plantation is said to be haunted by former 1800s owner Sen. James Hammond. Rumor has it that if you go near a certain field with only three trees, strange things will begin to happen.


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    Graniteville Cemetery

    Graniteville, South Carolina

    43 miles from Govan, SC

    Rumor has it that a witch ghost appears late at night here, putting flowers on the graves of children. Witnesses claim to have experienced lots of eerie things here, from screams, gunshots and laughter to the dead reaching up and grabbing visitors' feet.


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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    44 miles from Govan, SC

    A local legend surrounds Cottageville Cemetery. It says that those who drive around the cemetery three times, then drive into its center and flash their lights three times, will see the deceased leave their graves, walk around, and throw things.


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    Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Yemassee, South Carolina

    47.6 miles from Govan, SC

    The Old Sheldon Church was housed in a church built in the mid-1700s. The British burned it in 1779, during the Revolutionary War, but was rebuilt in 1826, only to be burned again in the Civil War. It is said to be haunted by an unknown Pilgrim woman in a ...


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    Haunted Pillar

    Augusta, Georgia

    48.4 miles from Govan, SC

    The market that once stood at Fifth and Broad streets was wiped out in a rare winter tornado in 1878, which some say was brought on by a curse from an evangelist who was denied permission to preach at there. The Haunted Pillar is all that's left of the market, ...


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    Rosemary Hall

    North Augusta, South Carolina

    49.6 miles from Govan, SC

    At this 1902 inn, a resident ghost watches over the place. The ghost is believed to be Mrs. Jackson, wife of original owner James U. Jackson. She has been seen in Room 205 and also walking up and down the main stairs. Other strange things happen here as well: Objects ...


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    Ezekiel Harris House

    Augusta, Georgia

    50.6 miles from Govan, SC

    Ghostly occurrences reported here by staff and visitors include a female apparition and the feeling of having a rope around one's neck.


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    The Partridge Inn

    Augusta, Georgia

    51.2 miles from Govan, SC

    The Partridge Inn was built in 1836 as a private home, and has had a long history of conversions and renovations. Currently "The Grand Hotel of the Classic South," the inn boasts, along with its other Southern charms, a ghostly bride. Wearing an 1800s wedding dress, she is said to ...


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    Augusta State University

    Augusta, Georgia

    51.9 miles from Govan, SC

    Many ghosts allegedly haunt Augusta State University, including the spirit of Emily Galt, a woman, who over 140 years ago, opted to join her recently deceased soldier fiance by jumping to her death from a window of Bellevue Hall. Emily and her younger sister, Lucy, also etched their names and ...


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    Jacksonboro Light

    Govan, South Carolina

    53.4 miles from Govan, SC

    If you walk along Parkers Ferry Road late at night, you might catch a glimpse of a swinging lantern light, said to be carried by the ghost of a preacher who died when he was struck by a train one night while he was out searching for his daughter. ...


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    Longstreet Theatre

    Columbia, South Carolina

    54.1 miles from Govan, SC

    Longstreet Theatre was once a Civil War hospital, and rumor has it that the room that serves as the green room is the former morgue. Cold spots, uneasy feelings, apparitions and strange noises have been reported in the area.


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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    54.1 miles from Govan, SC

    The University of South Carolina is said to be haunted by quite a few spirits. The library is said to be visited by former President McKissick, and ghostly soldiers and a spectral woman with long dark hair have been spotted at the DeSaussure College building. The woman is believed to ...


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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    56.7 miles from Govan, SC

    The United States Army installation Fort Jackson, named for U.S. Army General and President Andrew Jackson, is said to be haunted. At its artillery range, the ghost of a female soldier rumored to have killed herself in a latrine appears with a hole in her helmet. And in the B ...


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    Birdsville Plantation

    Millen, Georgia

    57.6 miles from Govan, SC

    Birdsville Plantation was built in the 1700s on land that King George III gave to Welshman Francis Jones. Construction on the plantation house began in 1782, but many additions were made over the years. Legend has it that Union soldiers, searching for the family's treasure, dug up the bodies of ...


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    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    57.7 miles from Govan, SC

    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum is also called Park Cemetery by some locals. Witnesses say a child, possibly one buried here named Jessie Blue Hyatt, has been heard crying here. Some visitors also report a phantom smell of smoke and a feeling of difficulty breathing.


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    Price House Cottage

    Summerville, South Carolina

    59.2 miles from Govan, SC

    It is said that the ghost who resides here likes to make off with nice jewelry. The owner himself has had a pair of sapphire cufflinks go missing, and to add to the mystery, his daughter lost a ring that later turned up in an old thesaurus.


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    This Whole House

    Summerville, South Carolina

    59.7 miles from Govan, SC

    This Whole House is a tearoom that's rumored to be haunted by a ghost named Mary Helen. The building dates as far back as 1875 and was once, allegedly, a brothel. Paranormal activity includes the sound of breaking dishes in the kitchen and objects being moved by unseen hands. Also, ...


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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    60 miles from Govan, SC

    The Summerville Light is believed to be the ghost of a woman who lived here over 100 years ago. Legend has it that she met her husband at the train after work every night, with a lantern to guide them home. He was killed in a logging accident nearby, and ...


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    Wigg-Barnwell House

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    61.9 miles from Govan, SC

    This historic colonial house served as a hospital during the civil war, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors claim to have heard strange noises, have felt cold spots and have seen the apparition of a soldier. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Joseph Johnson House - The Castle

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    62 miles from Govan, SC

    The Castle is the 1850 Italian Renaissance home of Dr. Joseph Johnson, and it is rumored to be haunted. Its legend centers around the ghost of a dwarf named Gauche, who was a jester brought to the area by the French explorer Jean Ribaut in 1562. Gauche's apparition has been ...


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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    62.6 miles from Govan, SC

    The ghost of a Confederate soldier strolls through the Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery, sometimes joined by the apparition of a woman who has been known to sit with her legs crossed in a tree with low-hanging branches.


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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    67.2 miles from Govan, SC

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, the Magnolia Plantation is rumored to be haunted. The plantation has been owned by the same family since 1680; the investigation turned up unexplained music, a young girl's voice, a cough, and a woman's voice that asked "What are you doing?"


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    Chapel of Ease

    Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

    68.1 miles from Govan, SC

    The Chapel of Ease is reportedly a deserted church, and it's haunted. Rumor has it that when workers attempted to seal its old crypt, its ghostly residents wouldn't have it. The bricks used to seal the opening would be stacked in a neat little pile the next day.


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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    72.1 miles from Govan, SC

    According to local lore, the spirit of Mary Hyrne haunts this building where she once lived. She appears as a little lady in a period black dress with a white cap.


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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    72.6 miles from Govan, SC

    Mistress Chicken is the name of this plantation's resident ghost. She rocks in a rocking chair inside the Heron Room. It is said that she exists to comfort a child who once lived at this plantation and was once tied to a tombstone by a nasty schoolmaster as punishment. The ...


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    Charleston Naval Shipyard

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    74.3 miles from Govan, SC

    At the Charleston Naval Base, the apparition of a slave girl has been noticed in a clump of trees.


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    Salem Black River Church

    Mayesville, South Carolina

    76.3 miles from Govan, SC

    Salem Black River Church, built in 1846, is believed to be haunted by a ghostly Southern Belle and a sad little boy. Cold spots have been noted by visitors as well.


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    Rembert Church

    Sumter, South Carolina

    76.8 miles from Govan, SC

    While visiting the cemetery behind the old Rembert Church, folks say they've heard singing and seen lights on inside the church.


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    West End Cemetery

    Newberry, South Carolina

    77 miles from Govan, SC

    The Bride Of West End is said to haunt West End Cemetery. She's an apparition of a melancholy bride who has been seen sitting in trees, standing near her grave, or walking in the nearby fields. Rumor has it she has been waiting long years for her lover to take ...


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    Rutledge Victorian Guest House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    77.6 miles from Govan, SC

    At Rutledge Victorian Guesthouse, the ghost of a young girl who perished in a fire years ago is said to reside. She makes herself known by turning lights on and off and peering in from a window over the stairs. The smell smoke can be evident when the ghost is ...


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    Newberry College

    Newberry, South Carolina

    77.8 miles from Govan, SC

    At Newberry College's Keller Hall, a woman committed suicide by jumping from the bell tower during the Civil War era. She was distraught over the death of her boyfriend in the war. Witnesses have heard phantom screams coming from the tower and seen the woman's apparition up there as well. ...


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    Old Charleston Jail

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.1 miles from Govan, SC

    The Old City Jail, built in 1802 and in operation until 1939, today is used by the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) as a laboratory and classroom. In its day, it housed many infamous criminals, including Lavinia Fisher, the first female mass murderer. It is believed to be ...


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    Charleston Harley Davidson - Bicycle Shoppe

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.2 miles from Govan, SC

    Formerly Charleston Harley-Davidson, the Bicycle Shoppe is rumored to be haunted by a good and an evil spirit. Witnesses have noticed a strong, sweet fragrance in certain places on the premises.


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    Jasmine House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.3 miles from Govan, SC

    According to reports, a guest in the Chrysanthemum Room awoke to find a woman's ghost standing near his bed. The guest said that the ghost didn't want him to leave the inn. To show her displeasure at his leaving, she tore up his newspaper into tiny pieces and left them ...


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    Meeting Street Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.3 miles from Govan, SC

    Rooms 303 and 107 are said to be haunted. The ghost of 303 has not been seen but apparently likes to play tricks with the doors. In room 107 there are reports of a female apparition.


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    Hannah Heyward House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.3 miles from Govan, SC

    This historic private home, originally built at the end of the Revolutionary War by war widow Mrs. Heyward, is said to be the site of ghostly appearances since 1805. That's when Mrs. Heyward first saw the ghost of her son James, whom she believed was on a hunting trip. She ...


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    Poogan's Porch

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.4 miles from Govan, SC

    The restaurant called Poogan’s Porch is housed in a 1888 home. Poogan was a friendly neighborhood stray dog who started to hang out on the porch when the restaurant opened, and he was adopted by the owner. Eventually Poogan passed away, and his little grave sits on the property. The ...


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    Talvande Mansion - Swords Gate House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.4 miles from Govan, SC

    This very old house, now a private home, was a boarding school for teenage girls in the 1800s. When one of the girls eloped, damaging the school's reputation, Headmistress Madame Talvande turned the school into a fortress and watched the girls very closely. It is said that she still lingers ...


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    St. Philip's Graveyard

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.4 miles from Govan, SC

    St. Philip's Graveyard is adjacent to the historic St. Philip's Episcopal Church, established in 1680. Among those buried here are Southern writer DuBose Heyward, former U.S. vice president John C. Calhoun, and other politicians form the country's early days. An apparition of a woman crying over a grave has ...


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    Dock Street Theatre

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.5 miles from Govan, SC

    The 1736 Dock Street Theater is said to be haunted by Nettie Dickerson, who came to town around 1840. She was 25, an old spinster by the day's standards, and although she was intelligent and attractive, no men would take her for a wife. Heartbroken, she got a church clerk ...


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    Battery Carriage House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.6 miles from Govan, SC

    If you are looking for a haunted room, you might try room 8 of the Battery Carriage House Inn. Many guests claim to have been awakened in the middle of the night by an apparition that is described as being a headless torso. Room 10 also has quite ...


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    Old Exchange Building

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.7 miles from Govan, SC

    Rumor has it that the historic Old Exchange Building is haunted, and witnesses claim to have seen swinging chains and orbs in the basement, reportedly once inhabited by the pirate Blackbeard. Cold spots and doors that shut by themselves have been witnessed upstairs.


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    White Point Garden

    Charleston, South Carolina

    78.7 miles from Govan, SC

    Aka The Battery, White Park Gardens is said to be home to some spirits of pirates that were hanged here long ago. Rumor has it the ghosts walk through the park looking for their executioners.


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    Moon River Brewing Company

    Savannah, Georgia

    79 miles from Govan, SC

    Employees here say it is angry spirits who haunt this brewing company. The staff has reported mysterious dark figures, physical attacks, and even possessions. The site has been featured on the TV show Ghost Adventures.


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    Churchill's Pub

    Savannah, Georgia

    79 miles from Govan, SC

    There are claims that a man was hanged here many years ago, and that a shadow of his hanging body can still be seen some nights hanging from the high ceiling beams. The staff also claim there was a strange occurrence in February 2013 (see video below), when the ...


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    River Street Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    79 miles from Govan, SC

    An employee describes having seen the apparition of a man in tan pants, white shirt, and a derby hat.


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    Melonie's Antiques

    Savannah, Georgia

    79 miles from Govan, SC

    More than antiques may be found here: A specter of a woman in a blue pants suit has been spotted numerous times, and footsteps can be heard at the location of a staircase that was removed during a renovation. Besides the lady in blue, poltergeist activity has been reported, often ...


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