Poinsett Bridge

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The 1820 Poinsett Bridge, named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, was is one of the oldest in the state. It has a 14-foot Gothic arch and is no longer in use, and is rumored to be haunted. Folks say the ghost of a slave who was once hanged here may let out a loud scream and cause visitors’ cars not to start.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Near 533 Callahan Mountain Road
    Travelers Rest, SC
    United States

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    GPS:
    35.12951236877438, -82.38428583743371
    County:
    Greenville County, South Carolina
    Nearest Towns:
    Tigerville, SC (4.3 mi.)
    Saluda, NC (7.6 mi.)
    Slater-Marietta, SC (9.0 mi.)
    Tryon, NC (9.9 mi.)
    Flat Rock, NC (10.3 mi.)
    East Flat Rock, NC (10.6 mi.)
    Landrum, SC (11.5 mi.)
    Travelers Rest, SC (11.7 mi.)
    Valley Hill, NC (12.9 mi.)
    Barker Heights, NC (13.0 mi.)

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    1. I was at the bridge one night around 2 am an I was standing right by the arch and the people I was with were visuable, I heard the scream of the slave and saw him hanging in front of the arch, I heard footsteps above me crossing the bridge, my crew was not up there at the time…..

    2. 72 Baxter Hughes Road is definitely haunted. It is in Newland, NC. It is on a back road out of the town, located on Squirrel Creek Road. Before we moved in there, some said it was haunted. I believe for sure that it was. I always felt someone watching me in a middle room upstairs. Inn the kitchen dishes in the cabinet would clatter. A wine glass flung from the sink toward my son n law. I believe we were the only ones there whoever, it liked. This house has been in existence since 1800. It began as a log house, then built on when children came along. It is now a huge place with a walk around porch. The kitchen used to be off the side porch, it caught fire and was torn down in early 1900. Another kitchen was built in the back of the house. The original log cabin is in the master room downstairs. It is covered over with sheet rock. Sometimes when all is quiet you can hear someone talking low. It has been in the Hughes family for as long as built. There is a Spring house to the side, and it is very eerie in there. I always felt like someone was watching me from inside as I sat on the porch. It is covered with trees, but visible. There is a huge graveyard right above the house on the mount.

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