Haunted Places in Rockville, South Carolina



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    Jacksonboro Light

    Rockville, South Carolina

    18.4 miles from Rockville, 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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    Hannah Heyward House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.3 miles from Rockville, 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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    Rutledge Victorian Guest House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.3 miles from Rockville, 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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    White Point Garden

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.3 miles from Rockville, 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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    Talvande Mansion - Swords Gate House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.3 miles from Rockville, 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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    Battery Carriage House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.3 miles from Rockville, 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 Charleston Jail

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.4 miles from Rockville, 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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    Poogan's Porch

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.6 miles from Rockville, 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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    Meeting Street Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.7 miles from Rockville, 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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    Dock Street Theatre

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.7 miles from Rockville, 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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    St. Philip's Graveyard

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.7 miles from Rockville, 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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    Old Exchange Building

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.8 miles from Rockville, 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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    Jasmine House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.8 miles from Rockville, 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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    Charleston Harley Davidson - Bicycle Shoppe

    Charleston, South Carolina

    19.9 miles from Rockville, 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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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    20.1 miles from Rockville, 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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    Patriots Point Museum - USS Yorktown

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    21.2 miles from Rockville, SC

    The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Museum is an Essex-class aircraft carrier named in honor of the sunken USS Yorktown, destroyed in 1942 during the Battle of Midway. The vessel has been used in films "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "The Philadelphia Experiment among others. Witnesses, both staff and visitors, have ...


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    Fort Sumter

    Charleston, South Carolina

    21.4 miles from Rockville, SC

    Fort Sumter is said to be haunted by a soldier's ghost. On April 13, Union Army Major Robert Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates. He ordered a final 100-gun salute to the Union flag, and on the 47th shot, a gun misfired and killed Union Soldier Daniel Hough. Since ...


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    Old Village Post House - Guilds Inn

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    22.5 miles from Rockville, SC

    Once the "Guilds Inn" (until around 2004), this is now a restaurant and inn called "Old Village Post House". It was featured in "Haunted Inns of the Southeast" under its previous incarnation. The book suggested that the ghost of its previous owner, Captain Samuel Guilds, still haunted the ...


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    Charleston Naval Shipyard

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    22.8 miles from Rockville, SC

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


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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    25.7 miles from Rockville, 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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    Chapel of Ease

    Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

    27.1 miles from Rockville, 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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    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    27.5 miles from Rockville, 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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    Boone Hall Plantation

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    28 miles from Rockville, SC

    Boone Hall Plantation, in operation since the late 1600s, is said to be haunted by a soldier. His apparition has been seen attempting to remove a bullet from an injured fellow soldier.


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    Price House Cottage

    Summerville, South Carolina

    28.6 miles from Rockville, 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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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    28.8 miles from Rockville, 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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    This Whole House

    Summerville, South Carolina

    28.9 miles from Rockville, 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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    Wigg-Barnwell House

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    29.9 miles from Rockville, 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

    29.9 miles from Rockville, 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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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    33.1 miles from Rockville, 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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    Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Yemassee, South Carolina

    34.1 miles from Rockville, 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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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    37 miles from Rockville, 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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    Tybee Island Lighthouse

    Tybee Island, Georgia

    55.2 miles from Rockville, SC

    The original lighthouse in this spot was built in 1736, but after storms and shore erosion caused the demise of not only it but the first three lighthouses here, the current, fourth structure was built. Folks here have witnessed apparitions and heard unexplained whistling and other sounds. Some apparitions were ...


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    Fort Pulaski

    Tybee Island, Georgia

    56.7 miles from Rockville, SC

    It was in 1862, during the Civil War, when Union soldiers at Fort Pulaski first tested a rifled cannon, which eventually made brick fortifications useless. The fort also was used as a POW camp. At night at this historic site, it is said that the ghosts come to relive their ...


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    Bonaventure Cemetery

    Savannah, Georgia

    62.6 miles from Rockville, SC

    The cemetery property dates back to a private landowner in the mid-1800s, but was purchased by the city in 1907. It is the spot where naturalist and preservationist John Muir spent several nights in 1867, as he wrote about in his book "A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf," in the ...


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    The Waving Girl - Florence Martus

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.2 miles from Rockville, SC

    The statue of the Waving Girl along the Savannah riverfront was erected in the likeness of Florence Martus (1868-1943), the daughter of an ordnance sergeant. For 44 years, she was known to greet ships as they came in by waving a cloth. Some say she comes to life at night, ...


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    Olde Harbour Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.2 miles from Rockville, SC

    The inn was originally built in 1812, but that building was destroyed by fire in the 1890s. The owners rebuilt over the original foundation. It was an oil company and blue-jean factory until it closed, and was vacant for over two decades. In 1987, it opened as the upscale Olde ...


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    Harley Davidson - Savannah

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.2 miles from Rockville, SC

    Those shopping for Harleys may experience more than a test ride at this shop. Employees here have reported seeing an apparition wearing a suit and hat upstairs, and the plumbing and electricity are known to work by themselves.


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    The Pirates' House

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.2 miles from Rockville, SC

    At this 1753 tavern building, originally a sailors' pub, you may just get a climpse of the ghost of Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame. Some say this is the spot where the pirate died upstairs, although others say Flint is a fictitious character. Regardless, something spectral appears to be ...


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    B. Matthews Eatery

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.3 miles from Rockville, SC

    Said to be housed in one of Georgia's oldest buildings (likely built in 1790 or before), the eatery's basement allegedly was once used in slave smuggling, as is evident by the old iron tether rings set into the basement floor. The spot was then a tavern. Another point of interest ...


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    Hampton Lillibridge House

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.3 miles from Rockville, SC

    This is a private house, so please do not trespass without permission. Some say the house was once the site of an exorcism. Apparitions of a man in a black suit and bow tie have been seen, and the sound of a scream has been heard. Rumor has it that ...


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    Hampton-Lillibridge House

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.3 miles from Rockville, SC


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    Melonie's Antiques

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.3 miles from Rockville, 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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    East Bay Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.4 miles from Rockville, SC

    The ghost of a former worker named Charlie is said to haunt the inn. He reportedly fell to his death from a third story room and it is alleged that he haunts that room to this day. Room 325 is called Charlie's room and is where most of the ...


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    River Street Inn

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.4 miles from Rockville, SC

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


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    John Wesley Statue - Reynolds Square

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.4 miles from Rockville, SC

    The statue of John Wesley in Reynolds Square was placed there by the Methodists of Georgia in 1969, and it is the area around this statue that folks find mysterious. Why? Well, those who photograph the statue have found that strange hazy patterns and odd colors appear in the pictures. ...


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    The Olde Pink House

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.4 miles from Rockville, SC

    Builder General Habersham is the ghost in residence at the Old Pink House Restaurant and Tavern. Locals will tell you he most often appears in the tavern, located in the building's basement, but he has also been seen in the upstairs dining room. Keep watch for a man in a ...


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    Lucas Theatre

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.5 miles from Rockville, SC

    At this 1921 theater building that houses movies, dramatic presentations and concerts, folks have witnessed strange happenings such as applause coming from an invisible audience and shadowy forms. Visitors are welcome to take self-guided tours through the building.


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    Kehoe House

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.5 miles from Rockville, SC

    The Queen-Anne-style mansion was built in 1892 for William Kehoe, and it is said to be the home of a few spirits. Children's ghosts have been witnessed around the grounds, as well as that of the Lady in Gray who haunts room 203. The Lady is said to be a ...


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    Moon River Brewing Company

    Savannah, Georgia

    63.5 miles from Rockville, 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

    63.5 miles from Rockville, 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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