Haunted Places in Boykin, South Carolina



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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    11.7 miles from Boykin, 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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    Rembert Church

    Sumter, South Carolina

    13.2 miles from Boykin, 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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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    21.6 miles from Boykin, 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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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    26.9 miles from Boykin, 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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    Longstreet Theatre

    Columbia, South Carolina

    27 miles from Boykin, 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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    Salem Black River Church

    Mayesville, South Carolina

    27.2 miles from Boykin, 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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    Graves near Lincoln Village

    Hartsville, South Carolina

    33.4 miles from Boykin, SC

    According to local tales, an overgrown and haunted graveyard stands adjacent to the abandoned Lincoln Village apartment complex, in the wooded area at the northwest corner of the complex. Caution: The graves are sunken and the ground is soft; graves here may be deep.


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    Fairfield County Museum

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    34 miles from Boykin, SC

    Fairfield County Museum is housed in a former 1832 home. It is said to be haunted by two soldiers' ghosts, and an apparition of an elderly lady has been seen as well. Witnesses also have reported unexplained noises, footsteps, and extension cords that moved along the ground by themselves.


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    Fairfield County Courthouse

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    34.1 miles from Boykin, SC

    The Fairfield County Courthouse has a ghost, that of Mary Ingleman, aka the Witch of Winnsboro Courthouse. It all started in 1792, when folks were accusing each other of being witches. Mary, along with others, was accused, beaten and tortured by the townsfolk. When she reported the incident to authorities, ...


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    Coker College

    Hartsville, South Carolina

    34.3 miles from Boykin, SC

    At Coker College, a private liberal arts school founded in 1908, a ghostly girl is said to roam in a dorm building. The ghost also is said to cause strange sounds, turn off radios and make alarm clocks ring in the middle of the night. According to campus legend, she ...


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    Prospect Church

    Patrick, South Carolina

    36.6 miles from Boykin, SC

    According to local legend, on moonlit nights at Prospect Church, those who park in the last parking space on the right side of the church and peer at the last window on the second story will see a ghost who moves the curtains violently as if in a struggle inside.


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    Sansbury Cemetery

    Timmonsville, South Carolina

    37.7 miles from Boykin, SC

    Different from the Sansbury Hill Cemetery, also in Timmonsville, the Sansbury Cemetery is an eerie place where unexplained noises, including a baby crying, have been reported. Folks also have reported feelings of despair and fear here, but giving the surroundings, this is may not be unusual!


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    Capt. John Blakeney Cemetery

    Pageland, South Carolina

    44.9 miles from Boykin, SC

    At Capt. John Blakeney Cemetery, rumor has it that the ghosts of the Blakeney family will sometimes appear to visitors. The family emigrated here from Ireland, and some of its members fought in the Civil War.


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    Tans Bay Baptist Church

    Effingham, South Carolina

    45.7 miles from Boykin, SC

    Tans Bay Baptist Church is thought to be haunted by the ghost of a baby who died here before the building housed a church. It's said that the baby accidentally fell on its head and died instantly, and now floating lights and the sound of a baby crying can be ...


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    Montrose Cemetery - Lowthers Hill Cemetery

    Darlington, South Carolina

    50.9 miles from Boykin, SC

    Montrose Cemetery, aka Lowthers Hill Cemetery, is very old and spooky, according to witnesses who describe feelings of fear and nausea on the grounds. The cemetery was so old and run down that a mass marker was placed outside naming the known burials inside. Some say a murderer brought children ...


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    Colonel Kolb's Tomb

    Bennettsville, South Carolina

    51.9 miles from Boykin, SC

    According to reports, Colonel Kolb, along with his family, was burned alive nearby during the Revolutionary War. According to local lore, those who visit Colonel Kolb's tomb at night will hear the sound of someone walking in the woods and may suddenly find the apparition of a man right next ...


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    Chester Little Theatre

    Chester, South Carolina

    54.3 miles from Boykin, SC

    Perhaps as early as 1913, Chester Little Theatre was known as the Dreamland Theatre. Sometime in its long history, something must have happened to render it a hot spot for supernatural activity: Witnesses here claim to have seen apparitions and heard strange noises.


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    Molly's Rock Picnic Area

    Newberry, South Carolina

    58 miles from Boykin, SC

    At Flag Lake (which is no longer a lake, by the way), Molly’s Rock is rumored to be a hot spot for the strange and unexpected. Reports say on a nearby hill stands a cemetery that has an entire row of grave markers for deceased who committed suicide. Witnesses visiting ...


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    Blakeney House

    Monroe, North Carolina

    59.7 miles from Boykin, SC

    The 1903 Blakeney House has been a private home, several restaurants and now is used for bible and mission training for the company Youth With a Mission. Although the company maintains that the house is not haunted, it is in fact said to be haunted by three ghosts: William Blakeney ...


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    Newberry College

    Newberry, South Carolina

    60.6 miles from Boykin, 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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    West End Cemetery

    Newberry, South Carolina

    61.1 miles from Boykin, 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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    Winthrop University

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

    62.4 miles from Boykin, SC

    Tillman Hall at Winthrop University has a bell tower, intricate woodwork, and, some say, a haunted fourth floor. Some suppose the spirits may be linked to the old stocks, still housed in the building, that held the prisoners who built the hall centuries ago.


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    Bingham's Light

    Latta, South Carolina

    63.1 miles from Boykin, SC

    Binghams's Light is believed to be the lantern of the ghost of a man named Bingham who was killed by a train. Some say he appears as a warning or that the ghost is searching for his lost children.


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    Juxa Plantation - Gregory Plantation

    Union, South Carolina

    66.7 miles from Boykin, SC

    Juxa Plantation, formerly the Gregory Plantation, is no longer an inn but a private residence. Original owner Jehu Gregory was once said to haunt the place. His ghost was seen most often in the on-site family cemetery. But so the tale goes, after the repair of some tombstones, Jehu never made ...


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    John D. Long Lake

    Union, South Carolina

    69.8 miles from Boykin, SC

    John D. Long Lake is the spot where Susan Smith killed her children by strapping them into her vehicle and rolling it into the lake, claiming her kids were kidnapped by a carjacker. Folks who have visited the monument erected to them here claim to have heard children's laughter and ...


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    Annie's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Aiken, South Carolina

    72.7 miles from Boykin, 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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    Inn At Merridun

    Union, South Carolina

    72.7 miles from Boykin, SC

    The Inn at Merridun is haunted by friendly ghosts, former residents T.C. and Fannie Duncan, who leave pennies as housewarming gifts. Their rose-scented perfume and cigar smoke can be detected when the ghosts are around. Another haunt in residence is Mary Anne Wallace, sister of a former owner, whose apparition ...


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    Queens University of Charlotte

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    75.4 miles from Boykin, SC

    At Albright, student lore says the ghost of a girl who committed suicide here makes knocking sounds and opens and closes doors. She was said to be distraught over the fact that her parents found out about her relationship with another woman. In the Courtyard area, some say you can ...


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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    75.8 miles from Boykin, 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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    Holley House - Hotel Aiken

    Aiken, South Carolina

    75.9 miles from Boykin, 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

    76 miles from Boykin, 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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    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    76.9 miles from Boykin, SC

    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill is housed in a former farmhouse that's reported to be haunted by ghosts who open and close doors, tinker with the radio, or even show up in the restrooms after the bar is closed.


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    Cajun Queen

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    77.1 miles from Boykin, SC

    Cajun Queen is a Cajun restaurant situated in one of the oldest houses in the area. Its ghost is said to have been a former owner who is annoyed that in her old bedroom now stands a bar. However, others say she shows up because she just wants a drink.


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    Dixie's Tavern

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    78.1 miles from Boykin, SC

    Long said to be one of the most haunted spots in Charlotte but no one seems to know who haunts it or why. In 2013 it was announced that Dixie's would be closing and the land would be made into a park, so it seems it is slated for ...


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    McGlohon Theatre

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    78.2 miles from Boykin, SC

    McGlohon Theatre was a church in its original incarnation, but was made into a theater later. The ghosts folks say reside here are from its church days, and can be heard walking or singing.


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    Alexander Michael’s

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    78.6 miles from Boykin, SC

    Alexander Michael’s restaurant, open since 1983, is said to be haunted, although reports are unclear as to the exact nature of the hauntings.


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    Lydia Mill Ruins

    Clinton, South Carolina

    78.9 miles from Boykin, SC

    Dating as far back as the early 1900s, Lydia Mill, now in ruins, had housing on-site for its employees. Now a headless female ghost roams the premises, seen around the railroad tracks or in the mill building.


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    Graniteville Cemetery

    Graniteville, South Carolina

    79.3 miles from Boykin, 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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    This Whole House

    Summerville, South Carolina

    79.4 miles from Boykin, 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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    Price House Cottage

    Summerville, South Carolina

    79.5 miles from Boykin, 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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    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery

    Cross Hill, South Carolina

    79.6 miles from Boykin, SC

    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery is home to the ghost of a Civil War soldier whose marker cross glows about three times per year. The cross also is said to inexplicably change color several times a year.


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    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    80.1 miles from Boykin, 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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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    80.3 miles from Boykin, 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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    Reed Gold Mine

    Midland, North Carolina

    81 miles from Boykin, SC

    It all started in 1799 when Mr. Reed's son struck gold in Meadow Creek on the family homestead, and Reed Gold Mine was born. It is said to be haunted by Eleanor Mills, a neighbor od the Reeds in the 1800s. Eleanor and her husband Eugene were quarreling when she ...


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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    82.2 miles from Boykin, 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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    Ninety Six National Historic Site

    Ninety Six, South Carolina

    82.3 miles from Boykin, SC

    Ninety Six National Historic Site is a National Park Service operated frontier settlement and Revolutionary War battle site that includes Star Fort, a visitor center, a trail, archaeological digs and restorations. It's rumored to be haunted by a ghost, but folks differ as to who the spirit is, or was. ...


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    Piney Grove Church

    Concord, North Carolina

    85.4 miles from Boykin, SC

    Piney Grove Church was established around the turn of the twentieth century and has four ghosts, according to reports. Witnesses have described strange lights, mists, shadows, and photographic anomalies.


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    Old Gunn - Prince Frederick's Episcopal Church

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    87.5 miles from Boykin, SC

    Construction of the church was begun in 1859, but screeched to a halt when the lead architect Mr. Gunn slipped on the steep roof and fell to his death. Folks have seen Mr. Gunn's ghost around the ruins of the church and tower and heard his scream, and locals say ...


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    Pharr Mansion

    Lowell, North Carolina

    87.5 miles from Boykin, SC

    One afternoon I took my nephew by the mansion as he loved haunted things. I pulled in to the driveway at the end of the street and he got out and walked around the house (I remained in the car). When he got back he stated that he wanted ...


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    Latta Plantation

    Huntersville, North Carolina

    87.8 miles from Boykin, SC

    The Latta family, the former owners of the plantation, are said to still live here in their afterlife. The historic site is the setting for strange occurrences, like the sound of ghostly children playing in the empty attic or slamming doors. A shadowy figure is seen from time to time. ...


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