Haunted Places in Cordova, South Carolina



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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    39.2 miles from Cordova, 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

    39.2 miles from Cordova, 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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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    40.3 miles from Cordova, 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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    Annie's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Aiken, South Carolina

    41.4 miles from Cordova, 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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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    42.2 miles from Cordova, 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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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    42.6 miles from Cordova, 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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    Holley House - Hotel Aiken

    Aiken, South Carolina

    46.9 miles from Cordova, 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

    47 miles from Cordova, 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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    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    50.7 miles from Cordova, 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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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    50.8 miles from Cordova, 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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    Graniteville Cemetery

    Graniteville, South Carolina

    51.2 miles from Cordova, 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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    Price House Cottage

    Summerville, South Carolina

    51.6 miles from Cordova, 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

    51.9 miles from Cordova, 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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    Jacksonboro Light

    Cordova, South Carolina

    53 miles from Cordova, 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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    Redcliffe Plantation

    Beech Island, South Carolina

    54.6 miles from Cordova, 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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    Salem Black River Church

    Mayesville, South Carolina

    55.6 miles from Cordova, 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

    56.2 miles from Cordova, 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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    Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Yemassee, South Carolina

    57 miles from Cordova, 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

    59.9 miles from Cordova, 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

    60.6 miles from Cordova, 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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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    61.5 miles from Cordova, 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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    Ezekiel Harris House

    Augusta, Georgia

    62 miles from Cordova, 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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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    62 miles from Cordova, 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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    The Partridge Inn

    Augusta, Georgia

    62.8 miles from Cordova, 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

    63.6 miles from Cordova, 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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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    64.7 miles from Cordova, 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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    Fairfield County Museum

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    65.8 miles from Cordova, 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

    65.9 miles from Cordova, 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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    Charleston Naval Shipyard

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    67.8 miles from Cordova, SC

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


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    Wigg-Barnwell House

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    70.7 miles from Cordova, 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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    West End Cemetery

    Newberry, South Carolina

    70.7 miles from Cordova, 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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    Joseph Johnson House - The Castle

    Beaufort, South Carolina

    70.8 miles from Cordova, 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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    Newberry College

    Newberry, South Carolina

    71.2 miles from Cordova, 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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    Rutledge Victorian Guest House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    72.4 miles from Cordova, 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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    Charleston Harley Davidson - Bicycle Shoppe

    Charleston, South Carolina

    72.8 miles from Cordova, 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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    Old Charleston Jail

    Charleston, South Carolina

    72.8 miles from Cordova, 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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    Jasmine House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    72.9 miles from Cordova, 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

    73 miles from Cordova, 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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    Poogan's Porch

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.1 miles from Cordova, 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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    St. Philip's Graveyard

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.1 miles from Cordova, 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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    Hannah Heyward House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.1 miles from Cordova, 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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    Talvande Mansion - Swords Gate House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.2 miles from Cordova, 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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    Dock Street Theatre

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.2 miles from Cordova, 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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    Old Exchange Building

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.3 miles from Cordova, 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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    Battery Carriage House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.4 miles from Cordova, 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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    White Point Garden

    Charleston, South Carolina

    73.5 miles from Cordova, 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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    Patriots Point Museum - USS Yorktown

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    73.6 miles from Cordova, 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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    Molly's Rock Picnic Area

    Newberry, South Carolina

    74.8 miles from Cordova, 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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    Boone Hall Plantation

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    75 miles from Cordova, 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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    Old Village Post House - Guilds Inn

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    75.2 miles from Cordova, 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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