Haunted Places in Hickory Grove, South Carolina



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    John D. Long Lake

    Union, South Carolina

    15.3 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Chain Gang Hill Road

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    21.7 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Victims of the infamous local murderer the Gaffney Strangler are said to haunt Chain Gang Hill Road. The girls' voices can be heard moaning and screaming along this stretch.


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    Inn At Merridun

    Union, South Carolina

    21.8 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Winthrop University

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

    22 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Chester Little Theatre

    Chester, South Carolina

    22.4 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Clifton Mill No. 2

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    22.5 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Clifton Mill No. 2 was a textile mill built in 1888 and demolished in 2013. When the abandoned buildings still stood here, folks claimed they were haunted. Reports came in of the sound of ghostly footsteps and doors that were suddenly flung open by something unseen.


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    Juxa Plantation - Gregory Plantation

    Union, South Carolina

    22.8 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Foster's Tavern

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    27 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Foster's Tavern is housed in a historic brick gabled building from the early 1800s. Strange sounds have led folks to believe that the tavern may be haunted. Witnesses have heard horses' hooves on the roof, footsteps on the stairs, and voices.


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    Pharr Mansion

    Lowell, North Carolina

    28.3 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Converse College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    28.5 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    The late-1800s Converse College has a few haunted buildings, including the Williams Dorm, said to have a ghostly boy near its laundry room who will play catch with a ball, and Hazel B. Abbott Theatre, haunted by Miss Hazel herself. The Wilson Hall has a ghost with red eyes, and ...


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    Evans Building

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    29 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    The Evans Building was Frank Evans High School in the 1920s but is now the Evans Academic Center of Spartanburg Community College. Not only can footsteps be heard in the hallways, but witnesses say late at night on the old basketball court, you can sometimes hear the dribbling and sneaker ...


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    Caroleen Broad River Bridge

    Ellenboro, North Carolina

    30 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Some locals say if you drive past the bridge on rainy nights, you may see the apparitions of two elderly ladies walking. They are believed to be the spirits of two sisters who were killed when they drove off the side of the bridge. Some say if you give them ...


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    Spartanburg Methodist College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    31.6 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Spartanburg Methodist College is home to a ghost of a student who committed suicide by jumping out a window. Witnesses have seen his apparition in the halls or standing by the window from which he jumped.


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    Queens University of Charlotte

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    36 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    McGlohon Theatre

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    36.8 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Dixie's Tavern

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    36.8 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Alexander Michael’s

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    36.9 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Cajun Queen

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    37.3 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    37.3 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Latta Plantation

    Huntersville, North Carolina

    37.6 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Molly's Rock Picnic Area

    Newberry, South Carolina

    41.7 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Lydia Mill Ruins

    Clinton, South Carolina

    45.6 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Fairfield County Courthouse

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    45.7 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Fairfield County Museum

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    45.9 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Devenger Road Bridge

    Greer, South Carolina

    48.8 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Local legend tells us that one Halloween night, a woman and her kids were killed on the Devenger Road Bridge when their car was hit by a truck. The woman had stopped the car to retrieve something from her trunk. Now folks say the woman's ghost will push you backward ...


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    Blakeney House

    Monroe, North Carolina

    49.5 miles from Hickory Grove, 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

    49.6 miles from Hickory Grove, 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

    50.8 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    1859 Cafe

    Hickory, North Carolina

    51.7 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    The 1859 Cafe was believed to be haunted by the friendly ghost of a blonde woman in a long white dress. Actually built in 1859 as a home and a general store, the house was the setting for apparitions that appeared in the bathroom mirror or in photographs, and flickering ...


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    Embassy Suites

    Greenville, South Carolina

    52.6 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Many strange things can be said about this location of Embassy Suites. According to witnesses, lights turn on and off at will, doors come flying open by themselves, and during a period of construction when the electricity was disconnected, lights came on during the night. In addition, the golf course ...


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    New Salem Church Cemetery

    Taylors, South Carolina

    52.7 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    At the New Salem Baptist Church Graveyard, visitors have reported unexplained moving lights, voices, temperature anomalies, eerie feelings, touches from something unseen, and other strange phenomena.


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    The Lodge on Lake Lure

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    53.4 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    The 1937 lodge began as a retreat for highway patrolmen and their families and a memorial to highway patrolman George Penn, who was shot and killed on the job. It was opened to the public in 1990. Rumor has it that the ghost who resides here is none other than ...


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    Piney Grove Church

    Concord, North Carolina

    54.5 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Capt. John Blakeney Cemetery

    Pageland, South Carolina

    55.2 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    55.4 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    The historic inn has been visited by such celebrities as novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and presidents Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt. In the 1940s it was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers. It is now rumored to be the home of many haunts. Staff members report hearing a ...


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    Old Courthouse Theatre

    Concord, North Carolina

    55.5 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Old Courthouse Theatre, built in 1922, was originally a Baptist church and is rumored to be haunted. One of the ghosts has been nicknamed The Deacon, an apparition of a man in a dark suit who doesn't care for musicals. Footsteps, moving objects, lights going on and off and moving ...


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    Poinsett Bridge

    Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    55.7 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    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 ...


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    Reed Gold Mine

    Midland, North Carolina

    57.6 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Children's Graveyard - Duncan Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    Greenville, South Carolina

    57.6 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Duncan Chapel Methodist Church, built in the 1850s, has a cemetery known as the Children's Graveyard. The road to get there is across from a McDonalds. Apparently the cemetery is older than the church, as the dates on the gravestones are said to range from the late 1700s to the ...


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    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery

    Cross Hill, South Carolina

    57.8 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Old Hester Store

    Easley, South Carolina

    63.7 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    The Old Hester Store was built in 1893 by William Hester and is now taken care of by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation and Pickens County Historical Society. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of an African-American man who was hanged in the back of the ...


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    Three Bridges Road

    Powdersville, South Carolina

    63.9 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Three Bridges Road is known to ghost enthusiasts as the place where Eloise, a Civil War-era slave, roams. So her story goes, Union soldiers killed Eloise's master nearby, and the distraught slave woman was reluctant to leave her master's body. When soldiers found her there mourning his death, they killed ...


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    Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery

    Greenwood, South Carolina

    65.4 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery is an old graveyard where folks say disembodied singing is heard, white mists or figures materialize, and blue spots are said to appear in the house adjacent.


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    Brown Mountain Lights

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    67.2 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    It is said that the ghostly orbs that come out of the mountains are the spirits of Cherokee Indian maidens searching for their lost loves. The ghost lights are reported to date back to the 1200, when a big battle claimed the lives of many Indian warriors. The area also ...


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    Ninety Six National Historic Site

    Ninety Six, South Carolina

    67.2 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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    Calvary Episcopal Church

    Fletcher, North Carolina

    69.2 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    The grounds near Calvary Episcopal Church are known for being a favorite "haunt" of the Phantom Rider of the Confederacy. This ghost is a woman with long blonde hair on a palomino seen near the road, then she gallops away quickly. She wears a Confederate cape and a filmy dress, ...


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    Mountain Brew Cafe

    Arden, North Carolina

    71 miles from Hickory Grove, SC

    Mountain Brew Cafe is no longer in operation, reports say. But its building may still be haunted by many ghosts. One, according to local legend, is the spirit of a woman who was murdered on the second floor. Witnesses inside the restaurant often heard footsteps on the stairs when nobody ...


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    Longstreet Theatre

    Columbia, South Carolina

    71.7 miles from Hickory Grove, 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

    71.7 miles from Hickory Grove, 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

    71.9 miles from Hickory Grove, 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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