Alleghany County Courthouse

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Built in 1933, the historic courthouse was constructed to replace the original edifice which was destroyed by the ‘Big Fire of 1932’. Visitors to the building nowadays have reported hearing disembodied footsteps on the staircase and the unexplained sound of whistling near the decommissioned prison cells.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

Main and Whitehead
Sparta, NC
United States

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36.50582181966007, -81.12064424047549
Alleghany County, North Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Sparta, NC (0.0 mi.)
Independence, VA (8.2 mi.)
Lowgap, NC (14.1 mi.)
Thurmond, NC (14.4 mi.)
Galax, VA (15.3 mi.)
Fries, VA (16.5 mi.)
Hays, NC (17.7 mi.)
Mulberry, NC (18.7 mi.)
Jefferson, NC (20.5 mi.)
Fairplains, NC (21.3 mi.)


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