Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

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Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, explored on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted. The complex includes an 1822 courthouse and jail, 1830 farmhouse, 1875 church, 1928 one-room schoolhouse and the Brentsville Tavern archeological site. Knocking sounds and apparitions have been reported in the jail, as well as the sound of voices. Ghostly figures have been seen in the courthouse windows as well.

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    12229 Bristow Rd.
    Bristow VA 20136
    United States

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    38.68955310684865, -77.49958634376526
    Prince William County, Virginia
    Nearest Towns:
    Nokesville, VA (4.4 mi.)
    Manassas, VA (4.4 mi.)
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    Linton Hall, VA (6.3 mi.)
    West Gate, VA (6.4 mi.)
    Bull Run, VA (6.6 mi.)
    Manassas Park, VA (6.7 mi.)
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