Columbus Inn

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The Columbus Inn restaurant is no longer open for business, but locals will tell you that it was haunted. Newspaper articles and TV shows have featured the place, which some say was the birthplace of the Jersey Devil.

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Geographic Information

Address:
24491 West Main Street
Columbus, NJ 08022
United States

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GPS:
40.0732, -74.721
County:
Burlington County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Fieldsboro, NJ (4.4 mi.)
Roebling, NJ (4.5 mi.)
Juliustown, NJ (5.0 mi.)
Bordentown, NJ (5.1 mi.)
Wrightstown, NJ (6.0 mi.)
Fort Dix, NJ (6.2 mi.)
Mount Holly, NJ (6.6 mi.)
Tullytown, PA (6.7 mi.)
Groveville, NJ (7.2 mi.)
Bristol, PA (7.2 mi.)

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  1. I was friends with the owner’s kid sometime around 1979-1986. I was a teenager at the time. We used to go up in the attic and rummage through all the old stuff from past decades. All I really remember about the attic was there were hundreds of old TV tubes up there, most of them new in the boxes. The owner’s kid and the wait staff said it was haunted by a ghost named Doc. Never saw him but sometimes we heard weird noises when the place was closed. We used to help out with light cleaning, and his dad would make us awesome hamburgers afterward. Sometimes he would let us make the Irish soda bread. Fun memories.

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