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 job and lived alone, until she decided to become a prostitute. She still went to church, although the people shunned her and eventually she couldn’t get any clients. She loved storms and would stand high on buildings to watch thunderstorms. One day she was struck by lightning and killed atop this building, then the church, and folks say here her spirit remains. Her apparition has been seen in a red gown, floating across the second floor hall.
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- 135 Church St
Charleston, SC 29401
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- 32.77807425538601, -79.9295149594218
- Charleston County, South Carolina
- Nearest Towns:
- Charleston, SC (0.1 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, SC (4.0 mi.)
Sullivans Island, SC (5.5 mi.)
Isle of Palms, SC (7.8 mi.)
Folly Beach, SC (8.5 mi.)
North Charleston, SC (8.9 mi.)
Shell Point, SC (10.3 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (11.1 mi.)
Kiawah Island, SC (14.8 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (15.2 mi.)
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