Fairfield County Courthouse

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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, her tormentors were not justly punished. To this day, Mary’s ghost remains at the courthouse seeking justice. Her apparition has been spotted on the courthouse steps.

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Geographic Information

115 South Congress Street
Winnsboro, SC
United States

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34.3798979, -81.0862515
Fairfield County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Winnsboro, SC (0.1 mi.)
Winnsboro Mills, SC (1.3 mi.)
Ridgeway, SC (8.7 mi.)
Blythewood, SC (13.1 mi.)
Jenkinsville, SC (13.9 mi.)
Peak, SC (16.6 mi.)
Great Falls, SC (17.1 mi.)
Pomaria, SC (20.5 mi.)
Lake Murray of Richland, SC (20.6 mi.)
Irmo, SC (21.0 mi.)


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