Garth Woodside Mansion

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This inn, built originally in 1871, is known for its connection with renowned author Mark Twain. Personal friends of the owners, the author would send them his books and stay there when he was in town. Folks believe his ghost still visits the place, especially the room that was named after him. Witnesses say phantom pipe smoke has been detected, as well as strange orbs of light.

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11069 New London Gravel Rd
Hannibal, MO 63401
United States

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39.66899799999999, -91.40918399999998
Ralls County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Hannibal, MO (3.8 mi.)
New London, MO (5.8 mi.)
Rensselaer, MO (7.2 mi.)
Palmyra, MO (10.6 mi.)
Hull, IL (11.1 mi.)
Center, MO (12.8 mi.)
Frankford, MO (13.2 mi.)
Payson, IL (13.5 mi.)
Kinderhook, IL (13.8 mi.)
Plainville, IL (14.4 mi.)

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