Hannah Heyward House

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This historic private home, originally built at the end of the Revolutionary War by war widow Mrs. Heyward, is said to be the site of ghostly appearances since 1805. That’s when Mrs. Heyward first saw the ghost of her son James, whom she believed was on a hunting trip. She found out later that night that he had indeed passed away after being thrown by a spooked horse. James’ spirit is said to linger in the home, quietly reading or looking out the window in his green hunting jacket.

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Geographic Information

31 Legare Street
Charleston, SC
United States

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32.773485, -79.93461300000001
Charleston County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Charleston, SC (0.3 mi.)
Mount Pleasant, SC (4.4 mi.)
Sullivans Island, SC (5.7 mi.)
Isle of Palms, SC (8.2 mi.)
Folly Beach, SC (8.2 mi.)
North Charleston, SC (9.0 mi.)
Shell Point, SC (10.1 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (11.2 mi.)
Kiawah Island, SC (14.4 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (15.4 mi.)


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