Jenkins Plantation Museum

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The plantation, now a museum, was originally built in 1835 and was named after Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins of the Confederacy. The general is believed to haunt the house. Witnesses have seen his apparition and heard the sound of his boots walking in the building.

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8814 Ohio River Road
Lesage WV 25537
United States

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38.586688, -82.24899099999999
Cabell County, West Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Crown City, OH (1.9 mi.)
Athalia, OH (5.8 mi.)
Lesage, WV (6.2 mi.)
Apple Grove, WV (6.9 mi.)
Milton, WV (12.3 mi.)
Proctorville, OH (12.4 mi.)
Barboursville, WV (12.5 mi.)
Pea Ridge, WV (12.5 mi.)
Gallipolis Ferry, WV (13.0 mi.)
Buffalo, WV (14.6 mi.)

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  1. Carolyn Paetow  |  

    When my sister and I visited here several years ago, I experienced a fleeting wave of dizziness as I descended the stairs to the basement. I later read that this can be a manifestation of a presence, which I actually felt while looking out one of the basement windows. My sister later told me that she felt a touch at that window. The guide later told me that this very window is where the ghost of a slave has been seen. When I asked what he had personally experienced at the house, he said he had heard the sound of children laughing while he was there alone.

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