Kingwood Public Library

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The circa-1966 library is said to be haunted. Witnesses report noises and footsteps, objects that move on their own, doors that open and close by themselves, and books that jump off the shelves. A jail that once stood on the site is believed by some to be the source of the hauntings.

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205 W Main St
Kingwood, WV 26537
United States

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39.471796, -79.68998599999998
Preston County, West Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Kingwood, WV (0.4 mi.)
Albright, WV (2.9 mi.)
Tunnelton, WV (6.3 mi.)
Reedsville, WV (6.4 mi.)
Terra Alta, WV (7.9 mi.)
Masontown, WV (8.0 mi.)
Rowlesburg, WV (8.6 mi.)
Newburg, WV (10.4 mi.)
Hutton, MD (11.9 mi.)
Aurora, WV (12.5 mi.)

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  1. Contacted the library. The librarian didn’t believe in ghosts and didn’t want to be bothered about it, She wasn’t very kind or friendly. Just a heads-up in case you like this story. Enjoy it and don’t call them all excited to get info. She said it was all lies. I did find an old newspaper article where there was a jail there and they did see ghosts in the olden days there.

  2. The country Jail which sat not far from the Kingwood Public Library was used until, I believe around 2005, before it was finally shut down.
    I have personally never experienced any type of haunting in the library, but the vibes I get when insie tell me it is very possile it is haunted.

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