Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn

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At the Old Cooper County Jail and Hanging Barn, built in 1848, folks say the ghost of a young prisoner materializes and pounds on the old cell doors. Dark shadow figures have been seen here as well.

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614 East Morgan Street
Boonville, MO 65233
United States

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38.97675556275077, -92.74186384682253
Cooper County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Boonville, MO (0.2 mi.)
Franklin, MO (2.5 mi.)
New Franklin, MO (2.8 mi.)
Windsor Place, MO (4.0 mi.)
Rocheport, MO (9.6 mi.)
Pilot Grove, MO (11.5 mi.)
Fayette, MO (12.1 mi.)
Wooldridge, MO (12.7 mi.)
Arrow Rock, MO (12.7 mi.)
Blackwater, MO (13.4 mi.)

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