Oliver Anderson House

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The 1853 Oliver Anderson House is believed to be haunted by ghostly soldiers who fought Civil War battles on and near the site.

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1101 Delaware St
Lexington, MO
United States

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39.19092375225081, -93.88086801769532
Lafayette County, Missouri
Nearest Towns:
Lexington, MO (0.4 mi.)
Henrietta, MO (4.2 mi.)
Hardin, MO (6.1 mi.)
Wellington, MO (6.7 mi.)
Camden, MO (7.6 mi.)
Richmond, MO (7.9 mi.)
Mayview, MO (9.9 mi.)
Fleming, MO (9.9 mi.)
Dover, MO (10.3 mi.)
Napoleon, MO (11.0 mi.)

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  1. Very still and disturbing , beautiful grounds lots of open space . Bulletholes all over the 1st floor. Eerie presences especially at sundown ..

  2. Excellent geounds to wonder at sunset .. A must stop. Very eerie definatily something about this place .. Got alot of emf and heavy vibes …you have to follow a path around the back from the parking lot to find it

  3. Karen from Lexington  |  

    Having grown up in Lexington, I have toured the Anderson House many, many times. I have never seen an apparition, but I have always felt the presences that are in the house. They are not threatening, or malevolent, but you can feel the sadness and listlessness of the spirits in the house. Many of them were cut down in the prime of their lives, leaving mothers, fathers, wives, children too soon and violently. At night, you can see orbs around the house, and battlefield that is right behind the house. The fighting literally took place in the backyard of the house. And the war wasn’t the first time the house was used as a hospital. Many of the injured of the Steamship Saluda was brought to the Anderson House so they could be treated, and reunited with any family members they may have been separated from. Whether you believe in spirits or not, the Anderson House is a place of beauty and wonder, and I am very grateful that I had the privilege to have grown up in a town that is so full of history.

  4. From the time that I’ve been there I have been touched on my neck and shoulder, when I pasted the stairs where there a man was to believed to jumped of to get away and he broke his ankle my ankle began to hurt, I had extreme dizziness, and finally I heard voices saying help and screaming and crying my head was spinning with all voices of the dead soldiers

  5. Who ever bought the house on 112 N.Main good luck to you I was the owner of the house and my mother who is decist was raised in this house I’ve had a coupleof family members pass in this as well shodows and etc

  6. Nathan Bartlett  |  

    I was there some years ago. 2003 maybe. The house was closed. As I wandered the grounds I felt as if I was being watched from the upstairs window. The whole area has a feeling of sadness and a heaviness. I took several photos, all were normal. Great place to walk, learn and feel history.

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