Randolph College

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Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon’s Woman’s College, is said to be haunted. One haunted spot is Mary’s Garden, named after Mary Stokes. Student legend says if you stray from the path and cross the garden, you will never graduate or never marry. Another story tells of a student who was murdered while wearing purple clogs. Her ghost is said to have been heard walking in her clogs all around the dorm where she lived. Also, the apparition of an old woman has been reported to appear in the West Dating Parlor.

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Conway Lane
Lynchburg, VA
United States

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37.4370664, -79.17327039999998
Nearest Towns:
Lynchburg, VA (2.3 mi.)
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Amherst, VA (12.2 mi.)
Concord, VA (12.7 mi.)
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  1. I attended this school while it was still RMW-C and what’s listed here is not even the tip on the iceberg. Mary’s Garden and the woman in clogs by the gate (who was not killed by her dorm as stated above, but rather headed back there from off campus and killed at least two buildings away) are only two of closer to two-dozen individual hauntings on campus. You also got the address wrong. As amusing as it is to see Conway Ln listed as the street address (Conway is the name of the bell whose tower is haunted), its actually on Rivermont Ave.

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