The Judges Bench

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Once Berger’s Grocery, the bar is known for the ghost of daughter Mary Berger. She hanged herself in 1962 when her parents refused to let her date a local boy. Her apparition has been seen ever since.

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8385 Main St
Ellicott City, MD 21043
United States

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39.26839005165045, -76.80058916931154
Howard County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Ellicott City, MD (0.1 mi.)
Ilchester, MD (2.3 mi.)
Columbia, MD (2.8 mi.)
Catonsville, MD (3.7 mi.)
Trial, MD (4.0 mi.)
Charlestown, MD (5.1 mi.)
Woodlawn, MD (5.4 mi.)
Arbutus, MD (5.5 mi.)
Milford Mill, MD (5.7 mi.)
West Elkridge, MD (5.8 mi.)

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