The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed suicide.

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Geographic Information

Off Coeburn Mountain Rd
Wise, VA 24293
United States

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36.96997854770101, -82.55863702293937
Wise County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Wise, VA (1.0 mi.)
Norton, VA (4.6 mi.)
Riverview, VA (4.9 mi.)
Coeburn, VA (5.5 mi.)
Pound, VA (10.9 mi.)
Dungannon, VA (10.9 mi.)
Appalachia, VA (13.1 mi.)
Clintwood, VA (13.7 mi.)
Big Stone Gap, VA (13.9 mi.)
Payne Gap, KY (14.0 mi.)


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