Referred to today as the “Thomson Tabby House” or just the “Tabby Ruins,” this structure was begun by Charles Thomson in 1854, but was never completed. It is called the “Tabby” house because of its construction – tabby is like a kind of concrete made out of sand, oyster shells and lime, common to some parts of Africa. It was a common building method in the 18th and early 19th centuries in this part of the country.
Locals have told ghost stories about this building since at least the 1870s. Some have seen a “lady in white” figure, others have seen demonic animal-like spirits haunting the ruins.
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- Palmetto Ave and Fort George Road
Fort George Island, FL
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- 30.4094089155539, -81.43104493618011
- Duval County, Florida
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