Union County Courthouse

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Investigated by TV’s Ghost Hunters, the Union County Courthouse is said to be haunted by spirits from the Revolutionary War era. A woman’s ghost has been seen in the rotunda, and Hannah Caldwell, the first woman to die in the American Revolution, is said to haunt a fifth floor courtroom where a portrait of her husband Reverend James Caldwell hangs.

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2 Broad St
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
United States

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40.6622201524839, -74.21530446412362
Union County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Elizabeth, NJ (0.3 mi.)
Roselle, NJ (2.5 mi.)
Roselle Park, NJ (2.6 mi.)
Hillside, NJ (2.8 mi.)
Linden, NJ (3.2 mi.)
Union, NJ (3.5 mi.)
Winfield, NJ (3.9 mi.)
Bloomfield, NY (3.9 mi.)
Kenilworth, NJ (4.1 mi.)
Cranford, NJ (4.4 mi.)


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  1. I saw her once exit the hall as she got off the elevator.. this was when my dad owned the cafeteria that’s located in the basement back in 1991… I went to the elevator one time when it chimed, she got off but the car wasn’t there… she told me be careful not to fall.

  2. Deborah Van Order Yankin  |  

    I had always said that the court house was haunted When ever I was in this court house Someone would always touch my arm when I sat on a bench in the hall way on the 3rd floor waiting to go into the court room. I also was in the old county jail a few times when at night every one was in their cell sleeping and I would wake up to the sounds of keys going down the cat walk and no one was on this cat walk at all. St one time I swore I seen a woman in a long black dress like from the 1920 1930 and this frighten me so much I pulled the wool blanket over my eyes and closed my eyes real tight and started praying.my name is Deborah A. Van Order my email is DeeDeeVanOrden@gmail.com

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