Haunted Places in Lynchburg, South Carolina



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    Salem Black River Church

    Mayesville, South Carolina

    10.2 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Salem Black River Church, built in 1846, is believed to be haunted by a ghostly Southern Belle and a sad little boy. Cold spots have been noted by visitors as well.


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    Sansbury Cemetery

    Timmonsville, South Carolina

    10.2 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Different from the Sansbury Hill Cemetery, also in Timmonsville, the Sansbury Cemetery is an eerie place where unexplained noises, including a baby crying, have been reported. Folks also have reported feelings of despair and fear here, but giving the surroundings, this is may not be unusual!


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    Rembert Church

    Sumter, South Carolina

    16.2 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    While visiting the cemetery behind the old Rembert Church, folks say they've heard singing and seen lights on inside the church.


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    Tans Bay Baptist Church

    Effingham, South Carolina

    16.9 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Tans Bay Baptist Church is thought to be haunted by the ghost of a baby who died here before the building housed a church. It's said that the baby accidentally fell on its head and died instantly, and now floating lights and the sound of a baby crying can be ...


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    Graves near Lincoln Village

    Hartsville, South Carolina

    21 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    According to local tales, an overgrown and haunted graveyard stands adjacent to the abandoned Lincoln Village apartment complex, in the wooded area at the northwest corner of the complex. Caution: The graves are sunken and the ground is soft; graves here may be deep.


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    Coker College

    Hartsville, South Carolina

    21.9 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    At Coker College, a private liberal arts school founded in 1908, a ghostly girl is said to roam in a dorm building. The ghost also is said to cause strange sounds, turn off radios and make alarm clocks ring in the middle of the night. According to campus legend, she ...


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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    27.4 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The ghost of a Confederate soldier strolls through the Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery, sometimes joined by the apparition of a woman who has been known to sit with her legs crossed in a tree with low-hanging branches.


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    Montrose Cemetery - Lowthers Hill Cemetery

    Darlington, South Carolina

    27.8 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Montrose Cemetery, aka Lowthers Hill Cemetery, is very old and spooky, according to witnesses who describe feelings of fear and nausea on the grounds. The cemetery was so old and run down that a mass marker was placed outside naming the known burials inside. Some say a murderer brought children ...


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    Prospect Church

    Patrick, South Carolina

    29.1 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    According to local legend, on moonlit nights at Prospect Church, those who park in the last parking space on the right side of the church and peer at the last window on the second story will see a ghost who moves the curtains violently as if in a struggle inside.


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    Colonel Kolb's Tomb

    Bennettsville, South Carolina

    35.8 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    According to reports, Colonel Kolb, along with his family, was burned alive nearby during the Revolutionary War. According to local lore, those who visit Colonel Kolb's tomb at night will hear the sound of someone walking in the woods and may suddenly find the apparition of a man right next ...


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    Bingham's Light

    Latta, South Carolina

    39.2 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Binghams's Light is believed to be the lantern of the ghost of a man named Bingham who was killed by a train. Some say he appears as a warning or that the ghost is searching for his lost children.


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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    49.8 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The United States Army installation Fort Jackson, named for U.S. Army General and President Andrew Jackson, is said to be haunted. At its artillery range, the ghost of a female soldier rumored to have killed herself in a latrine appears with a hole in her helmet. And in the B ...


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    Capt. John Blakeney Cemetery

    Pageland, South Carolina

    53.8 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    At Capt. John Blakeney Cemetery, rumor has it that the ghosts of the Blakeney family will sometimes appear to visitors. The family emigrated here from Ireland, and some of its members fought in the Civil War.


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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    54.9 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The University of South Carolina is said to be haunted by quite a few spirits. The library is said to be visited by former President McKissick, and ghostly soldiers and a spectral woman with long dark hair have been spotted at the DeSaussure College building. The woman is believed to ...


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    Longstreet Theatre

    Columbia, South Carolina

    55 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Longstreet Theatre was once a Civil War hospital, and rumor has it that the room that serves as the green room is the former morgue. Cold spots, uneasy feelings, apparitions and strange noises have been reported in the area.


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    Old Gunn - Prince Frederick's Episcopal Church

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    60.3 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Construction of the church was begun in 1859, but screeched to a halt when the lead architect Mr. Gunn slipped on the steep roof and fell to his death. Folks have seen Mr. Gunn's ghost around the ruins of the church and tower and heard his scream, and locals say ...


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    Fairfield County Museum

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    62 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Fairfield County Museum is housed in a former 1832 home. It is said to be haunted by two soldiers' ghosts, and an apparition of an elderly lady has been seen as well. Witnesses also have reported unexplained noises, footsteps, and extension cords that moved along the ground by themselves.


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    Fairfield County Courthouse

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    62 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The Fairfield County Courthouse has a ghost, that of Mary Ingleman, aka the Witch of Winnsboro Courthouse. It all started in 1792, when folks were accusing each other of being witches. Mary, along with others, was accused, beaten and tortured by the townsfolk. When she reported the incident to authorities, ...


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    Mansfield Plantation

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    63.7 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The Mansfield Plantation dates back to the early 18th century, and includes a bed and breakfast. Local ghost hunters claim that they recorded EVPs in the North Guest House that said "don't leave me".


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    Wedgefield Plantation

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    64.4 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The headless ghost of a beheaded British soldier is said to appear here, wandering about holidng a pistol and feeling around for his head. Along with him come the sounds of war, clattering and hoofbeats. The war sounds are often a precursor to the ghost's arrival.


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    DuPre House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    65.8 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Reports say the DuPre house was once a bed-and-breakfast, but currently may be empty and up for sale. The house was built around 1740 and is said to have two ghosts in residence: a woman and her daughter, both from the Civil War era. Their spirits have been seen and ...


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    Beth Elohim Cemetery

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    65.9 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Tales told about this, the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the state, center around best friends Pauline Moses and Eliza Munnerlyn. The two girls had planned to be married on the same day at the same time, but in different locations. However, both the girls caught yellow fever and died ...


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    Bolem House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Folks here believe the house may originally have been built as a tavern for the sailors. Ghostly sailors have been seen and heard here: On Christmas Day in 1993, a resident came across a ghostly man in old-fashioned sailor attire in the kitchen. The witness said the sailor didn't appear ...


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    Henning-Miller House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Built around 1760, some say this house has a ghost on its staircase. Rumor has it that when the British took over the home during the American Revolution, one of the officers fell down the stairs when he heard the daughter mention that Patriot hero Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion was ...


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    Strand Theatre

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The 1941 Strand Theatre is home to some odd occurrences. Footsteps have been heard in the empty balcony, and during a production of Ghosts of the Coast, based on local ghost tales, the staff began to witness cold spots and whispers coming from the backstage area. A ghost hunter was ...


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    1790 House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Although this building no longer operates as a B&B, back in the day it was said that a rocking chair in the "Rice Planter's Room" would often rock back and forth without anyone ever touching it.


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    Waterman-Kaminski House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    This house from around 1770 has a couple of sad ghost stories attached to it. As one goes, a little boy, age 8, was left in the care of the owners while the rest of his family took a trip. The family was lost at sea, and the little boy ...


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    Kaminski Building

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The Kaminski Building is one of two that house Georgetown’s Rice Museum. The 1842 Kaminski Building was a retail store for many years. Witnesses at the museum have heard footsteps, including one set that sounds like it has a peg-leg, in the art gallery. It is also believed that an ...


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    Morgan-Ginsler House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.2 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    This building was once used as a Civil War hospital for Union soldiers. Some folks say the strange sounds that come from the dining room are the sounds of Satan forcing the souls of the soldiers who died there to relive their last miserable moments.


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    Heriot-Tarbox House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.2 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Built around 1765, this is the house where the legendary Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of United States Vice President Aaron Burr and wife of South Carolina Governor Joseph Alston stayed in 1812 before the ship on which she was traveling disappeared. Her ghost has been seen all along the coastline ...


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    Cleland House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.3 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Built in 1737, the house has a story to go along with its ghost. So it goes, Anne Withers, a possible relation of the John Withers listed on the historical marker in front of the house as one of the owners, fell in love with a sea captain. He once ...


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    Litchfield Plantation

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    67.3 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    This plantation's history dates back to 1740, and its most famous ghost is Dr. Henry Tucker, a member of one of the last families to own the plantation in the late 1800s. His apparition has been seen in the Blue Room, and he is said to be a friendly spirit. ...


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    All Saints Cemetery

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    67.4 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The ghost story in this cemetery centers on beautiful Alice Flagg, the sister of the weatlhy Dr. Allard Flagg who moved into the Hermitage in 1849. Alice fell in love with a young lumberman, but Dr. Flagg didn't approve of the match and sent him away. Angry with her brother, ...


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    All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    67.4 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    All Saints Episcopal Church has stood here since 1739, and its cemetery, haunted by a ghost named Alice, dates from 1822. Alice is buried beneath an oak tree under a flat gravestone bearing the name ALICE. Local legend says that those who walk around her grave 13 times backwards and ...


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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    67.6 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Mistress Chicken is the name of this plantation's resident ghost. She rocks in a rocking chair inside the Heron Room. It is said that she exists to comfort a child who once lived at this plantation and was once tied to a tombstone by a nasty schoolmaster as punishment. The ...


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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    67.9 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The Summerville Light is believed to be the ghost of a woman who lived here over 100 years ago. Legend has it that she met her husband at the train after work every night, with a lantern to guide them home. He was killed in a logging accident nearby, and ...


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    Blakeney House

    Monroe, North Carolina

    69 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The 1903 Blakeney House has been a private home, several restaurants and now is used for bible and mission training for the company Youth With a Mission. Although the company maintains that the house is not haunted, it is in fact said to be haunted by three ghosts: William Blakeney ...


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    The Hermitage

    Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

    69.1 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Wealthy Dr. Allard Flagg moved into the Hermitage in 1849 and invited his sister, the beautiful Alice Flagg, to live there with him. Alice fell in love with a young lumberman, but Dr. Flagg didn't approve of the match and sent him away. Angry with her brother, Alice disregarded his ...


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    The Grey Man of Pawley's Island

    Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

    69.8 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Pawley's Island has its own early warning system for hurricanes. Legend has it that a mysterious man dressed all in grey appears to certain individuals or couples and warns them of approaching hurricanes. These tales are usually told after each hurricane, where one lucky couple or family was ...


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    Pelican Inn

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina

    70 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The two ghosts who haunt this inn are of the canine kind. An elderly caretaker here once owned two Boston terriers, and legend has it that one of them swam out in the surf to save a little boy's life. The dog soon passed away, and the other dog died ...


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    This Whole House

    Summerville, South Carolina

    72.2 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    This Whole House is a tearoom that's rumored to be haunted by a ghost named Mary Helen. The building dates as far back as 1875 and was once, allegedly, a brothel. Paranormal activity includes the sound of breaking dishes in the kitchen and objects being moved by unseen hands. Also, ...


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    Price House Cottage

    Summerville, South Carolina

    72.5 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    It is said that the ghost who resides here likes to make off with nice jewelry. The owner himself has had a pair of sapphire cufflinks go missing, and to add to the mystery, his daughter lost a ring that later turned up in an old thesaurus.


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    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    73.8 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Summerville Cemetery and Mausoleum is also called Park Cemetery by some locals. Witnesses say a child, possibly one buried here named Jessie Blue Hyatt, has been heard crying here. Some visitors also report a phantom smell of smoke and a feeling of difficulty breathing.


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    Georgetown Light

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    77.1 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    The 72-foot tall lighthouse, built around 1812, is said to be haunted by Annie, the daughter of a former lightkeeper who was a widower who was raising the 7- or 8-year-old on his own. One day as the two were returning to the lighthouse with supplies, a violent storm hit. ...


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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    78.5 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    According to local lore, the spirit of Mary Hyrne haunts this building where she once lived. She appears as a little lady in a period black dress with a white cap.


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    Heartbeat Bridge

    Nakina, North Carolina

    78.6 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Shadowy figures can be seen. Lights in the woods sounds of a heart beat can be heard. (Submitted by Brian)


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    Old Tram Road Light

    Whiteville, North Carolina

    78.7 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    A light comes out of the swamp and chases you as you drive down Old Tram Road. (Submitted by Brian)


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    Chester Little Theatre

    Chester, South Carolina

    78.9 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Perhaps as early as 1913, Chester Little Theatre was known as the Dreamland Theatre. Sometime in its long history, something must have happened to render it a hot spot for supernatural activity: Witnesses here claim to have seen apparitions and heard strange noises.


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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    81.7 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, the Magnolia Plantation is rumored to be haunted. The plantation has been owned by the same family since 1680; the investigation turned up unexplained music, a young girl's voice, a cough, and a woman's voice that asked "What are you doing?"


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    Winthrop University

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

    81.7 miles from Lynchburg, SC

    Tillman Hall at Winthrop University has a bell tower, intricate woodwork, and, some say, a haunted fourth floor. Some suppose the spirits may be linked to the old stocks, still housed in the building, that held the prisoners who built the hall centuries ago.


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