Haunted Places in Paxville, South Carolina



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    Salem Black River Church

    Mayesville, South Carolina

    17.5 miles from Paxville, 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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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    17.9 miles from Paxville, 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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    Rembert Church

    Sumter, South Carolina

    24.7 miles from Paxville, 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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    Sansbury Cemetery

    Timmonsville, South Carolina

    37.4 miles from Paxville, 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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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    38.6 miles from Paxville, 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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    Tans Bay Baptist Church

    Effingham, South Carolina

    41.9 miles from Paxville, 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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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    42.4 miles from Paxville, 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

    42.5 miles from Paxville, 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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    Graves near Lincoln Village

    Hartsville, South Carolina

    46 miles from Paxville, 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

    47 miles from Paxville, 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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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    47.1 miles from Paxville, 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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    This Whole House

    Summerville, South Carolina

    50.8 miles from Paxville, 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

    51 miles from Paxville, 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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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    51.2 miles from Paxville, 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 Cemetery and Mausoleum

    Summerville, South Carolina

    51.8 miles from Paxville, 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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    Prospect Church

    Patrick, South Carolina

    53 miles from Paxville, 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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    Montrose Cemetery - Lowthers Hill Cemetery

    Darlington, South Carolina

    55.3 miles from Paxville, 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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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    56.6 miles from Paxville, SC

    A local legend surrounds Cottageville Cemetery. It says that those who drive around the cemetery three times, then drive into its center and flash their lights three times, will see the deceased leave their graves, walk around, and throw things.


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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    60.2 miles from Paxville, 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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    Fairfield County Museum

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    60.7 miles from Paxville, 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

    60.9 miles from Paxville, 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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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    61.4 miles from Paxville, 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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    Colonel Kolb's Tomb

    Bennettsville, South Carolina

    62.9 miles from Paxville, 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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    Charleston Naval Shipyard

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    64.3 miles from Paxville, SC

    At the Charleston Naval Base, the apparition of a slave girl has been noticed in a clump of trees.


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    Jacksonboro Light

    Paxville, South Carolina

    64.7 miles from Paxville, SC

    If you walk along Parkers Ferry Road late at night, you might catch a glimpse of a swinging lantern light, said to be carried by the ghost of a preacher who died when he was struck by a train one night while he was out searching for his daughter. ...


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    Bingham's Light

    Latta, South Carolina

    66.3 miles from Paxville, 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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    Mansfield Plantation

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.7 miles from Paxville, 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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    DuPre House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.8 miles from Paxville, 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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    Old Gunn - Prince Frederick's Episcopal Church

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.9 miles from Paxville, 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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    Bolem House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67 miles from Paxville, 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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    Strand Theatre

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67 miles from Paxville, 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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    Kaminski Building

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.1 miles from Paxville, 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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    Beth Elohim Cemetery

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.1 miles from Paxville, 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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    Henning-Miller House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.1 miles from Paxville, 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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    1790 House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.1 miles from Paxville, 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

    67.1 miles from Paxville, 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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    Heriot-Tarbox House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.2 miles from Paxville, 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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    Morgan-Ginsler House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.2 miles from Paxville, 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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    Wedgefield Plantation

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.3 miles from Paxville, 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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    Cleland House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.3 miles from Paxville, 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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    Boone Hall Plantation

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    68.2 miles from Paxville, SC

    Boone Hall Plantation, in operation since the late 1600s, is said to be haunted by a soldier. His apparition has been seen attempting to remove a bullet from an injured fellow soldier.


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    Rutledge Victorian Guest House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.3 miles from Paxville, SC

    At Rutledge Victorian Guesthouse, the ghost of a young girl who perished in a fire years ago is said to reside. She makes herself known by turning lights on and off and peering in from a window over the stairs. The smell smoke can be evident when the ghost is ...


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    Charleston Harley Davidson - Bicycle Shoppe

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.3 miles from Paxville, SC

    Formerly Charleston Harley-Davidson, the Bicycle Shoppe is rumored to be haunted by a good and an evil spirit. Witnesses have noticed a strong, sweet fragrance in certain places on the premises.


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    Patriots Point Museum - USS Yorktown

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    70.5 miles from Paxville, SC

    The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Museum is an Essex-class aircraft carrier named in honor of the sunken USS Yorktown, destroyed in 1942 during the Battle of Midway. The vessel has been used in films "Tora! Tora! Tora!" and "The Philadelphia Experiment among others. Witnesses, both staff and visitors, have ...


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    Jasmine House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.5 miles from Paxville, SC

    According to reports, a guest in the Chrysanthemum Room awoke to find a woman's ghost standing near his bed. The guest said that the ghost didn't want him to leave the inn. To show her displeasure at his leaving, she tore up his newspaper into tiny pieces and left them ...


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    Old Charleston Jail

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.6 miles from Paxville, SC

    The Old City Jail, built in 1802 and in operation until 1939, today is used by the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) as a laboratory and classroom. In its day, it housed many infamous criminals, including Lavinia Fisher, the first female mass murderer. It is believed to be ...


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    Meeting Street Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.6 miles from Paxville, SC

    Rooms 303 and 107 are said to be haunted. The ghost of 303 has not been seen but apparently likes to play tricks with the doors. In room 107 there are reports of a female apparition.


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    St. Philip's Graveyard

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.8 miles from Paxville, SC

    St. Philip's Graveyard is adjacent to the historic St. Philip's Episcopal Church, established in 1680. Among those buried here are Southern writer DuBose Heyward, former U.S. vice president John C. Calhoun, and other politicians form the country's early days. An apparition of a woman crying over a grave has ...


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    Poogan's Porch

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.8 miles from Paxville, SC

    The restaurant called Poogan’s Porch is housed in a 1888 home. Poogan was a friendly neighborhood stray dog who started to hang out on the porch when the restaurant opened, and he was adopted by the owner. Eventually Poogan passed away, and his little grave sits on the property. The ...


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    Dock Street Theatre

    Charleston, South Carolina

    70.8 miles from Paxville, SC

    The 1736 Dock Street Theater is said to be haunted by Nettie Dickerson, who came to town around 1840. She was 25, an old spinster by the day's standards, and although she was intelligent and attractive, no men would take her for a wife. Heartbroken, she got a church clerk ...


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