Haunted Places in Tigerville, South Carolina



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    New Salem Church Cemetery

    Taylors, South Carolina

    At the New Salem Baptist Church Graveyard, visitors have reported unexplained moving lights, voices, temperature anomalies, eerie feelings, touches from something unseen, and other strange phenomena.


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    Poinsett Bridge

    Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    4.3 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The 1820 Poinsett Bridge, named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, was is one of the oldest in the state. It has a 14-foot Gothic arch and is no longer in use, and is rumored to be haunted. Folks say the ghost of a slave who was once hanged here may let ...


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    Children's Graveyard - Duncan Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    Greenville, South Carolina

    11.3 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Duncan Chapel Methodist Church, built in the 1850s, has a cemetery known as the Children's Graveyard. The road to get there is across from a McDonalds. Apparently the cemetery is older than the church, as the dates on the gravestones are said to range from the late 1700s to the ...


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    Devenger Road Bridge

    Greer, South Carolina

    14.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Local legend tells us that one Halloween night, a woman and her kids were killed on the Devenger Road Bridge when their car was hit by a truck. The woman had stopped the car to retrieve something from her trunk. Now folks say the woman's ghost will push you backward ...


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    Old Hester Store

    Easley, South Carolina

    15.2 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The Old Hester Store was built in 1893 by William Hester and is now taken care of by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation and Pickens County Historical Society. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of an African-American man who was hanged in the back of the ...


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    Embassy Suites

    Greenville, South Carolina

    17 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Many strange things can be said about this location of Embassy Suites. According to witnesses, lights turn on and off at will, doors come flying open by themselves, and during a period of construction when the electricity was disconnected, lights came on during the night. In addition, the golf course ...


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    Three Bridges Road

    Powdersville, South Carolina

    21.7 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Three Bridges Road is known to ghost enthusiasts as the place where Eloise, a Civil War-era slave, roams. So her story goes, Union soldiers killed Eloise's master nearby, and the distraught slave woman was reluctant to leave her master's body. When soldiers found her there mourning his death, they killed ...


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    Pickens County Museum

    Pickens, South Carolina

    23.1 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The Pickens County Museum of Art and History, formerly the county jail, is said to be home to the ghost of a boy named Willie Earle who calls out in anguish, "I didn't do it!" So the story goes, in 1944 Willie was blamed for killing a cab driver when, ...


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    Spartanburg Methodist College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    23.7 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Spartanburg Methodist College is home to a ghost of a student who committed suicide by jumping out a window. Witnesses have seen his apparition in the halls or standing by the window from which he jumped.


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    The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    26.2 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The historic inn has been visited by such celebrities as novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and presidents Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt. In the 1940s it was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers. It is now rumored to be the home of many haunts. Staff members report hearing a ...


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    Evans Building

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    26.3 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The Evans Building was Frank Evans High School in the 1920s but is now the Evans Academic Center of Spartanburg Community College. Not only can footsteps be heard in the hallways, but witnesses say late at night on the old basketball court, you can sometimes hear the dribbling and sneaker ...


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    The Lodge on Lake Lure

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    26.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The 1937 lodge began as a retreat for highway patrolmen and their families and a memorial to highway patrolman George Penn, who was shot and killed on the job. It was opened to the public in 1990. Rumor has it that the ghost who resides here is none other than ...


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    Converse College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    26.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The late-1800s Converse College has a few haunted buildings, including the Williams Dorm, said to have a ghostly boy near its laundry room who will play catch with a ball, and Hazel B. Abbott Theatre, haunted by Miss Hazel herself. The Wilson Hall has a ghost with red eyes, and ...


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    Calvary Episcopal Church

    Fletcher, North Carolina

    27 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The grounds near Calvary Episcopal Church are known for being a favorite "haunt" of the Phantom Rider of the Confederacy. This ghost is a woman with long blonde hair on a palomino seen near the road, then she gallops away quickly. She wears a Confederate cape and a filmy dress, ...


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    Foster's Tavern

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    29.1 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Foster's Tavern is housed in a historic brick gabled building from the early 1800s. Strange sounds have led folks to believe that the tavern may be haunted. Witnesses have heard horses' hooves on the roof, footsteps on the stairs, and voices.


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    Mountain Brew Cafe

    Arden, North Carolina

    29.7 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Mountain Brew Cafe is no longer in operation, reports say. But its building may still be haunted by many ghosts. One, according to local legend, is the spirit of a woman who was murdered on the second floor. Witnesses inside the restaurant often heard footsteps on the stairs when nobody ...


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    Clifton Mill No. 2

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    31.9 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Clifton Mill No. 2 was a textile mill built in 1888 and demolished in 2013. When the abandoned buildings still stood here, folks claimed they were haunted. Reports came in of the sound of ghostly footsteps and doors that were suddenly flung open by something unseen.


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    Chain Gang Hill Road

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    32.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Victims of the infamous local murderer the Gaffney Strangler are said to haunt Chain Gang Hill Road. The girls' voices can be heard moaning and screaming along this stretch.


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    Caroleen Broad River Bridge

    Ellenboro, North Carolina

    35.3 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Some locals say if you drive past the bridge on rainy nights, you may see the apparitions of two elderly ladies walking. They are believed to be the spirits of two sisters who were killed when they drove off the side of the bridge. Some say if you give them ...


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    Pond Road

    Asheville, North Carolina

    35.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The locals may tell you that Pond Road has a ghost dog, seen near the quarry. First, you hear the phantom black hound howl, and then he appears, trotting. Next he starts to run, leaps, and disappears.


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    Reed House - Biltmore Village Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    35.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The inn was originally built as the Reed House in 1892. There have been many spooky occurrences here, such as one night in thw 1970s when heavy footsteps were heard climbing the back stairs late at night, but no one was there. Another time, after folks were laughing and scoffing ...


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    Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    35.9 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building, most recently used for The Melting Pot restaurant, stood abandoned since the flood of 2004. But a ghost from the early part of the 20th century is said to still linger here. The apparition of a man, witnesses say, seems to be looking for something that has ...


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    The Biltmore Estate

    Asheville, North Carolina

    35.9 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The famous Biltmore Estate was owned by George W. Vanderbilt, died from complications of appendicitis in 1914. Afterward, his wife would sit in front of the marble fireplace in the library and talk to George's spirit. Now, witnesses say you can still hear her voice talking, and both spirits are ...


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    Midnite Rodeo Club

    Asheville, North Carolina

    36.1 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The building that used to house nightclubs Coolworld and the Midnite Rodeo Club (now closed) is a century-old warehouse complex that is said to have a ghost in residence. A blurry gray form has been spotted in a hallway on security cameras or walking across the dance floor toward a ...


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    Smith-McDowell House

    Asheville, North Carolina

    36.3 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The Smith-McDowell House, built in 1840, is said to be haunted by two little girls who died in the building, named Carrie and Sarah, as well as a specter called the Dark One, who is believed to be the spirit of a slave owner. Witnesses have captured photos of a ...


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    South Asheville Colored Cemetery

    Asheville, North Carolina

    36.7 miles from Tigerville, SC

    South Asheville Colored Cemetery is where African Americans were buried for about a century, beginning in the 1840s. As few records were kept, it is uncertain how many people were buried here, but estimates guess from 1,500 to as many as 5,000. Witnesses here have reported dark, shadowy figures along ...


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    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.4 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, formerly Pastabilities Restaurant, is housed in the historic 1930s Isis Theater. One of the ghosts here is Susie, a former owner's little girl who passed away. One time, a restaurant patron's young daughter was having a lively chat with someone unseen, and when asked whom ...


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    Church Street

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Church Street is said to have been built overtop old churchyard graves, causing a restless spirit or two to appear. One is a nun, and the other is a woman in old-fashioned garb who seems to be looking for something.


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    Helen's Bridge - Zealandia Bridge

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Zealandia Bridge, aka Helen’s Bridge, was built in 1909 as a carriageway for the Zealandia Estate. It was mentioned in a passage of Thomas Wolf's "Look Homeward, Angel," as the novelist used to frequently walk under the bridge. Its ghost, Helen, is believed to have been a woman who lived ...


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    Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.7 miles from Tigerville, SC

    In the area where Barley's now stands, a massacre took place in 1906 when Will Harris shot and killed five people, including two policemen, and then killed himself. To add to the eerieness, the town gallows once stood nearby as well. Folks say the taproom is home to several spirits ...


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    First Presbyterian Church

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.7 miles from Tigerville, SC

    First Presbyterian Church was built in 1841 but was burned in 1865, during the Civil War. The churce was rebuilt in its present Gothic style in 1884. Although author Thomas Wolfe's funeral was held here, it is not his spirit who walks the halls. She is called Black Abbey, an ...


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    Craven Street Bridge

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The ghost on the Craven Street Bridge is said to be a naked boy's apparition. Legend has it he drowned when he jumped off the bridge to take a swim in the river below.


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    Jackson Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The 15-story Jackson Building is a tourist attraction and the first skyscraper in western North Carolina. It's ghostly inhabitant is said to be a man who committed suicide during the Depression. The man's face appears in one of the upper windows, and reports say there is a bulls-eye on the ...


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    Asheville City Hall

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    One of the many men who committed suicide after the stock market crashed is said to still remain in the Asheville City Hall. The man's apparition wears old-fashioned clothes and has been spotted waiting in line at the snack bar. He isn't really noticed until he vanishes, frightening the employees ...


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    Scandals Nightclub

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Scandals Nightclub, which began in 1982, is a dance club for the LGBT community. It is haunted by an apparition of a Native American woman who is also blamed for unexplained lighting issues.


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    Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina

    37.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Warren Wilson College, a private liberal arts college, is part of the Work Colleges Consortium. Students must work for the college as part of their schooling, in order to graduate. Buildings rumored to be haunted here include Jensen Lecture Hall, where vacuum cleaners turn off, lights flicker, unexplained clanking is ...


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    The Historic S & W Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The Historic S & W Building used to house Shotzy's Bar, where employees said a couple of ghosts hung out. A spectral girl appeared on the balcony, and a phantom waiter walked down the hall toward the kitchen. Coolers were known to open and close on their own as well. ...


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    Pritchard Park

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Pritchard Park is inside the triangle formed by Patton Avenue, College Street and lower Haywood Street. Ghostly Confederate soldiers are said to linger here, as this was a staging area during the Civil War. It also used to house the city's post office.


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    Miles Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    37.9 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The 1901 Miles Building was a gentlemen's club originally, and is now used as an office building. In an office for the Mountain X-Press, according to reports, a ghostly arm in a white long-sleeve shirt appears reaching toward a desk, then vanishes. The sound of a squeaky desk chair is ...


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    Battery Park Hotel

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Although it was a hotel from the early- to mid-1900s, this building now has been renovated into apartments. Apparitions have been reported here; it is said that a man was murdered on the hotel premises and liked to materialize for the hotel employees.


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    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Old Kentucky Home, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, was the home of the renowned writer and featured in his autobiographical novel "Look Homeward, Angel." The place has a couple of spirits in residence: those of a woman and a man. The woman's apparition has been spotted in the dining room; the ...


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    Chicken Alley

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Chicken Alley is a narrow lane named for the fact that chickens used to hang out there in the city's much younger days. It even has a chicken mural, painted by local artist Molly Must. Legend has it the alley is haunted by the ghost of Dr. Jamie Smith, in ...


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    Basilica of St. Lawrence

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38 miles from Tigerville, SC

    The Basilica of St. Lawrence is said to be haunted by architect Rafael Guastavino, who was buried there in 1908, and his wife and daughter. A priest who died in the building is also thought to reside here in spirit. Witnesses report cold spots, apparitions, orbs and lights and ...


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    Merrimon and Broadway

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38.2 miles from Tigerville, SC

    James Sneed and James Henry were convicted of stealing a horse and hanged at this crossing in 1835, although they claimed to be innocent. Now, the phantom sounds of horse hooves, a wagon, and a gallows trap-door are heard here.


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    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38.3 miles from Tigerville, SC

    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage is said to be haunted by Marion Bridgette, or Miss B., the nurse who bought the house in 1928. Her room was what is now the Robert Frost Room. Floating orbs have been photographed, footsteps have been heard on the stairs, lights click off and ...


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38.5 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Riverside Cemetery has more than 13,000 graves, including authors Thomas Wolfe and William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) and influential politician Zebulon Baird Vance. Witnesses have heard gunfire and seen a phantom Confederate army marching here, perhaps toward the site of the 1865 Battle of Asheville, fought a mile away on ...


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    Waneta Street

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38.6 miles from Tigerville, SC

    A 1920s unsolved murder along Waneta Street centered on two women who were beaten to death. The killer's apparition has been seen carrying the murder weapon, a sort of pipe or club.


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    Asheville Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Asheville, North Carolina

    38.8 miles from Tigerville, SC

    Grace is the ghost who haunts this early-20th-century establishment. She is the relative of a former resident here, and she is most active in her own room. Grace's dog has been seen here as well. Some guests have reported that Grace climbed into bed with them and hugged them.


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    Highland Hospital Site

    Asheville, North Carolina

    39.1 miles from Tigerville, SC

    A mental asylum used to stand on these grounds, but in 1948, a fire destroyed the property; nine died including the former wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda. It is believed that the casualties could have been zero, but the patients were drugged and locked in their rooms awaiting further ...


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    Grove Park Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    39.4 miles from Tigerville, SC

    At this 1913 inn, you may come across a ghostly lady in pink. She is the wife of renowned writer Fitzgerals, and is known to tickle guests' toes at night. She has been spotted by both guests and employees. Room 545 is said to be particularly haunted with slamming doors, ...


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