Haunted Places in Vance, South Carolina



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    Summerville Light

    Summerville, South Carolina

    29.1 miles from Vance, 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

    32.1 miles from Vance, 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

    32.1 miles from Vance, 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

    32.4 miles from Vance, 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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    Cottageville Cemetery

    Cottageville, South Carolina

    35.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    36.4 miles from Vance, 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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    Rice Hope Plantation

    Moncks Corner, South Carolina

    37.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Salem Black River Church

    Mayesville, South Carolina

    37.6 miles from Vance, 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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    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

    Charleston, South Carolina

    42.9 miles from Vance, 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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    Yeamans Hall

    Hanahan, South Carolina

    43.4 miles from Vance, 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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    Jacksonboro Light

    Vance, South Carolina

    43.6 miles from Vance, 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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    Rembert Church

    Sumter, South Carolina

    46 miles from Vance, 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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    Charleston Naval Shipyard

    North Charleston, South Carolina

    47.3 miles from Vance, SC

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


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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    50.2 miles from Vance, 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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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    52.1 miles from Vance, 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

    52.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Boone Hall Plantation

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    52.8 miles from Vance, 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

    52.9 miles from Vance, 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

    53.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Jasmine House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.2 miles from Vance, 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

    53.3 miles from Vance, 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

    53.4 miles from Vance, 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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    Poogan's Porch

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.5 miles from Vance, 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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    St. Philip's Graveyard

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.5 miles from Vance, 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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    Patriots Point Museum - USS Yorktown

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    53.5 miles from Vance, 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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    Dock Street Theatre

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.5 miles from Vance, 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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    Hannah Heyward House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.7 miles from Vance, SC

    This historic private home, originally built at the end of the Revolutionary War by war widow Mrs. Heyward, is said to be the site of ghostly appearances since 1805. That's when Mrs. Heyward first saw the ghost of her son James, whom she believed was on a hunting trip. She ...


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    Talvande Mansion - Swords Gate House

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.7 miles from Vance, SC

    This very old house, now a private home, was a boarding school for teenage girls in the 1800s. When one of the girls eloped, damaging the school's reputation, Headmistress Madame Talvande turned the school into a fortress and watched the girls very closely. It is said that she still lingers ...


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    Old Exchange Building

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.7 miles from Vance, SC

    Rumor has it that the historic Old Exchange Building is haunted, and witnesses claim to have seen swinging chains and orbs in the basement, reportedly once inhabited by the pirate Blackbeard. Cold spots and doors that shut by themselves have been witnessed upstairs.


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    Battery Carriage House Inn

    Charleston, South Carolina

    53.9 miles from Vance, SC

    If you are looking for a haunted room, you might try room 8 of the Battery Carriage House Inn. Many guests claim to have been awakened in the middle of the night by an apparition that is described as being a headless torso. Room 10 also has quite ...


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    White Point Garden

    Charleston, South Carolina

    54 miles from Vance, SC

    Aka The Battery, White Park Gardens is said to be home to some spirits of pirates that were hanged here long ago. Rumor has it the ghosts walk through the park looking for their executioners.


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    Old Village Post House - Guilds Inn

    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    54.7 miles from Vance, SC

    Once the "Guilds Inn" (until around 2004), this is now a restaurant and inn called "Old Village Post House". It was featured in "Haunted Inns of the Southeast" under its previous incarnation. The book suggested that the ghost of its previous owner, Captain Samuel Guilds, still haunted the ...


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    Sansbury Cemetery

    Timmonsville, South Carolina

    56.7 miles from Vance, 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 Sumter

    Charleston, South Carolina

    56.8 miles from Vance, SC

    Fort Sumter is said to be haunted by a soldier's ghost. On April 13, Union Army Major Robert Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates. He ordered a final 100-gun salute to the Union flag, and on the 47th shot, a gun misfired and killed Union Soldier Daniel Hough. Since ...


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    Tans Bay Baptist Church

    Effingham, South Carolina

    59.7 miles from Vance, 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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    Old Sheldon Church Ruins

    Yemassee, South Carolina

    60 miles from Vance, SC

    The Old Sheldon Church was housed in a church built in the mid-1700s. The British burned it in 1779, during the Revolutionary War, but was rebuilt in 1826, only to be burned again in the Civil War. It is said to be haunted by an unknown Pilgrim woman in a ...


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    DuPre House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    65.8 miles from Vance, 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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    Strand Theatre

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    65.9 miles from Vance, 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

    65.9 miles from Vance, 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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    Bolem House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66 miles from Vance, 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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    Beth Elohim Cemetery

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Heriot-Tarbox House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.1 miles from Vance, 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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    1790 House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Henning-Miller House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Waterman-Kaminski House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.1 miles from Vance, 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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    Cleland House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Morgan-Ginsler House

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    66.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Graves near Lincoln Village

    Hartsville, South Carolina

    67.2 miles from Vance, 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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    Mansfield Plantation

    Georgetown, South Carolina

    67.3 miles from Vance, 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

    67.6 miles from Vance, 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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