Haunted Places in Ward, South Carolina



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    Graniteville Cemetery

    Graniteville, South Carolina

    20.3 miles from Ward, SC

    Rumor has it that a witch ghost appears late at night here, putting flowers on the graves of children. Witnesses claim to have experienced lots of eerie things here, from screams, gunshots and laughter to the dead reaching up and grabbing visitors' feet.


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    Holley House - Hotel Aiken

    Aiken, South Carolina

    20.5 miles from Ward, SC

    The Hotel Aiken, housed in an 1878 hotel building, is haunted--especially on the second floor. Witnesses have heard whispering, crying and screaming from empty rooms, and seen shadow figures flit past. Toilets flush and doors open and close by themselves, and ghosts play tricks with the housekeepers' carts, moving them ...


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    Old Post Office

    Aiken, South Carolina

    20.6 miles from Ward, SC

    This historic post office has many legends associated with it, and is rumoured to be one of the most haunted buildings in town. In the postmasters office, there is a ladder that leads to secret passages in the ceiling of the building, which the postmaster himself used to spy ...


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    Annie's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Aiken, South Carolina

    23.6 miles from Ward, SC

    This early-1800s inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl who wanders in the halls calling out for her mama.


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    Ninety Six National Historic Site

    Ninety Six, South Carolina

    25.9 miles from Ward, SC

    Ninety Six National Historic Site is a National Park Service operated frontier settlement and Revolutionary War battle site that includes Star Fort, a visitor center, a trail, archaeological digs and restorations. It's rumored to be haunted by a ghost, but folks differ as to who the spirit is, or was. ...


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    Rosemary Hall

    North Augusta, South Carolina

    28.4 miles from Ward, SC

    At this 1902 inn, a resident ghost watches over the place. The ghost is believed to be Mrs. Jackson, wife of original owner James U. Jackson. She has been seen in Room 205 and also walking up and down the main stairs. Other strange things happen here as well: Objects ...


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    West End Cemetery

    Newberry, South Carolina

    29 miles from Ward, SC

    The Bride Of West End is said to haunt West End Cemetery. She's an apparition of a melancholy bride who has been seen sitting in trees, standing near her grave, or walking in the nearby fields. Rumor has it she has been waiting long years for her lover to take ...


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    Haunted Pillar

    Augusta, Georgia

    29.7 miles from Ward, SC

    The market that once stood at Fifth and Broad streets was wiped out in a rare winter tornado in 1878, which some say was brought on by a curse from an evangelist who was denied permission to preach at there. The Haunted Pillar is all that's left of the market, ...


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    Ezekiel Harris House

    Augusta, Georgia

    29.9 miles from Ward, SC

    Ghostly occurrences reported here by staff and visitors include a female apparition and the feeling of having a rope around one's neck.


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    Newberry College

    Newberry, South Carolina

    30.2 miles from Ward, SC

    At Newberry College's Keller Hall, a woman committed suicide by jumping from the bell tower during the Civil War era. She was distraught over the death of her boyfriend in the war. Witnesses have heard phantom screams coming from the tower and seen the woman's apparition up there as well. ...


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    The Partridge Inn

    Augusta, Georgia

    31 miles from Ward, SC

    The Partridge Inn was built in 1836 as a private home, and has had a long history of conversions and renovations. Currently "The Grand Hotel of the Classic South," the inn boasts, along with its other Southern charms, a ghostly bride. Wearing an 1800s wedding dress, she is said to ...


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    Augusta State University

    Augusta, Georgia

    31.4 miles from Ward, SC

    Many ghosts allegedly haunt Augusta State University, including the spirit of Emily Galt, a woman, who over 140 years ago, opted to join her recently deceased soldier fiance by jumping to her death from a window of Bellevue Hall. Emily and her younger sister, Lucy, also etched their names and ...


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    Redcliffe Plantation

    Beech Island, South Carolina

    31.4 miles from Ward, SC

    Redcliffe Plantation is said to be haunted by former 1800s owner Sen. James Hammond. Rumor has it that if you go near a certain field with only three trees, strange things will begin to happen.


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    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery

    Cross Hill, South Carolina

    31.8 miles from Ward, SC

    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery is home to the ghost of a Civil War soldier whose marker cross glows about three times per year. The cross also is said to inexplicably change color several times a year.


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    Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery

    Greenwood, South Carolina

    33.8 miles from Ward, SC

    Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery is an old graveyard where folks say disembodied singing is heard, white mists or figures materialize, and blue spots are said to appear in the house adjacent.


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    Molly's Rock Picnic Area

    Newberry, South Carolina

    38.2 miles from Ward, SC

    At Flag Lake (which is no longer a lake, by the way), Molly’s Rock is rumored to be a hot spot for the strange and unexpected. Reports say on a nearby hill stands a cemetery that has an entire row of grave markers for deceased who committed suicide. Witnesses visiting ...


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    Longstreet Theatre

    Columbia, South Carolina

    41.3 miles from Ward, 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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    University of South Carolina

    Columbia, South Carolina

    41.4 miles from Ward, 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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    Lydia Mill Ruins

    Clinton, South Carolina

    42.5 miles from Ward, SC

    Dating as far back as the early 1900s, Lydia Mill, now in ruins, had housing on-site for its employees. Now a headless female ghost roams the premises, seen around the railroad tracks or in the mill building.


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    Abbeville County Museum

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    43.1 miles from Ward, SC

    The historic jail building now serves as the county museum, and dates back to the civil war era. The third floor of the jailhouse is believed to be the most haunted, as the worst prisoners were housed here. Staff claim to have run into a friendly African American prisoner ...


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    Belmont Inn

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    43.2 miles from Ward, SC

    This historic hotel dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and served as luxurious railroad accommodation for visitors to the town. Guests staying in the hotel have reported weird occurrences in various rooms of the hotel, including an entity that opens and closes doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Abbeville Opera House

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    43.2 miles from Ward, SC

    Abbeville Opera House is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition has been seen applauding in the balcony, wearing a period dress. Now, the theater keeps the seat open for her, should she ever want to return. The lady is believed to be an actress ...


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    Abbeville Welcome Center

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    43.2 miles from Ward, SC

    This historic building dates back to the 1870's, and was formerly the town bank. The apparition reported here is that of a young boy, who has been seen staring down into the street and has even been known to follow staff throughout the hallways. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Trinity Episcopal Church

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    43.3 miles from Ward, SC

    This gothic church, dating back to 1842, is believed to be haunted by Elizabeth Marshall, whose husband died during the Second Battle of Manassas in 1862. Visitors to the church have reported seeing the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress walking amongst the pews, while others ...


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    Abbewood Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    43.8 miles from Ward, SC

    This elegant bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to date back to the civil war era, and is supposedly haunted by a soldier who hanged himself in the attic. Guests who have stayed in the inn report feeling cold spots in the attic, and have felt an eerie presence. ...


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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    46.6 miles from Ward, 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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    Fairfield County Museum

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    51.4 miles from Ward, 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

    51.5 miles from Ward, 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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    Juxa Plantation - Gregory Plantation

    Union, South Carolina

    57.1 miles from Ward, SC

    Juxa Plantation, formerly the Gregory Plantation, is no longer an inn but a private residence. Original owner Jehu Gregory was once said to haunt the place. His ghost was seen most often in the on-site family cemetery. But so the tale goes, after the repair of some tombstones, Jehu never made ...


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    Fitzpatrick Hotel

    Washington, Georgia

    58.6 miles from Ward, SC

    Following the 'Great Fire' of 1895, this historic hotel was constructed to provide accommodation for visitors to the town. Dating back to 1898, it is rumoured to be haunted by a lady in green, whose appearance is often accompanied by the scent of floral perfume. Phantom music has also ...


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    Inn At Merridun

    Union, South Carolina

    59.8 miles from Ward, SC

    The Inn at Merridun is haunted by friendly ghosts, former residents T.C. and Fannie Duncan, who leave pennies as housewarming gifts. Their rose-scented perfume and cigar smoke can be detected when the ghosts are around. Another haunt in residence is Mary Anne Wallace, sister of a former owner, whose apparition ...


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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Anderson, South Carolina

    64.4 miles from Ward, SC

    One of the most famous cry baby bridges in the state, the iron construction still sits alongside a modern concrete bridge connecting two sides of the county. Passer-by's claim to have seen a lady in a white dress on the old bridge, looking for someone. She vanishes when approached. (Submitted ...


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    John D. Long Lake

    Union, South Carolina

    64.6 miles from Ward, SC

    John D. Long Lake is the spot where Susan Smith killed her children by strapping them into her vehicle and rolling it into the lake, claiming her kids were kidnapped by a carjacker. Folks who have visited the monument erected to them here claim to have heard children's laughter and ...


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    Chester Little Theatre

    Chester, South Carolina

    65.6 miles from Ward, 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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    Anderson Muncipal Business Center

    Anderson, South Carolina

    68.8 miles from Ward, SC

    The origin of the haunting within this building is unknown, but staff working late hours claimed to have seen a shadowy figure materialising and disappear throughout the entire edifice. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Chiquola Club Hotel

    Anderson, South Carolina

    69 miles from Ward, SC

    The apparition of a nun in a habit has been by staff and guests on several occasions throughout the hotel building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    69 miles from Ward, 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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    Birdsville Plantation

    Millen, Georgia

    71 miles from Ward, SC

    Birdsville Plantation was built in the 1700s on land that King George III gave to Welshman Francis Jones. Construction on the plantation house began in 1782, but many additions were made over the years. Legend has it that Union soldiers, searching for the family's treasure, dug up the bodies of ...


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    Georgia Guidestones

    Dewy Rose, Georgia

    71.5 miles from Ward, SC

    The Georgia Guidestones, known as "American Stonehenge," is a granite monument consisting of six astronomically aligned slabs inscribed in four ancient languages: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The origin of the structure is a bit of a mystery, perhaps leading to the opinion that the place may be ...


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    Foster's Tavern

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    74.1 miles from Ward, 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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    Embassy Suites

    Greenville, South Carolina

    75 miles from Ward, 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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    Evans Building

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    76.2 miles from Ward, 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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    Devenger Road Bridge

    Greer, South Carolina

    76.6 miles from Ward, 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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    Converse College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    76.6 miles from Ward, 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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    Spartanburg Methodist College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    77.1 miles from Ward, 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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    Chain Gang Hill Road

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    77.4 miles from Ward, 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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    Clifton Mill No. 2

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    77.6 miles from Ward, 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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    Three Bridges Road

    Powdersville, South Carolina

    77.8 miles from Ward, 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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    Rembert Church

    Sumter, South Carolina

    80.7 miles from Ward, 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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    Children's Graveyard - Duncan Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    Greenville, South Carolina

    83.1 miles from Ward, 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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