Haunted Places in Winnsboro Mills, South Carolina



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    Fairfield County Museum

    Winnsboro, South Carolina

    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

    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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    Chester Little Theatre

    Chester, South Carolina

    24.8 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Fort Jackson

    Columbia, South Carolina

    25.1 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Longstreet Theatre

    Columbia, South Carolina

    25.5 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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

    25.5 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Molly's Rock Picnic Area

    Newberry, South Carolina

    26.1 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Newberry College

    Newberry, South Carolina

    31.1 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    West End Cemetery

    Newberry, South Carolina

    32 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Juxa Plantation - Gregory Plantation

    Union, South Carolina

    33.5 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    John D. Long Lake

    Union, South Carolina

    37.4 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Inn At Merridun

    Union, South Carolina

    39.6 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Winthrop University

    Rock Hill, South Carolina

    40 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Church of the Holy Cross Cemetery

    Sumter, South Carolina

    42.4 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Capt. John Blakeney Cemetery

    Pageland, South Carolina

    44.1 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Rembert Church

    Sumter, South Carolina

    45.8 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Lydia Mill Ruins

    Clinton, South Carolina

    46.9 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery

    Cross Hill, South Carolina

    50.3 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Blakeney House

    Monroe, North Carolina

    52.7 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Ninety Six National Historic Site

    Ninety Six, South Carolina

    55.4 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Prospect Church

    Patrick, South Carolina

    56 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Graves near Lincoln Village

    Hartsville, South Carolina

    57.4 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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

    57.9 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Chain Gang Hill Road

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    58.7 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Queens University of Charlotte

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    58.9 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    At Albright, student lore says the ghost of a girl who committed suicide here makes knocking sounds and opens and closes doors. She was said to be distraught over the fact that her parents found out about her relationship with another woman. In the Courtyard area, some say you can ...


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    Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery

    Greenwood, South Carolina

    59.4 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Clifton Mill No. 2

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    59.5 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Foster's Tavern

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    59.8 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Salem Black River Church

    Mayesville, South Carolina

    60.6 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    60.7 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill is housed in a former farmhouse that's reported to be haunted by ghosts who open and close doors, tinker with the radio, or even show up in the restrooms after the bar is closed.


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    Cajun Queen

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    60.8 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    Cajun Queen is a Cajun restaurant situated in one of the oldest houses in the area. Its ghost is said to have been a former owner who is annoyed that in her old bedroom now stands a bar. However, others say she shows up because she just wants a drink.


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    Dixie's Tavern

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    61.5 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    Long said to be one of the most haunted spots in Charlotte but no one seems to know who haunts it or why. In 2013 it was announced that Dixie's would be closing and the land would be made into a park, so it seems it is slated for ...


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    McGlohon Theatre

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    61.5 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    McGlohon Theatre was a church in its original incarnation, but was made into a theater later. The ghosts folks say reside here are from its church days, and can be heard walking or singing.


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    Alexander Michael’s

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    61.8 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    Alexander Michael’s restaurant, open since 1983, is said to be haunted, although reports are unclear as to the exact nature of the hauntings.


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    Converse College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    62.7 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Evans Building

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    62.7 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Spartanburg Methodist College

    Spartanburg, South Carolina

    65 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Pharr Mansion

    Lowell, North Carolina

    65.3 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    One afternoon I took my nephew by the mansion as he loved haunted things. I pulled in to the driveway at the end of the street and he got out and walked around the house (I remained in the car). When he got back he stated that he wanted ...


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    Annie's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Aiken, South Carolina

    65.6 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Holley House - Hotel Aiken

    Aiken, South Carolina

    66.3 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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

    66.4 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Sansbury Cemetery

    Timmonsville, South Carolina

    68 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Graniteville Cemetery

    Graniteville, South Carolina

    68.2 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Latta Plantation

    Huntersville, North Carolina

    69.2 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    The Latta family, the former owners of the plantation, are said to still live here in their afterlife. The historic site is the setting for strange occurrences, like the sound of ghostly children playing in the empty attic or slamming doors. A shadowy figure is seen from time to time. ...


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    Colonel Kolb's Tomb

    Bennettsville, South Carolina

    72.7 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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    Reed Gold Mine

    Midland, North Carolina

    72.8 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    It all started in 1799 when Mr. Reed's son struck gold in Meadow Creek on the family homestead, and Reed Gold Mine was born. It is said to be haunted by Eleanor Mills, a neighbor od the Reeds in the 1800s. Eleanor and her husband Eugene were quarreling when she ...


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    Piney Grove Church

    Concord, North Carolina

    74.5 miles from Winnsboro Mills, SC

    Piney Grove Church was established around the turn of the twentieth century and has four ghosts, according to reports. Witnesses have described strange lights, mists, shadows, and photographic anomalies.


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    Abbeville County Museum

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    74.8 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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

    74.9 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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

    74.9 miles from Winnsboro Mills, 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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