Monday, May 23, 2011
Charleston's Spring Hill Cemetery
The oldest section is known as the "Old Circle." An original 20 acres has grown to over 172 acres, as Jewish, Roman Catholic, and other subdivisions have been added overlooking the state capitol building and downtown Charleston. In 1905, the city of Charleston demolished a "contagious hospital" no longer in use, and sold the land to the cemetery.
In the Potters' Field section, it is said there is a large, gnarled oak tree which was used for hangings and lynchings. Allegedly, one can hear strange strangling noises, said to come from the spirits of those who were hanged from the tree's thick, sturdy branch.
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