The Ghosts Of Newberry S.C.
This web page is all about the Ghosts of Newberry S.C. and the old graveyard located on Boundary Street in Newberry. The graveyard is located in the 1400 block of Boundary Street directly across the street from the Boundary Street Elementry School.
People who live in the Newberry Area will tell you that this area of Newberry is one of the most haunted areas in all of Newberry. It is a fact that the school was built on top of part of the old graveyard.
Graveyard Photo 1 From The Air
Notice The Graves In The Ball Field
You can no longer see the graves in the Ball Field from the ground but if you look carefully in this shot from the air you can see the graves clearly there in the Ball Field. They are also under the School there.
Graveyard From The Air 2
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Photos Of Newberry Graveyard
The Ghosts Of Newberry
During the summer and fall of 2001 me and my girlfriend lived in a garage apartment in Newberry South Carolina on Boundary Street in Newberry South Carolina. It was one of the most haunted places that I have ever lived and if you don't believe in Ghosts and you could live there you would.
Shortly after moving in we began to experience strange and unusual things. The first thing I noticed was we would hear the sound of a trap door falling open and the sound of the body falling. We later found out that executions had in fact taken place on the property in the mid and late 1800's. Around Noon each day when you would be inside the garage apartment you would hear the execution take place.
One night my girlfriend was in the bathroom taking a shower when she felt a hand on her back like it was washing her back. She at first thought I was reaching around the curtain but she freaked out when she discovered she was the only one in the bathroom alive. Another night we were laying on the bed and she got up to go down the little hall that led to the bathroom and the front of the apartment and she walked into someone in the hallway and they pushed her. She freaked slap out and I jumped up when she said someone is in this house with us. I searched the apartment and of course no one was in there with us. And both locks on the front door leading down to the ground were securely locked. You could lay there in bed in the back bedroom at night and watch orbs of light come in one window float around the room and go out another window. The windows were down at this time. One evening my girlfriend was gone out of town and just before dark I was laying on the bed in the bedroom when I looked up and saw the form of a man standing there watching me from just inside the hallway. I jumped up and said what the hell are you doing or something to that effect and the man vanished. After that we moved to an air mattress in the living room floor where there was less activity. It appeared the most activity was in the bedroom and bathroom.
Our garage apartment was about 1/2 mile from the graveyard that is in the photos on this page.
If you have information about a ghost story from Newberry South Carolina please get in touch with thomasbyers at gmail.com with Ghosts in the subject line. I really would like to hear from you and possibly get you on video for a future show.
Where The Ghost Bride Is Seen
The Ghost Bride
There is said to be a ghost of a bride that people see in her wedding dress walking around the cemetery and setting on the brick wall of the above falling in crypt. She is said to have died before her wedding and she was buried in her wedding dress. Many people over the years have reported seeing her. She has been seen by many setting on the brick wall there crying.
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Ghosts And Other Things That Go Bump In The Night
Ghosts do fear no laws
Nor do they care for popular applause.
Ghosts are human souls after death has claimed their mortal remains. A ghost could be a product of an overactive imagination. Or it can be a real entity there for a reason. They may be people who died a violent death or who have some unfinished business to do, who return to earth as ghosts to settle their affairs.
What ever ghosts are here is how to protect yourself from them.
Make a cross out of two pieces of fruitwood, (apple, cherry, peach) tie it together with a piece of red string, and wear it on you somewhere.
When you meet a ghost, spit on the ground between you and the ghost and say, In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, what do you want.
A ghost probably won't do you any harm, though, if you haven't harmed it during its lifetime.
From ghoulies and ghosties,
And things that go Bump in the night
Good Lord Deliver Us.
(Old Scottish Prayer 1800 )
Newberry Opera House
The Newberry Opera House
In 1882, the newly built Newberry Opera House housed, on the first floor, two stores, a fire station, a city council chamber, a clerk's office, and a police station. The second floor held a performance hall and stage. Touring companies of New York plays, minstrel and variety shows, famed vocalists and lecturers, magicians, novelty acts and boxing exhibitions appeared on its stage. Meetings, dances, college commencement exercises, and musicals were also held there. In the early 1900s it became especially popular because silent "moving pictures" were shown there. Slowly moving pictures replaced stage shows and in the 1920s the floor was remodeled as a movie theater. The building functioned as a movie theater until 1952.
After the movie theater closed in 1952, some people thought the building should be torn down, while others believed it was an important historical building. Eventually the supporters won and in 1970 the Opera House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1990s the city government gave up its space on the first floor, making it possible for the entire building to be renovated and returned to its original use as an opera house and community arts center.
The theater now has 427 theater seats that are historic reproductions, a stage, and a horseshoe-shaped balcony. Since its reopening, performances at the Newberry Opera House have included operas, musicals, jazz concerts, vocal and other performances. You can check with the Newberry Opera House and attend a performance there now. There is a brand new Hampton Inn now built there on the edge of the town sguare of Newberry. Below is a photo of it
The Brand New Hampton Inn Newberry S.C.
The Quaker Grave Yard Newberry S.C.
Gauntt House Oldest House In Newberry From 1808
Newberry S.C. History
Newberry is a community filled to its borders with history: ancient Indian sites, battlefields of the American Revolution, historic plantations, and beautiful homes. European settlers (primarily German, Scotch-Irish, and English) began appearing in great numbers in the 1750’s. Newberry County, formed from the Ninety-Six District in 1785, was once described as the largest tract of unbroken farm land in South Carolina. The origin of the county’s name is still unknown. It is likely an alternate spelling for the English town "Newbury," but the popular notion has always been that the surrounding fields and forests were as pretty as a “new berry.” Although cotton was the primary crop before the Civil War, today’s farmers rotate crops such as corn, millet, wheat, and soybeans. In addition Newberry has dairy, poultry, and cattle farms, as well as many acres of controlled reforestation.
The town of Newberry was founded in 1789 as the county seat. Its site was chosen because of its nearness to the center of the county. By the coming of the railroad in 1851, Newberry had become a thriving trade center. Lutheran-supported Newberry College was established in 1856 and has been an important part of the community ever since. Although the Civil War interrupted the growth of the town and dramatically changed its social order, a stronger community emerged which continued to thrive. Industry, in the form of cotton mills, was introduced to the town in 1881. Although the face of the town has changed because of fires, storms, and former economic slumps, the City of Newberry today retains diverse historic buildings and a revitalized downtown.
Since rivers form the boundaries of the county, other communities developed at highway crossroads and, later railroad depots. Among the towns incorporated as a result of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad were Peak, Pomaria, Frog Level (now Prosperity), Silverstreet and Chappells. A branch railroad to Laurens in 1854 had depots at Jalapa and Kinards. In 1890, the arrival of the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad prompted the incorporation of Little Mountain. Whitmire, a trading center on the Enoree River, was incorporated in 1891 when the Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railroad came through. Aside from the City of Newberry, Prosperity and Whitmire are the most populous towns in the county.
Many interesting and colorful personalities have made a mark on Newberry's history. Emily Geiger, a young woman living in what is now eastern Newberry County, rode her way into the history books when she delivered a message from General Nathaniel Greene to General Thomas Sumter during the American Revolution. Tales also abound about a Quaker girl named Hannah Gaunt who helped defend her father's house against a Tory attack. John Belton O'Neall was a prominent judge in Newberry until his death in 1863. Among his many accomplishments is The Annals of Newberry, an early history of the county. Job Johnstone (1793-1862), a Newberry lawyer, served as Chancellor in South Carolina for thirty-two years and later served on the State Court of Appeals. Another Newberry lawyer, John Fletcher Hobbs, left for Australia in 1882 and, by 1893, had become chief of two tribes of cannibals. Marie Boozer gained notoriety for her great beauty, and her exploits (after leaving Newberry) were the inspiration for two books: La Belle and Another Jezebel. Coleman L. Blease (1868-1942) was the only permanent resident of Newberry to be Governor of South Carolina. A lawyer, Representative and United States Senator, he was elected Governor in 1910 and 1912. Interestingly, his two opponents in 1912 were also from Newberry.
Among the many scenic and historic sites in the county are: The Rock House (pre-Revolutionary, the oldest house in the county); Quaker Cemetery (used from the 1760’s - 1820’s); Tea Table Rock (site of a British encampment during the Revolutionary War); St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria (1808); Little Mountain (800 feet above sea level, highest point in county); Gauntt House, Newberry (1808, oldest home in city); Hardy House, Maybinton (1825, typical of early nineteenth century); Pomaria Plantation, Pomaria (1826, site of a well-known nursery); Old Courthouse (1851); Newberry College (founded 1856); Jasper Hall, Whitmire (1857, fine antebellum residence); Rosemont Cemetery (1863); Newberry Opera House (1881); Oakhurst, Newberry (1891, a fine Victorian home); Lake Murray; and Lynches Woods (a scenic road winds through the forest).
The Old Newberry S.C. Courthouse
Keller Hall, Newberry College
The Newberry College
In 2006-2007, Newberry College is celebrating its 150th anniversary of service and educational leadership to the Newberry community, South Carolina, and to the Lutheran Church.
Newberry's heritage began in 1828 at the annual meeting of the Lutheran Synod in South Carolina and Adjacent States--nearly 30 years before it was chartered as a college by the State of South Carolina. At that 1828 meeting the Rev. John Bachman, President of the Synod, recommended the establishment of a seminary to train Lutheran ministers. The following year the Synod followed his advice and voted to establish a seminary and classical academy.
The new seminary-academy opened its doors in February 183l, near Pomaria, South Carolina (about 15 miles from the College's present location); it moved to neighboring Lexington, South Carolina in 1834 and remained there for more than 20 years.
In 1854 the Synod voted to make the institution a degree-granting college, in 1855 to move it to Newberry, and in 1856--just before the granting of the charter--to name it Newberry College. A preparatory department opened in 1858, and the College and Seminary began operation in February 1859.
It prospered until the Civil War when nearly all faculty and students were called into military service. At the end of the war, the only college building was occupied by federal troops. In 1868, as a result of the physical condition of the building, the military occupation, and the depletion of the endowment funds, the College faced a severe financial crisis. St. John's Lutheran church in Walhalla, South Carolina, in the extreme northwestern corner of the state, offered the College a new home and the offer was accepted. In 1877 through the efforts of Newberry residents, the College returned to its original site in Newberry, where it has prospered since.
The College has maintained its association with the Lutheran Church. Today Newberry is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas, and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
As you read above the College at Newberry also has its share of ghost from the lady who haunts the Bell Tower to two confederate soldiers who walk around on the grounds. Windows and doors across the entire campus open and close on their own and there are dorm rooms where the cover will be jerked off of you if you are sleeping there.
The Girl In The Glass Coffin
At one time the tomb in the below video contained the coffin of a young girl sealed in a white dress. She died of Scarlett Fever and was buried in a white dress in a sealed glass coffin. The coffin was sealed so she would never decay. When the graveyard fell into such a bad state of disrepair the coffin was moved to a near by musem where it is stored but not on public view.
And over the years the little girl was seen many times playing around the tomb and on the grass near by. At times it has been reported that she has been heard crying and when people have approached her to see what is the matter she just simply vanishes.
All Videos and Photos on this page are the property of Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost and were produced by him. Any inquirys should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You
Please feel free to post your ghost and parnanormal comments now.
kelsi on May 02, 2018:
Omg i went an toured the newberry opera hours when my father and i were driving home from north carolina , the tour guide never mentioned it was haunted and who would even though i did feel a presence there .
when they mentioned that they had to close off the enterance to the old opera house i was thinking
yep the presense is coming from there
the thing that
was amazing is that newberrys graveyard is like infront of the opera house and it has graves from every us battle recorded in history theres even a confederate soldier statue which
was really neat cause you don't see that much
Kevin on April 07, 2016:
I have a picture of a Ghost in a house on Calhoun and Martin...actually two are visible in the picture
Pomarian on April 04, 2016:
The Maybinton house is the scariest building I have ever been in. Being in there for about an hour brought several different ghostly experiences. Almost as if someone telling you to leave. Dogs barking and footsteps heard in the room above will give you goosebumps knowing that you're actually the only living thing inside. If you like being scared and you plan on coming to newberry for supernatural experiences then I strongly suggest visiting the Maybinton house. The Hound of Goshen is real and if you visit the Maybinton community, I guarantee that you will see him as I have all three times I've visited the Maybinton home.
Tori on August 21, 2015:
I have many friends in Newberry and visit often. I have seen many creepy paranormal things. My first experience was at the Newberry Opera House, I had a date there to go see a movie. I was walking up the creepy stairwell to the theatre and I felt a presence. I heard someone laughing and then a window shattered. I ended up just going home at the beginning of the movie because I still had a weird feeling. A few months ago I was skate boarding at the side of the Opera House with my boyfriend and out of nowhere nursery music started playing it continued until some cop showed up he didn't stop, he went in circles around the block about 3 times until my mom showed up to get me then he left and didn't come back. Another was at Newberry College, one night I was walking around with my friend who lives nearby. We liked to wander around and just be teenagers. We ran around a field that was on campus doing cartwheels and stuff like that. It was around midnight and suddenly we saw a little girl running down a pathway near the field she stopped running and started watching us do cartwheels then she disappeared. Another was at the Cemetery right beside the football field of the college. We'd go and roll down a hill at the edge of the cemetery on multiple occasions on one occasion it was at sunset I had started rolling down the hill and when I stopped I saw a girls figure rolling down after me. I thought it was my friend so I moved out of the way but when I got up the figure disappeared and my friend was standing at the top of the hill freaking out. The last one was in my friends house which is on first st a few blocks from the college I usually sleep on their couch which is next to the front door I was reading a book on the couch when the door knob started rattling like someone was trying to open it. It continued on for about 10 minutes and then it was gone. and on a few occasions I saw the girl standing in the hallway looking at pictures of my friends family.
Sharon on October 28, 2013:
Retiring in Newberry, S.C. now living in the Historical house of Floyd Carpenter. A few years ago a paranormal group approached me for stack out of the more than 100 yr. old home.. I have not seen the video footage, however I was told one the paranormal experts came crawling out of the room at the top of the stairs, crawled 1/2 down and screemed.. holding his chest, saying, "get me out of here". Would love the get intouch with the paranormal team and view the footage of the video.. WOW
CrazyA on August 10, 2013:
Went too Newberry College and investigated ghosts in Smeltzer Hall ( location of the bell tower). Got EVPs. Lived in the dorm there and crazy stuff happened all the time. Or of the most haunted places was outside of town at Keitt's Crossroads where an old three story house once stood. It was used as a fraternity house and we experienced many paranormal activities out there. The house caught on fire and burned down about 15 years ago. They never found the cause of the fire. This house was close to the Maybinton community where the Hound of Goshen roams. You might want to look up that story as well.
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on August 09, 2013:
I believe very much in what you said there. My mom called me and a friend after she had passed.
Melissa Fisher on August 09, 2013:
I live on Caldwell Street and have found NO activity. However, My Son died on Marck 18,2012 from a motorcycle wreck that happened in front of Spix station. 3 days after he was killed he left me 2 text messages from his phone. His phone was locked with a code. to this day it's STILL locked.. He let know know he is with my dad which also died in 1998...
Olivia Braddy on April 07, 2013:
It is a disgrace to this town to have allowed its heritage to be destroyed in such a manner and never even try to restore the cemetery. I've never seen an old historical cemetery that was treated with such disrespect. Shame on Newberry!!! Disgusting!!!
Mo on February 28, 2013:
I'll be taking my daughters to Newberry this weekend. Hoping to stop by a few of the places you mentioned. I go to Newberry often and had no idea it had so much ghost history! Super excited to investigate!
Ghost Hunter 1943 on October 25, 2012:
This is a really interesting page about that old graveyard in New Berry. It is truly a spooky place.
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on August 21, 2012:
No they are not. Very few family members are left alive. It is unfortunate but there are even graves under the Boundary Street Elementary School. This is really sad indeed. It happens a lot in the southern U.S.
Donna on August 21, 2012:
Are there records of this cemetary and the headstones within. Since it is so hard to read the headstones from photos. I sure hope someone cares enough to preserve this history. Some of my ancestors may well be in this cemetery....that breaks my heart. Does anyone know if they are recorded?
teerover on July 21, 2012:
concerning the Oakhurst house as a nice home to see in town...well it's gone now. Torn down by its last owners in order to use the property for commercial use. I used to spend a couple weeks in that home every spring/summer until I was a mid-teen. A wonderful old house. I have many stories of the folks who lived there and of our times there.
Kayce on June 24, 2012:
I attended Newberry College so have heard the oh so many stories about the bell tower. They have even blocked off the 3rd floor of the building so that no one can come up there. There are also stories of Kinard Hall being haunted by a little boy, as the lights turn themselves on and off, the water does the same. The Dufford Alumni House is also said to be haunted by the originally owners. So much so, that the staff announces their entrance before they come in. There is a story, that one night a man was setting the upstairs meeting room for the next morning, putting the chairs around the table and straightening up. The next morning, when he reentered the room, there was a chair that had been moved to the table, as if to look out of it. Spooky stuff :)
Robin McInville on May 08, 2012:
We have a paranormal group out of Greenwood, SC that is called Covenent/ran by Owner Ann Dowis. You may contact her at 864-337-5781.
shannon on March 15, 2012:
I lived in newberry right near the old college at one time and it was a very uneasy place for me.. The college was in walking distance from our home..
Lisa M. Leigh on February 26, 2012:
My father was raised in Newberry..he shared many story's with me and my bro and sis...I have always wanted to one day move there. My husband and I decided that we wanted to raise our twin son's back here in Union!!! It is just a short drive for us to Newberry, we will be visiting there more often now that I have the info. on this!!! I am a believer also in the paranormal, having experienced much activity!!!!
God Bless You All ~Lisa~
Ofcourse8900 on February 22, 2012:
Me myself I think I have had a ghost ancounter here's what happened,my grandpa had just died and my whole family was in town for the funeral every one was watching my uncles sad video of my grandpa it would be 3 years since he died today, anyway we were relaxing bla,bla,bla we heard something drop in the bathroom I went in there and no one was there or was in there before it was actually the handle that he would use to get in the shower his shower chair was also tipped over.I got really upset while my family was calming me down in my head I was thinking that he was trying to tell me something or want me to do anything.My neighbor has to he said when he was little when he had lived in Monroe Michigan this man would always walk past his house and would have the symptems of a haunted house he would hear footsteps, and saw the light flickering.That night he had a babysitter.He told her about the house she didn't believe it and it happened the man,the light,and the footsteps the girl got really nervous. My friend moved out of the house.
Stripes0058 on October 19, 2011:
OK. Yeah New berry is haunted! It is an old town that really hasn't changed to much, like Charleston, South Carolina. Yeah sure it has expanded, but there are still a lot of the original roots still around. The fact that the Revolutionary War and the Civil War was fought here in some places doesn't help. I just can't believe that Newberry College hasn't had more ghost sitings. It is right beside a graveyard! I bet that there are gonna be a lot of sitings at the baseball field though. That is right there beside the graveyard as well.
Dr. John R. Williams on October 15, 2011:
Thanks for sharing your experiences addtories about ghosts. The computer has become a valuable tool for the study of recurring stories of paranormal activity. I suggest that anyone who is serious about studyiny ghosts should examine the large body of work compiled by Folklorists. The American Folklore Society meets annually and is comprised of many highly respectable scholars in all areas of traditional lore. Indiana University is the home of the American Folklore Institute which offers diverse courses in the field, leading to a BA,MA or PHD. Other centers of scholarly folklore studies include Ohio State and Harvard.
BenChandler on October 14, 2011:
Its amazing how you can find out things you never in your life new about and you grew up around these things unaware of its history
jaci on August 13, 2011:
yes it is i live close and i have a 6th since to see ghost thereare spirits at boundary st i hav egone to school there and worked some with ghost hunters
Winter Moon on June 18, 2011:
I just saw you videos on another site and left a comment but, again I have found your photos and I am again saddened by the state of this cemetery. Your photos surely opened the eyes of some. Some of my ancestors came from Newberry, and I truly believe etching the name, dates, inscriptions off each headstone (whether they be whole or broken),along with your photos is of great importance for future generations and historical purpose. Compiled and printed for researchers or for an online website. For many, just a picture of the tombstone with inscriptions could open a connection to the past, one that otherwise might be lost. Just last night I found just a photo of a marker there at King's Cemetery belonging to Col. John Floyd, an ancestor and I can't put into words how I felt when I saw it, and this is exactly why I know how important it is to document these stones. If you can't take on this project maybe you could talk to the historical society, mayor, or churches to get volunteers who could. Your photos are proof that something more should be done to preserve this cemetery. Our ancestors deserved a well kept resting place and it is a shame it was not protected and maintained. I
shaas on June 10, 2011:
Iloveghosts on April 23, 2011:
Hi, I am a resident of Newberry,SC and have lived here for twenty years(I moved here from Whitmire that is 18 miles away).I have recently began to take an active interest in the world of the paranormal. I am surprised to find out that there are so many places here in the city that have a paranormal history. I live two blocks away from the college and knew nothing about it's history. I look forward to my first opportunity to take part in an actual investigation. I lived with my aunt and uncle when I was a teenager and their home was active especially after my uncle's father passed away. I have had the itch since then. I look forward to exchanging ideas and experiences with others who share this interest. Good hunting!
Pat Patterson on March 06, 2011:
Pomeria Plantation was created by my 7th great grandfather, Johannes Adam Summer in 1826. Would there be any information as to whether his grave might be someplace there in the Newberry Cemetery? He died in South Carolina in 1790. email@example.com
Kittie Danger on March 05, 2011:
I went and done an investigation at the graveyard in Newberry across from the school, unfortunately, we came up empty on all fronts. I'd love to attempt to do the Quaker graveyard next. I've got some really eerie EVP's from the Children's Graveyard in Greenville, SC.
arkansas101 on February 14, 2011:
i was a young child when i lived in newberry . i think 8 we lived at 810 caldwell street and we experienced a lot of paranormal activity. the five story brick goveners mansion across the street, same side as the baptist church was definitely haunted. the same as with the with mansion on caldwell street. i never have been as scared as i was when i went into the basement of the white house.
John Lester on January 20, 2011:
oh i can't believe it. it was so amazing to know that there are story like this..it is too scary to live there in newberry because as i saw the picture i feel goosebumps.. and it's really scary..huh..:-o
amybradley77 on January 19, 2011:
Thank you so very much for sharing this, I have experienced hauntings off and on for years now. It depends mostly on were I'm at, but I am absolutely without a dout a believer. I have been touched by ghosts, given feelings from them and warnings even. I know how to live with this now, and my angels and guides help me keep negative spirits away. The knowing, and not everybody truly believing in you is what can most times be the most hurtful of all. We need more people like you, to help make peopl start to see the truth. A.B.
Ashley on January 05, 2011:
I've been having crazy things happen to me at my home. Supposedly my house was built in the 1800's and people have died there. For 10 years of my life (now 13) i've been seeing,, feeling and hearing things. Ive been living in my home for 5 years and almost everynight i'll hear whispers and taps on the wall. up til recently ive been seeing things . First it was a shape, but in a white fog. i saw no face or anything but a shape. then last night i saw a shadow walking across my room then just disappear.
L. Minick on December 11, 2010:
Grew up in Newberry and lived in the Floyd-Carpenter home all my life on Calhoun Street...and boy do I have some stories...
V. Sheppard on November 09, 2010:
It's a shame that no one made mention of the former house on Hwy. 121near the intersection of Hwy 76 that was haunted so badly that apparently no one could continue to live there. I came home with the intention of showing it to a girlfriend and it had been demolished. My parents told me that the owner had done so due to the continued haunting of the slain horse and horsethief when it had been a barn.
georgia norton on September 30, 2010:
my ancestors (Braselman) lived in Newberry since before the 1800's. i'm wondering if this could be where some of them were buried. has anyone gone to the trouble of reading and listing what's left of the tombstones, or is there a list on file in Newberry as to who was buried there?
robin fleming on July 25, 2010:
this is awesome. you should come to pineville nc. we have a very old cemetary and musolium said to be haunted. and a grave of a woman who is said to be a witch. she was buried with an iron fence around grave her so she could get out. now back in 1989 the hurricanr hugo tore up most of the graves there but hers is still standing. the musoluim was built by the dr. of that town dr reid. he is buried there,i think he died ib th 80s.
Newberrian on July 19, 2010:
Have you ever thought that the graveyard was left this way so they wouldn't have to disturb that piece of history. They already covered some up with the school. Also not all of newberry looks this way. Just that graveyard. Other then that we have a nice town with nice homes.
Chris on July 18, 2010:
The town fathers and mothers of Newberry should be agast at the pictures that have been posted about their town. Shame on the town for allowing there history to be dennagrated in such a way. Its your history that you seem to be so proud of and this is what the world see's when they investigate Newberry on the web. Chris
Doris on July 03, 2010:
It is a pity of how the people of New Berry has let the Grave Yard or yards run down. Looks like some of the Church People or City would raise some money and clean the Cemetary up, repair the tombs and rebury the people that has seemed to wash up or whatever. This is not for show and isn't very funny or scary. The City and People of New Berry should have more respect for the dead. Hope something can be done and someone will see this Comment and do womething. this is so bad to see something on display and not fix. even. thank you for your time. Doris
Ghost Hunter on June 17, 2010:
Newberry is one hell of a spooky place. In fact one of the spookiest places I have ever seen.
firstname.lastname@example.org on March 10, 2010:
I must agree Im a native of newberry and thank God we moved when I was around ten years old.My Grandmother was a Nanny for the Baron house which is the blue house very close to the school and the graveyard in the early 90's and this family encountered many activities. and also the white house that is next to the baron house which is located on caldwell st actually puts you in mind of the texas chainsaw massacre actually has garaves in the backyard and the back of this house is exactly across the street from Boundary st school. Harrigton st is also another street in Newberry with Victorian style homes and I used to live there and one night while sitting in the living room the water turned on in the bathroom and my husband and myself saw the knobs turn as the water turned off.........then bats flew out of the crawl space. this was a duplex and my neighbors 4 children would only sleep with there parents in one after this night.... the question is WHAT TYPE OF CURSE IS ON THIS COUNTY? newberry native signing out
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on January 01, 2010:
No you do not as it is public property.
mark on January 01, 2010:
who do need to get permission from to investigate this area
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on December 21, 2009:
Newberry South Carolina is one of the spookiest haunted places I have ever visited. It is truly a hot bed of paranormal activity.