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The Story Behind This Seemingly Normal Place In South Carolina Will Give You Nightmares

Edgefield, South Carolina is a town known by many as the Home of Ten Governors. It was also the birth and death place of Senator Strom Thurmond, the only member of the U.S. Senate to turn 100 while still in office. When it comes to notoriety, this small town of roughly 4,800 people in Edgefield County, South Carolina has much to be proud of.

But did you know there’s a dark history surrounding the site of the town square? It can be likened to that opening scene in Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” where Quasimodo’s poor mother died on the steps at the entrance to Notre Dame. More on that after some background…

Did you know about this haunting and gruesome crime that took place in Edgefield in 1807? Will you ever look at the center square in town without thinking about the shocking crime that happened in broad daylight on this spot?

Want more shocking South Carolina history? This Lake In South Carolina Has A Dark And Evil History That Will Never Be Forgotten.

Robin Jarvis
Robin Jarvis is a staff writer for OnlyInYourState.com.