Location: Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville La.
Breif History: The antebellum Myrtles Plantation, allegedly the most haunted place in the United States, is located on the fringe of St. Francisville, Louisiana, approximately 30 miles due north of Baton Rouge.
The plantation’s long history begins in 1794 when General David Bradford, escaping arrest in Pennsylvania for his role in the Whiskey Rebellion, settled in central Louisiana. He purchased the Myrtles Plantation, and after receiving a pardon, brought his wife and five children to the plantation in 1799.
The plantation had many other owners over the next two centuries, including Judge Clark Woodruff, Ruffin Gray Sterling, William Drew Winter, Marjorie Munson, Francis Kermeen, and the current owners John and Teeta Moss. Each owner made a unique imprint or contribution to the plantation’s rich history.
Although the Myrtles Plantation definitely has paranormal activity, several different versions of its legends exist which make a reader question the validity of its current owners’ historical accounts. For more history, please see the links on the right side navigation under Historical Research for additional background and diverse accounts of Myrtles Plantation’s legends and history.