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Have driven by the Haunted Pillar many times and have got out of the car and touched it. However, it is no longer there

The Haunted Pillar is (was) a historic site in Augusta, but a few months ago someone ran into it... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
IrvingCollege
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Aiken, SC
Knocked down and gone

Hit by a drunk driver and destroyed. No longer there. It was an interesting bit of history but it... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
jjkszk
,
Evans, GA
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Fifth and Broad Streets, Augusta, GA
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Haunted Pillar is (was) a historic site in Augusta, but a few months ago someone ran into it with a truck and knocked it down. The building with the sign was a Tattoo Parlor for a year or so, but it is gone too....More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Hit by a drunk driver and destroyed. No longer there. It was an interesting bit of history but it is gone.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

It's no longer standing unfortunately but it was a spot in Augusta that awed millions over the years and had a reputation that could put the fear of God in to the oldest local residents and superstitious visitors.

Thank Colleen B
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

A traffic accident destroyed the Haunted Pillar in 2016 (both drivers were unhurt and apparently still living), so there's nothing more to see. There are no plans to rebuild or otherwise do anything with the structure.

3  Thank scottmcd9999
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Yes, it has interesting history. It's part of Augusta's history. Other reviewers have spoken about it, I'd say drive by. Maybe pop out of the car and take an odd pic... because why not! Especially if you have kids and want to tell them a...More

Thank meetmethere22
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We actually passed this the first time we went by because we didn't really notice it. We turned around to look for it again, and we really didn't miss much. We wanted to see if anyone was touching it, but there was nobody there at...More

1  Thank FromSea2ShiningC
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

You really need to see this with a tour group or at least read the true history of this history item. What is usually told about this pillar is not correct. It was not a whipping post nor an place where people were sold. It...More

2  Thank tleeEvans
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely check it out if you happen to walk by, but don't make a special trip out of it. For extra fun go at night.

Thank 305megr
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The stories of how the Pillar is haunted are fun and vary depending on who you talk to. However, the real history is an important reminder of Augusta's past. The pillar is the only remaining piece of the Central Market which was located in the...More

Thank mlorahga
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I TOUCHED IT, and I DIED. It also turned me into a newt, but I got better! I was taunting it on a windy Halloween night, and it started chasing me threw the streets of Augusta down to the river where it pushed me in...More

6  Thank DBL07
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AndieG1603
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According to Augusta area news sources, a car destroyed the pillar on 12-18-16. The pieces were scraped together and removed and the city may try to revonstruct it sometime. in the meantime, there's no pillar. But, as we saw... More
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