Ever since I read John Boyanoski’s book Ghosts of Upstate South Carolina, I’ve had a little project going on. Little by little, as I’ve had a few minutes in front of the TV, I’ve been creating placemarks for the locations in the book in Google Earth. The project is now finished.
Some of the locations were easy to find. Others were a bit of a challenge, and I’m not sure I got some of them correct. One of the most helpful tools was the Geographic Names Information Services (GNIS) from USGS, formerly known as the USGS Name Server. This service allows users to input queries based on place names. These queries can be narrowed by state, county, and location type (bridge, town, cemetery, etc.) The results return name variants, as well as the lat/lon coordinates.
As I worked on this project, I was tempted to mark locations for other purported hauntings from various websites such as Shadowlands and Talley Johnson’s Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry. However, I decided to stick with John’s book for this project. Even then, I wasn’t able to find all of his story locations.
Regardless, here is the completed KMZ file for download…
UPDATE: If you tried to download the file and got an error message, please try again. I had to reconfigure my website’s MIME settings to allow KML and KMZ files.