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A Special Baton Rouge Area Home: One of America's Most Haunted

Spanish moss on oak trees around The Myrtles Plantation One of the most unique Baton Rouge Area Homes is haunted, or so some say.  It dates to 1796 and is in St. Francis-ville, just north of Baton Rouge.  It is an antebellum home on the National Registry of Homes, named The Myrtles Plantation.

I visited and stayed the night, but didn't get visited by ghosts as some do.  It has 11 bed and breakfast rooms and an elegant restaurant, The carriage house, that serves gourmet meals.  Of course the main attraction is the ghost tour at night unless a friendly ghost happens to visit your room during the night.  The ghost of "Chloe, harmlessly hangs d sitting on the roof or standing on the veranda.  She's quite a shy ghost though and disappears if approached too closely.  Chloe was a slave girl and mistress of one of the plantation owners.  She was jealous and controlling. Chloe accidently poisoned his children and wife in a scheme to gain the master's good will, but was hanged from one of the trees on the plantation instead.  The plantation is supposedly the home of at leat 12 ghosts, making it one of America's Most Haunted Homes.  It is reported that 10 murders occurred in the house, but records only indicate the murder of one.

It is a pleasant drive thru beautiful hill country to arrive at St.Francisville.  So be sure and stay the night and meet some friendly ghosts.

Comment balloon 5 commentsAnn Dail • April 11 2011 11:30PM

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Ann, my daughter and I visited The Myrtles when we lived in Slidell and would drive up to Aimwell.  Love that place.  We have many photos that we took hoping to catch an image of the infamous ghost "Chloe".  Mostly we just have photos of a cat and my daughter, but it was fun and the grounds are lovely.

Posted by Samantha Davault, Fort Worth, TX (Alexander Chandler Realty) over 8 years ago

I also loved this place.  You are right..  The grounds are beautiful.

Posted by Ann Dail, Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem (Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551) over 8 years ago

Sounds like a place we would love to visit, not sure about staying over night though; but history and good food, you can't beat it.  Thanks for the info.

Posted by Lois Davies, Cape Coral & SW Florida (Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Ann,

What a great story and very fun also.  It would be great to visit Baton Rouge and explore these haunts (so to speak).  Thanks for sharing this with us.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

Ann, I love this; I was thinking about a haunted series in our area and started gathering info. This is a great one. I'ld love to stay there.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

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