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Near Smoot in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Greenbrier Ghost

 
 
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By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
1. Greenbrier Ghost Marker
Inscription.  Interred in nearby cemetery is Zona Heaster Shue. Her death in 1897 was presumed natural until her spirit appeared to her mother to describe how she was killed by her husband Edward. Autopsy on the exhumed body verified the apparition's account. Edward, found guilty of murder, was sentenced to the state prison. Only known case in which testimony from ghost helped convict a murderer.
 
Erected 1991 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 37° 54.104′ N, 80° 37.962′ W. Marker is near Smoot, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is on Midland Trail W Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles south of Exit 156 - Sam Black Church exit (Interstate 64), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smoot WV 24977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Black Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Maxon Sand
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By Forest McDermott, July 20, 2008
2. Greenbrier Ghost Marker
Photo taken looking east on U.S. Route 60 toward Sam Black Church.
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Rupert (approx. 4.1 miles away); Blue Sulphur Springs Confederate Burial Ground (approx. 5 miles away); The Pavilion (approx. 5.1 miles away); Blue Sulphur Springs, WV (approx. 5.1 miles away); Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. 5.4 miles away); Unknown Soldiers/ Gen. Lewis' Trace (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Ghosts
 
Greenbrier Ghost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 26, 2012
3. Greenbrier Ghost Marker
Looking west on U.S. Route 60 with the entrance ramps for Interstate 64 in the background at the Sam Black Church exit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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