Stoney Baynard Ruins

Thing To Do Stoney Baynard Ruins

Currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Stoney Baynard Ruins was originally built in the 1790s. Today the site includes the ruins of the historic Baynard estate, which included a grand antebellum plantation house and slave quarters. Located on six acres, the home is not only a piece of history, but it’s also known for its paranormal activity.

The story of the Stoney Baynard Ruins starts with Captain Jack Stoney, who was believed to have built the home. In 1840 the home changed hands over a poker game to William Baynard. Baynard, a cotton plantation owner, lived in the home with his family until 1849. After he passed the home was raided and eventually burned to the ground.

Today, the remanents of the home may not be much, but any history buff will love the experience of walking through the site. Looking for a ghostly experience? Visitors have reported seeing a ghost of Baynard after dark, and some have even claimed to see his entire funeral procession.



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