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Haunted Hill Country: Kerrville

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The Texas Hill Country is one of the most haunted parts of the state. The next time you want to commune with the Great Beyond, visit Kerrville.

Haunted Hill Country: Kerrville

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The Kerr County Courthouse is the site of two spooky stories. The first tells of a young couple on the courthouse square. The man asked his lady-love to marry him, and she refused him. In a fit of jealousy, the man shot her and then hanged himself right there. Local lore holds you can hear them on moonless nights, still arguing for all eternity. The second story takes place in the jail, which is on the upper-most floor of the building. It’s said to be haunted by a prisoner who died in custody several years ago. Strange noises have been heard, like keys turning in the lock and banging on the steel bars.

Haunted Hill Country: Kerrville

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Camp Verde, just outside Kerrville, was one of the bases for the U. S. Army Camel Corps. They experimented with using camels as pack animals in the arid and semi-arid areas of Texas and the American Southwest. Although the last of the camels died out in the Camp Verde area in 1875, locals have reported seeing a ghostly line of camels walking through trees and shrubs near the old fort. Some have seen troops running across a bridge there, as well. Stories were told by workers at the Camp Verde store about a ghost in the basement. She was a pre-Civil War-era ghost they called Ruthie, and she was a regular customer at the store when alive. When she’s agitated, Ruthie moves pictures on the walls, rearranges the cash drawers, or throws merchandise across the store.

Haunted Hill Country: Kerrville
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