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McMurran Hall in Shepherd University

McMurran Hall in Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
25443 USA

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Shepherdstown, WV is home to one of the most haunted places the state,  McMurran Hall in Shepherd University. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


The building was erected in 1859 by Rezin Davis Shepherd, who intended it to be a town hall. Shepherd was a wealthy businessman in New Orleans after the Louisiana Purchase. When he died in 1865, he was said to be one of the major property owners of New Orleans though he also maintained a residence in Shepherdstown. 

The clock in the tower was donated to the town by Shepherd in 1842 and initially housed in the old Episcopal Church. It was moved to the town hall tower in 1860. 

The building was used as a hospital during the Civil War. 

In 1872, the town hall became the first building of what is today Shepherd University. 


Legend says that there is a spirit of an old man who lingers in the clock tower. He watches students as they walk around campus through the shutters. Perhaps this man was part of the hospital staff or a soldier.

Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown came to Shepherdstown, West Virginia, to highlight the various hauntings throughout the town. 


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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Mar/26/2020

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