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Sadly Destroyed by a Drunk Driver

Augusta lost a piece of history as a car crashed through the nearly 200 year-old "Haunted Pillar... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
mlorahga
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Augusta, Georgia
Just that

The pillar has been there for over 150 years and was recently hit by a car and damaged badly,the... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
bucwheat
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Evans, Georgia
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Fifth and Broad Streets, Augusta, GA
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Augusta lost a piece of history as a car crashed through the nearly 200 year-old "Haunted Pillar." Despite all of the stories which developed over its life, historically, It had been the only remaining piece of the original City Market which was destroyed shortly after...More

1  Thank mlorahga
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The pillar has been there for over 150 years and was recently hit by a car and damaged badly,the city will repair it.

Thank bucwheat
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Yes, it has interesting history. It's part of Augusta's history. Other reviewers have spoken about it, I'd say drive by. Maybe pop out of the car and take an odd pic... because why not! Especially if you have kids and want to tell them a...More

Thank meetmethere22
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We actually passed this the first time we went by because we didn't really notice it. We turned around to look for it again, and we really didn't miss much. We wanted to see if anyone was touching it, but there was nobody there at...More

1  Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

You really need to see this with a tour group or at least read the true history of this history item. What is usually told about this pillar is not correct. It was not a whipping post nor an place where people were sold. It...More

1  Thank tleeEvans
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely check it out if you happen to walk by, but don't make a special trip out of it. For extra fun go at night.

Thank 305megr
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The stories of how the Pillar is haunted are fun and vary depending on who you talk to. However, the real history is an important reminder of Augusta's past. The pillar is the only remaining piece of the Central Market which was located in the...More

Thank mlorahga
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I TOUCHED IT, and I DIED. It also turned me into a newt, but I got better! I was taunting it on a windy Halloween night, and it started chasing me threw the streets of Augusta down to the river where it pushed me in...More

6  Thank DBL07
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Yes, there are many stories about superstitious happenings with this pillar, but I don't believe it!

Thank Pauline53449
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The stories surrounding this thing are awesome. The Weather Channel even has a show about it. But it is actually just a column on the street corner. Unless you believe all the stories?

Thank Roadhore
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AndieG1603
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According to Augusta area news sources, a car destroyed the pillar on 12-18-16. The pieces were scraped together and removed and the city may try to revonstruct it sometime. in the meantime, there's no pillar. But, as we saw... More
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