Haunted Location: Moundsville Penitentiary

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Description: It is estimated that one thousand inmates died while being incarcerated at this fearsome, Gothic style prison. Some died of natural causes or from inmate violence, but over the course of the penitentiary's history, 94 men were put to death since the first executions began in 1899. Less than 500 inmates were housed in the facility when it opened in 1866. But by the 1930s, its population was exceeded 2,400. Today, many ghosts are said to be lurking the halls.
Address: 818 Jefferson Avenue
City: Moundsville
State: West Virginia
Zip Code: 26041
Website: http://www.wvpentours.com/
Phone: (304) 845-6200
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