Every town should have a castle! After all that is where fairy tales begin...
But then the war happened and the house was confiscated by the Union Army and utilized as Hospital #6.
After the war was over Dr. Johnson was one of a few locals able to reclaim his property but not without paying the hefty sum of $2,000!
(the house is currently on the market for $4 million+).
The home resides on a full city block surrounded by ancient oak trees as well as a pair of olive trees that Dr. Johnson brought from the Mount of Olives in the Holy Land.
Although the home was built in 1861 it's completion was not official until 1989 when these back stairs were finally added. Before that time one had to avoid using the back door-the first step was a doozy!
One of the original outbuildings some say was used as the morgue when the house was a hospital during the war.
Yup, the Castle is one of the most notably haunted houses in town.
Many say the house is haunted by a little French dwarf named Guernache. Although very friendly to the children that have resided in the house, he is a bit of a prankster with adults.
Many families over the decades have lived happily in this lovely old home surrounded by ancient oaks clad with Spanish moss overlooking the marshes just beyond it's lawn.
Where else could a fairy tale take place but in a castle by the water's edge...