I love a good local ghost story. Not an urban legend where you can find the same tale with minor variations almost anywhere (though those are fun too), but a legend that’s linked to your local area. When I first moved to Southern Maryland, I had no idea how far back the history went. There’s a small village nearby, Port Tobacco, that became the county seat back in 1658.
Since it was located on the Port Tobacco River, it became a seaport and the 2nd largest town in Maryland until they were upstaged by the coming of the railroad to another town. The population moved, and the town dwindled back to a village, but quite a bit of local legends and history remained.
|Dr. Gustavus Brown's house, near where Sims was killed.|