The Marion County Jail

Unlike the old Marion City Jail, the Marion County Jail, which stood on North State Street from 1878 until 1968, doesn’t have any supernatural stories associated with it. However, it played a role in a violent series of events that took place in Marion in October of 1881. On the afternoon of October 4th, 1881, Frank Foster, […]

Hershel the Harding Freshman Building Ghost

From 1915 to 1996, the school known at various times as Harding High School, Eber Baker Junior High School and, lastly, the Harding Freshman Building stood on West Church Street between Union and Orchard Street. According to a 1996 Marion Star article, the building was built to accommodate Marion’s growing population, which was spurred by a booming local economy. […]