Mercer-Williams House - Savannah Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
N 32° 04.276 W 081° 05.730
17S E 490986 N 3548339
Quick Description: Several times nightly, Savannah's ghost tours make their stops here at the house made famous by the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." It's no wonder that Savannah has been named America's most haunted city.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2007 9:18:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM2E9W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 258

Long Description:
Although originally built and owned by the family of songwriter/composer Johnny Mercer, this house has become most famous in the book and movie, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," as the scene Danny Hansford's murder.
Jim Williams, local antique dealer moved into the Mercer House on Monterey Square after completing its restoration. Williams was tried four times in the 1981 shooting death of his 21-year-old assistant Hansford. He had became well known for his fabulous parties. Some years after Williams death, reports surfaced that visitors had observed lights and festivities in the elegant mansion on the very same night of the year as Williams most oppulent annual party - yet there had been no party. Nancy Roberts, a prolific South Carolina writer of tales of the supernatural reported in her book, Georgia Ghosts, that two New York visitors had witnessed this phenomena in 1994, five years to the day after Williams last big gala in 1989 that celebrated his acquittal in the Hansford shooting.
Public access?:
See website for information about tickets before visiting the museum.

Visting hours:
Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 3:40 Sunday 12:30 - 4:00

Website about the location and/or story: [Web Link]

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