Welcome to the Ghosts of Rockbridge!


This is the class website for History 295: The History of Ghosts. This course explores the history of ghosts within their wider historical, social, and cultural contexts from medieval Europe to modern America. Together, we ask why the belief in ghosts continues to be vibrant, socially relevant, and historically illuminating. This website, the culmination of the class, examines ghost beliefs, legends, and lore right here in Lexington and Rockbridge County. Welcome!