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The Town Dog Killer in Denton

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.
The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former residence of the town dog killer.

Denton, Maryland’s Town Dog Killer

The most beautiful house on the Caroline County’s Courthouse Square in Denton sits on the corner of Gay and Second Streets. It’s a Second Empire Victorian style with its hipped roof, center cupola, iron fence and ornate trim sets it apart from every other house on the square. The ample corner lot runs straight down to the Choptank River, which is wide and placid at this northern end, some thirty plus miles from where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

When a long time owner of the property moved out in 2000, a real estate agent showed the property to a potential buyer who lived out of state. The owner wasn’t present during the viewing, and the potential buyers took several photographs of the house. About a month after they had looked at the house, they returned to Denton hoping to find the owner. When they knocked on the door, there was no answer, so they visited the Town Hall hoping to get help with locating the owner.

These potential buyers had decided not to buy the house. But when they reviewed the photographs they had taken, they noticed a strange anomaly in one of them. It was disturbing. It was a view of the house from the outside that showed the front with all of its beautiful features and ornate trim. But it also showed the image of a child looking out of the third-floor window. The owner wasn’t present when the couple viewed the house, and they’d been told that no children lived there.

Child’s Face in the Window

The couple had also gone through that third floor, and they saw no sign of a child – no toys, Continue reading The Town Dog Killer in Denton

Taylor House - Denton MD

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Denton & Woodland 2-12-17

Bus Tour of Haunted Denton, Preston to Woodland, DE

Over 20 sites and 2 graveyards. Sites will include Denton jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, Linchester Mill (Underground Railroad), Cannon Hall, Woodland Ferry, Maggie’s Bridge, Patty Cannon’s Hometead, Taylor House and more.  Guests will enjoy this 4 hour  tour on a luxury motorcoach (restroom on board). Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – DENTON – Guests will meet at the Courthouse Green in Denton. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Denton Jail, Denton Cemetery, Taylor House, Emerson House, Linchester Mill, Maggie’s Bridge, Cannon Hall and the Patty Cannon homestead.

COST: $32 per person.   Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below.  Keep scrolling.  Advanced Registration is required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. Most of that time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including Linchester Mill, Cannon Hall, Denton Cemetery and the Courthouse Green in Denton.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – The cost of the ticket does not include the gratuity for your tour guide or the bus driver. If you enjoyed the walk, please consider tipping your guide and driver as a sign of appreciation.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the  Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, The Haunted Mid-Shore and a gift certificate for two tickets to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

MEETING PLACE AND WEATHER: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the tour and check in with the guide and bus driver. Tour will leave the premises promptly at 12:30 pm. Also note that we do not cancel for rain. In the event that the weather is wet, be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof clothing and shoes. There are opportunities for getting off of the bus and walking. 

CELL PHONE:  Be sure to list your cell phone number so that we can contact you in the unlikely event we need to cancel due to weather or emergency.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:  Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start.  If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given.  However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place.  Just give them your order voucher.

Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 10-29-16 at 7pm

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 10-21-16 at 7pm

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 10-1-16 at 7pm

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

20 minutes from the Bay Bridge – SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 9-16-16 at 7:30pm FULL MOON! SOLD OUT!

THIS WALK IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE SEE OUR TOUR CALENDAR TO VIEW ALL OTHER AVAILABLE WALKS.

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 8-27-16 at 8pm

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 7-15-16 at 8pm

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 6-24-16 at 8pm- CANCELLED

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place

The Taylor House now known as Turnbridge Point. Former resident was the town dog killer.

Denton Ghost Walk 4-16-16 at 7:30 pm SOLD OUT!

THIS WALK IS SOLD OUT. WE HAVE A ST MICHAELS GHOST WALK ON 4/23/16. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THAT WALK HERE.

The Denton Ghost Walk – tour with the most actively haunted jail in Maryland

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of young Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Cost of ticket does not include gratuity.  Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

BOOKS – Your guide will have a limited number of copies of Haunted Mid-Shore signed by author, Mindie Burgoyne available for $20 (cash- includes tax). The book contains most of the stories featured on the walk, and is written by the owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

TIME, DRESS & INCLEMENT WEATHER

  • Ghost Walk begins on time. Please meet fifteen minutes prior to the  start.
  • All Ghost Walks take from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • We walk in the rain – and only cancel when weather poses a hazard to public safety, which is very rare (cloud to ground lightning, hurricane, ice / snow). We rarely cancel. We will notify you by phone in the unlikely event that we do cancel your walk so PLEASE INCLUDE  CELL PHONE number on registration.
  • Dress for the weather (coat, waterproof shoes, insect repellant)
  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain (we still walk if it rains)
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring your camera.  That’s part of the fun.

TICKETS: Your guide will have a list of all ticket holders on site. It’s fine to bring your ticket electronically (on your phone).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher and let us know who is coming in your place