Charles Wray Home – Ridgeway, South Carolina

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Built in 1910, this home faces the historic Rockton and Rion railway around which the town of Ridgeway was settled. The ghost of Charles Wray is thought to haunt this home in search of his wife and son. The Wray family was killed in a terrible train accident.

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Address: 140 North Dogwood Avenue, Ridgeway, SC 29130

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3 Comments about Charles Wray Home

Bill HugginsNo Gravatar says:
December 12th, 2013 at 9:47 am

I bought the home in 1989 and restored it to the state as you now see it. It hadn’t been painted in about 40 years. Charlie Tidwell was a local character, and I am told a great pianist, although he could not read a note of music. I sold it around 2003, but lived in it until November of this year. There were two owners before me.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
May 30th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Hi Tom! Thank you for this great comment – how lucky you were to live in such a beautiful old home! The house is listed on the National Register and was built in 1910. We don’t know much about its lineage, but we suggest you contact either SC archives at, or perhaps the Fairfield County Genealogical Society at We hope this helps, and let us know what you learn!

Thomas O. CurleeNo Gravatar says:
May 30th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

This was my great grandparent’s house (the Tidwells). I lived there with my mother during WWII. I am curious as to (1) how ownership of the house passed from the Wrays to the Tidwells (in 1931?), and (2) who lived in the house between the Wray family’s death (1919) and the date the Tidwells became owners. The last Tidwell to live in the house was Charles Wray Tidwell (1910-1972). I find it interesting that Charles’ first and middle names are the same as the first and last names of the original owner/builder, Charles P. Wray. Are you a good source for such information? If, not, can you direct me to someone? I am retired, now living in Poughkeepsie, NY. Thanks. Tom


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