Aug. 16, 2022

Episode 252: Wild Women: The True Story of Lavinia Fisher and The Six Mile Wayfarer House

Episode 252: Wild Women: The True Story of Lavinia Fisher and The Six Mile Wayfarer House

In 1819, Lavinia Fisher and her husband John were accused poisoning and murdering multiple guests of their Charleston, South Carolina inn and sentenced to hang. But were the Fishers really serial killers or is the legend simply a tall tale concocted to entertain tourists? The true story of who Lavinia Fisher was and why she was hanged may shock you. 

 

Resources: 

 

Lavinia Fisher: Legends of America, https://www.legendsofamerica.com/sc-laviniafisher/ 

 

Murder and Mayhem in the Holy City, Pat Hendrix, The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 2006.

 

Six Miles to Charleston: The True Story of John and Lavinia Fisher, Bruce Orr, The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 2010. 

 

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