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This blog is the journey of author Tina Russo Kinney as she tells the story of Lavinia Fisher.

This is the Legend of Lavinia Fisher. For 200 years her story has been handed down through the generations. Now tour guides throughout Lavinia’s hometown of Charleston, SC tell her story to hundreds of tourists every day.

Some claim she was America’s first female serial killer. Others claim she never killed anyone at all, while others still believe she was a witch. Some of those same people believe her ghost lives on and can be seen around Charleston at night.

Many secrets were taken with Lavinia to her grave when she was hung February 20th, 1820. I will tell you the legend, you decide for yourself who was the real Lavinia Fisher.