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Lenoir, North Carolina: The Witches' Keyhole

In the 1800s someone built a big, black, brick keyhole into their house to let witches escape. The keyhole is now part of a large brick planter in front of a church. Witches, begone from our petunias!

Trinity United Methodist Church

901 Seehorn St. NE, Lenoir, NC
Trinity United Methodist Church. North end of town. From US Hwy 321/Blowing Rock Blvd turn east at the stoplight in front of the Wal-Mart onto Seehorn St. NE. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the church on the right; the keyhole is in the big, brick planter in front of it, out by the road.
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Witches' Keyhole.

The Witches' Keyhole

This is directly in front of the Methodist Church on Seehorn Street.

[Rose, 10/04/2016]

Witches' Keyhole.

The Witches' Keyhole

Bigger than an actual keyhole, but not quite big enough to justify going too far off your route -- unless you're really into witchy history, in which case, I'd still think twice. Double meh.

[lauragalore, 08/16/2014]

Sorry to point it out, but you are obviously under some kind of Double Meh spell cast to discourage Witches' Keyhole visitors!

The Witches' Keyhole

The Witches' Keyhole is a large, black, brick keyhole originally built to let witches and evil spirits out of a 19th century home. It's now part of a planter in front of Trinity United Methodist Church.

[Phil Solesky, 04/20/2013]

It's a bigger planter (and keyhole) than you might expect.

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