Heilbron Mansion Update
The original part of the house (interior wall) dates to 1776. The property was owned by the Edwards family, who did have a daughter, but she was not murdered. The wife did suffer from depression and commit suicide in 1802, when her daughter was 16.
There are also rumors that a man committed suicide on the property as well, but have not been substantiated.
During construction of a swimming pool on an adjacent property, a small underground stone structure was discovered. It was near the creek. This may have been the "crypt" talked about in the book, but in reality it was an old cold food storage chamber.
Light from the Mansion in its current location:
I often drive by the house when I am in the area. The new house bears a slight
resemblance to the old one, but there was some kind of romance the old one had that the new one doesn't. They do have a gazebo in the same
spot the old house had one!
The whole area is being built up now, and the house is not as isolated as it once was.
One night on the way home from a fabulous dinner at the
Crier in the Country, I stopped and took a few photos of the house
from the road. Of three photos taken, this one has something on the left side. It was an eerie night and we had
just had some activity at the restaurant, so I am not sure if this was leftover from that or if it was
the old mansion spirits just saying hello.
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