St. Mary's Historical Society @ Tudor Hall:
Photos taken on 1 Feb 2003 at site St. Mary's Historical Society Building.

In the late 1600’s, Moll Dyer was an Irish immigrant to St Mary’s County that is said to have lived in a remote cabin in Coole Springs (Charlotte Hall), which is located about 15 miles from Leonardtown. She lived alone with her dog and was labeled a witch by the residents of Leonardtown because she was seen gathering herbs and carrying around bunches of flowers.

When all of the children in the town became sick, they blamed Moll Dyer for putting a curse on the town. The townspeople were said to have burned her cabin on the coldest day of the year, in the month of February. She was chased out and was found a few days later frozen to a large boulder.

It is said today that her imprints on the rock still remain. Some say there are handprints in the rock; some also see knee prints as well. The 875 pound boulder has since been moved and is now located in front of the St. Mary’s County Historical Society in Leonardtown. Upon visiting the site, people have reported feelings of uneasiness, camera malfunctions and unexplained aches and pains.

If you visit the site of her old cabin, now known as Moll Dyer’s Run, the land is still barren. Some say that this is proof of the curse she had put on the land. It is said that on the anniversary of her death, a woman with long white hair in a white dress is seen dashing across the back roads, as if she were being chased.

Photos taken on 29 May 2003 at site St. Mary's Historical Society, at the old jail & Moll Dyer's rock.

Historical Jail photos taken on 18 Jun 2005 at site St. Mary's Historical Society, at the old jail & Moll Dyer's rock.

Tudor Hall photos taken 27-Jan-2007 on a day-time excursion.