The Myrtles Plantation
St. Francisville, LA
In the early 19th century, Clark Woodruff was carrying on an affair with Chloe, one of his slaves. One day, Clark discovered Chloe eavesdropping on his family and had her left ear cut off. Seeking revenge, she made a birthday cake laced with poisonous oleander, which killed Mrs. Woodruff and two of the children. Chloe was hanged and her body dumped in the Mississippi River. If that wasn't enough drama, the next owner of Myrtles Plantation was shot on the front porch and staggered into the house to die.