Haunted Places in Branchville, Virginia



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    Chowan University

    Murfreesboro, North Carolina

    12.5 miles from Branchville, VA

    Chowan University has a ghostly "Brown Lady" on the third floor of its Columns Building. Her footsteps have been heard, and security guards have chased her thinking she was a prankster. And at Belks Hall, the ghost of a little girl who fell down the stairs while riding a tricycle ...


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    Alston House - Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum

    Littleton, North Carolina

    38.2 miles from Branchville, VA

    The Alston House is home to many disembodied voices. Items in the house have moved, reappeared and disappeared again. Contractor had to stop working and leave the house because he felt there was a presence with him. (Submitted by Stephen Barcelo)


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    Smithfield Station

    Smithfield, Virginia

    44.8 miles from Branchville, VA

    Smithfield Station is a restaurant frequented not only by the living. Witnesses say the apparition of a man can be seen sitting at the bar late at night when the place is closed. Some say he's the spirit of a man who long ago left the bar and drowned in ...


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    Old Central State Hospital

    Petersburg, Virginia

    45.5 miles from Branchville, VA

    Central State Hospital, previously Central Lunatic Asylum, was the first institution in the country for African Americans of "unsound mind." In the 1840s, if slave owners could pay the fees they could have their slaves committed. Some of the old grounds still operates as a hospital; other buildings have been ...


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    Tar River

    Tarboro, North Carolina

    49.3 miles from Branchville, VA

    In a Revolutionary War tale, a miller and patriot was drowned in the river by a group of British soldiers. Before he died, he threatened that if they killed him, they would be haunted by a banshee. According to the tale, the banshee appeared, killed the soldiers, and avenged the ...


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    The Ambler House Ruins

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    51.2 miles from Branchville, VA

    The circa 1750 Ambler House burned down three times: Once during the American Revolution (it was restored by Colonel John Ambler), again during the Civil War, and a third time in 1895. Its ruins are tended to by the National Park Service. The ghost here, Lydia, is said to walk ...


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    Appomattox Manor

    Hopewell, Virginia

    51.6 miles from Branchville, VA

    Appomattox Manor was the former plantation owned by Dr. Richard Eppes, which became Union headquarters during the Civil War. Now a restored museum, the manor is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Union soldier. So the story goes, a nurse had been hiding him in the basement ...


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    Edgewood Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    52.7 miles from Branchville, VA

    At this 1849 plantation house, Lizzie Rowland is the ghost in residence. It is said that she is waiting for her beloved soldier to return from the Civil War. Her ghost is said to peek out from behind a curtain in an upstairs window, watching and waiting. Edgewood Plantation was ...


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    Shirley Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    53.3 miles from Branchville, VA

    The very first house on the plantation was built in 1613--reportedly the oldest house in the U.S. But it's the mid-18th-century house here, possibly owned by private residents, that has a ghost story involving a painting in a second-story bedroom. It's a portrait of Aunt Pratt, and its story began ...


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    Parker's Battery

    Chester, Virginia

    54.4 miles from Branchville, VA

    Parkers Battery was part of the Confederate defenses known as the Howlett Line, and saw frequent battles. It was occupied by Confederate forces until the fall of Petersburg, and some may still remain today. Witnesses describe apparitions of soldiers in the bunkers, and the soldiers are said to look either ...


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    Gaffos House

    Portsmouth, Virginia

    55.8 miles from Branchville, VA

    This late eighteenth century house is now a private residence, but the house is believed to be home to a single apparition. Visitors to the house have reported various sightings of the apparition of a sea captain on the stairs and in the attic of the house. People have heard ...


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    The Glencoe Inn

    Portsmouth, Virginia

    55.8 miles from Branchville, VA

    This 1890 Victorian inn, originally built as a home for a family of Scottish immigrants, is said to be haunted by one of its old residents. The apparition of an elderly lady is seen looking over her beloved roses in the establishment's Rose Garden.


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    Carter's Grove Plantation

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    55.9 miles from Branchville, VA

    Carter's Grove Plantation is private property now and no trespassing is permited. It was built in 1755 for Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert "King" Carter on the site of Martin's Hundred, a tract first settled by English colonists around 1620. The settlement was eradicated in the Indian Massacre of 1622. ...


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    Howmet Plant

    Hampton, Virginia

    56.3 miles from Branchville, VA

    1 Howmet Dr. Hampton, Va, 23661. Back in the early 1980's I was a security guard working through the Wackenhut Corp, at the Howmet plant in Hampton, Virginia. One hot and misty night I saw what I thought was a young woman wearing a gossamer gown wandering in front ...


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    Page House Inn

    Norfolk, Virginia

    56.4 miles from Branchville, VA


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    College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    56.7 miles from Branchville, VA

    The College of William and Mary, the second-oldest college in the nation, has several legendary campus ghosts. One, who resides on the third floor of St. George Tucker Hall, is said to visit students who pull all-night study sessions. Another haunting happens in the Wren Building: Footsteps are said to ...


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    Tribble Farm

    Blackstone, Virginia

    56.9 miles from Branchville, VA

    This old farm house is currently the home of both female and male spirits including a child who likes to peek around corners at you. There have been photos of a lady dressed in turn of the century (1800's) clothing as well as a man dressed in military clothing. ...


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    Boxwood Inn

    Newport News, Virginia

    57 miles from Branchville, VA

    Built as a 21-room private home in 1896, this inn is believed to be haunted by the helpful spirit of Nannie Curtis, wife of the home's original owner. She apparently likes the current owners who saved the building from demolishment and restored it to its original elegance. When the new ...


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    Orell House

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    57.1 miles from Branchville, VA

    Strange occurrences that have been reported here include a water faucet that turned on by itself multiple times in the bathroom and a glass that was removed from the medicine cabinet, taken out of its plastic wrap and thrown on the floor.


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    King's Arms Tavern

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    57.3 miles from Branchville, VA

    This tavern is believed to be the residence of a ghost named Irma, who died in a fire in this area during the 1700s. Since legend has it that the fire was started by a dropped candle, the ghost is known to blow out candles and perform other helpful tasks ...


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    The Chamberlin

    Hampton, Virginia

    59.7 miles from Branchville, VA

    The Chamberlin was once a historic hotel that welcomed the likes of George Washington. However, it has been renovated and is now a senior living facility. The top floor, according to rumor, is closed because of the many apparitions that freely roam there. One story about this building tells of ...


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    Fort Monroe

    Hampton, Virginia

    60.1 miles from Branchville, VA

    The official Fort Monroe was completed in 1834, although the spot has housed some sort of headquarters or fortification since the early 1600s. Witnesses claim that the site is haunted by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, as well as that of Jefferson Davis, who was imprisoned here after being falsely ...


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    Nell Cropsey House

    Elizabeth City, North Carolina

    61 miles from Branchville, VA

    The Nell Cropsey House is a private home that is known for its namesake ghost, the beautiful Nell Cropsey. She moved here with her parents in 1898. She became engaged to the sheriff's son Jim Wilcox, but in 1901, she vanished from the house. Jim was arrested on suspicion of ...


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    Rosewell Plantation

    Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

    64.2 miles from Branchville, VA

    This 1725 mansion is said to be a hotspot for ghostly goings-on. Gutted by fire in 1916, the ruins were donated to the Gloucester Historical Society by its last owners and the site is now open to visitors several days a week. The four chimneys and the east wall remain, ...


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    Ferry Plantation House

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    65.8 miles from Branchville, VA

    This colonial and plantation era house is said to be home to 11 ghosts, including Henry, a former slave; Sally Rebecca Walke, who mourns the loss of her soldier lover; former resident and painter Thomas Williamson; a Lady in White who is said to have fallen down the stairs in ...


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    Louisburg College

    Louisburg, North Carolina

    66.7 miles from Branchville, VA

    Louisburg College, founded in 1787, is a private Methodist institution with many suspected ghosts. Its Main Building, used as a hospital during the Civil War, is haunted by a little boy with no face. Voices and sounds abound here, and other ghosts are suspected to call the building home. In ...


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    Adam Thoroughgood House

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    66.8 miles from Branchville, VA

    Employees at this circa-1719 house museum have seen the apparition of a woman in Colonial-period clothing. The red-haired woman has been seen in various places on the premises wearing different Colonial dresses.


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    Patterson-Noble-Baker House

    Louisburg, North Carolina

    66.9 miles from Branchville, VA

    The circa-1820 Patterson-Noble-Baker House was a plantation home originally, but now serves as a private home. Reports say it is a hot spot for paranormal activity, and ghost hunters have recorded EVPs inside.


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    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Richmond, Virginia

    67.2 miles from Branchville, VA

    Built around 1754 as a private home, the "little stone house" located a few blocks from Poe's boyhood home has housed a collection of Poe artifacts since the early 1900s. At about this time began the rumors of its hauntings. At least three ghosts are believed to reside or at ...


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    Julep’s

    Richmond, Virginia

    67.3 miles from Branchville, VA

    Julep's is a restaurant now, but in 1826 it was the weapon shop where Daniel Denoon, an apprentice gunsmith, was shot to death by shop owner James McNaught. Denoon's ghost is said to have inhabited the restaurant ever since 2003, when the new owners began a remodeling project that turned ...


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    Governor's Mansion - Executive Mansion

    Richmond, Virginia

    67.6 miles from Branchville, VA

    The Virginia Governor's Mansion, or Executive Mansion, is the oldest occupied governor's mansion in the U.S., serving since 1813. In the 1890s, the apparition of a lady was seen sitting at the window by then-governor Philip McKinney. She was seen later by a police officer, and since then has caused ...


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    Museum of the Confederacy

    Richmond, Virginia

    67.8 miles from Branchville, VA

    Part of this museum is the former White House of the Confederacy, containing Civil War artifacts, manuscripts, Confederate imprints (books and pamphlets) and photos--and that's not all: It also has a ghost. This portion of the museum is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Jefferson Davis' 5-year-old son.


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    Somerset Place

    Creswell, North Carolina

    71.7 miles from Branchville, VA

    The Somerset Plantation house and its grounds are believed to be haunted by the former lady of the house, who screams and cries. Folks in the know say she is mourning the death of her son, who drowned in an irrigation canal.


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    Waverly House

    Richmond, Virginia

    71.9 miles from Branchville, VA

    Many past tenants and residents of this stately home have reported sighting the apparition of a sad, elderly man on the stairs. He is believed to be Benjamin Green, a former resident of the house. Private residence, do not disturb. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Amelia Wildlife Management Area

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    71.9 miles from Branchville, VA

    A ghostly "charred lady" is said to roam the wildlife reserve, but she has company, as other apparitions have been seen here as well. The spot has been a dumping place for murder victims as well as a party spot for teens.


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    Haw Branch Plantation

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    72 miles from Branchville, VA

    The circa-1735 Haw Branch Plantation, first settled by Colonel Thomas Tabb and wife Rebecca Booker, is the site of many strange occurrences such as footsteps, nighttime sounds of heavy objects falling, and an unexplained rose perfume scent. A loud scream regularly comes from the attic, at about 6-month intervals, and ...


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    Tuckahoe Plantation

    Henrico, Virginia

    72.6 miles from Branchville, VA

    Thomas Randolph and son William Randolph III built the plantation in the 1700s, and it is reported to still be privately owned. Rumor has it that it's haunted by a female ghost who, in life, was forced to marry against her will. Believed to have died of a broken heart ...


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    The Cavalier Hotel

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    73 miles from Branchville, VA

    Famous folks such as Al Capone and Woodrow Wilson stayed at this 1927 swank establishment, and it is from one of its windows that Adolph Coors of brewery fame jumped to his death in the 1929. Also, the previous owner is said to have shot himself in the hotel. Reports ...


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    Brooker's Site

    Mechanicsville, Virginia

    75.6 miles from Branchville, VA

    This was the site of a old house built in the mid to early 19th century. The house has been gone and the site of the house is now home to a United States post office. However, the house back in the mid 1800s owned 125 acres that today is ...


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    Longwood University

    Farmville, Virginia

    80.9 miles from Branchville, VA

    A spooky story surrounds the statue of the Confederate Hero, dedicated Oct. 11, 1900, on High Street. Legend has it that when you can see the statue’s shadow on the wall of the camupus' East Ruffner Building, all is well. When you cannot, the soldier's ghost is out protecting the ...


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    Randolph-Macon College

    Ashland, Virginia

    83.2 miles from Branchville, VA

    At Randolph-Macon College, three places are rumored to be haunted. At Mary Branch, a girls' dorm, at least two ghosts are said to reside. Doors open and close by themselves, and objects are moved or disappear. In the SAE Fraternity House, witnesses have described strange noises and apparitions of soldiers ...


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    Mills House

    Beaverdam, Virginia

    89 miles from Branchville, VA

    Mysterious fires broke out at the Mills House in January 2014, destroying it. The place was a historic home to bachelor farmer Buster Mills, the last of the Mills family who lived there; he died after a stroke in 1989. Locals remember Buster talking about "haints" in the home's front ...


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    Lancaster Tavern

    Lancaster, Virginia

    93.5 miles from Branchville, VA

    Built around 1800, this historic inn and tavern is said to have a friendly ghost who makes breakfast every morning. The smell of bacon is said to come from the kitchen very early, before no one living begins cooking.


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    Mordecai House

    Raleigh, North Carolina

    94.1 miles from Branchville, VA

    The oldest part of Mordecai House, part of a public park, dates to around 1785 and was constructed by Joel Lane for his son Henry. The name of the house changed when Moses Mordecai married Margaret Lane in 1817. It is said to be haunted by family member Mary Willis ...


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    North Carolina State University

    Raleigh, North Carolina

    96.6 miles from Branchville, VA

    The ghostly campus legends at North Carolina State University include a haunting by a student who threw herself off the roof of the D.H. Hill Library in the 1980s (her silhouette is occasionally spotted on the roof) and a construction worker who haunts the Bell Tower.


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    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia

    98.2 miles from Branchville, VA

    One house here is said to be haunted by Anne Blaws Barraud Cocke, wife of John Hartwell Cocke, War of 1812 brigadier general and the builder of the plantation estate.


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    Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation

    Caret, Virginia

    99.2 miles from Branchville, VA

    Reports say that this historic bed-and-breakfast is no longer open for business. When it was, it was often visited by ghosts. The building was known to harbor mysterious aromas, and footsteps were often heard on the 3rd and 4th floors. Strange lights, orange and yellow in color, were said to ...


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    Brownsville Farm

    Marionville, Virginia

    99.6 miles from Branchville, VA

    This house dates back to 1806, and is now owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy. It is said that there is a playful ghost on the premises that likes to grab people's feet while they're sleeping. (Some believe the ghost only targets female virgins, for some reason.)


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    Attmore-Oliver House

    New Bern, North Carolina

    101.7 miles from Branchville, VA

    Originally built in 1790, the Attmore-Oliver House is reported to be haunted by poltergeists, possibly stemming from the last private owner or from deaths during a long-ago smallpox epidemic. The large historic home, normally used for Society functions, is open for tours by appointment.


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    New Berne House Inn

    New Bern, North Carolina

    101.7 miles from Branchville, VA

    Though no longer currently operating as an inn, this old brick home was said to have had two haunted rooms. The owners received multiple reports from guests of various "odd occurrences" that happened during different stays.


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