Haunted Places in Gate City, Virginia



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    Rotherwood Mansion

    Kingsport, Tennessee

    6.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    This mansion built in 1818 by the Reverend Frederick A. Ross is said to be the home of a ghostly Lady in White. So the legend says, she is Ross's daughter Rowena, and she is looking for her love who was drowned in nearby Holston River. It is said that ...


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    June Tolliver House

    Big Stone Gap, Virginia

    19.1 miles from Gate City, VA

    This 1890's residence featured in the local newspaper several years ago, when a visitor to the house photographed a ghostly woman in white. Other phenomena reported here includes apparitions rushing past the bay windows at the front of the building and paintings being moved around by unseen hands. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Laurel Grove Cemetery

    Norton, Virginia

    21.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    Laurel Grove Cemetery, often referred to as Ramsey Cemetery or the Ramsey Family Cemetery, is said to be haunted by something that makes the temperature inside very cold after midnight. Shadowy figures, leaves that move without a breeze, and footsteps also have been reported.


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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia

    22.6 miles from Gate City, VA

    Reports say Virginia Intermont College may have ceased operations in May 2014, but if it truly is haunted, a ghost probably wouldn't mind. The historic college is rumored to be haunted by a former student named Vera who, as legend tells, became pregnant through an affair with a professor in ...


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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia

    23 miles from Gate City, VA

    The University of Virginia's College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed suicide.


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    The Inn at Wise

    Wise, Virginia

    23.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    The 1910 historic inn was in a dilapidated condition for many years prior to being refurbished, and now encapsulates its colourful past through delightful guest rooms, fine dining and a whole trove of ghost stories. Reports range from ghostly voices and screams from empty rooms to curtains opening and ...


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    Historic Eureka Inn

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    24.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    At this historic inn originally built in 1797 an used as a boardinghouse and sequester house for jurors, witnesses have reported seeing shadowy ghost figures and hearing unexplained footsteps and voices.


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    Hawley House Bed and Breakfast

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    24.6 miles from Gate City, VA

    The inn has seen a lot of changes and additions over the years, but the original building is from 1793. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of "ladies of the night" who may have worked here in the past. Witnesses have heard their voices on the second ...


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    Gwendolyn's House

    Elizabethton, Tennessee

    26 miles from Gate City, VA

    The early 1900's building is haunted by the ghost of a woman in white, who has been standing at windows, looking out across the valley. The apparition of a black dog has also been seen running through the hallways and in the basement of the house. An aggressive entity has ...


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    Benham School House Inn

    Cumberland, Kentucky

    30.4 miles from Gate City, VA

    The building that houses the inn was an old high school, and some say the ghostly students return to their old stomping grounds. According to reports, the inn still houses the student lockers and class photos in the hallways, and in these hallways witnesses have heard unexplained runnning footsteps, laughter ...


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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia

    33.9 miles from Gate City, VA

    At this 1832 inn built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston as a home for his family of nine children, a ghostly young woman roams the place. She is reportedly looking for her lover. Also, witnesses say that no matter how many times the carpets are replaced, blood ...


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    Barter Theatre

    Abingdon, Virginia

    33.9 miles from Gate City, VA

    Built in 1831 as Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, the building has also been used as a town hall and a fire hall, which meant that even when it became Barter Theatre, the fire alarm remained on the building, and when the sirens went off during a performance, the actors had ...


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    The Tavern

    Abingdon, Virginia

    34.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed "The Tavern Tart," reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the ...


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    General Morgan Inn

    Greeneville, Tennessee

    35.6 miles from Gate City, VA

    This historic hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost named Green Room Grace. Grace was a waitress at the hotel long ago, and she is said to be playful and fun. She loves spoons, and has been known to snatch them from The Green Room, the hotel's restaurant, ...


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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia

    42.6 miles from Gate City, VA

    Founded in 1836, the historic Emory and Henry College is believed to be haunted. A hanging lamp outside the Music Hall is said to swing by itself, stemming from a heated debate in which a man was pushed out the third story window. He grabbed the lamp and hung from ...


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    Red Dog Road

    Harlan, Kentucky

    42.7 miles from Gate City, VA

    This road has been haunted by mysterious lights which flicker from tree to tree. If one is quiet at a certain fork in the road you can hear someone or something walking in the woods above the road. A huge shadowed specter has been seen several times standing in ...


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    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee

    44 miles from Gate City, VA

    This 1889 house-turned-inn may be home to a few ghosts, which manifest in odd ways. The owners have said the way to tell when a ghost is around is by phantom smells, usually of perfume or peanut butter cookies.


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    Bethesda Church and Cemetery

    Morristown, Tennessee

    44.8 miles from Gate City, VA

    The apparitions of restless Confederate soldiers are seen inside and outside the church building. They are aggressive towards visitors to the cemetery. The apparition of a weeping woman has been seen on the far side of the cemetery. Her cries are often heard late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lees-McRae College - Tate Dorm

    Banner Elk, North Carolina

    51.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    Lees-McRae College, specifically Tate Dorm, has a ghost called Emily. According to reports, 12-year-old Emily Draughn died of tuberculosis in the 1930s inside Tate Dorm, which was then Grace Memorial Hospital. Witnesses say Emily plays pranks like turning electrical things on and off or causing phones to ring. She has ...


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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia

    53.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    Aspenvale Cemetery is the burial site of several Revolutionary War heroes such as Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, and his wife Elizabeth, sister of Patrick Henry. Witnesses say the strange anomalies happen here along with an odd feeling that there is something unseen around. Orbs ...


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    Motel 80

    Emmalena, Kentucky

    55 miles from Gate City, VA

    Rumor has it that at this site, a man once committed a double murder. It's said that he found his wife together with another man in a hotel room, and shot and killed them both. Witnesses say the spirit of the man who was shot still remains behind, turning the ...


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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia

    56.8 miles from Gate City, VA

    The Abijah Thomas House, aka the Octagon House, is a historic octagon house and private residence originally built in 1856. Its outer walls are bricks made by slaves on the property. Witnesses say the house is haunted, especially in the "dark room" or storage room. Apparitions of shackled, abused slaves ...


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    Appalachian State University - East Hall

    Boone, North Carolina

    58.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    At Appalachian State University's East Hall dorm, students will tell of strange footsteps, whispers, lights that suddenly turn off, and a feeling of something unseen brushing against you. The third-floor girls' bathroom is haunted by a male ghost, and the apparition of a girl in white has been seen in ...


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    Campbell Cemetery

    Busy, Kentucky

    59.8 miles from Gate City, VA

    Ther is a site at Campbell Cemetery called Coffin Rock, where locals say a man was shot and killed long ago. Now, when it rains, there appears to be blood running down the rock. Several ghosts are said to call this area home as well: an old man who flags ...


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    Grant Lee Hall

    Harrogate, Tennessee

    60.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    The historic Grant Lee Hall dormitory building at Lincoln Memorial University was once part of a hotel, which caught fire in 1904, killing a woman and her child on the fourth floor. Her ghost has been seen in a red dress, including one day in the 1950s when the building ...


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    Glidewells - Tijuana Flat's

    Blowing Rock, North Carolina

    61.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    Glidewells was once a Tijuana Flat's. The Mexican eatery partially burned down, and a little girl perished in the blaze. Since the restaurant was rebuilt, the little girl's ghostly voice was occasionally heard in the building.


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    Glenmore Mansion

    Jefferson City, Tennessee

    61.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    Before the death of local historian Thomas Roach, he remarked that if a ghost was sighted at the mansion, it might just be of him. Ever since, visitors have noted a friendly presence and a misty apparition on the lower floor of the mansion. People have also reported sighting a ...


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    Green Park Inn

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    62.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    This 1880s inn is said to have a haunt on its third floor. Witnesses say the ghost of a woman who died here in recent years has been seen walking through the third-floor hallways.


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    Old Ashe County Hospital

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    63 miles from Gate City, VA

    The 1939 building was a hospital until 1969 when it turned into a county office building. Reports say it is currently up for sale. Paranormal investigators have heard unexplained shouts and the elevator dinging, even though there was no electricity in the building.


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    Museum of Ashe County History

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    63.4 miles from Gate City, VA

    It is reported that in 2010 a summer intern here witnessed a ghost. Working alone on the first floor, the intern heard a phone ring on the floor above, and then heard footsteps walking across the floor toward the sound, presumably to answer it.


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    Tennessee Mountain Inn - Econo Lodge

    Jefferson City, Tennessee

    63.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    Once the Tennessee Mountain Inn but now reported to be an EconoLodge, this place is the home of a ghostly little girl. She has been seen on the balcony or in the hallways by guests and employees alike, and they say she is very sweet and friendly. Who she is ...


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    Vance Birthplace

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    64.9 miles from Gate City, VA

    The birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830–1894), a Confederate Civil War officer, governor, senator, and writer, is a five-room log house. Vance was a passionate speaker and leader, and a prominent figure in his time. Perhaps spirits of the deceased are still drawn to the charismatic Vance: Ghostly men and ...


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    Inn on Main Street

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    65.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    The Inn on Main Street is rumored to be haunted. Doors have been heard opening and closing on their own, pictures have been heard falling off walls, although the fallen pictures were never found.


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    Brown Mountain Lights

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    68.4 miles from Gate City, VA

    It is said that the ghostly orbs that come out of the mountains are the spirits of Cherokee Indian maidens searching for their lost loves. The ghost lights are reported to date back to the 1200, when a big battle claimed the lives of many Indian warriors. The area also ...


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    Lewis Memorial Park

    Asheville, North Carolina

    68.9 miles from Gate City, VA

    Lewis Memorial Park is a cemetery where eerie apparitions are said to roam. A ghost horse and rider and a phantom dog are seen here; the rider is thought to be a funeral director, Robert J. Lewis, who donated the land for the cemetery in 1927.


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    Fletcher School of Dance

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    69.1 miles from Gate City, VA

    Fletcher School of Dance is rumored to be haunted by shadowy figures who moved construction workers' tools during a renovation and made odd sounds throughout the building.


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    Beaver Lake

    Asheville, North Carolina

    69.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    Beaver Lake is home to the spirit of a young man who drowned here in the 1970s, according to local lore. His ghost is seen on the lakeshore. A female apparition also has been spotted standing on the dam and looking down into the water. She is thought to be ...


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    Northside Grill and Bar

    Asheville, North Carolina

    69.8 miles from Gate City, VA

    Northside Grill and Bar, which reports say now operates as Appalachian Tavern, used to have apartments on the second floor where a tenant committed suicide. Now, folks say, patrons have reported uneasy vibes and at times have spotted a shadowy figure that walks across the room.


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    Cairn Brae - Crooked Oak Mountain Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    69.9 miles from Gate City, VA

    "Cairn Brae" was listed in Sheila Turnage's "Haunted Inns of the Southeast", but it appears that a new B&B is on the premises now called "Crooked Oak Mountain Inn". We don't currently have any details on the nature of the haunt here, but if you know anything please share ...


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    Church of the Redeemer

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    70 miles from Gate City, VA

    Church of the Redeemer, built in 1888 with two Tiffany windows, was originally the family chapel for a nearby mansion. The mansion has since burned down. According to witnesses, a female apparition has been spotted coming down the stairs of the sloped cemetery in back. She then crosses Riverside Drive ...


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    Grove Park Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    70.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    At this 1913 inn, you may come across a ghostly lady in pink. She is the wife of renowned writer Fitzgerals, and is known to tickle guests' toes at night. She has been spotted by both guests and employees. Room 545 is said to be particularly haunted with slamming doors, ...


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    Highland Hospital Site

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71 miles from Gate City, VA

    A mental asylum used to stand on these grounds, but in 1948, a fire destroyed the property; nine died including the former wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda. It is believed that the casualties could have been zero, but the patients were drugged and locked in their rooms awaiting further ...


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    Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina

    71.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    Warren Wilson College, a private liberal arts college, is part of the Work Colleges Consortium. Students must work for the college as part of their schooling, in order to graduate. Buildings rumored to be haunted here include Jensen Lecture Hall, where vacuum cleaners turn off, lights flicker, unexplained clanking is ...


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    Asheville Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    Grace is the ghost who haunts this early-20th-century establishment. She is the relative of a former resident here, and she is most active in her own room. Grace's dog has been seen here as well. Some guests have reported that Grace climbed into bed with them and hugged them.


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    Waneta Street

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71.4 miles from Gate City, VA

    A 1920s unsolved murder along Waneta Street centered on two women who were beaten to death. The killer's apparition has been seen carrying the murder weapon, a sort of pipe or club.


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    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage is said to be haunted by Marion Bridgette, or Miss B., the nurse who bought the house in 1928. Her room was what is now the Robert Frost Room. Floating orbs have been photographed, footsteps have been heard on the stairs, lights click off and ...


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71.7 miles from Gate City, VA

    Riverside Cemetery has more than 13,000 graves, including authors Thomas Wolfe and William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) and influential politician Zebulon Baird Vance. Witnesses have heard gunfire and seen a phantom Confederate army marching here, perhaps toward the site of the 1865 Battle of Asheville, fought a mile away on ...


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    Merrimon and Broadway

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71.7 miles from Gate City, VA

    James Sneed and James Henry were convicted of stealing a horse and hanged at this crossing in 1835, although they claimed to be innocent. Now, the phantom sounds of horse hooves, a wagon, and a gallows trap-door are heard here.


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    Chicken Alley

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71.8 miles from Gate City, VA

    Chicken Alley is a narrow lane named for the fact that chickens used to hang out there in the city's much younger days. It even has a chicken mural, painted by local artist Molly Must. Legend has it the alley is haunted by the ghost of Dr. Jamie Smith, in ...


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    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Asheville, North Carolina

    71.9 miles from Gate City, VA

    Old Kentucky Home, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, was the home of the renowned writer and featured in his autobiographical novel "Look Homeward, Angel." The place has a couple of spirits in residence: those of a woman and a man. The woman's apparition has been spotted in the dining room; the ...


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