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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Battery Park Hotel

    Asheville, North Carolina

    72 miles from Gate City, VA

    Although it was a hotel from the early- to mid-1900s, this building now has been renovated into apartments. Apparitions have been reported here; it is said that a man was murdered on the hotel premises and liked to materialize for the hotel employees.

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    Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria

    Asheville, North Carolina

    72.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    In the area where Barley's now stands, a massacre took place in 1906 when Will Harris shot and killed five people, including two policemen, and then killed himself. To add to the eerieness, the town gallows once stood nearby as well. Folks say the taproom is home to several spirits ...

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    Smith-McDowell House

    Asheville, North Carolina

    73.7 miles from Gate City, VA

    The Smith-McDowell House, built in 1840, is said to be haunted by two little girls who died in the building, named Carrie and Sarah, as well as a specter called the Dark One, who is believed to be the spirit of a slave owner. Witnesses have captured photos of a ...

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    The Biltmore Estate

    Asheville, North Carolina

    74 miles from Gate City, VA

    The famous Biltmore Estate was owned by George W. Vanderbilt, died from complications of appendicitis in 1914. Afterward, his wife would sit in front of the marble fireplace in the library and talk to George's spirit. Now, witnesses say you can still hear her voice talking, and both spirits are ...

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    Reed House - Biltmore Village Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    74.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    The inn was originally built as the Reed House in 1892. There have been many spooky occurrences here, such as one night in thw 1970s when heavy footsteps were heard climbing the back stairs late at night, but no one was there. Another time, after folks were laughing and scoffing ...

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    Warfield Cemetery

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    75.6 miles from Gate City, VA

    Some claim that at the Warfield Cemetery, something unseen will follow you, moving as you do, terrorizing you as you walk through the graveyard, never stopping until you step outside the gate.

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    Wheatland Plantation

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    78.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    Wheatland Plantation, located off of Boyd's Creek Highway in Sevierville, is an 1820 Federal Style home that was constructed around a large geode by a Freemason. The property has seen more than 70 murders and deaths within its walls, while the grounds bore witness to battles of both the ...

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    Family Inn

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    80.1 miles from Gate City, VA

    Folks say a shadowy form watches over you at this inn. The ghost is said to belong to an elderly woman who was killed here while she was working late.

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    Rocky River Motel

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    81.7 miles from Gate City, VA

    We have lived at this motel for three weeks. In that time, we have had two incidents where there was a clear and loud knock at the door, but when we opened it there is no one anywhere in sight. Our wall clock sometimes runs backwards. My girlfriend clearly saw ...

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    Mysterious Mansion

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    82.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    The mystery of the Mansion involves a sobbing spirit. Locals tell the tale of a 7-year-old girl who died when she fell off the balcony into a creek below. Her ghost is said to appear around the anniversary of her death, crying and pointing up to the spot from which ...

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    Rocky Top Village Inn

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    82.8 miles from Gate City, VA

    A multiple murder that occurred a couple decades ago is the source for this building's haunting, locals say. So the harrowing story goes, the back office was the site where two workers were brutally killed for a reason still unknown. Witnesses have heard the screams of the victims and seen ...

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    Garden Plaza Hotel - Holiday Inn Sunspree

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    83 miles from Gate City, VA

    This hotel building has more than its share of haunts. A man is said to have committed suicide in Room 471, and a reflection of his ghost is said to be seen in the nearby windows, walking around the pool at night. A Boy Scout troop leader is said to ...

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    The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    85.7 miles from Gate City, VA

    The historic inn has been visited by such celebrities as novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and presidents Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt. In the 1940s it was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers. It is now rumored to be the home of many haunts. Staff members report hearing a ...

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    Thomas Divide Overlook

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    85.7 miles from Gate City, VA

    Night-time visitors to this overlook area off the Blue Ridge Parkway (near mile marker 464) often claim to see strange, glowing lights in the sky. No one has yet been able to definitively explain the source or reason for these lights.

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    The Lodge on Lake Lure

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    86.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    The 1937 lodge began as a retreat for highway patrolmen and their families and a memorial to highway patrolman George Penn, who was shot and killed on the job. It was opened to the public in 1990. Rumor has it that the ghost who resides here is none other than ...

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    Little Greenbrier Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    88 miles from Gate City, VA

    According to the locals, the friendly ghost of Margretta Craig haunts this 1939 bed-and-breakfast. The room where she is most often seen is dedicated to her, and the owners display photographs of her in her room. The ghost is said to do nice things like close the door behind you.

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    Balsam Mountain Inn

    Sylva, North Carolina

    88.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    This early-1900s inn has two haunted rooms: 205 and 207. There are logs in the room where guests can write about anything strange that occurs during their stay. Folks have reported footsteps, jiggling doorknobs, unexplained noises, and other sounds of someone making a racket in the hallway.

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    1859 Cafe

    Hickory, North Carolina

    93.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    The 1859 Cafe was believed to be haunted by the friendly ghost of a blonde woman in a long white dress. Actually built in 1859 as a home and a general store, the house was the setting for apparitions that appeared in the bathroom mirror or in photographs, and flickering ...

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    Western Carolina University - The Moore Building

    Cullowhee, North Carolina

    97.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    As rumor has it, in the mid-1960s a student was murdered after she refused a man's amorous advances. She now is said to haunt the third floor, crying, screaming and pacing. The man was caught and served a few years in a mental hospital, but then was released. He passed ...

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    Caroleen Broad River Bridge

    Ellenboro, North Carolina

    103.3 miles from Gate City, VA

    Some locals say if you drive past the bridge on rainy nights, you may see the apparitions of two elderly ladies walking. They are believed to be the spirits of two sisters who were killed when they drove off the side of the bridge. Some say if you give them ...

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    Soldiers Memorial Theatre

    Beckley, West Virginia

    109.9 miles from Gate City, VA

    Built 1931-32, the theater is believed to lie near a Civil War-era cemetery, although this fact doesn't seem to have to do with the hauntings here. Witnesses say they've seen an apparition of a man in his 60s wearing 1930s clothes. Also, ghosts and sounds of children playing have been ...

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    Carrington Rock

    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    111.5 miles from Gate City, VA

    Apparitions of Confederate soldiers and a pacing woman have been seen at Carrington Rock. The woman, witnesses say, eventually throws herself off the edge, screaming as she falls. Witnesses also have heard the sounds of officers calling orders to soldiers and moans and cries of pain on the battlefield.

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    Hawks Nest State Park

    Ansted, West Virginia

    130.2 miles from Gate City, VA

    The site of the famouse cliff Lovers' Leap, this park has a long history of being haunted. Its legend tells of 1800s lovers who leapt off the cliff. Some say the pair were Native Americans, others say they were pioneers. In some tales the girl became dizzy and fell, and ...

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