Haunted Places in Nashville, Tennessee



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    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    0.4 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Legend has it that at State Capitol, you may still hear the phantom arguing of two rivals who were both buried in a vault here. Architect William Strickland and Samuel Morgan, head of the Capitol Commission, although they were both respected men, did not get along. Their ghostly arguing continues ...


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    Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

    Nashville, Tennessee

    0.8 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Originally built in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, this well-known home of country music is said to be haunted by the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr. His voice has been heard singing his songs. The apparition of a Confederate soldier also has been reported here, as well as footsteps ...


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    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee

    1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    There are many rumors regarding the hauntings of the Union Station. Some claim that a train derailment and the subsequent deaths have caused ghosts to linger at what was their last boarding stop. Others tell of a spooky woman seen jumping from the building to her death, and ...


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    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee

    3.7 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    In 1987, a guest awoke from sleeping on his stomach to find that someone was sitting on his backside, so he was unable to turn over. After asking around, he learned that the inn had been used as a Civil War hospital, and it is said that the death toll ...


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    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee

    4.5 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    This 1898 prison, which was closed in 1992, has been used for the setting of many films, including "The Green Mile" and "Ernest Goes to Jail." After its many fires, prison breaks and riots, the prison may well be a spot for paranormal activity. Folks have reported unexplained sounds, voices ...


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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    5.8 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    This famed resort is said to be haunted by The Black Lady, who has been seen all over the hotel. As her nickname suggests, the appparition is dressed all in black. She is a young woman in antebellum-style clothing, and wears a long black veil over her face. She is ...


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    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee

    6.1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    People have reported seeing apparitions in the mansion and having items moved around the building. The lights turn on and off at night. People report seeing strange lights from across the golf course moving around the house. Disembodied footsteps and strange laughter are heard on the fairways of the golf ...


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    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee

    10 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Settled by Nathaniel Hays in 1780, Hays sold the farm to Andrew Jackson in 1804 for $3,400. Jackson built the Federal-style, two-story brick home around 1820. He came back here after his U.S. presidency term ended in 1837, and died here June 8, 1845. The property fell into disrepair until ...


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    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee

    15.3 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    At the end of Walkup Road in Pegram, Cheatham County, Tennessee is the bulldozed Pegram Family Cemetery. About 1970, ruthless developers bulldozed an area along the Harpeth River which included the Pegram Cemetery which was partly in Metro Nashville, Davidson County and partly in Pegram, Cheatham County. The developers also sold dirt ...


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    Carter House

    Franklin, Tennessee

    18.3 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, the Carter House, now a Civil War museum, lay in the middle of the Battle of Frnaklin, one of the worst Civil War battles. It was used by Union troops as a command post, while the Carter family hid in the basement amid ...


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    Carnton Mansion

    Franklin, Tennessee

    19 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    At this 1800s mansion, once used as a hospital site for Confederate soldiers and now a plantation house and museum, folks say soldiers still walk. Their apparitions have been seen, as well as that of a ghostly woman in white who has been seen on the back porch. Allegedly ...


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    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    20.2 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The historic Isaac Franklin Plantation, also called Fairvue, was built in 1832. Isaac Franklin was a successful slave trader who sold approximately 1,200 enslaved people into the Southwest region, earning almost $1,000,000 in his lifetime. After changing hands several times over the years, the site was designated a National Historic ...


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    Sam Davis Home

    Smyrna, Tennessee

    20.3 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The Sam Davis Home, now a house museum, was built around 1810 but was restored completely in 1850. Sam Davis himself lived here until 1860 and in 1863 he was hanged by the Union Army as a spy. Apparitions of a young man, believed to be Sam Davis' brother Oscar, ...


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    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    24 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    It has had many names, including Loco Lupe's, Oliver's Restaurant, Grecian's and Grayfeather Grill. The 1800s building that houses the eatery was once the county jail, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have heard voices, knocking, footsteps on the stairs and slamming doors late at night, and toilets ...


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    Stones River National Battlefield

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    28.4 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The Civil War Battle of Stones River was fought from late December 1862 until January 2, 1863. The Stones River National Battlefield includes the Stones River National Cemetery and Stop No. 4, the “Slaughter Pen,” where Union General Phil Sheridan did his best to hold back the Confederates in a ...


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    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    29.5 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Brothers James and George Winchester built the first Cragfont, a log cabin, in 1785. George was killed by Indians in 1794, and James and his wife Susan went on to build the upscale manor house Cragfont, finished in 1802. The historic mansion has been restored and is open to the ...


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    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee

    32.7 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The famous legend of the Bell Witch has been written about for over a century. Many movies and stories have been based on this legend as well. Some say this story of the Bell family being haunted by a poltergeist or witch is unsubstantiated and a hoax. Other reports say ...


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    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    34.1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Behind the cemetery, reports say, is a house that was once the home of a slave owner. Rumor has it that one of his slaves forced himself upon his daughter and got her pregnant, and the master killed the slave. The slave's ghost is said to roam the house looking ...


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    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    40.5 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Austin Peay State University's Trahern Theater is said to be haunted by Margaret, a ghost who haunts the third floor and the stage. Margaret is said to tinker with elevators and electricity, lock doors, bang on lockers and call the names of students.


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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky

    45.7 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The historic Octagon Hall was completed in 1859, and is rumored to be haunted. In the 1860s it is said that a young girl burned to death in the basement kitchen, and local stories tell that during a 2003 Halloween ghost tour, the fireplace kettle, which hangs from a moveable ...


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    Walking Horse Hotel

    Wartrace, Tennessee

    51.1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    At this very spot, the Union soldiers released many Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War, many of whom were very sick and malnourished and died in the hotel. To make matters worse, in the 1970s a Vietnam vet had a flashback and shot 4 hotel guests to ...


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    Bear Creek Church

    Culleoka, Tennessee

    52.4 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    There have been many reports of bizarre apparitions at this old 1800's two-storey church, but is believed that the church is now private property. On certain nights, motorists would report seeing glowing red lights moving around the church, and people have also reported seeing an aggressive dog-like entity, that haunts ...


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    Loretta Lynn Ranch

    Nashville, Tennessee

    56.3 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The Plantation House and surrounding areas have seen supernatural activity. Civil War soldiers have been seen walking or camping out nearby, and the house itself has seen its share of unexplained phenomena, attributed to the plantation's founders. Ghost Adventures featured the site on a 2011 show.


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    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

    58.1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Built in 1890, the place is said to be haunted by a little girl ghost. Her favorite room appears to be Room 37. The Thomas House was featured on the TV show "Paranormal State."


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    Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    59.3 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Western Kentucky University is rumored to have many haunts in many different buildings: Academic Complex - Formerly a hospital and now classrooms, medical facilities and TV and radio stations, the complex workers have heard strange sounds, seen apparitions out of the corners of their eyes, and saw a CD player ...


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    Bellwood Mansion

    Indian Mound, Tennessee

    59.5 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Bellwood Mansion is reportedly an abandoned mansion in the middle of the woods, and it's a magnet for local legends about ghost sightings and witchcraft.


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    Historic Tower House Inn

    Manchester, Tennessee

    61.4 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The spirits that live here are said to be former owner John P. Adams, his wife May and his son, Marion. John's apparition has been seen in the parlor and Civil War museum area, and Marion is seen in the children's room upstairs. The hauntings have been mentioned in several ...


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    Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens

    McMinnville, Tennessee

    65.2 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    At this bed-and-breakfast and spot for historic tours, folks have witnessed footsteps and whistling on the stairs, objects that have been moved, phantom cigar smoke, electronic oddities, and a mirror that fell off the wall for no apparent reason. Legend has it that one ghost here is Clay Faulkner, original ...


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    Bee Springs Church and Cemetery

    Dellrose, Tennessee

    72.2 miles from the center of Nashville, TN


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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    74.4 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The location is believed to have been a hospital in the 1800's. Currently it is a restaurant with apartments above. Before that it was a law office. Family just moved there and have seen a man on many occasions walking through the apartment. Strange noises, etc. ...


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    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    79.7 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Around 4,000 years ago, it is believed that prehistoric Native Americans mined these cave walls for its minerals and buried their dead inside the cave. In the 1800s, Dr. Frank Gorin (or, some reports say, Dr. John Croghan) established a colony for tuberculosis patients in the cave, believing the cave ...


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    Coral Hill Road

    Glasgow, Kentucky

    80.2 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    A harrowing tale has been told by a man who was walking along Coral Hill Road one night. He saw the transparent white form of a headless horseman, which then followed him home. The ghost was spotted by the man's family members, who awoke to find the ghost in the ...


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    The Haintin' Holler

    Burkesville, Kentucky

    82.8 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    As it's called by locals "The Haintin; Holler" is located on HWY 3115, about 1/4 mile past the Gray Gap Road you will enter this area. It runs from there to about 1/4 mile from the end of Turner Branch Road. Turner Branch Road comes to a dead end ...


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    Clifton Public Library

    Clifton, Tennessee

    86.7 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The ghost of a man in white roams the wooded area and field behind the library branch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky

    86.8 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Grapevine Cemetery reportedly has a statue of an angel that cries blood and a ghost of a young man who committed suicide in after his girlfriend left. Witnesses say if he hears a love song playing from your car, he will scream.


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    Lick Creek Cemetery

    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    89.3 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    At the small Lick Creek Cemetery, visitors have reported apparitions, glowing eyes, and objects that fade in and out of sight.


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    Founders Hall - Athens State University

    Athens, Alabama

    94.9 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    According to legend, a female student was killed while she was trying to sneak out after curfew. They were holding candles, and her hair caught fire. It is to her that witnesses attribute the sound of footsteps, lights that turn on and off by themselves, cold spots, and a phantom ...


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    McCandless Hall - Athens State College

    Athens, Alabama

    94.9 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young singer who died on the night of her greatest triumph. Having promised her adoring audience she would return, she was killed in an accident on the way. Shortly thereafter, sightings of a young woman in white roaming the hall began ...


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    Athens Limestone County Courthouse

    Athens, Alabama

    95.1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The third floor of this historic courthouse formerly housed a row of cells, dating back to the early twentieth century. This floor is allegedly haunted by an inmate who hanged himself in one of the cells, where visitors have reported feeling a sad presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jazz Man - Second Creek Bridge

    Rogersville, Alabama

    97.5 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Urban legend tells of a man who was hit by a car and killed while walking across this bridge. His spirit has been seen wearing a white zoot suit, and he may try to catch a ride with you to Florence. If you agree to give him a ride, witnesses ...


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    Old Dallas Mill Site

    Huntsville, Alabama

    99.1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Although the spot where the Dallas Mill was is now open field, legend has it was once haunted by a man who died while working there.


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    Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    100 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    It is said that in one of the crypts stands an antique rocking chair, a favorite possession of a lady who was buried in her family crypt. Folks say that when you stand outside the crypt, you can hear the rocking chair rocking.


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    Dead Children's Playground - Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    100.3 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    At this playground set up near the cemetery, the ghosts of children play and swing on the swingsets. Apparitions have been seen, and captured on film by paranormal society investigations; orbs have been reported as well. The swings sometimes can be seen swinging by themselves, and the sounds of laughter ...


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    Old South Pittsburg Hospital

    South Pittsburg, Tennessee

    100.7 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The Old South Pittsburg Hospital was built in 1959 and is located on the foothill of South Pittsburg Mountain, in South Pittsburg, TN. The hospital was built on a solid Limestone rock, as its foundation and a natural spring running directly under the hospital and into the most Northwest part ...


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    Shelton Park

    Madison, Alabama

    100.8 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    Locals tell a tale of playground sounds that can be heard at night: children laughing, playing and having fun. However, they say eventually the happy noises turn to unhappy ones, as if the children are screaming for their lives.


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    Cedarhurst Mansion

    Huntsville, Alabama

    101.9 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The Cedarhurst Mansion Estate was originally built in 1823 by Stephen Ewing. While visiting the house, a relative, Sally Carter, died of a short illness at the mansion in 1837. The first reports of a haunting was around 1919 after a teenage boy who slept at the house had a ...


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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    102.5 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    According to local legend, two witches were buried in above-ground graves at Wynn Cemetery, and there are three trees here from which accused witches were hanged. Visitors have reported strange happenings on the anniversaries of their deaths and sudden temperature changes. Some witnesses have reported seeing a black apparition here ...


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    Greensburg Court House

    Greensburg, Kentucky

    103.5 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The historic Greensburg Courthouse, built 1802-06, was used until 1931. With a history that long, of course it's bound to have some ghosts. Folks say that in the courtrooms you can hear ghostly activity such as footsteps and murmured talking.


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    Frat House - Heritage Bible College

    Huntsville, Alabama

    104.1 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    At the WHBC frat house, they say former Youth Minister Anthony Stephens' spirit walks through the house later at night. He may flush the toilet as well. The spirits of his brethren Robert Ekisbus and Adam Cooper are said to follow Stephens' spirit around, mysteriously making a noise reported to ...


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    Moody Brick House

    Fackler, Alabama

    104.2 miles from the center of Nashville, TN

    The current owners of the Moody Brick claim that the old plantation is definitely not haunted. However, that doesn't stop the tales from being told and retold. In the absence of documented fact, people are free to claim their own version of history and never is that more ...


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