Haunted Places in Pennington Gap, Virginia



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    Benham School House Inn

    Cumberland, Kentucky

    14.7 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Red Dog Road

    Harlan, Kentucky

    16.6 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Rotherwood Mansion

    Kingsport, Tennessee

    27.1 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    27.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia

    29.7 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Grant Lee Hall

    Harrogate, Tennessee

    37.4 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Motel 80

    Emmalena, Kentucky

    41.4 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    General Morgan Inn

    Greeneville, Tennessee

    42.5 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Historic Eureka Inn

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    44.4 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    44.6 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia

    48.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Warfield Cemetery

    Barbourville, Kentucky

    49.8 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Tennessee Mountain Inn - Econo Lodge

    Jefferson City, Tennessee

    54.9 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia

    58.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    58.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    58.7 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia

    66.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee

    70.1 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

    Williamsburg, Kentucky

    73.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Stories about the Cumberland Falls State Park tell of a 1950s bride and groom on their honeymoon. The bride lost her balance and fell from the cliff now called Lover's Leap. Reports say drivers have hit a woman in a wedding dress in the area, although when they got out ...

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    Family Inn

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    73.5 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Lees-McRae College - Tate Dorm

    Banner Elk, North Carolina

    76.1 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Rocky River Motel

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    76.6 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia

    76.8 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Mysterious Mansion

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    77.2 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    77.6 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    77.8 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Inn on Main Street

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    78.1 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia

    80.7 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Little Greenbrier Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    81 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Baker Peters Mansion

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    82.9 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The mansion, now Baker Peters Jazz Club, is said to be haunted by Abner Baker, a former resident of the 1840 building. The mansion was inhabited by Dr. Baker's family and several wounded Confederate soldiers whom he was helping during the Civil War. When the Union learned Dr. Baker was ...


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    Cairn Brae - Crooked Oak Mountain Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    82.9 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    83.1 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    83.6 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Appalachian State University - East Hall

    Boone, North Carolina

    83.9 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage

    Asheville, North Carolina

    84.2 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Alexander Inn

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    84.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Although this 1943 inn is now closed and set to be turned into a senior living facility, it was rumored to be haunted. Folks said footsteps could be heard walking up the stairs and blood could be seen on the hotel walls. From the outside, an apparition has been seen ...

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    Battery Park Hotel

    Asheville, North Carolina

    84.5 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    84.8 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    86.1 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Glidewells - Tijuana Flat's

    Blowing Rock, North Carolina

    86.6 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    The Biltmore Estate

    Asheville, North Carolina

    86.6 miles from Pennington Gap, 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

    86.9 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Green Park Inn

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    87.9 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Boone Tavern

    Berea, Kentucky

    89.3 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    At this historic guesthouse for Berea College, many strange events have been reported. Some say the site was once part of the Underground Railroad, and the apparition of at an African-American boy has been spotted here; others say this information is inaccurate, and that the hotel was not built until ...

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    Balsam Mountain Inn

    Sylva, North Carolina

    92.1 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Brown Mountain Lights

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    92.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Carrington Rock

    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    93.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    Western Carolina University - The Moore Building

    Cullowhee, North Carolina

    100.3 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    101.9 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    The Lodge on Lake Lure

    Lake Lure, North Carolina

    103.2 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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    White Hall

    Richmond, Kentucky

    104 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Cassius Clay's historic home, built in 1798 by his father, is said to be haunted by Clay himself, his wife, and his son. Witnesses to the hauntings have described moving candle lights, footsteps and other unexplained sounds and even smells, and violin and piano music. Apparitions of the three ghosts ...

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    Henry Clay Estate - Ashland

    Lexington, Kentucky

    118.6 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The historic Ashland House is said to be haunted by Henry Clay himself. His ghost, a white-haired apparition wearing a black frock coat, has been seen in the old red parlor room (which is now his study), leaning on the fireplace mantel.

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    Loudoun House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    119.8 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    The 1850 gothic revival mansion is haunted by the spirits of two women, both dressed in Victorian clothing. One has been seen in the western part of the mansion, and the other in the formal dining room. Also seen all over the mansion is a mysterious black cat. Witnesses have ...

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    Gratz Park Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    120.1 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    At this historic inn, folks have reported seeing apparitions that include men, a lady in a white dress and hat, and intoxicated partygoers. Also, a ghostly little girl has been seen running and playing jacks in the hallways, and the spirit of an elderly man turns the TVs on and ...

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    Crowne Plaza Hotel - Campbell House Inn

    Lexington, Kentucky

    120.5 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    Formerly the Campbell House Inn, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is said to be a very spooky place. According to local legend, two women were murdered here. One was stabbed on the stairs, and folks say you can still see the blood stains on the carpet. The other woman was reportedly ...

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    The Campbell House

    Lexington, Kentucky

    120.6 miles from Pennington Gap, VA

    At the Cambell House Inn, there is rumored to be a blood stain on a carpet where a woman, one of two women to have been murdered here, was stabbed to death. Witnesses have reported apparitions and doors slamming by themselves.

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    Caroleen Broad River Bridge

    Ellenboro, North Carolina

    122.9 miles from Pennington Gap, 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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