Haunted Places in Riverside, Georgia



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    Baker County Courthouse

    Newton, Georgia

    32.6 miles from Riverside, GA

    Dating back to 1906, the historic courthouse no longer serves as a jail due to flooding from the nearby Flint River on several occasions. Disembodied footsteps and ghostly voices are often heard when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    500 N. Ashley St

    Valdosta, Georgia

    39.2 miles from Riverside, GA

    This place, formerly Vito's Pizzeria and Lounge but no longer open for business, was said to be haunted by a former owner who hanged himself on the premises when the building was a private home. Chairs were said to move on their own, and a shadowy apparition was known to ...


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    Wirick-Simmons House

    Monticello, Florida

    43.9 miles from Riverside, GA

    This historic home is one of the oldest in Monticello, dating to 1831. It is owned by the Jefferson County Historical Society and is open for tours (on request). Two ghostly apparitions of women have appeared here - one in pink, in the upstairs window, and another dressed ...


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    Old Jefferson County Jail

    Monticello, Florida

    44 miles from Riverside, GA

    This jail dates back to the end of the 19th century. The local sheriff lived on the ground floor and basement - inmates were housed in the top floor. The small building out back housed female prisoners. It hasn't held an inmate since the mid 20th century, ...


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    The Daffodale House

    Monticello, Florida

    44 miles from Riverside, GA

    This charming old bed and breakfast lays claim to a number of paranormal sightings. According to their website, strange music is heard coming from the Safari room, pipe smoke inexplicably tinges the air near the elevator, and a "Woman in White" is often seen on the premises.


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    Avera-Clarke House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    44 miles from Riverside, GA

    This house, now operating as a bed and breakfast, was built in 1890 by Thomas Clarke, a lawyer, judge and civil war veteran. It is said that his ghost is often seen roaming the house - he appears particularly often to guests staying in the Queen Anne Room.


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    The Opera House

    Monticello, Florida

    44 miles from Riverside, GA

    The Opera House in Monticello dates back to 1890, and is a regular part of the local ghost tours. Some regional ghost hunting outfits have investigated and claim to have found orbs and other phenomenon there.


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    The Hanging Tree

    Monticello, Florida

    44.1 miles from Riverside, GA

    The local ghost tours take people by the "old hanging tree" in Monticello, FL, and some swear the souls of those who died here still like to stir things up a bit. The tree is at the intersection of 90 and 19 in Monticello, just outside the court house, ...


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    Palmer House

    Monticello, Florida

    44.1 miles from Riverside, GA

    Monticello, FL is considered by many to be the "Most Haunted Little Town in Florida". The Palmer House is one of the most active spots in town, and has been investigated by many regional ghost hunting operations. There's quite a little story to this old house: Dr. Palmer was the local ...


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    John Denham House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    44.1 miles from Riverside, GA

    This bed and breakfast dates back to 1872, and features a "Blue Room" that seems to be the center of most of the paranormal activity. Sarah Denham's ghost is said to appear in the rocking chair in that room.


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    Jefferson Correctional Institution

    Monticello, Florida

    46.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    Inmates and guards alike agree that there are spirits abounding in the Jefferson Correctional Institution. Some inmates feel someone tapping on them while they sleep - others see ghostly children playing in the dormitory. A ghostly man on a horse is occasionally seen outside.


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    McLauchlin House

    Havana, Florida

    52.7 miles from Riverside, GA

    The 1860's house is now used for wedding receptions, but the owner says its not certain that a few unexpected guests may make an appearance. Visitors have reported several mischievous entities, and an eerie presence has been felt on the front porch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Velda Mound Park

    Tallahassee, Florida

    53 miles from Riverside, GA

    Velda Mound is an archaeological site located in northern Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States. The site was first occupied by peoples of the Fort Walton Culture (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture)[1] in the late prehistoric period and during the protohistoric period was part of the extensive Apalachee ...


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    Sunland Hospital

    Tallahassee, Florida

    56.2 miles from Riverside, GA

    Sunland Hospital was a notorious eyesore in Tallahassee until it was demolished in 2006. Before then though it was a popular spot for amateur ghost hunters, who claimed to have seen all sorts of eerie things within the crumbling walls. Here's a bit of history about the place... Within a year ...


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    Atkinson County Courthouse

    Pearson, Georgia

    56.8 miles from Riverside, GA

    This 1920's courthouse is haunted, according to superstitious folk. The clock tower was the site of the execution of an innocent man, who vowed to wreak havoc on those who had unfairly punished him. Ever since, according to local lore, the clock won't keep correct time no matter how ...


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    Governor's Park - Myers House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    57 miles from Riverside, GA

    Myers House was built by Hyman Myers,and it has 19 rooms. It is now abandoned in the middle of Governor's Park. This mansion is quite beautiful and people are seen having picnics and enjoying the view of this magnificent house. Though you can't go inside because it is all boarded ...


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    Calvin Phillips Mausoleum - Oakland Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    57.7 miles from Riverside, GA

    Calvin Phillips built himself the first, and most famous, mausoleum in Oakland Cemetery in 1900. He hired a master carpenter to make a cherry-wood casket in the mausoleum, and when it was finished, he crawled inside, locked the door behind him and died. No one is exactly sure why he ...


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    Knott House Museum

    Tallahassee, Florida

    58.2 miles from Riverside, GA

    This history museum is said to be haunted by a ghost who appeared in a photograph one of the staff members took while doing inventory. The photograph is displayed proudly among the museum's collection.


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    The Columns

    Tallahassee, Florida

    58.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    This historic home dates back to 1830 and now houses the James Madison Institute. The paranormal activity here centers around the first floor, where the figure of a woman is sometimes seen walking into the fireplace.


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    The Lively Building

    Tallahassee, Florida

    58.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    Once the location of a rough and tumble place called "The Leon Bar" (1892-1904). Several murders took place there, and some locals claim to see ghostly cowboy entities hanging about the corner at night. Note that there is a "Lively House" also in Tallahassee that sometimes gets confused with this ...


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    Old City Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    58.4 miles from Riverside, GA

    The oldest cemetery in Tallahassee, dating back to 1829. One "resident" of note is Elizabeth Budd Graham (d. 1889) who was known as a "white witch." She has an impressive gravestone that is a must-see.


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    Florida State University - Cawthon Hall

    Tallahassee, Florida

    58.6 miles from Riverside, GA

    There is allegedly a poltergeist in the Cawthon Hall dormitory of Florida State University, in Tallahassee. According to the story, a female student was struck by lightning and killed on the roof in the 1940s. Since then, residents report objects moving all on their own, unexplained noises, and ...


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    Florida State University

    Tallahassee, Florida

    58.6 miles from Riverside, GA

    The local story says that FSU is haunted by Civil War era cadets of the West Florida Cadet Battalion, who will sometimes still be seen drilling on the campus. Power outages are common, especially when a student is showering - and supposedly the letters "TB" are found drawn on ...


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    Chi Omega Sorority House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    58.8 miles from Riverside, GA

    At this house, serial killer Ted Bundy took two of his victims: Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, who were bludgeoned to death. Their ghosts may be walking here still, and in fact some believe they prevented other sorority sisters from walking out of their bedrooms into harm's way on the ...


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    Tallahassee Community College

    Tallahassee, Florida

    59.9 miles from Riverside, GA

    Several claims abound at Tallahassee Community College... First, a strange "shadow figure" that appears in certain classrooms. Second, a garbage can lid started hovering in front of a couple of night janitors. And finally there is a female entity occasionally seen about campus, and the strong scent of ...


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    Leon County Jail

    Tallahassee, Florida

    60.2 miles from Riverside, GA

    The current Leon County Jail was built in the 1990s, but is in the same spot as the previous one (which housed Ted Bundy for a while). Staff claim to see a female entity walking the halls at night, crying. Shadow figures abound.


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    Ashley-Slater House

    Douglas, Georgia

    61 miles from Riverside, GA

    The historic Ashley-Slater House, built in 1914 by Mr. John Marshall Ashley, is now office space for the Douglas Coffee County Economic Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce (although it is available for tours). It is said to be haunted by at least one of the six people said to ...


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    Allison House Inn

    Quincy, Florida

    61.1 miles from Riverside, GA

    Orbs have shown up in photographs here; reports say that children are especially likely to pick up on the spirits who reside in this inn.


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    Quincy Leaf Theatre

    Quincy, Florida

    61.2 miles from Riverside, GA

    Now home to the Quincy Music Theatre, "The Leaf" is said to be the home to many different ghosts, all of whom seem friendly and don't cause much in the way of trouble.


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    Cogdell Light

    Homerville, Georgia

    64.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    The Cogdell Light appears near the Okefenokee swamp late at night. Drivers go into the woods and turn off the car, then flash their headlights to call the "ghost." Then, a greenish-yellow glow seems to come out of the woods and head straight for the car. Some say this is ...


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    Windsor Hotel

    Americus, Georgia

    66.6 miles from Riverside, GA

    This 1892 hotel once boasted 100 rooms and a 3-story atrium, but it closed in the 1970s. It has since reopened and now has 53 guest rooms. It was once the site of a 1928 speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt, prior to his becoming governor of New York. The ...


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    Fort Braden Community Center

    Tallahassee, Florida

    67.7 miles from Riverside, GA

    Built in 1926, the Old Fort Braden School is now the Fort Braden Community Center. People claim strange activities going on there. Doors opening, lights turning off or on by themselves, etc.


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    Plains Historic Inn and Antique Mall

    Plains, Georgia

    68.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    This quiet southern town was the birthplace of Jimmy Carter, and also boasts a supposedly haunted inn. The historic hotel formerly featured a funeral parlour on premises, but now houses delightful guest accommodation and a quaint antiques store with a variety of interesting displays, including local memorabilia. Apparently a ...


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    Old Hamilton County Jail

    Jasper, Florida

    68.4 miles from Riverside, GA

    The 1893 jail, used until the late 20th century and now a museum, is home to a haunt in a hurry. Witnesses have heard the sound of running footsteps here. Reports say that hangings may once have taken place within the building.


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    Wakulla Springs Lodge

    Crawfordville, Florida

    71.7 miles from Riverside, GA

    This 1930's hacienda-style lodge was built in the swamplands of southern Florida to preserve the natural environment, and to allow society to interact with it in the way the builder and former owner intended. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted, and witnesses have reported seeing a giant stuffed ...


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    Headless Indian Chiefs - Walker's Town

    Sneads, Florida

    72 miles from Riverside, GA

    During the 1830s in the Indian village called Walker's Town, incidents led to the death of two Native American chiefs. The deceased chiefs' heads mysteriously came into the possession of a Dr. Joseph R. Buchanan of Cincinnati, Ohio, who thought he could learn from the dead by studying their skulls. ...


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    Two Egg Stump Jumper

    Sneads, Florida

    73.2 miles from Riverside, GA

    A small bigfoot-type creature, perhaps the fabled "skunk ape," is reportedly roaming the area between downtown Two Egg and the Chattahoochee River. Footprints, and even the creature itself, have been spotted by the locals.


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    Hawkinsville Opera House

    Hawkinsville, Georgia

    78.7 miles from Riverside, GA

    Construction on the Hawkinsville Opera House began in 1907, and the 576-seat theater has been used as a makeshift church and a temporary movie cinema when those respective buildings burned. Now it is a historic theater and possibly home to a ghost, who is said to dim the lights at ...


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    Bellamy Bridge

    Marianna, Florida

    88.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    This is perhaps one of the best-known "haunted" places in Florida. Bellamy Bridge is an old metal bridge dating from 1914, but it is supposedly haunted by Elizabeth Bellamy, who is said to have died nearby nearly 80 years before that. The legend says it was her wedding ...


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    St Luke's Episcopal Church

    Marianna, Florida

    89 miles from Riverside, GA

    The Civil War "Battle of Marianna" took place in and around the grounds of St Luke's Episcopal Church, and it is believed that one of the Confederate soldiers killed there still haunts the basement. Witnesses describe seeing the apparition of an elderly, bearded man, dressed in period clothing.


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    Ely-Criglar House

    Marianna, Florida

    89.1 miles from Riverside, GA

    Originally the manor house for Francis R. Ely's cotton plantation, this building is often known as "Ely Corner" in relation to the Civil War Battle of Marianna. It is believed that restless spirits from the battle still reside here.


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    Russ House

    Marianna, Florida

    89.1 miles from Riverside, GA

    The historic Russ House, built in 1895, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. The house serves as the home of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and the county's visitor center. The grounds were the site of the 1864 Battle of Marianna, where several soldiers were killed. Another ...


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    Old Calhoun County Courthouse

    Blountstown, Florida

    89.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    This 1904 Romanesque courthouse building formerly served as the county jail, but is now mainly used as a haunted house attraction by the local police department. A former sheriff reported that staff would continuously here moans and screams emanating from a series of cells during the night shift, but ...


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    Kendall Manor Inn

    Eufaula, Alabama

    93.3 miles from Riverside, GA

    This 1872 inn was said to be haunted by Annie, a dedicated nursemaid who took care of a former owner's children, and stayed on even after her death. Also believed to reside here are the ghosts of a Victorian lady and little girl who hang out in the downstairs area ...


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    Hotel Blanche

    Lake City, Florida

    97.4 miles from Riverside, GA

    Gangster Al Capone was among the guests to stay at this one-time luxury hotel. These days, it is inhabited by businesses on the ground floor and office space on the second, but the third floor remains empty--except for the hotel's haunts. Witnesses here have described disembodied footsteps and voices, the ...


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    Old Carrabelle Hotel

    Carrabelle, Florida

    105 miles from Riverside, GA

    Situated on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast', this quaint circa 1880 bed and breakfast and former private residence survived a cyclone that destroyed most of the township at the turn of the twentieth century. Rumoured to be haunted, this historic inn boasts three ghosts. Paranormal activity reported here includes ghostly laughter, ...


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    Tate's Hell State Forest

    Riverside, Florida

    105.8 miles from Riverside, GA

    This is a relatively new state forest, acquired by the state of Florida only in 1994. It's named, supposedly, after Cebe Tate - a local rancher who got lost in the swamp in 1875. When he finally emerged, emaciated and with his hair gone completely white, he was ...


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    Fort White Cemetery

    Fort White, Florida

    107.2 miles from Riverside, GA

    Not to be confused with New Grove Cemetery, the Fort White Cemetery is a really old cemetery where most of the gravestones are unreadable or have been buried by leaves or dirt. It is definitely spooky and creepy there, it is really overgrown and goes back into the woods ...


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    Olustee Battle Field

    Riverside, Florida

    107.4 miles from Riverside, GA

    Civil War reenactors claim to occasionally capture strange orbs in photographs, almost like they are soldiers' spirits interacting with the reenactments.


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    Gulf County Courthouse

    Wewahitchka, Florida

    110.7 miles from Riverside, GA

    A 1987 shootout is said to have spawned the haunting of this courthouse. The elevator works erratically, disembodied footsteps can be heard running on the catwalk that connects the courtroom to the jail, and lights are said to flash in the judge's chambers, where the shooting started. Three people were ...


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