Haunted Places in Avalon, Georgia



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    Southern Oaks Inn

    Lavonia, Georgia

    6.6 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Southern Oaks Inn was originally a home built by Charles P. Ray in 1918, who died here in an upstairs room, and that's who the current owners believe haunt the place. Apparitions of a man and woman have been seen, and strange footsteps have been heard. Reports from workers ...


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    Piedmont College

    Demorest, Georgia

    20.3 miles from Avalon, GA

    At Piedmont College, an orange-outlined ghost is said to roam the Getman-Babcock Dormitory, usually in the lobby. Also seen here is a ghostly little girl in a blue dress. Witnesses have reported the door handle turning on its own in the laundry room as well.


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    Georgia Guidestones

    Dewy Rose, Georgia

    25.3 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Georgia Guidestones, known as "American Stonehenge," is a granite monument consisting of six astronomically aligned slabs inscribed in four ancient languages: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The origin of the structure is a bit of a mystery, perhaps leading to the opinion that the place may be ...


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    Chiquola Club Hotel

    Anderson, South Carolina

    31 miles from Avalon, GA

    The apparition of a nun in a habit has been by staff and guests on several occasions throughout the hotel building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Anderson Muncipal Business Center

    Anderson, South Carolina

    31.1 miles from Avalon, GA

    The origin of the haunting within this building is unknown, but staff working late hours claimed to have seen a shadowy figure materialising and disappear throughout the entire edifice. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    York House Inn

    Rabun Gap, Georgia

    31.9 miles from Avalon, GA

    York House Inn is Georgia's oldest continuously operating Inn, since 1896. All manner of living, births and deaths have taken place in the ensuing 120 years. It has been rumored by various employees that a Civil War soldier smokes cigars in one room and several children play in the Inn. ...


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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Anderson, South Carolina

    34 miles from Avalon, GA

    One of the most famous cry baby bridges in the state, the iron construction still sits alongside a modern concrete bridge connecting two sides of the county. Passer-by's claim to have seen a lady in a white dress on the old bridge, looking for someone. She vanishes when approached. (Submitted ...


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    The Old Cotton Mill

    Jefferson, Georgia

    34.6 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Cotton Mill in Jefferson, GA – This old cotton mill has a been shut down for nearly 50 years but has recently undertaken a restoration project turning it into an event center. Workers have seen several unexplainable acts including: -dark objects running at them and then bolt to the ceiling -foot ...


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    Pickens County Museum

    Pickens, South Carolina

    38.2 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Pickens County Museum of Art and History, formerly the county jail, is said to be home to the ghost of a boy named Willie Earle who calls out in anguish, "I didn't do it!" So the story goes, in 1944 Willie was blamed for killing a cab driver when, ...


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    Brenau University

    Gainesville, Georgia

    38.3 miles from Avalon, GA

    Agnes is the ghost who is believed to haunt the 1878 women's college called Brenau University. A former student in the early 1900s, Agnes is said to have hanged herself. Her reasons for her distressed differ depending on who tells the story. She may have been ostracized by sorority members ...


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    Braselton Town Hall

    Braselton, Georgia

    42.3 miles from Avalon, GA

    The 1909 residence of the town's founding family is said to be haunted by a ghost called Little John, said to have been a mentally challenged boy who lived in the attic. He is heard walking around and banging when the place closes for the night. Also reported here are ...


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    Three Bridges Road

    Powdersville, South Carolina

    43.1 miles from Avalon, GA

    Three Bridges Road is known to ghost enthusiasts as the place where Eloise, a Civil War-era slave, roams. So her story goes, Union soldiers killed Eloise's master nearby, and the distraught slave woman was reluctant to leave her master's body. When soldiers found her there mourning his death, they killed ...


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    Stonepile Gap

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    44.1 miles from Avalon, GA

    Stonepile Gap may look like a pile of stones, but there is much more to these rocks than meets the eye. As legend tells it, these rocks mark a grave of a Cherokee woman named Trahlyta who was told to drink from a nearby spring (Porter Springs), and (depending on ...


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    Piazza Italian Restaurant

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45 miles from Avalon, GA

    At the Piazza Italian Restaurant, witnesses have seen plates and other items move or fall by themselves and heard a door with a bell on it open and close when no one was around. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well.


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    Picnic Cafe

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45 miles from Avalon, GA

    The café, built in 1897 by Colonel W.P. Price, is rumored to be haunted by the Colonel himself. An apparition of a lone figure has been seen, although a psychic has determined that the ghost is a female who stands and waits for something unknown.


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    Lumpkin County Courthouse - Dahlonega Gold Museum

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45 miles from Avalon, GA

    Dahlonega Gold Museum, inside the 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse, is haunted by a ghost the staff calls Tommy. He has shown up as a tall figure in a hooded robe, seen on the balcony or through the windows. The stamp mill has inexplicably come on by itself and strange knocking ...


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    Fred Jones Building

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45 miles from Avalon, GA

    Former mayor Fred Jones passed away under suspicious circumstances at his Chevrolet dealership, now four stores and a café. He is said to haunt his old building, sitting at the café table right where his old office used to sit. The shopkeepers here have found their locked doors standing open ...


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    Bourbon Street Grille

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45 miles from Avalon, GA

    Ghost stories abounded when this building housed Gabee’s Cajun Kitchen and the Art Cart. Witnesses heard phantom dishes shatter and disembodied footsteps, and chess pieces moved on their own. At the Art Cart stood a chessboard handmade from gourds, with the pieces made to look like Muslims and Christians. One ...


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    Back Porch Oyster Bar

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.1 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Back Porch Oyster Bar, in a building constructed in 1993, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have noticed odd occurrences such as a black umbrella that swung deliberately on a hook, all by itself; a psychic reported that the ghost is a woman who likes to play pranks, especially ...


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    Holly Theater

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.1 miles from Avalon, GA

    Holly Theatre is rumored to be haunted by ghosts who have shown up to watch rehearsals and sometimes play tricks, such as turning lights on and off. One of the ghosts here is believed to be Edwin Booth, a renowned 1800s actor and brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.


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    Historic Worley Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.2 miles from Avalon, GA

    The image of a boy was caught on camera lying in a bed. The ghost was said to be that of Claude Worley who was struck by a train and was brought to this inn, but never recovered. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mount Hope Cemetery

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.2 miles from Avalon, GA

    According to a psychic, Mount Hope Cemetery and the areas nearby are a hangout for a group of Civil War veteran ghosts. In fact, in 1953 town librarian and historian Madeleine Anthony took a photograph of the cemetery which is believed to show several ghosts as well as a mysterious ...


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    Old Hester Store

    Easley, South Carolina

    46.3 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Old Hester Store was built in 1893 by William Hester and is now taken care of by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation and Pickens County Historical Society. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of an African-American man who was hanged in the back of the ...


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    Abbewood Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    51.1 miles from Avalon, GA

    This elegant bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to date back to the civil war era, and is supposedly haunted by a soldier who hanged himself in the attic. Guests who have stayed in the inn report feeling cold spots in the attic, and have felt an eerie presence. ...


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    Trinity Episcopal Church

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    51.6 miles from Avalon, GA

    This gothic church, dating back to 1842, is believed to be haunted by Elizabeth Marshall, whose husband died during the Second Battle of Manassas in 1862. Visitors to the church have reported seeing the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress walking amongst the pews, while others ...


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    Abbeville Welcome Center

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    51.7 miles from Avalon, GA

    This historic building dates back to the 1870's, and was formerly the town bank. The apparition reported here is that of a young boy, who has been seen staring down into the street and has even been known to follow staff throughout the hallways. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Abbeville Opera House

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    51.7 miles from Avalon, GA

    Abbeville Opera House is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a woman. Her apparition has been seen applauding in the balcony, wearing a period dress. Now, the theater keeps the seat open for her, should she ever want to return. The lady is believed to be an actress ...


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    Belmont Inn

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    51.8 miles from Avalon, GA

    This historic hotel dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and served as luxurious railroad accommodation for visitors to the town. Guests staying in the hotel have reported weird occurrences in various rooms of the hotel, including an entity that opens and closes doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Abbeville County Museum

    Abbeville, South Carolina

    51.8 miles from Avalon, GA

    The historic jail building now serves as the county museum, and dates back to the civil war era. The third floor of the jailhouse is believed to be the most haunted, as the worst prisoners were housed here. Staff claim to have run into a friendly African American prisoner ...


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    Children's Graveyard - Duncan Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    Greenville, South Carolina

    51.9 miles from Avalon, GA

    Duncan Chapel Methodist Church, built in the 1850s, has a cemetery known as the Children's Graveyard. The road to get there is across from a McDonalds. Apparently the cemetery is older than the church, as the dates on the gravestones are said to range from the late 1700s to the ...


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    Aqua Terra Bistro

    Buford, Georgia

    53.2 miles from Avalon, GA

    At Aqua Terra Bistro, witnesses say coffee mugs and wine bottles fly off shelves, voices can be heard in the dining room, and EVPs and a ghostly apparition have been picked up by ghost hunters.


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    Embassy Suites

    Greenville, South Carolina

    54.3 miles from Avalon, GA

    Many strange things can be said about this location of Embassy Suites. According to witnesses, lights turn on and off at will, doors come flying open by themselves, and during a period of construction when the electricity was disconnected, lights came on during the night. In addition, the golf course ...


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    Western Carolina University - The Moore Building

    Cullowhee, North Carolina

    55.9 miles from Avalon, GA

    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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    Forrest Hills Resort and Conference Center

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    56.3 miles from Avalon, GA

    Forrest Hills has quite the active property for ghosts. The property itself is rich in history with the Trail of Tears having gone through it along with a rich past of moonshiners and even a suicide by hanging. The majority of the ghosts here are quite friendly and even ...


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    Devenger Road Bridge

    Greer, South Carolina

    58.7 miles from Avalon, GA

    Local legend tells us that one Halloween night, a woman and her kids were killed on the Devenger Road Bridge when their car was hit by a truck. The woman had stopped the car to retrieve something from her trunk. Now folks say the woman's ghost will push you backward ...


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    Fitzpatrick Hotel

    Washington, Georgia

    58.9 miles from Avalon, GA

    Following the 'Great Fire' of 1895, this historic hotel was constructed to provide accommodation for visitors to the town. Dating back to 1898, it is rumoured to be haunted by a lady in green, whose appearance is often accompanied by the scent of floral perfume. Phantom music has also ...


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    Amicalola Falls Lodge

    Dawsonville, Georgia

    59.8 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Cherokee Indian braves used to pray on Amicalola Mountain, seeking visions that would guide them in their lives. Folks say the spirits they consulted still remain on the mountain, and sometimes visit the beautiful lodge as well. Reports say the spirits disapprove of negative energy, and in one incidence ...


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    Hard Labor Creek State Park - Camp Rutledge

    Rutledge, Georgia

    62.7 miles from Avalon, GA

    Locals say there are two ghosts here: one of a man, and another of a boy named Ethan. Ethan is said to roll a red ball toward witnesses. The man, witnesses say, will slam doors, knock on cabin walls, and walk around outside late at night. Also, a figure has ...


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    New Salem Church Cemetery

    Taylors, South Carolina

    62.9 miles from Avalon, GA

    At the New Salem Baptist Church Graveyard, visitors have reported unexplained moving lights, voices, temperature anomalies, eerie feelings, touches from something unseen, and other strange phenomena.


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    Early Hill Plantation

    Greensboro, Georgia

    63.1 miles from Avalon, GA

    Once a bed-and-breakfast, this site is reportedly no longer in business. The mansion was built in the 1700s for the mayor, John Brown. Tragedy struck when a branch broke in the front yard, killing the family's young daughter. Reported sightings have included the girl swinging from the tree at night ...


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    Poinsett Bridge

    Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    63.2 miles from Avalon, GA

    The 1820 Poinsett Bridge, named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, was is one of the oldest in the state. It has a 14-foot Gothic arch and is no longer in use, and is rumored to be haunted. Folks say the ghost of a slave who was once hanged here may let ...


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    Balsam Mountain Inn

    Sylva, North Carolina

    64.2 miles from Avalon, GA

    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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    Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery

    Greenwood, South Carolina

    64.5 miles from Avalon, GA

    Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery is an old graveyard where folks say disembodied singing is heard, white mists or figures materialize, and blue spots are said to appear in the house adjacent.


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    Little Gardens

    Lawrenceville, Georgia

    66.2 miles from Avalon, GA

    Now a venue for upscale events, Little Gardens was once an 1800s plantation house. Its restaurant is said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who died here in the early 1900s. According to witnesses, she moves dishes and silverware, sometimes throwing them across tables. She also makes ...


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    Thomas Divide Overlook

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    70.4 miles from Avalon, GA

    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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    Ninety Six National Historic Site

    Ninety Six, South Carolina

    71.5 miles from Avalon, GA

    Ninety Six National Historic Site is a National Park Service operated frontier settlement and Revolutionary War battle site that includes Star Fort, a visitor center, a trail, archaeological digs and restorations. It's rumored to be haunted by a ghost, but folks differ as to who the spirit is, or was. ...


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    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery

    Cross Hill, South Carolina

    72 miles from Avalon, GA

    Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery is home to the ghost of a Civil War soldier whose marker cross glows about three times per year. The cross also is said to inexplicably change color several times a year.


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    Village Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Stone Mountain, Georgia

    73.7 miles from Avalon, GA

    Once used as a Civil War hospital, the 1830s hotel is the site of many strange events. Folks have witnessed apparitions, including that of an African-American man singing and/or whistling, and heard the unexplained sounds of footsteps, slamming doors and Morse code.


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    Sycamore Grill Building

    Stone Mountain, Georgia

    73.7 miles from Avalon, GA

    The Sycamore Grill building, now empty, is a former Civil War hospital said to be haunted by its past patients. Witnesses have reported shadowy figures and apparitions in the dining area and heard strange shuffling sounds.


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    Lydia Mill Ruins

    Clinton, South Carolina

    73.8 miles from Avalon, GA

    Dating as far back as the early 1900s, Lydia Mill, now in ruins, had housing on-site for its employees. Now a headless female ghost roams the premises, seen around the railroad tracks or in the mill building.


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