Haunted Places in Cottontown, Tennessee



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    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    6.6 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    7.8 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    11.4 miles from Cottontown, 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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    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee

    16.9 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    18.7 miles from Cottontown, 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

    19.7 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee

    20.2 miles from Cottontown, 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 Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    24 miles from Cottontown, 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

    24.1 miles from Cottontown, 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

    24.5 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky

    24.6 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee

    26.4 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee

    30.5 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Sam Davis Home

    Smyrna, Tennessee

    32 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    37.3 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee

    37.6 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

    39.2 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    39.3 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Stones River National Battlefield

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    40.4 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Carter House

    Franklin, Tennessee

    41.4 miles from Cottontown, 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

    41.9 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    45.7 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    56.3 miles from Cottontown, 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

    56.6 miles from Cottontown, 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

    61.4 miles from Cottontown, 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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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    62.7 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Walking Horse Hotel

    Wartrace, Tennessee

    64.9 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens

    McMinnville, Tennessee

    66.7 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Bellwood Mansion

    Indian Mound, Tennessee

    68.3 miles from Cottontown, 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

    71.4 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Bear Creek Church

    Culleoka, Tennessee

    74.4 miles from Cottontown, TN


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    Loretta Lynn Ranch

    Cottontown, Tennessee

    75.8 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Grapevine Cemetery

    Madisonville, Kentucky

    78.3 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Greensburg Court House

    Greensburg, Kentucky

    80 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Lindsey Wilson College

    Columbia, Kentucky

    81.9 miles from Cottontown, TN

    At Lindsey Wilson College's Horton Hall, rumors abound...especially about the dorm rooms on the second floor. Witnesses say dark ghosts float up and shake the ceiling tiles or creep down into the bedrooms. So the stories go, if you come across these mysterious beings, you should stay really still. If ...


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    Lick Creek Cemetery

    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    83.5 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Hiestand House

    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    89.4 miles from Cottontown, TN

    This historic stone cottage is now a museum, but was formerly built in the early nineteenth century by a family of emigrants. After being abandoned for a period of time, a middle class family moved in, but fled after reporting apparitions, disembodied footsteps and strange fires. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    90 miles from Cottontown, TN

    At Campbellsville University's Fine Arts Building, which was originally a Catholic Hospital, ghostly babies have been known to cry at night. Footsteps can sometimes be heard, cold spots felt, and pottery wheels have been spotted turning all by themselves.


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    Free Union Separate Baptist Church

    Columbia, Kentucky

    90.5 miles from Cottontown, TN

    The cemetery is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a man holding an infant. People claim the ghosts are waiting for the man's wife to die so that they can be reunited as a family.


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    Bethlehem Academy

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    91.4 miles from Cottontown, TN

    The old Bethlehem Academy, once a convent and then a hotel, is now a restaurant. Rumor has it that it's haunted by the ghosts of nuns and other folks who were murdered on the premises long ago. The spirits manifest by turning lights on and off and moving chairs and ...


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    Gates of Hell - Grandview Cemetery - Kasey's Cemetery

    Custer, Kentucky

    91.6 miles from Cottontown, TN

    Grandview Cemetery, aka Kasey's Cemetery or the Gates of Hell, contains the graves of people from the 1700s and 1800s as well as the ruins of an iron and stone gate. Some say one time an enormous green orb appeared here, hovered a short time, then shot straight up and ...


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    Bee Springs Church and Cemetery

    Dellrose, Tennessee

    93 miles from Cottontown, TN


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    Hardin County Historical Museum

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    93.7 miles from Cottontown, TN

    This historical museum houses many civil war and pioneer artefacts from the county history; and perhaps even a few ghosts. A spectral male apparition in a brown suit has been seen wandering the halls of the museum after closing hours. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Morrison Masonic Lodge

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    93.7 miles from Cottontown, TN

    The ghosts of Civil War soldiers have been spotted at this Lodge building, and witnesses also have reported unexplained footsteps and knocking and objects that move by themselves. The alarm goes off when no one is in the building, and ghosts have shown up in photos and have been heard ...


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    Wynn Cemetery

    Clay, Kentucky

    96.7 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Rockport Inn

    Rockport, Indiana

    102.8 miles from Cottontown, TN

    This inn was built in the 1850s as a private home, and was one of the first buildings in the area to have glass windows. It is rumored to have been part of the Underground Railroad; it is also rumored to have a ghost. An apparition of the wife of ...


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    Doe Run Inn

    Brandenburg, Kentucky

    105.9 miles from Cottontown, TN

    At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What's quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests' shoes!


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    Baker Hollow Road Cemetery

    Marion, Kentucky

    106.9 miles from Cottontown, TN

    Witnesses say Baker Hollow Road Cemetery disappears and reappears in different locations, so it is hard to find. They also describe overwhelming feelings of grief, music playing, laughter, screams, and the sound of something unseen trying to get into your car. Apparitions of soldiers, a ghost dog, and men hanging ...


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    Clifton Public Library

    Clifton, Tennessee

    109.6 miles from Cottontown, 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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    Old South Pittsburg Hospital

    South Pittsburg, Tennessee

    110.3 miles from Cottontown, 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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