Haunted Places in Dillard, Georgia



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    York House Inn

    Rabun Gap, Georgia

    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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    Western Carolina University - The Moore Building

    Cullowhee, North Carolina

    26.4 miles from Dillard, 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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    Piedmont College

    Demorest, Georgia

    29.2 miles from Dillard, 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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    Balsam Mountain Inn

    Sylva, North Carolina

    35.8 miles from Dillard, 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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    Thomas Divide Overlook

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    38.8 miles from Dillard, 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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    Pickens County Museum

    Pickens, South Carolina

    39.1 miles from Dillard, 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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    Southern Oaks Inn

    Lavonia, Georgia

    40 miles from Dillard, 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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    Stonepile Gap

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    40 miles from Dillard, 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

    45.4 miles from Dillard, 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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    Fred Jones Building

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.4 miles from Dillard, 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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    Lumpkin County Courthouse - Dahlonega Gold Museum

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.4 miles from Dillard, 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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    Picnic Cafe

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.4 miles from Dillard, 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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    Bourbon Street Grille

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    45.4 miles from Dillard, 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

    45.5 miles from Dillard, 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

    45.5 miles from Dillard, 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

    45.6 miles from Dillard, 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

    45.9 miles from Dillard, 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

    48.5 miles from Dillard, 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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    Three Bridges Road

    Powdersville, South Carolina

    51.2 miles from Dillard, 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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    Garden Plaza Hotel - Holiday Inn Sunspree

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    51.2 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Rocky Top Village Inn

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    51.5 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Mysterious Mansion

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    51.9 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Cabin On Roaring Fork

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    52 miles from Dillard, GA

    This cabin is over 200 years old. The cabin seems to be occupied by the ghost of a woman. The website address is: CabinOnRoaringFork.com The number of paranormal events are too numerous to mention, but here are a couple: One family decided to go by a fast food restaurant to get ...


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    Rocky River Motel

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    52 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Little Greenbrier Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    52.2 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Brenau University

    Gainesville, Georgia

    52.3 miles from Dillard, 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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    Chiquola Club Hotel

    Anderson, South Carolina

    52.8 miles from Dillard, 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

    53 miles from Dillard, 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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    Forrest Hills Resort and Conference Center

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    53.7 miles from Dillard, 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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    Children's Graveyard - Duncan Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

    Greenville, South Carolina

    54.3 miles from Dillard, 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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    Amicalola Falls Lodge

    Dawsonville, Georgia

    56 miles from Dillard, 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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    Family Inn

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    56.7 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Anderson, South Carolina

    57.4 miles from Dillard, 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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    Poinsett Bridge

    Travelers Rest, South Carolina

    57.8 miles from Dillard, 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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    Georgia Guidestones

    Dewy Rose, Georgia

    58.2 miles from Dillard, 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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    Pond Road

    Asheville, North Carolina

    59.5 miles from Dillard, GA

    The locals may tell you that Pond Road has a ghost dog, seen near the quarry. First, you hear the phantom black hound howl, and then he appears, trotting. Next he starts to run, leaps, and disappears.


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    Calvary Episcopal Church

    Fletcher, North Carolina

    59.6 miles from Dillard, GA

    The grounds near Calvary Episcopal Church are known for being a favorite "haunt" of the Phantom Rider of the Confederacy. This ghost is a woman with long blonde hair on a palomino seen near the road, then she gallops away quickly. She wears a Confederate cape and a filmy dress, ...


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    New Salem Church Cemetery

    Taylors, South Carolina

    59.7 miles from Dillard, 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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    The Old Cotton Mill

    Jefferson, Georgia

    60 miles from Dillard, 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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    LeConte Lodge

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    60.3 miles from Dillard, GA

    In the early hours of morning, guests staying the lodge have reported awakening to see a young girl standing at the foot of their beds, who disappears when she is seen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Mountain Brew Cafe

    Arden, North Carolina

    60.4 miles from Dillard, GA

    Mountain Brew Cafe is no longer in operation, reports say. But its building may still be haunted by many ghosts. One, according to local legend, is the spirit of a woman who was murdered on the second floor. Witnesses inside the restaurant often heard footsteps on the stairs when nobody ...


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    Embassy Suites

    Greenville, South Carolina

    61.1 miles from Dillard, 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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    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

    Asheville, North Carolina

    61.4 miles from Dillard, GA

    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, formerly Pastabilities Restaurant, is housed in the historic 1930s Isis Theater. One of the ghosts here is Susie, a former owner's little girl who passed away. One time, a restaurant patron's young daughter was having a lively chat with someone unseen, and when asked whom ...


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    Smith-McDowell House

    Asheville, North Carolina

    62.7 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Craven Street Bridge

    Asheville, North Carolina

    62.8 miles from Dillard, GA

    The ghost on the Craven Street Bridge is said to be a naked boy's apparition. Legend has it he drowned when he jumped off the bridge to take a swim in the river below.


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    The Biltmore Estate

    Asheville, North Carolina

    62.9 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    63 miles from Dillard, GA

    Biltmore-Oteen Bank Building, most recently used for The Melting Pot restaurant, stood abandoned since the flood of 2004. But a ghost from the early part of the 20th century is said to still linger here. The apparition of a man, witnesses say, seems to be looking for something that has ...


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    Reed House - Biltmore Village Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    63 miles from Dillard, GA

    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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    Midnite Rodeo Club

    Asheville, North Carolina

    63 miles from Dillard, GA

    The building that used to house nightclubs Coolworld and the Midnite Rodeo Club (now closed) is a century-old warehouse complex that is said to have a ghost in residence. A blurry gray form has been spotted in a hallway on security cameras or walking across the dance floor toward a ...


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    Braselton Town Hall

    Braselton, Georgia

    63.3 miles from Dillard, 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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