Haunted Places in Franklin, Tennessee



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    Carter House

    Franklin, Tennessee

    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

    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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    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee

    14.5 miles from Franklin, 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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    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee

    16.7 miles from Franklin, 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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    Ryman Auditorium - Grand Ole Opry House

    Nashville, Tennessee

    17.1 miles from Franklin, 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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    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee

    17.3 miles from Franklin, 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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    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    17.3 miles from Franklin, 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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    Sam Davis Home

    Smyrna, Tennessee

    21.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee

    21.2 miles from Franklin, 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

    21.3 miles from Franklin, 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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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    22.1 miles from Franklin, 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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    Stones River National Battlefield

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    24.6 miles from Franklin, 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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    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee

    24.6 miles from Franklin, 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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    Bear Creek Church

    Culleoka, Tennessee

    34.9 miles from Franklin, TN


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    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    35.8 miles from Franklin, 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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    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    39.8 miles from Franklin, 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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    Walking Horse Hotel

    Wartrace, Tennessee

    40.7 miles from Franklin, 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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    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    44.3 miles from Franklin, 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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    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    44.8 miles from Franklin, 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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    Bell Witch Cave

    Adams, Tennessee

    47.1 miles from Franklin, 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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    Austin Peay State University

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    50.1 miles from Franklin, 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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    Loretta Lynn Ranch

    Franklin, Tennessee

    50.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Historic Tower House Inn

    Manchester, Tennessee

    53.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Bee Springs Church and Cemetery

    Dellrose, Tennessee

    55.2 miles from Franklin, TN


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    Octagon Hall

    Franklin, Kentucky

    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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    Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens

    McMinnville, Tennessee

    63.6 miles from Franklin, 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

    64.4 miles from Franklin, 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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    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

    71 miles from Franklin, 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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    Clifton Public Library

    Clifton, Tennessee

    73.2 miles from Franklin, 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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    Western Kentucky University

    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    77 miles from Franklin, 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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    Founders Hall - Athens State University

    Athens, Alabama

    77.5 miles from Franklin, TN

    According to legend, a female student was killed while she was trying to sneak out after curfew. They were holding candles, and her hair caught fire. It is to her that witnesses attribute the sound of footsteps, lights that turn on and off by themselves, cold spots, and a phantom ...


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    McCandless Hall - Athens State College

    Athens, Alabama

    77.5 miles from Franklin, TN

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young singer who died on the night of her greatest triumph. Having promised her adoring audience she would return, she was killed in an accident on the way. Shortly thereafter, sightings of a young woman in white roaming the hall began ...


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    Athens Limestone County Courthouse

    Athens, Alabama

    77.7 miles from Franklin, TN

    The third floor of this historic courthouse formerly housed a row of cells, dating back to the early twentieth century. This floor is allegedly haunted by an inmate who hanged himself in one of the cells, where visitors have reported feeling a sad presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jazz Man - Second Creek Bridge

    Rogersville, Alabama

    79.9 miles from Franklin, TN

    Urban legend tells of a man who was hit by a car and killed while walking across this bridge. His spirit has been seen wearing a white zoot suit, and he may try to catch a ride with you to Florence. If you agree to give him a ride, witnesses ...


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    Old Dallas Mill Site

    Huntsville, Alabama

    83 miles from Franklin, TN

    Although the spot where the Dallas Mill was is now open field, legend has it was once haunted by a man who died while working there.


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    Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    84 miles from Franklin, TN

    It is said that in one of the crypts stands an antique rocking chair, a favorite possession of a lady who was buried in her family crypt. Folks say that when you stand outside the crypt, you can hear the rocking chair rocking.


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    Shelton Park

    Madison, Alabama

    84.1 miles from Franklin, TN

    Locals tell a tale of playground sounds that can be heard at night: children laughing, playing and having fun. However, they say eventually the happy noises turn to unhappy ones, as if the children are screaming for their lives.


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    Dead Children's Playground - Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    84.2 miles from Franklin, TN

    At this playground set up near the cemetery, the ghosts of children play and swing on the swingsets. Apparitions have been seen, and captured on film by paranormal society investigations; orbs have been reported as well. The swings sometimes can be seen swinging by themselves, and the sounds of laughter ...


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    Cedarhurst Mansion

    Huntsville, Alabama

    85.8 miles from Franklin, TN

    The Cedarhurst Mansion Estate was originally built in 1823 by Stephen Ewing. While visiting the house, a relative, Sally Carter, died of a short illness at the mansion in 1837. The first reports of a haunting was around 1919 after a teenage boy who slept at the house had a ...


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    Sweetwater Plantation

    Florence, Alabama

    87.6 miles from Franklin, TN

    The home of a former Alabama governor, it is reportedly haunted. Many people believe the ghost is that of the Governor's son who died in the Civil War.


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    Frat House - Heritage Bible College

    Huntsville, Alabama

    88 miles from Franklin, TN

    At the WHBC frat house, they say former Youth Minister Anthony Stephens' spirit walks through the house later at night. He may flush the toilet as well. The spirits of his brethren Robert Ekisbus and Adam Cooper are said to follow Stephens' spirit around, mysteriously making a noise reported to ...


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    Forks of Cypress

    Florence, Alabama

    88.8 miles from Franklin, TN

    This private property houses the infamous ghost bridge that has numerous claims of haunting. People claim to hear singing and voices in the area surrounding the property and some claim they have seen the apparition of a woman walking the grounds.


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    Kent Robertson Park

    Huntsville, Alabama

    89.1 miles from Franklin, TN

    The ghost of a boy who died there is said to haunt the park.


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    Ghost Bridge

    Florence, Alabama

    89.2 miles from Franklin, TN

    Properly called Jackson Ford Bridge, there are currently plans to demolish the bridge due to vandalism and decay making for a safety hazard. Of course if people start dying, that will just add to its reputation as a haunted spot, so possibly Darwinism should be allowed to take place ...


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    Robert M. Guillot University Center

    Florence, Alabama

    89.6 miles from Franklin, TN

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who hanged herself back in the day when the Center was a teaching college. Supposedly you can still hear what sounds like the body swaying on the second floor.


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    Wesleyan Hall - University of North Alabama

    Florence, Alabama

    89.6 miles from Franklin, TN

    This building, constructed in 1856, has a rich and interesting history. During the Civil War it was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops at different times. During the Confederate occupation General John Bell resided there and during the Union occupation, General Sherman himself stayed at Wesleyan. The ...


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    University of North Alabama - Romeo and Juliet statues

    Florence, Alabama

    89.6 miles from Franklin, TN

    Several witnesses have reported seeing the statues of Romeo and Juliet floating around The University of North Alabama's campus during a full moon. Every year during Halloween a pumpkin mysteriously makes its way into Romeo's hands. Some faculty at UNA believe that Romeo goes in search of pumpkins for his ...


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    Pope's Tavern Museum

    Florence, Alabama

    89.8 miles from Franklin, TN


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    Pope’s Tavern

    Florence, Alabama

    89.8 miles from Franklin, TN

    This historic museum operated as a hospital during the civil war, so the rumours of haunting's appear to have a leg to stand on; which can't be said for some of the apparitions supposedly reported. Staff and visitors have reported the apparitions of various amputees in the main bedroom ...


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    107-1/2 East Main Cross

    Greenville, Kentucky

    89.8 miles from Franklin, 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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