Sturdivant Mansion

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Nothing but a few walls remain of Sturdivant mansion except rumors of the ghosts that resided there. The ruin in the woods is reportedly haunted, though reports as to the exact nature of the haunting differ. There is a legend that a madman once slaughtered every person inside the home, but there are no official reports to back these claims up.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Sturdivant Rd
Jacksons' Gap, AL 36861
United States

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GPS:
32.909885161972156, -85.85084152116906
County:
Tallapoosa County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Jacksons' Gap, AL (2.8 mi.)
Alexander City, AL (6.4 mi.)
Dadeville, AL (7.4 mi.)
Our Town, AL (8.6 mi.)
New Site, AL (9.9 mi.)
Ray, AL (11.0 mi.)
Hackneyville, AL (11.4 mi.)
Kellyton, AL (11.6 mi.)
Goldville, AL (12.6 mi.)
Camp Hill, AL (13.7 mi.)

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  1. We have visited this place several times. the first time we visited I had something touch me. Just thought I’d share this experience

  2. a underneath was work shop . there were slave quarters s a child my mother would take us there to dig for gold or money embezzeled from sturdivant bank in the depression. man was supposed to have been beheaded by his cook ,my greatgrandfatherswore the story was true . he died before I understood how interesting his stories were.first time I saw the place it was intact but empty. there was a huge flat topped pyramid shaped bock of rock with a rod through it in the workshop below the kitchen. the house had had four rooms with hallway thru middle a separate but kitchen that was attached by an open walkway.

  3. The home construction began in 1909 and was completed in 1911 so there were no slaves and there were no quarters. The basement under the kitchen housed a 10K Coleman light plant and the pyramid shaped concrete block with a rod sticking out of it was the support base for the light plant. The kitchen was set apart from the house in typical construction so in case of fire it wouldn’t take the house. The house was intact up thru the 1950’s until it was completely an totally stripped and vandalized by some of Tallapoosa County’s finest. And sorry, no beheadings, no murders

  4. In the 1970, it was a popular place to go hang out with teenagers seeking a place to consume questionably obtained alcohol. I must say, I have been guilty of hanging out there a weekend night or two.I had always heard the stories, but never saw a ghost; although there were a lot of spirits nearby.

  5. On our last vacation we decided to search for the mansion. Since the water was lower, we beached our boat and took about a 10 minute hike to the remains. Pretty interesting adventure, didn’t have any ghostly experiences.

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