Warren House

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The plaster has been stripped down in certain sections of this house to reveal the signatures of men who convalesced here during the Civil War when the house was used as a hospital. People believe that the ghost of a soldier still remains inside the Warren House and claim that at night you can see him standing at the windows.

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Address:
102 West Mimosa Drive
Jonesboro, GA
United States

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GPS:
33.5331199, -84.35345799999999
County:
Clayton County, Georgia
Nearest Towns:
Jonesboro, GA (0.8 mi.)
Morrow, GA (3.6 mi.)
Irondale, GA (3.6 mi.)
Riverdale, GA (4.4 mi.)
Bonanza, GA (4.8 mi.)
Lake City, GA (5.2 mi.)
Forest Park, GA (6.2 mi.)
Stockbridge, GA (6.9 mi.)
Lovejoy, GA (7.1 mi.)
Conley, GA (7.9 mi.)

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  1. The whole neighborhood behind it is haunted too. I grew up there. I used to see an old Civil War soldier in the front of my house all the time late at night or really early in the morning when I was in elementary school that scared me so much I went to school through the backyard. (This was when North Jonesboro Elementary on Fifth Avenue was still an elementary school.)

  2. We have visited this house many times, day & night and have several pictures of strange faces in two windows. We also have very clear recordings of voices.. Not the garbled sounds they try to pass off on the ghost shows. We were very lucky to spend some time inside while renovations were going on & spoke to workers who daily had things happen they could not explain. Some of them were so spooked that they would not enter the house alone. I have pictures of the soldier’s signatures on the wall upstairs.

  3. I have some photos taken when the house was up for sale and unoccupied. There are two distinct photos which show clearly a soldier staring back at me from a ground floor window and one staring down from a second story window. I have always felt drawn to the house.

  4. I have lived just down the road all my life and am a civil war reenactor. During the battle of Jonesboro, the federal army stormed the house and murdered all of the convalescing confederates inside. They also set fire to a nearby church burning its congregation alive. My ancestor escaped on the last train to Atlanta. Though I have never seen any ghosts there, I’ve always heard the stories. The brutality of the federal forces may explain the wealth of ghost stories around Jonesboro.

    • Hi. My name is Ryan Anderson, and I am researching the area of Conley, GA for a book. Can you please contact me- I would love to ask you some questions since you have lived in that area all your life. Thanks- Ryan Anderson 704-236-6190, or ryan_welch1@yahoo.com

  5. My stepmother and her sisters and mother grew up in that house. They’ll tell you everything! From her mom being almost pushed off the balcony to ghost taking things and hiding them to being traumatized at night

    • Hi Ashley. My name is Ryan Anderson, and I am researching the area of Conley, GA for a book. Can you please contact me- I would love to ask your step mother/sisters some questions since they lived in that area and grew up there. Thanks- Ryan Anderson 704-236-6190, or ryan_welch1@yahoo.com

  6. I looked at the picture of the house, that Google is showing, as I was scrolling up at the top to go back and look at other hauntings in Georgia from the site…to only find a face in the upper right hand window. I had to zoom in at almost maximum to clearly see the face. It freaked me at first when i realized it.

  7. My uncle use to live in the there when i was a ten and actually found a set of wedding rings hidden in the mantle to one of the fire places and yes the place was spooky the attic was actually separated out a small room for dead solders and a larger one for live solders.with a hidden stair case to the attic

  8. Wayne domingue  |  

    I grew up in this house as it was my best friends house in the early 80s I spent several nights at this house and I’m not the type that is scared of a ghost but things go on when the lights are out but what took the cake was I feel like they tried to kill me at one point I was leaving for school no big deal but this morning I was riding a bike well pushed it up to the gate funny striper I’m not really very slot car but I always look two times before I ever get into a roadway I looked twice both ways and then enter the road on the bicycle and hit someone’s car or on the side flipped over the handlebars and landed in the windshield inside the car normally I would say yes I could have made out accident and not love but I know for a fact I love both ways twice there was nothing there the screaming and the hollering of amputation that you hear at night all that is real

    • Hi Wayne. My name is Ryan Anderson, and I am researching the area of Conley, GA for a book. Can you please contact me- I would love to ask you some questions since you have lived in that area. Thanks so much in advance- Ryan Anderson (cell) 704-236-6190, or ryan_welch1@yahoo.com

  9. Steve Brinegar  |  

    Visited the Warren house 03/01/2017 and while I was on the outside in front of the house I activated my voice memo on my phone. The very first question I asked was “is there anyone here?” and without missing a beat I got a reply from a woman’s voice that answered “Yes”. Keep in mind this was outside on the grounds not inside the residence. This place never disappoints. Also, if you want to hear the EVP please email me and I’ll send it to you. herc33@hotmail.com please subject as EVP.

  10. I grew up in a home on Woodhaven, two streets behind this house. I had always heard stories of The Warren House, but never went there. The house I grew up in was “haunted”. There was a little boy that walked past a window by our back door. Also at night the back door would open and close by itself. We could hear footsteps of a man walking thru the house. The footsteps were of hard soled shoes. My bedroom was the original master bedroom. These footsteps walked all around my bed. When I was home alone I wouldn’t go back to my room unless I absolutely had to because I could hear three different sounds that would stop when I walked back there: 1) the sound of a radio playing, 2) the sound of jingle bells, and 3) the sound of a basket ball being bounced against the house. Also the living room had a small area in it that backed up to the kitchen. Eventually that area was made into a small dining area. But before the change, my mother could hear a baby crying in that part of the living room. I would like to research the property records to see what has been on that property prior to the house that’s there now to see what the connections are.

  11. My mom rented this house in the 1980’s and we lived there for a year. My bedroom was the upper left window if you are looking at the house. I never slept through one single night while there. I always felt a presence, even in the day. There was a hidden narrow staircase behind the wall (in that bedroom) that led up to an attic space behind the fireplace chimney. I found old, old items there under the floor boards. Old button up ladies shoes, a newspaper with an advertisement of a new department store called “Rich’s for your home”. And of wooden ironing board and iron made of iron. etc. Being that I was a teenager and not very interested in the treasures, no telling what else was under those floor boards. I do however, believe it was haunted.

    • Sylvia Watson Oglesby  |  

      I am 64 years old. I lived on Woodhaven in the house directly behind the Warren House. My family moved here when I was 3 years old. My best friends lived in that house. Two different families. Both families experienced ghost behaviors. I spent numerous nights there, and daytime too. I experienced numerous ghost behaviors over a period of several years as a young girl thru my teenage years. My siblings had friends with these two families as well. My older sister and I even had a couple of seances with the friends of the second family and quite a few of my older sister’s friends, unbeknownst to our parents. Many fond (and scary) memories of this wonderful old house. The attic and it’s creepiness was destroyed by one of the “renovations” when it was turned into “offices”. Sad sad sad.

  12. My friends & I stayed on chestnut st a year back we used to stay up from like midnight to a.m. just chilling outside reminiscing when one night we seen something near the railroad tracks like as if it was a lonely horseman riding along the side. We all thought we were tripping until his mom came outside to yell at us for ringing a bell which none of us were doing but before we went back inside we all seen the man on the horse ring a bell then disappear. All of Jonesboro is haunted try walking back from keystone apartments pass that old plantation we walked all the way to the back there is a old graveyard.

  13. in the early 1990’s my then husband and I looked at this house since it was listed for sale. As soon as we pulled up I had a feeling about this house. I did not get out because of sudden anxiety and walk around the property but my ex-husband did. While I was sitting in the car waiting for him I looked up and the curtain moved slightly but not before I could see a faint male figure standing there. A few years later I was telling a judge I worked for this same story and he told me I probably saw the ghost of a Civil War soldier. I got goosebumps on my arms. I believe I did see his ghost. I never went back. This town is so haunted. That was not the first time I had a paranormal experience in that town.

  14. Wesley L. Brown  |  

    The Warren House: built by Guy Lewis Warren is surrounded by fascinating stories. It is located on Ga. Highway 54 at Mimosa in the Northwest edge of Jonesboro.

    The Builder

    G. L. Warren was born Sept. 23, 1810 He was the oldest son of Lewis and Sophronia Adams Warren. He had two brothers Albert Gallatin Warren born July 26, 1812 and William Harrison Warren born Oct 26, 1814.

    The Father of the family built and operated the first gristmill in Rushford, Conn. During an absence from the business rain fell for eight hours as his hired worker slept. The owner returned to find his pond close to overflowing. He ran to remedy the situation. Just as he reached for the lever to save all that he had built, the dam burst washing away the man, the floodgates and every thing in its path. Lewis was drowned March 13.1815.

    Guy L. Warren took a job at an early age at Hartford manufacturing carriages and harness. Later he was offered a job in Charlton, South Carolina. In a few years he married Mary Ruber Vardell. (Born Oct.3, 1816) In 1844 they moved to Jonesboro, Ga. Where he became stationmaster and had a hardware store. He was also the first Master of the Masonic Lodge of Jonesboro.

    The Children from the Family Bible

    Sophronia Adams Warren born Oct 19,1839 Married James S. McBride
    Susan Ruberry Warren born May 10, 1841 died June 7, 1841
    Lewis Edward Warren born July 11, 1843 married Nancy Paddleford
    Harriet Ruberry Warren born May 20, 1845
    Martha Matilda Warren born Sept 21, 1847 died July 17,1848
    Albert Gallatin Warren born July 15, 1849 Married Catherine Mack
    Sarah Elizabeth Warren born July 11, 1851
    James Betts Warren born Nov. 7, 1853 Married Dora Colclough Hudson Nov. 19,1855
    Mary Alice Warren born Aug 17, 1856
    Julia Burrows Warren born Aug. 30, 1858
    Louisa Warren born July 21, 1860 Married Samuel Fraser
    Charles Junius Warren born March 7,1862 died Sept 13,1862

    The Hospital

    The Warren House was built in 1840. During the Civil War it was used as a hospital. A large room on the second floor was set up as an operating area. Amputated limbs were tossed out the window and piled outside until they could be carted away to be buried. Bodies of fallen soldiers were reported to have been stacked three deep on the grounds behind the house. In certain areas there is still evidence of the blood soaked floors inside.

    The Headquarters

    During the battle of Jonesboro, (Aug. 31, – Sept.1, 1864), the house changed hands and was set up as a headquarters for the 52nd Illinois Regiment. It was during this time that the structure was identified by a family member and saved.
    Jules Lewis Warren of Wisc. Became a lieutenant in a Wisc. Regiment of infantry and participated in the campaigns of Sherman’s Army. It was he who saved his Uncle’s home from the torch. On his arrival to Jonesboro he identified the house by documents in a desk and pictures on the wall. Then he requested that the local commander not to burn the house.
    As for Jules he was wounded severely in battle. One leg was disabled and he carried a quantity of confederate lead to his grave. The war never ended for him and he never cared to know his southern kin.
    The ironic thing is Guy L.Warren was forced to stay away from Jonesboro after the war. Local residents felt bitterness toward him because his house was spared. They suspected him of northern sympathies and labeled him a Yankee.

    From Warren to Adamson

    The Warren family left Jonesboro piecemeal ahead of Sherman. Guy Lewis’s son in law, James McBride died leaving the daughter, (Sophronia), with two small children and a thousand-acre plantation in South Carolina. Mary Warren died in 1863 leaving behind a husband and a half-reared family.
    The Warrens refugeed to the McBride plantation.
    When the war ended the tax on the S.C. plantation could not be paid so the Jonesboro house was sold to keep from losing it.

    The Mystery

    While at the facility many soldiers carved their names in the wall. This was not known until the house was sold to Ernest L. Adamson. (The Sheriff of Jonesboro)

    In 1936 repairs were being made and wallpaper was removed revealing the following barely visible names: “Robert Sullivan Artillery”, “James B. Washington division 14”, “John B. Wuilell Saler”, “George W. Harding”, “Thomas, chief of command, first division” and last but not least “Doc. B. Thompson”. His name was written in large bold letters.

    Danforth B. Thompson was born Oct.17, 1842 in Butler County Ohio. He enlisted in the military Oct 23,1861 and was assigned to Company D, 69th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry. In 1864 he was transferred to Company C in the same regiment, and then to Field and Staff as principal musician. On Feb. 25 he was promoted to first sergeant and then too first lieutenant on June 15, 1865. He was slightly wounded in Atlanta and discharged July 17, 1865. He died March 15, 1924 in Hamilton, Ohio. This information came from the Veterans Administration in Washington D. C.
    Who would have thought that One of the girls, (Faye Adamson Gecik), that grew up in the house would be so inspired to seek out the above information by reading a name on the wall?

    The Farm

    From 1932 until 1941 when the Adamson boys left home to serve in World War II cotton was the chief crop. The farm had ten tenement homes that housed sixteen black families; the farm had eighteen mules to help with cultivating. Ernest Adamson who recalls many days when he plowed the land from sun up to sundown, says that during those depression days the help received sixty cents a day in wages.

    The Adamson children recall that on a rainy day they could collect a whole bucket full of mini balls used during the fighting. The breastworks existed until 1940, when they were finally plowed under.

    For many years a bullet lodged in the wall and cannonballs in the yard were vivid evidence of the proximity of heavy fighting around the Warren House.

    The Haunted House

    It is said that at night a figure of a soldier can be seen holding a candle and looking out the window. (There have been several reports of this.) Could this be the ghost of one of the family members that has returned home? It might even be one of the victims of a by gone era that died there. Perhaps it’s even one of the names found on the wall!
    Does the ghost haunt the house or does the house haunt the ghost? Only by researching history will we find the truth!

    Wesley L. Brown
    wesley_b_30294@yahoo.com.

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