Haunted Places in Roan Mountain, Tennessee



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    Lees-McRae College - Tate Dorm

    Banner Elk, North Carolina

    11.1 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Lees-McRae College, specifically Tate Dorm, has a ghost called Emily. According to reports, 12-year-old Emily Draughn died of tuberculosis in the 1930s inside Tate Dorm, which was then Grace Memorial Hospital. Witnesses say Emily plays pranks like turning electrical things on and off or causing phones to ring. She has ...


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    Gwendolyn's House

    Elizabethton, Tennessee

    16.1 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The early 1900's building is haunted by the ghost of a woman in white, who has been standing at windows, looking out across the valley. The apparition of a black dog has also been seen running through the hallways and in the basement of the house. An aggressive entity has ...


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    Appalachian State University - East Hall

    Boone, North Carolina

    22 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    At Appalachian State University's East Hall dorm, students will tell of strange footsteps, whispers, lights that suddenly turn off, and a feeling of something unseen brushing against you. The third-floor girls' bathroom is haunted by a male ghost, and the apparition of a girl in white has been seen in ...


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    Glidewells - Tijuana Flat's

    Blowing Rock, North Carolina

    22.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Glidewells was once a Tijuana Flat's. The Mexican eatery partially burned down, and a little girl perished in the blaze. Since the restaurant was rebuilt, the little girl's ghostly voice was occasionally heard in the building.


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    Hawley House Bed and Breakfast

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    23.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The inn has seen a lot of changes and additions over the years, but the original building is from 1793. It is said to be haunted by the spirits of "ladies of the night" who may have worked here in the past. Witnesses have heard their voices on the second ...


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    Green Park Inn

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    23.5 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    This 1880s inn is said to have a haunt on its third floor. Witnesses say the ghost of a woman who died here in recent years has been seen walking through the third-floor hallways.


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    Historic Eureka Inn

    Jonesborough, Tennessee

    23.5 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    At this historic inn originally built in 1797 an used as a boardinghouse and sequester house for jurors, witnesses have reported seeing shadowy ghost figures and hearing unexplained footsteps and voices.


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    Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Mountain City, Tennessee

    24 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    This 1889 house-turned-inn may be home to a few ghosts, which manifest in odd ways. The owners have said the way to tell when a ghost is around is by phantom smells, usually of perfume or peanut butter cookies.


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    Brown Mountain Lights

    Lenoir, North Carolina

    26.7 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    It is said that the ghostly orbs that come out of the mountains are the spirits of Cherokee Indian maidens searching for their lost loves. The ghost lights are reported to date back to the 1200, when a big battle claimed the lives of many Indian warriors. The area also ...


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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia

    28.9 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Reports say Virginia Intermont College may have ceased operations in May 2014, but if it truly is haunted, a ghost probably wouldn't mind. The historic college is rumored to be haunted by a former student named Vera who, as legend tells, became pregnant through an affair with a professor in ...


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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia

    35.9 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    At this 1832 inn built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston as a home for his family of nine children, a ghostly young woman roams the place. She is reportedly looking for her lover. Also, witnesses say that no matter how many times the carpets are replaced, blood ...


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    Barter Theatre

    Abingdon, Virginia

    35.9 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Built in 1831 as Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, the building has also been used as a town hall and a fire hall, which meant that even when it became Barter Theatre, the fire alarm remained on the building, and when the sirens went off during a performance, the actors had ...


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    The Tavern

    Abingdon, Virginia

    36.1 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed "The Tavern Tart," reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the ...


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    Old Ashe County Hospital

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    36.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The 1939 building was a hospital until 1969 when it turned into a county office building. Reports say it is currently up for sale. Paranormal investigators have heard unexplained shouts and the elevator dinging, even though there was no electricity in the building.


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    Museum of Ashe County History

    Jefferson, North Carolina

    36.8 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    It is reported that in 2010 a summer intern here witnessed a ghost. Working alone on the first floor, the intern heard a phone ring on the floor above, and then heard footsteps walking across the floor toward the sound, presumably to answer it.


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    Rotherwood Mansion

    Kingsport, Tennessee

    38.8 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    This mansion built in 1818 by the Reverend Frederick A. Ross is said to be the home of a ghostly Lady in White. So the legend says, she is Ross's daughter Rowena, and she is looking for her love who was drowned in nearby Holston River. It is said that ...


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    Vance Birthplace

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    41.7 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The birthplace of Zebulon Baird Vance (1830–1894), a Confederate Civil War officer, governor, senator, and writer, is a five-room log house. Vance was a passionate speaker and leader, and a prominent figure in his time. Perhaps spirits of the deceased are still drawn to the charismatic Vance: Ghostly men and ...


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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia

    42.1 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Founded in 1836, the historic Emory and Henry College is believed to be haunted. A hanging lamp outside the Music Hall is said to swing by itself, stemming from a heated debate in which a man was pushed out the third story window. He grabbed the lamp and hung from ...


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    General Morgan Inn

    Greeneville, Tennessee

    42.5 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    This historic hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost named Green Room Grace. Grace was a waitress at the hotel long ago, and she is said to be playful and fun. She loves spoons, and has been known to snatch them from The Green Room, the hotel's restaurant, ...


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    Nickerson Snead Haunted Mansion

    Glade Spring, Virginia

    42.7 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Welcome to The Haunted Mansion VA. We are a seasonal haunted house attraction presented by The Nickerson Snead House Museum in Glade Spring, VA. This haunted house attraction is unique because it is set up in an authentic haunted house. There are over 200 years of spirits haunting the the ...


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    Inn on Main Street

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    44.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The Inn on Main Street is rumored to be haunted. Doors have been heard opening and closing on their own, pictures have been heard falling off walls, although the fallen pictures were never found.


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    Warren Wilson College

    Swannanoa, North Carolina

    45.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Warren Wilson College, a private liberal arts college, is part of the Work Colleges Consortium. Students must work for the college as part of their schooling, in order to graduate. Buildings rumored to be haunted here include Jensen Lecture Hall, where vacuum cleaners turn off, lights flicker, unexplained clanking is ...


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    Lewis Memorial Park

    Asheville, North Carolina

    46.2 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Lewis Memorial Park is a cemetery where eerie apparitions are said to roam. A ghost horse and rider and a phantom dog are seen here; the rider is thought to be a funeral director, Robert J. Lewis, who donated the land for the cemetery in 1927.


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    Cairn Brae - Crooked Oak Mountain Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    47 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    "Cairn Brae" was listed in Sheila Turnage's "Haunted Inns of the Southeast", but it appears that a new B&B is on the premises now called "Crooked Oak Mountain Inn". We don't currently have any details on the nature of the haunt here, but if you know anything please share ...


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    Beaver Lake

    Asheville, North Carolina

    47.6 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Beaver Lake is home to the spirit of a young man who drowned here in the 1970s, according to local lore. His ghost is seen on the lakeshore. A female apparition also has been spotted standing on the dam and looking down into the water. She is thought to be ...


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    Northside Grill and Bar

    Asheville, North Carolina

    47.7 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Northside Grill and Bar, which reports say now operates as Appalachian Tavern, used to have apartments on the second floor where a tenant committed suicide. Now, folks say, patrons have reported uneasy vibes and at times have spotted a shadowy figure that walks across the room.


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    Grove Park Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    47.7 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    At this 1913 inn, you may come across a ghostly lady in pink. She is the wife of renowned writer Fitzgerals, and is known to tickle guests' toes at night. She has been spotted by both guests and employees. Room 545 is said to be particularly haunted with slamming doors, ...


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    Fletcher School of Dance

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    47.8 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Fletcher School of Dance is rumored to be haunted by shadowy figures who moved construction workers' tools during a renovation and made odd sounds throughout the building.


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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia

    48.7 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The Abijah Thomas House, aka the Octagon House, is a historic octagon house and private residence originally built in 1856. Its outer walls are bricks made by slaves on the property. Witnesses say the house is haunted, especially in the "dark room" or storage room. Apparitions of shackled, abused slaves ...


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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia

    48.9 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Aspenvale Cemetery is the burial site of several Revolutionary War heroes such as Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, and his wife Elizabeth, sister of Patrick Henry. Witnesses say the strange anomalies happen here along with an odd feeling that there is something unseen around. Orbs ...


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    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage is said to be haunted by Marion Bridgette, or Miss B., the nurse who bought the house in 1928. Her room was what is now the Robert Frost Room. Floating orbs have been photographed, footsteps have been heard on the stairs, lights click off and ...


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    Helen's Bridge - Zealandia Bridge

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.1 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Zealandia Bridge, aka Helen’s Bridge, was built in 1909 as a carriageway for the Zealandia Estate. It was mentioned in a passage of Thomas Wolf's "Look Homeward, Angel," as the novelist used to frequently walk under the bridge. Its ghost, Helen, is believed to have been a woman who lived ...


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    Church of the Redeemer

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    49.1 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Church of the Redeemer, built in 1888 with two Tiffany windows, was originally the family chapel for a nearby mansion. The mansion has since burned down. According to witnesses, a female apparition has been spotted coming down the stairs of the sloped cemetery in back. She then crosses Riverside Drive ...


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    Highland Hospital Site

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.2 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    A mental asylum used to stand on these grounds, but in 1948, a fire destroyed the property; nine died including the former wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda. It is believed that the casualties could have been zero, but the patients were drugged and locked in their rooms awaiting further ...


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    Chicken Alley

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Chicken Alley is a narrow lane named for the fact that chickens used to hang out there in the city's much younger days. It even has a chicken mural, painted by local artist Molly Must. Legend has it the alley is haunted by the ghost of Dr. Jamie Smith, in ...


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    Merrimon and Broadway

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    James Sneed and James Henry were convicted of stealing a horse and hanged at this crossing in 1835, although they claimed to be innocent. Now, the phantom sounds of horse hooves, a wagon, and a gallows trap-door are heard here.


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    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.3 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Old Kentucky Home, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, was the home of the renowned writer and featured in his autobiographical novel "Look Homeward, Angel." The place has a couple of spirits in residence: those of a woman and a man. The woman's apparition has been spotted in the dining room; the ...


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    Asheville City Hall

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.4 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    One of the many men who committed suicide after the stock market crashed is said to still remain in the Asheville City Hall. The man's apparition wears old-fashioned clothes and has been spotted waiting in line at the snack bar. He isn't really noticed until he vanishes, frightening the employees ...


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    Asheville Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.4 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Grace is the ghost who haunts this early-20th-century establishment. She is the relative of a former resident here, and she is most active in her own room. Grace's dog has been seen here as well. Some guests have reported that Grace climbed into bed with them and hugged them.


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    Waneta Street

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.4 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    A 1920s unsolved murder along Waneta Street centered on two women who were beaten to death. The killer's apparition has been seen carrying the murder weapon, a sort of pipe or club.


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    Jackson Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.5 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The 15-story Jackson Building is a tourist attraction and the first skyscraper in western North Carolina. It's ghostly inhabitant is said to be a man who committed suicide during the Depression. The man's face appears in one of the upper windows, and reports say there is a bulls-eye on the ...


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    Basilica of St. Lawrence

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.5 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The Basilica of St. Lawrence is said to be haunted by architect Rafael Guastavino, who was buried there in 1908, and his wife and daughter. A priest who died in the building is also thought to reside here in spirit. Witnesses report cold spots, apparitions, orbs and lights and ...


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    Battery Park Hotel

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.6 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Although it was a hotel from the early- to mid-1900s, this building now has been renovated into apartments. Apparitions have been reported here; it is said that a man was murdered on the hotel premises and liked to materialize for the hotel employees.


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    Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.6 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    In the area where Barley's now stands, a massacre took place in 1906 when Will Harris shot and killed five people, including two policemen, and then killed himself. To add to the eerieness, the town gallows once stood nearby as well. Folks say the taproom is home to several spirits ...


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    Miles Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.6 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The 1901 Miles Building was a gentlemen's club originally, and is now used as an office building. In an office for the Mountain X-Press, according to reports, a ghostly arm in a white long-sleeve shirt appears reaching toward a desk, then vanishes. The sound of a squeaky desk chair is ...


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    Pritchard Park

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.6 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Pritchard Park is inside the triangle formed by Patton Avenue, College Street and lower Haywood Street. Ghostly Confederate soldiers are said to linger here, as this was a staging area during the Civil War. It also used to house the city's post office.


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    The Historic S & W Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.6 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    The Historic S & W Building used to house Shotzy's Bar, where employees said a couple of ghosts hung out. A spectral girl appeared on the balcony, and a phantom waiter walked down the hall toward the kitchen. Coolers were known to open and close on their own as well. ...


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    First Presbyterian Church

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.6 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    First Presbyterian Church was built in 1841 but was burned in 1865, during the Civil War. The churce was rebuilt in its present Gothic style in 1884. Although author Thomas Wolfe's funeral was held here, it is not his spirit who walks the halls. She is called Black Abbey, an ...


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    Church Street

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.8 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Church Street is said to have been built overtop old churchyard graves, causing a restless spirit or two to appear. One is a nun, and the other is a woman in old-fashioned garb who seems to be looking for something.


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    Scandals Nightclub

    Asheville, North Carolina

    49.8 miles from Roan Mountain, TN

    Scandals Nightclub, which began in 1982, is a dance club for the LGBT community. It is haunted by an apparition of a Native American woman who is also blamed for unexplained lighting issues.


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