Haunted Places in Shelbyville, Tennessee



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    Walking Horse Hotel

    Wartrace, Tennessee

    7.7 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Historic Tower House Inn

    Manchester, Tennessee

    20.8 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Bear Creek Church

    Culleoka, Tennessee

    26.9 miles from Shelbyville, TN


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    Stones River National Battlefield

    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    27 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Bee Springs Church and Cemetery

    Dellrose, Tennessee

    32.6 miles from Shelbyville, TN


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    Sam Davis Home

    Smyrna, Tennessee

    35 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Carnton Mansion

    Franklin, Tennessee

    36.6 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    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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    Carter House

    Franklin, Tennessee

    37.9 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    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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    Falcon Rest Mansion and Gardens

    McMinnville, Tennessee

    42.4 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Union Station Hotel

    Nashville, Tennessee

    50 miles from Shelbyville, 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

    50.1 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Two Rivers Mansion and Golf Course

    Nashville, Tennessee

    50.3 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Tennessee State Capitol

    Nashville, Tennessee

    50.5 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    The Hermitage

    Nashville, Tennessee

    51.3 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Old Dallas Mill Site

    Huntsville, Alabama

    51.3 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Nashville, Tennessee

    52 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    52.2 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Dead Children's Playground - Maple Hill Cemetery

    Huntsville, Alabama

    52.3 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Pegram Family Cemetery Location

    Pegram, Tennessee

    52.6 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Tennessee State Prison

    Nashville, Tennessee

    52.9 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Moody Brick House

    Fackler, Alabama

    53.5 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    The current owners of the Moody Brick claim that the old plantation is definitely not haunted. However, that doesn't stop the tales from being told and retold. In the absence of documented fact, people are free to claim their own version of history and never is that more ...


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    Old South Pittsburg Hospital

    South Pittsburg, Tennessee

    53.6 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    The Old South Pittsburg Hospital was built in 1959 and is located on the foothill of South Pittsburg Mountain, in South Pittsburg, TN. The hospital was built on a solid Limestone rock, as its foundation and a natural spring running directly under the hospital and into the most Northwest part ...


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    Congress Inn

    Nashville, Tennessee

    53.7 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Cedarhurst Mansion

    Huntsville, Alabama

    54 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Founders Hall - Athens State University

    Athens, Alabama

    54.8 miles from Shelbyville, 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

    54.9 miles from Shelbyville, 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

    55.2 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Shelton Park

    Madison, Alabama

    55.3 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Frat House - Heritage Bible College

    Huntsville, Alabama

    56.2 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Kent Robertson Park

    Huntsville, Alabama

    57.5 miles from Shelbyville, TN

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


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    Union Cemetery

    Woodville, Alabama

    58.7 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    It is alleged that you can hear the screams of soldiers who died in the Civil War at this cemetery.


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    Fairvue - Isaac Franklin Plantation

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    59.5 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Hales Bar Marina and Dam

    Guild, Tennessee

    60.2 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    Constructed in 1905 to tame the whirlpools along the Tennessee River, legend has it that the dam was cursed by Native Americans. Some say if visitors get too close, they'll be sucked in. Witnesses have seen eerie black figures and heard chanting, and some have seen apparitions of drowning Native ...


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    Hell's Gates

    Huntsville, Alabama

    62.5 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    Alabama is fond of getting into Hell it seems. Not only is there a Hell's Gates bridge, but there's also this place in Huntsville, which is also called Hell's Gates, which in reality, appears to be nothing more than a set of gates blocking a private driveway to some rich ...


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    Oliver's Restaurant - Grayfeather Grill

    Gallatin, Tennessee

    62.6 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Cragfont

    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    64 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Jazz Man - Second Creek Bridge

    Rogersville, Alabama

    67.9 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Sheraton Road House Hotel

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    71.5 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    Room 311 is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of Annalisa Netherly. Although not much is known about her, her legend claims she was living in the hotel and was killed when her husband caught her in a tryst with another man.


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    Cooley Cemetery

    Guntersville, Alabama

    74.2 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    It is said that a mysterious fog covers this area day or night, and it surrounds the gravestones.


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    Cry Baby Hollow Bridge

    Hartselle, Alabama

    74.3 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    Various urban legends have arisen around the claims that Cry Baby Hollow and the bridge going across it are haunted. A baby is said to have died there, either from murder, a car accident, a wagon accident from pioneer days, or variations on the theme. People claim to ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Chattanooga, Tennessee

    75 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    Greenwood Cemetery is said to be haunted by the wife who lived in a large house across the lake. She became wheelchair-bound after an illness, and her husband began to have an affair. To get rid of his wife, he pushed her wheelchair into the lake. She is said to ...


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    Chickamauga Battlefield

    Chickamauga, Georgia

    78.1 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    Apparitions of soldiers are said to be spotted here just about any evening. Sounds of gunshots and screams have been captured here, and flickering lantern lights have been seen as well. Some visitors reported hearing cries for help and feeling cold spots during the summer months. An apparition called Old ...


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    Abbie's House

    Guntersville, Alabama

    78.2 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    This home dates back to 1909 and is registered by the local historical society. All the locals know it as "Abbie's House," as it was built and lived in by Abbie Smith, who founded the United Methodist church in nearby Warrenton, AL. Many subsequent owners of the home ...


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    Gordon Lee House

    Chickamauga, Georgia

    78.3 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    The 1840's antebellum mansion is said to be haunted by a man in a civil war uniform, along with the ghost of a German Shepard that belonged to a former owner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Whole Backstage Theater

    Guntersville, Alabama

    78.8 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    A pyromaniac ghost? That might be a first. Rumored to be haunted by an old man ghost with a fondness for flammables as well as a young boy who is often heard laughing.


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    Thomas House

    Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

    80.2 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Loretta Lynn Ranch

    Shelbyville, Tennessee

    80.6 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Sweetwater Plantation

    Florence, Alabama

    80.8 miles from Shelbyville, 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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    Desoto Falls

    Mentone, Alabama

    81.2 miles from Shelbyville, TN

    The ghost of an old woman and her dog is said to wander the area around Desoto Falls. Allegedly the ghost of the old woman was angered at not having a properly marked grave after thieves stole her burial money so she wandered the hills. The legend has it that ...


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    Resthaven Memorial Gardens

    Clarksville, Tennessee

    82.7 miles from Shelbyville, 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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