Failetown, Alabama

Failetown, Alabama
Failetown is a ghost town in Clarke County, Alabama, United States. Lewis Faile (aka Louis Fails) and his children, Richmond, Terrell and Morgan Faile settled Failetown in the 1850s when they moved west from South Carolina,

Today all that remains is the Fail Cemetery at the Cross Roads of Woodsbluff Road and Pearl Drive. This place is rumored to be the site of the October 4, 1813, Bashi Skirmish of the first Creek War that was fought between the United States and the Creek Indians. Colonel William McGrew leading a group of twenty five militia was ambushed leaving five dead. Colonel McGrew and Captain William Bradbury, both veterans of the Battle of Burnt Corn, were killed along with Edmund Miles, Jesse Griffin and David Griffin. David Griffin’s body was never found.

Clarkesville, Alabama

Clarkesville, Alabama
 
Clarkesville, Alabama: A Ghost Town
Clarkesville (also spelled Clarksville) is a ghost town in Clarke County, Alabama. It was the county seat of Clarke County until 1831. Clarkesville Alabama History
The Alabama legislature appointed a group of county commissioners on 13 December 1819 to select a site for Clarke County’s “seat of justice.” The legislature made the provision that the site had to be within 3 miles (4.8 km) of the center of county. The commissioners founded Clarkesville as a result. It remained the county seat until 1831, when growing dissatisfaction within the county caused the relocation of the seat to Macon, later renamed Grove Hill.

Bluffton, Alabama

Bluffton, Alabama,  was founded as a mining community in 1888 Cherokee County, Alabama. In 1890, Bluffton was home to approximately 8,000 residents. The Bluffton Land, Ore and Furnace Company operated an iron mine in the area, and was also responsible for building the Signal Hotel, which at one point hosted Rudyard Kipling. The Signal Hotel was the first structure in Cherokee County with electric lights. Bluffton had one newspaper, the Bluffton Mascot, and was home to a Methodist Episcopal church and Salem Baptist Church, which is still in use today.

Washington, Alabama

Washington, Alabama : Alabama Ghost Town
Washington, Alabama is a ghost town located in Autauga County, Alabama on the north bank of the Alabama River, just west of the mouth of Autauga Creek. Washington was founded in 1817 on the site of the former Autauga Indian town of Atagi and named in honor of George Washington. On November 22, 1819, the Alabama territorial legislature chose Washington as the county seat of Autauga County, which it remained until 1830. A courthouse, hotel, jail, post office and pillory were constructed to meet the needs of the county government. The county seat was moved to Kingston in 1830 in order to be closer to the geographic center of the county.

Hudson House

Hudson House Alabama

Located on Watts Mill Road in Ashland, Alabama, the Oxford Paranormal Society affirms paranormal activity in the home built in 1905. Hudson House Ashland Alabama Directions

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Ghost hunter Robert Simone say this "orb" is evidence of the paranormal.

Sweetwater Mansion

Sweetwater Mansion
Sweetwater Mansion History
Sweetwater  Mansion (also known as the Governor Robert Patton House), located in Florence, Alabama, is a plantation house designed by General John Brahan of the Alabama Militia. A veteran of the War of 1812, Brahan owned more than 4,000 acres in eastern Lauderdale County, Alabama. The eight room home was built of bricks manufactured on the site of Sweetwater Creek which lay just below the house. Sweetwater Mansion received its name from the creek and was first occupied by Brahan’s son-in-law Robert M. Patton, a post-Civil War governor of Alabama, who completed the mansion in 1835. 

The mansion’s basement once served as a Civil War hospital and had also been a county jail. There are rumours of someone who once lived in one of the room upstairs who practiced dark magic but many believe this to be untrue.

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DIGITAL ALABAMA GUIDE TO GHOSTS AND HAUNTED PLACES

Alabama Ghosts And Haunted Places
Ghosts, ghost towns and haunted places are common throughout the state of Alabama. The majority of the ghost sightings and haunted places stories published here are likely nothing more than folklore and home-spun ghost stories. However, we have attempted to gather as much information as possible from across the state and from various sources and publish it here into tales by location. Slowly but surely, we will be able to visit and investigate these tales. As we do, a new and updated article will be created for each investigation.