Ghostly Happenings at Gaineswood Mansion in Demopolis Alabama

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Item Title Drawing room at Gaineswood, an antebellum mansion in Demopolis, Alabama. Description "Twenty by thirty feet, the room is gorgeously furnished, and at either end has identical gray marble mantels, with wreathed rosettes decorating the head slabs. The ceiling of this room is fashioned in protruding sections of crossbeams, all highly embossed with plaster designs. The interlacing of the beams form deep coffers; each of which is studded with dainty rosettes."

Located in Demopolis, Alabama, Gaineswood Mansion is a breathtaking plantation house. It was built and designed by amateur architect General Nathan Bryan Whitfield in 1843.

Ghostly happenings have occurred at Gaineswood. It’s not uncommon to hear the piano play by itself. The ghost is believed to be one of the Whitfield’s nannies. She moved to Alabama from the north and fell ill one winter. She asked to be be buried in her home state, but the weather was too harsh for travel, so the family buried her on the property and took her north in the spring. Despite her body finally arriving at the place she designated, her spirit remained at Gaineswood Plantation.

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