Van de Graaff Home
The Jemison Van de Graaff home is located in Tuscaloosa. Robert Jemison Van de Graff, Jr. built the home in 1859. He was a state senator and the inventor of the Van de Graaff generator.
It is believed that Mr. Van de Graaff’s daughter, Priscilla Cherokee and her husband, Andrew Coleman Hargrove, haunt the house. Mr. Hargrove suffered for years from an incurable headache caused by a bullet wound to the head. Eventually, he could no longer take the pain and shot himself in the home’s library. Priscilla was distraught over her husband’s suicide and fell into a deep depression and wild hysteria. After eight years of such suffering, she died.