There’s something magical and mysterious when it comes to hidden treasure – stories of pirates and soldiers and late night tirades. We’ve pulled together a couple of crazy stories from across the state of Tennessee, just for you. Good luck treasure hunting, folks!
10) Kentucky Lake
Fort Henry is located on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake, where there is said to be scads of buried treasure. Better get on out there!
Little Dover is supposed to rest on top of a Confederate treasure, made up of gold and silver, that was buried during the Civil War.
8) Paris Landing
In 1862, retreating Confederates buried a bronze cannon and a myriad of weapons near the bridge on route 79.
It is rumored that northern troops buried Civil War treasures and trinkets in a cave near Monteagle.
6) Lost Delosie Mine
You could argue the Delosie Mine belongs to North Carolina AND Tennessee, as it used to lie right on the border. There are many legends that surround the place, some saying it was blown up, hidden, or just forgotten deep in the hills.
5) The Flat Creek Treasure
Flat Creek, located in Bedford County, Tennessee, is said to be the final resting place of a bit of money known as the Denton Treasure.
There's a legend that $15,000 in gold coins was buried by the US Army on Dollar Hill outside of the city. Why so much money, you ask? It was a payroll chest.
The Civil War society known as the KGC is said to have buried a large amount of money roughly 11 miles south of the capital city, never to be recovered.
JB Moore, the notorious outlaw, was killed with his murderous two sons in a stagecoach robbery. Their stolen fortune is said to be buried about five miles north of Natchez Trace State Park in Lexington, TN. Who's gonna find it?!
1) Woodlawn Plantation
The miserly old widow that once lived on the Woodlawn Plantation is said to have buried a trunk of gold coins somewhere on the grounds of the plantation.