Not everyone can handle visiting the most haunted cemeteries in Georgia, but that doesn’t mean you can’t read about them. Especially if you’re in search of something to give you a good boost of adrenaline to get you through the rest of your day. These 10 haunted cemeteries in Georgia are filled with some incredible rich history, terrifyingly scary stories, not to mention some eerie pictures to boot. Here are the top 10 most haunted cemeteries in the state of Georgia.
1. Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia
This old cemetery in Savannah has been cited for numerous hauntings through the past few decades, which makes this cemetery one of the most haunted around. Since some of these graves are pre-Civil War, that makes these ghosts very restless. Like the couple who have been seen floating around at night, the woman seemingly decapitated.
2. Andersonville Prison Farm, Andersonville, Georgia
While visiting this old Civil War cemetery, many people can't quite shake the feelings of despair and overwhelming grief. One person even reported seeing a Civil War Solider in the distance leaning against a grave, missing one of his legs.
3. Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia
Rumor has it that this old cemetery in Savannah is haunted by a little girl named Gracie Watkins. It's been said that Gracie can be heard crying at night, along with her life-size statue crying tears of blood. Dare to adventure out on your own?
4. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia
Of course Oakland Cemetery would be the stomping grounds for quite a few ghosts. It's been the resting place for more than 4,000 confederate soldiers from Sherman's invasion of Atlanta. People have heard disembodied voices calling out for loved ones throughout the grounds.
5. Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia
Before Augusta State University was...well a university, it actually was a Civil War headquarters. This only means one thing—quite a few bodies were buried in here. In fact, multiple people have been witness to a Confederate solider walking across the campus toward the small cemetery, then disappearing without a trace.
6. Sappington Cemetery on Bush Road, Barnesville, Georgia
This old cemetery has had quite a few encounters of the paranormal variety. From sightings of full-body apparitions, cold spots measuring at below-zero temperatures, and footsteps heard in the gravel, there is definitely a bit of haunt happening here.
7. Stone Pile Gap, Dahlonega, Georgia
If you travel north of Dahlonega, at the intersection of US 19 and SR 60, you'll find the grave of Cherokee Princess Trahlyta. It was said that the Princess sought out the Witch of Cedar Mountain in order to stay young and beautiful. Unfortunately the Princess was kidnapped and killed, and stones were placed on her grave. Legend has it if you remove the stones, the Witch of Cedar Mountain will curse you indefinitely, but placing new stones on her grave will bring you good fortune.
8. Hell's Church, Canton, Georgia
Along an old, narrow road in Canton, Georgia you'll find Hell's Church. It's a tiny white church and is said to be haunted. The graves across from the cemetery are from the 18th-century, but the most notable frightening situation was in the 1980s where a boy was found mutilated in the cemetery. It was said to be a cult ritual, which still haunts the church to this day.
9. Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia
If you visit the cemetery across from the high school, you may be in for a shock. Sightings have occurred within the cemetery grounds, including that of a small child, without shoes, who roams the grounds crying. He suddenly disappears if you get too close.
10. Lithonia Schoolhouse, Lithonia, Georgia
The Lithonia Schoolhouse was said to have been built around 1865. Although now it has become a private residence, it is said that many pupils have been buried on the grounds in an old church cemetery. Many people have seen the ghost of an eight-year-old girl walking the grounds, along with a teenage boy, and a dark, hooded figure.