Nashville November 23, 2018
The History Behind This Nashville Mansion Is Both Fascinating And Spooky
Tennessee is steeped in history, it’s a state full of dark tales and odd, off-kilter beginnings. Our stories run deep, as deep as our solid southern roots, and there are a few eerie options for campfire tales in our midst. Riverwood Mansion is tucked away in the heart of Tennessee, just a hot second from the heart of Nashville, and its history is one of the creepiest in the state. Care to adventure onward?
Riverwood Mansion is a historic home located in East Nashville, Tennessee, a beautifully maintained architectural piece of the city's history. The home was built in the 1790s and remains one of the oldest in the city.
You may recognize the name of the mansion due to its historic brevity and location, but the property is currently used as an event venue.
The property is beautiful any time of year, exploding with autumnal colors every fall and falling silent under the beautiful snow of wintertime.
What many don't understand about the mansion is its spotted past. In 1908, owner Duncan Cooper shot and killed Edward Carmack, the editor for the local newspaper that would eventually become known as, "The Tennessean." Although there are conflicting stories as to the reason for the deadly feud, it's considered by most that an article published by Carmack proved to be inflammatory.
The ghost of Alexander Porter's wife is also said to haunt the grounds. He was one of the earliest owners of the property, and many believe that after his untimely, early death his wife bound her spirit to the mansion.
The mansion and its surrounding grounds are utilized most often as an event venue, so it's doubtful you'll see an army of the supernatural wandering about during the day, but like any historical space, the mansion has a deep, dark history.
There is a lot of joy in this place, a lot of beauty and heart. The world can remake itself but it's the history of it all that gives every home depth.
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