Covington GA is well known for its' antebellum homes and the legendary hauntings in each homes. Dixie Manor may look cheerful on the outside with the England Regency architecture, yet it is one of the haunted homes described in Georgia hauntings. Although, this historic home is known for its’ rich civil war history, the hauntings occurring in the home would tell a different story.
Dixie Manor is the only antebellum two-story brick home in Covington GA. During the time it was being built, many wealthy pioneer families were moving to Covington GA and into the grand Greek revival homes. Thomas Jones first owned the property in 1840. Eventually in time, several owners had owned the Dixie Manor and in 1976 the home received permanent homeowners. The Smith family has kept up with the manor beautifully and have owned this mansion for years. The hauntings that are effecting the Dixie Manor were revealed by the Smith family.
Ms. Irene Smith, the current owner of the manor, stated in an interview that the ghost that resides in Dixie Manor is a red headed confederate soldier. She would have red headed friends that would encounter him each time they would come over. He tends to show himself more around red headed women. It is said that if a red headed woman stays the night in Dixie Manor, the ghost might start kissing the woman while she sleeps. Very chilling! Do you dare to find out if the red headed confederate soldier does exist? Check out the timeless Dixie Manor and its haunted history.