You know Covington is all about history and Hollywood, but did you know that we also have hauntings too. Many of the historic homes in Covington, Ga have their own ghost stories as well as stores and other places. If you’re not afraid of the things that go bump in the night, take a little vacation and visit these haunted places in our small town.
1. Alcovy Trestle Bridge
The Alcovy Trestle Bridge is a gorgeously forlorn bridge that is mostly used as a backdrop on some TV shows, but the bridge has a dark past. Several people have often said they have seen “glowing: figures walking along the trestle. Still others report seeing the apparition of a young boy riding his bike across the bridge. The ghost appears to be that of a local boy who was found in a clearing off a narrow dirt path that ran from Alcovy Trestle Road to the woods and river. Rumor has it the boy can be seen pedaling, standing up as if to go faster, looking straight ahead into infinity. The Alcovy Bridge, lonely and kudzu covered, is now home to some of Covington’s most tragic ghosts. Why not stop by and see if you catch a glimpse of the glowing figures up on the trestle? We’re sure they could use the company.
2. Dixie Manor
This historic home has a rich civil war history. That history has caused a ghost story to arise about a redheaded confederate soldier. It is said that if a redheaded woman stays the night in this house the confederate soldier will kiss her! Do you know anyone who is willing to test this ghost story out?
This plantation has been around for more than 150 years. You can only imagine the ghost stories that have come out of it! It is said that Cecilia Gaither and a confederate soldier that she hid haunt the main house. The ghost stories are so chilling that they have been investigated many times by the Georgia Paranormal Research team.
4. Orna Villa
The oldest home in Oxford, Georgia is said to be haunted also. The story behind the ghost at Orna Villa is a bit sadder. It is said that the Dr. Means and his son Tobe got in a fight one night. Tobe was so mad that he stormed off into the night never to be seen again. The family would hear pacing on the back porch and when they went to check no one was there. Strange occurrences like that are still happening today. If you visit you may get a site of the boy who vanished into the night.
So make your plans today to visit the Original “Hollywood of The South” and be sure to ask us about booking a tour with Covington Ghost Tours, an official tourism partner. History, Hauntings, and Hollywood all found right here in #ilovecovga.