“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Adams in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Bell Witch

Bell Witch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kurt Mueller, January 6, 2009
1. Bell Witch Marker
Inscription.  To the north was the farm of John Bell, an early, prominent settler from North Carolina. According to legend, his family was harried during the early 19th century by the famous Bell Witch. She kept the household in turmoil, assaulted Bell, and drove off Betsy Bell's suitor. Even Andrew Jackson who came to investigate, retreated to Nashville after his coach wheels stopped mysteriously. Many visitors to the house saw the furniture crash about them and heard her shriek, sing, and curse.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3C 38.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 34.833′ N, 87° 3.634′ W. Marker is in Adams, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is on County Route 41 0.1 miles east of Keysburg Road (Highway 1884), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
Wide view of Bell Witch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Marsteller, March 1, 2020
2. Wide view of Bell Witch Marker
Marker located left of power pole in center, looking west along U.S. 41.
is at or near this postal address: 7634 US 41, Adams TN 37010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Redmond (here, next to this marker); Adams War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Red River Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph W. Byrns (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Cheatham (approx. 3.9 miles away); Stores of Port Royal (approx. 4.9 miles away); 1859 Masonic Lodge & General Store (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Town of Port Royal (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adams.
Regarding Bell Witch. Tours are available of the Bell Farm and the Bell Witch Cave but check on travel advisories as owners close parking lot if grounds become too wet.
Additional keywords. ghosts, haunting
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2011, by Lora Wilson of Alexandria, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,193 times since then and 843 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Lora Wilson of Alexandria, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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