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February 24, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Mystery: Coles Gate

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Gilliamsville (2011),  Photo by Joanne Yeck

One Buckingham family tradition holds that there once was a haunting near Gilliamsville at a place called Coles Gate.  Gilliamsville, now a ghost town itself, was situated near the Buckingham-Cumberland County line on the road to Cartersville.  Coles Creek runs through this area.

As the story goes, a man started to build a house on this land.  He had completed the foundation when he was told the area was haunted.  He left the house unfinished and the foundation was called “Haunt’s Hotel.”

Has anyone heard of Coles Gate or “Haunt’s Hotel?”

Also, if you have any stories or information about Gilliamsville, please let me know.

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  1. Marion d. George / Feb 25 2013 2:39 pm

    I am descended from a Gilliam and have never heard of Gilliamsville. Does anyone know which Gilliams lived there or founded it? Marion

    • Joanne Yeck / Feb 25 2013 3:26 pm

      Marion, thanks for your comment. I’m hoping to learn more too! Joanne

  2. PigLove / Feb 25 2013 9:36 am

    ooohh – that place looks ‘occupied’ if you know what I mean. I love it! XOXO – Bacon

    • Joanne Yeck / Feb 25 2013 9:41 am

      Bacon ~ Thanks for your thoughts! The darkening sky supports the feeling of a ghost town. Doesn’t it? Joanne

      • PigLove / Feb 25 2013 9:44 am

        Yes it does. Believe it or not – I would love to ramble around there and see what the feelings are. You know? I know mom would love it. XOXO – Bacon

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