Clinton County Hauntings & Legends

On this page you will find haunted locations and legends of Clinton County. Many of these are genuine and documented haunts, but others may be legend or hearsay. Remember, we do not condone trespassing. Always seek permission before entering private property. If you know of a haunting or legend not listed for this county, please submit them through our Haunting Submission Form.

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Valley Steel Mill – The old steel mill and its dilapidated buildings are an eerie sight on their own. Moans and screams are heard coming from the old buildings after dark. The Underground Railroad once ran through Clarksville and it is believed that spirits of the past now occupy the long-abandoned property at the mill. In 2011, several friends were fishing at the creek adjacent to the property when one of them ventured onto the old mill’s property to use the restroom. He came running back about thirty minutes later, his face as white as a sheet and trembling in fear. He had also wet his pants. He has never spoken about what exactly happened and has not returned to the site.


White Horse – On some cold nights, a ghostly white horse can be seen running or walking through the town. It never makes a sound and leaves no tracks.

 New Vienna 

Snow Hill Country Club – Apparitions are known to show up in photos taken at the country club. The main hotel, built in the 1820s, has been the site of many mysterious occurrences for years. The club holds an event every October called “Dinner and a Ghost.”

Tower View Apartments – Built very close to a cemetery, residents have reported that this apartment complex is haunted. In apartment 122, cries of an infant and a bouncing ball can be heard. Things are thought to be misplaced but turn up where they were supposed to be later on. One young boy even claimed to have an imaginary friend who he called Soccer Boy, who had lived up the street and died there. Loud pounding sounds can be heard from apartment 225. The manager has problems keeping the door secure, even when it is locked.


Haw Chapel Cemetery – A tombstone in this small cemetery is said to glow when viewed from the road. The tombstone stands beneath a grove of trees close to the road.

The Old Mill – Just after the Civil War, a veteran returned home to the mill with nine slave children. He constantly beat them for things like playing or laughing. He even locked them away just to keep them from having fun. One night while he was sleeping, the children escaped and slaughtered the man. The ghosts of the children have been seen around the mill, along with the man’s ghost, who stands in front of the cabin.

Wilmington College – See Wilmington College below for details.

 Wilmington College 

College Hall – This old building is said to be haunted by two horses. The first is that of Colonel Azariah Doan, the founder of the college. When his horse named Ole Bill died, Doan decided to entomb the horse between the second and third floors. The horse’s skull was found in 1956 when renovations were being completed and was put on display in the hall. The second horse ghost is said to have been a horse who had been killed after a college prank went bad. Apparently some students put farm animals in the building, putting the horse on the top floor where it went crazy, injuring itself so badly that it had to be put down. The snorts of horses and the clip-clop sound of hooves can be heard in the hallways at times.