Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bell Witch

Marker ID: THC 3C 38
Location: on U.S. 41 0.1 miles east of Keysburg Road (County Highway 1884), Adams, TN
County: Robertson
Coordinates: N 36° 34.833    W 087° 3.634
  36.58055    -87.06056666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8YZ


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 Tennesee Historical Commission.