Hope Hill Cemetery (The Dollhouse Grave)


Location: Medina, Tennessee, USA
Built: Unknown
Status: Still standing

History

Hope Hill Cemetery, located between Milan and Medina in Gibson County, Tennessee, is home to the spirit of a young girl who died under controversial and shady circumstances in 1931. In some sources, the five-year-old Dorothy Marie Harvey was said to have perished to natural causes, while others offer a much more sinister tale of her being raped and beaten to death by her uncle. Another version state she was killed by a piano dropped by the mover that her parents hired. In any case, her family built a dollhouse over her grave after she was buried since it was her favorite place to play (the original has had to be rebuilt several times due to vandals; it is now maintained by family members).

Once the sun sets, her spirit can be seen playing with and talking to her dolls. Legend has it that if you step away from the dollhouse and look into one of its windows, you can see her peering back at you. It should be noted that the cemetery closes after 6 PM, and trespassing should never be practiced.

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