Carrollton Georgia-Horton's book store on the square
front of the store
Horton's Books and Gifts is the oldest book store in Georgia and the oldest business in Carrollton. The store opened in 1892 under the ownership of N.A. Horton. N.A. Horton and his wife owned the book store and they lived in the basement. The Horton's ghost answers to the name Mary Melinda who was the first wife of the founder. N.A. Horton was due to give birth to their first child and at birth she and the baby died. Many times a woman holding a baby has been seen and caught on film. She wanders the store and the basement, turning lights on and off and knocking books on to the floor. Some even say you can hear the baby cry at night. The store will not stay open past dark and they can't keep workers due to this ghost. I myself have caught her on flim holding her little baby in her arms.