The grave of Sadie Baker is located in Concord Cemetery in Tullahoma, TN. Unlike the nearby Citizens Cemetery, Concord appears much more modern, as is Sadie Baker’s grave. The headstone is very simple, with just her name, and unusual in that it doesn’t include any other information about her, such as a birthdate or when she died. Rumor has it that it used to be a test of bravery to steal Sadie Baker’s headstone, so it’s possible that once upon a time there had been dates on the stone, and that this is not the original.
Like Malinda Rhoton in Citizens Cemetery, local folklore would have us believe that Sadie Baker was also a witch. When Sadie arrived in the town of Manchester, TN, she was a young woman, apparently homeless, and looking for coins in the dusty road. She was beautiful, and through no fault of her own, was eventually labeled a witch and buried alive by the members of the town. Sadie is now known to haunt Concord Cemetery, where she has supposedly been spotted wandering the grounds in a long, white dress. Coins should be left at her grave to appease her spirit when visiting, as these are what she had been looking for in the dusty street.
I was pleased to see that the area around Sadie Baker’s grave was well tended and her headstone was not desecrated with occult symbols. There was a row of coins that had been placed along the top of the stone by those that had visited and paid their respects. Sadie’s story is yet another sad tale of a young woman thought to be a witch, but was most likely just n ordinary person who lived an everyday life.