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May 9, 2016

White Oaks, New Mexico

Coal and gold was discovered here close to the Jicarilla Mountains turning White Oaks into a boomtown in 1879. It is located on the outskirts of […]
May 9, 2016

Vulture City, Arizona

This former city was the hub of the richest gold mine in the west where the Vulture Mine was located. This mine was one of the […]
May 6, 2016

Charleston, Nevada

This ghost town was originally Mardis and came up after the discovery of placer gold in the area in 1876. It was a town constructed in […]
May 6, 2016

Gila City, Arizona

Settlements were established in this town in 1858 a time when it was part of the New Mexico Territory. This city came into being when Colonel […]
May 6, 2016

Elk City, Oregon

The name of this town originally was “Newton” a name drawn from Albitha Newton who established the settlement along Yaquina River where Elk Creek joins the […]
May 5, 2016

Elkmont, Tennessee

Located in upper Little River Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains the ghost town of Elkmont started as the “Appalachian Club” vacation community. Logging activities were […]
May 5, 2016

Centralia, Pennsylvania

The ghost town of Centralia is a borough whose population has since declined from 1,000 in 1981 to only 10 in 2010. This has been driven […]
May 5, 2016

Feltville, New Jersey

This historic district appeared on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and within the locality, it is referred to as “The Deserted Village.” In […]
May 4, 2016

Batsto Village, New Jersey

This village derives its name from the Swedish name “bastu,” which means bathing place. It is also the Swedish word used to refer to the Finnish […]
May 4, 2016

Garnet, Montana

This is an abandoned mining town that is located on the dirt Garnet Range Road. It is surrounded by mountains and a forest making it one […]
May 4, 2016

Virginia City, Montana

This ghost town was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1961 and is the former home of the frontierswoman by the name Calamity Jane. This […]
May 4, 2016

Elk Falls, Kansas

It is termed as “the world’s largest ghost town” but there are 100 individuals living here currently. The first settler in this town was R.H. Nichols […]
May 4, 2016

Wonder, Nevada

Located in Churchill County, this town is currently unoccupied and hence, a ghost town. Prospectors originating from Fairview uncovered quartz veins north of Chalk Mountain in […]
May 4, 2016

Terlingua, Texas

In mid 1880s, the location on which this ghost town stands came to life after the discovery of cinnabar from which metal mercury is extracted. Miners […]
May 3, 2016

Kennecott, Alaska

This town was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and is an abandoned mining camp that had a number of copper mines operating here. It […]