Ghost Towns

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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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 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 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

Cerro Gordo, California

This is where silver was discovered first in Owens Valley and is located 7 miles east of Keeler and 30 miles south of independence. Initially, Mexicans […]
May 9, 2016

Victor, Colorado

It is believed that Victor Adams was the earliest settler of this ghost town and that there was a mine named after him called Victor Mine […]
May 9, 2016

Rimini, Montana

The ghost town of Rimini was known by several other names and these were Bear Gulch, Lewis and Clark, Colorado, Tenmile and Vaughn. This is where […]
May 9, 2016

Silver City, Utah

Though it was known for the production of silver, this ghost town was viewed as part of Tintic Mining District and there were other minerals mined […]