Ghost Towns

Ghost Towns

We have all seen them, the abandoned towns that are scattered along the highway. We can choose to believe they were abandoned when resources were scarce, but some may have been deserted due to more devilish reasons; and many still have souls that live amongst what remains. We are here to tell you their stories.  Read on if you dare!!!!

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 […]
May 3, 2016

Cahawba, Alabama

Now a state historic site, Cahawba or Cahaba served as the first sate capital of Alabama between 1820 and 1825. It started out as an undeveloped […]
May 3, 2016

Ashcroft, Colorado

Better known as Castle Forks City originally, Ashcroft is one town that came up amazingly fast and after the same manner it went down. It was […]
May 3, 2016

Animas Forks, Colorado

Located in an area with a road network connecting mountain towns, the land on which Animas Forks sits on is managed by the Bureau of Land […]
May 3, 2016

Tyrone, New Mexico

Located in Grant County, New Mexico in the United States, the town of Tyrone was not built just like any other town; there was a specific […]