List of ghost towns in the United States

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This is an incomplete list of ghost towns in the United States.

Contents: U.S. states (links in italic lead to a new page)
Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming

Listing by state[edit]

Alabama[edit]

Alaska[edit]

The waterfront at Dyea, Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush
Flat, Alaska, August 1, 1911
The abandoned copper mine complex at Kennecott, Alaska

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

An aerial view (from a kite) of Pleasure Beach, Connecticut

Delaware[edit]

A destroyed Glenville, Delaware home, two weeks after a storm destroyed the community (photo taken October 2, 2003)

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

A house in Kaimu, Hawaii in 1888. Kaimu was completely destroyed by an eruptive flow of lava from the Kūpaʻianahā vent of the Kīlauea volcano in 1990.[1]

Idaho[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

the sole remaining house in Baltimore, Indiana
Abandoned grain elevators at Corwin, Indiana
An abandoned building and grain silos in Sloan, Indiana

Iowa[edit]

Donnan, Iowa memorial sign, showing the former location of the City of Donnan

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Main Street, Paradise, Kentucky in 1898

Louisiana[edit]

Maine[edit]

Main Street, Flagstaff, Maine, circa 1915

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

An example of a "Babson Boulder" at Dogtown, Massachusetts
"The end of Enfield." A photograph of downtown Enfield, Massachusetts, taken sometime after the town's disincorporation in 1938.

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]


Mississippi[edit]

Front of the former First Presbyterian Church in Rodney, Mississippi

Missouri[edit]

A street in Hamburg, Missouri, 1933

(Note: Hamburg, Howell, and Toonerville were all located in St. Charles County, Missouri. All three towns became part of the Weldon Spring Ordnance Works in 1941 for WWII, which later became part of the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project (WSSRAP)[3])

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

Rock Bluff School, formerly the Naomi Institute, Rock Bluff, Nebraska

Nevada[edit]

Nevada Ghost Towns
TownImageCountyEstablishedDisestablishedStatusNotes
AuroraAurora NV.jpgMineral1860
BellevilleMineral1872
BelmontBelmont Nevada.gifNye1865Former Nye County courthouse in Belmont is preserved as Belmont Courthouse State Historic Park[4]
BeowaweEureka1868
BerlinBerlin Ghost Town.jpgNye18971911Preserved within Berlin–Ichthyosaur State Park[5]
BlairEsmeralda
BristolLincoln
Broken HillsMineral
BullfrogInside Bullfrog Jail.jpgNye
BullionvilleLincoln
Cactus SpringsNye
CandelariaMineral
CaseltonLincoln
ChafeyPershing
CharlestonCharleston, Nevada.jpgElko
CoaldaleEsmeralda
CobreCobre Nevada.jpgElko
ColumbusEsmeralda
ComoLyon18611930'sPost office 1879-1881, 1903-1905; townsite occupied intermittently, activity finally ceasing in the 1930s after the closing of a sawmill
CortezLander
Crystal SpringsCrystal Spring - Nevada.jpgLincoln
CurrantNye
DaveytownHumboldt
DeethElko
DelanoElko
DelamarLincoln
Dixie ValleyChurchill
Dun GlenPershing
EtnaPershing
FairviewChurchill
FergusonLincoln
Fish Lake ValleyEsmeralda
Fort ChurchillFort Churchill Gelatin.jpgLyonPreserved within Fort Churchill State Historic Park[6]
Gold AcresLander
Gold ButteClark1908
Gold CenterMill foundation, Gold Center, Nevada.jpgNye
Gold PointGold point street.jpgEsmeralda
GoldfieldEsmeralda County, Nevada courthouse.jpgEsmeralda
GrantsvilleNye
HamiltonHamilton Nevada.jpgWhite Pine
HeleneLincoln
HenryElko
HikoMILL OF HYKO SILVER MINING COMPANY, HYKO, NEVADA - NARA - 524161.jpgLincoln
IoneNye
JohnnieNye
JungoHumboldt
Lahontan CityChurchill19111915Developed to house workers during the construction of Lahontan Dam[7]
LoganLincoln
MariettaMineral
MetropolisElko
MidasElko
Miller'sEsmeralda
Mountain CityMountain City, Nevada.JPGElko
Mule LickNye1890
Nevada CityChurchill
OsceolaWhite Pine
PalisadeEureka
PalmettoPalmetto, Nevada ghost town.jpgEsmeralda
Pine Grove SitePine Grove Ghost Town, Historical details.jpgLyon1866-1918Several buildings
PioneerPioneer (ghost town) ruins.jpgNye1908Post office 1909–1931
PoevilleWashoe18641880Post office 1874–1878
PotosiClark
Quartz MountainNye
RagtownChurchill
RawhideRawhide 1915.jpegMineral
RochesterPershing
RhyoliteAbandoned Rhyolite General Store.jpgNye1904Post office closed 1913
Rio TintoElko
Ruby HillEureka18731910
RuthCompany Houses.JPGWhite Pine
Seven TroughsPershing
Silver CanyonLincoln
SprucemontSprucemont, Nevada.JPGElko
St. ThomasSt. Thomas, NV Building Foundation.JPGClarkSubmerged beneath Lake Mead (ruins became visible when water level lowered)
Star CityPershing
SulphurLyon
TempiuteLincoln
TenaboLander
Treasure CityWhite Pine
TyboNye
UnionvilleUnionville, Nevada.jpgPershing
VernonPershing
VyaWashoe
White Cloud CityChurchill
WonderChurchill

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

North Dakota[edit]

A sign along the railroad tracks in Petrel, North Dakota
The abandoned Falsen School in Verendrye, North Dakota
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Ohio[edit]

West entrance of the Moonville tunnel in Moonville, Ohio
Intersection of Black Run Road and Shady Glen Road in Knockemstiff, Ohio

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

Hamburg, South Carolina as shown in Mills' Atlas, 1825

South Dakota[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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