List of ghost towns in Montana

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Bannack, a Montana Ghost Town

This is an incomplete List of ghost towns in Montana.

A ghost town is a town or city which has lost much or all of its population. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as a flood, government action, uncontrolled lawlessness, or war. The term is sometimes used in a deprecated sense to include cities, towns, and neighborhoods which, while still populated, are significantly less so than in years past.

Abandoned towns[edit]

Towns with residual population[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Weis, Norman D. (1981). Ghost Towns of the Northwest. Atlanta, GA: Caxton Printers. ISBN 0-87004-201-7. 
  • Miller, Don C. (1982). Ghost Towns of Montana. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing. ISBN 0-87108-606-9. 
  • Lambert, Florin (1987). Ghost Towns of the Rockies. New York: Promontory Press. ISBN 0-88394-067-1. 
  • Lambert, Florin (1992). Ghost Towns of the West. New York: Promontory Press. ISBN 0-88394-013-2. 
  • Baker, Don (1997). Ghost Towns of the Montana Prairie. Boulder, CO: Fred Pruett Books. ISBN 0-87108-050-8. 
  • Fifer, Barbara (2002). Montana Mining Ghost Towns. Helena, Montana: Farcountry Press. ISBN 1-56037-195-1. 
  • Whitfield, William W. (2007). Montana Ghost Towns and Gold Camps - A Pictorial Guide. Stevensville, Montana: Stoneydale Press Publishing Co. ISBN 1-931291-38-1. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Aldridge". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Weis, Norman D. (1971). Ghost Towns of the Northwest. Caldwell, Idaho, USA: Caxton Press. ISBN 0-87004-358-7. 
  3. ^ "Bannack, Montana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ "Coloma". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ "Albion". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ "Barker and Hughesville, Montana Ghost Camps". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  7. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Cable". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  8. ^ http://montana.hometownlocator.com/mt/carter/capitol.cfm
  9. ^ http://stormbruiser.com/chase/2009/07/01/july-1-2009-capitol-mt-storm/
  10. ^ "Carlyle". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  11. ^ "Castle Town". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  12. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Castle Town". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  13. ^ "Comertown". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  14. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Ewing". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  15. ^ "Gilt Edge". Montana, Official State Travel Site. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  16. ^ "Hassel (St. Louis)". Montana, Official State Travel Site. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  17. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Hassel". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  18. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Independence". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  19. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Kendall". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  20. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Kirkville". Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  21. ^ "Laurin". Montana, Official State Travel Site. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  22. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Princeton". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  23. ^ "More Montana Ghost Towns - Red Bluff". Legends of America: Montana Legends. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  24. ^ "Town Site of Zortman and Landusky". Montana, Official State Travel Site. Retrieved 2012-12-29.