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
Town Image County Established Disestablished Status Notes
Aurora Aurora NV.jpg Mineral 1860
Belleville Mineral 1872
Belmont Belmont Nevada.gif Nye 1865 Former Nye County courthouse in Belmont is preserved as Belmont Courthouse State Historic Park[4]
Beowawe Eureka 1868
Berlin Berlin Ghost Town.jpg Nye 1897 1911 Preserved within Berlin–Ichthyosaur State Park[5]
Blair Esmeralda
Bristol Lincoln
Broken Hills Mineral
Bullfrog Inside Bullfrog Jail.jpg Nye
Bullionville Lincoln
Cactus Springs Nye
Candelaria Mineral
Caselton Lincoln
Chafey Pershing
Charleston Charleston, Nevada.jpg Elko
Coaldale Esmeralda
Cobre Cobre Nevada.jpg Elko
Columbus Esmeralda
Como Lyon 1861 1930's Post office 1879-1881, 1903-1905; townsite occupied intermittently, activity finally ceasing in the 1930s after the closing of a sawmill
Cortez Lander
Crystal Springs Crystal Spring - Nevada.jpg Lincoln
Currant Nye
Daveytown Humboldt
Deeth Elko
Delano Elko
Delamar Lincoln
Dixie Valley Churchill
Dun Glen Pershing
Etna Pershing
Fairview Churchill
Ferguson Lincoln
Fish Lake Valley Esmeralda
Fort Churchill Fort Churchill Gelatin.jpg Lyon Preserved within Fort Churchill State Historic Park[6]
Gold Acres Lander
Gold Butte Clark 1908
Gold Center Mill foundation, Gold Center, Nevada.jpg Nye
Gold Point Gold point street.jpg Esmeralda
Goldfield Esmeralda County, Nevada courthouse.jpg Esmeralda
Grantsville Nye
Hamilton Hamilton Nevada.jpg White Pine
Helene Lincoln
Henry Elko
Hiko MILL OF HYKO SILVER MINING COMPANY, HYKO, NEVADA - NARA - 524161.jpg Lincoln
Ione Nye
Johnnie Nye
Jungo Humboldt
Lahontan City Churchill 1911 1915 Developed to house workers during the construction of Lahontan Dam[7]
Logan Lincoln
Mazuma Pershing 1907 1912 Post office: 1907-1912. Site of flash flood that killed at least 8.
Marietta Mineral
Metropolis Elko
Midas Elko
Miller's Esmeralda
Mountain City Mountain City, Nevada.JPG Elko
Mule Lick Nye 1890
Nevada City Churchill
Osceola White Pine
Palisade Eureka
Palmetto Palmetto, Nevada ghost town.jpg Esmeralda
Pine Grove Site Pine Grove Ghost Town, Historical details.jpg Lyon 1866-1918 Several buildings
Pioneer Pioneer (ghost town) ruins.jpg Nye 1908 Post office 1909–1931
Poeville Washoe 1864 1880 Post office 1874–1878
Potosi Clark
Quartz Mountain Nye
Ragtown Churchill
Rawhide Rawhide 1915.jpeg Mineral
Rochester Pershing
Rhyolite Abandoned Rhyolite General Store.jpg Nye 1904 Post office closed 1913
Rio Tinto Elko
Ruby Hill Eureka 1873 1910
Ruth Company Houses.JPG White Pine
Seven Troughs Pershing
Silver Canyon Lincoln
Sprucemont Sprucemont, Nevada.JPG Elko
St. Thomas St. Thomas, NV Building Foundation.JPG Clark Submerged beneath Lake Mead (ruins became visible when water level lowered)
Star City Pershing
Sulphur Lyon
Tempiute Lincoln
Tenabo Lander
Treasure City White Pine
Tybo Nye
Unionville Unionville, Nevada.jpg Pershing
Vernon Pershing
Vya Washoe
White Cloud City Churchill
Wonder Churchill

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]

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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