List of ghost towns in Alabama
Ghost towns can include sites in various states of disrepair and abandonment. They can be generally classified as barren sites, neglected sites, abandoned sites, or historic sites. Barren sites no longer have any trace of civilization and have been destroyed, covered with water, or reverted to empty land. Neglected sites have only remains of the former settlement, such as rubble or dilapidated buildings. Abandoned sites are largely unpopulated but still have standing buildings. Historic sites may have a small population, though there are far fewer citizens than in its past.
|Town name||Other name||County||Established||Disestablished||Current status||Remarks|
|Aigleville||Marengo||1818||1830s||Barren||Established by French Vine and Olive colonists|
|Arcola||Arcola Ferry||Hale||1820s||1850s||Historic||Established by French Vine and Olive colonists|
|Bainbridge||Bam Bridge, Bambridge||Colbert, Lauderdale||1819||1840s||Submerged||Under Wilson Lake|
|Beaver Mills||Beaver Meadow||Mobile||Neglected||Site of a uniform depot during Civil War|
|Bellefonte||Jackson||1821||1920s||Neglected||Former county seat of Jackson County|
|Blakeley||Baldwin||1813||1865||Neglected||Former county seat of Baldwin County|
|Blanche||Cherokee||Barren||Site at intersection of State Route 35 and State Route 273|
|Bluff City||Bluff, Monroe||Morgan||1818||1881|
|Bluffton||Cherokee||1888||1934||Barren||Former iron ore mining town|
|Brownville||Tuscaloosa||1925||Approx. 1989||Abandoned / Demolished||Former company town for W.P. Brown and Sons Lumber Co., some plots still visible near intersection of Tabernacle Road and Brownville Pike Road in Northwestern Tuscaloosa County|
|Cahaba||Dallas||1819||1865||Abandoned||First capital of Alabama, from 1820-1826|
|Cedric||Randolph||Four miles southwest of Roanoke|
|Chandler Springs||Talladega||1832||1918||Abandoned||Nationally famous resort town, from 1832-1918|
|Choctaw Corner||Clarke||Barren||Area now part of Thomasville|
|Claiborne||Monroe||1816||1870s||Abandoned||One of the largest settlements in early Alabama|
|Clarkesville||Clarkeville||Clarke||1819||1860s||Barren||First county seat of Clarke County|
|Erie||Hale||1819||1855||Barren||Former county seat of Hale County|
|Failetown||Clarke||Site of the Bashi Shirmish a battle during the Creek War.|
|Finchburg||Finchburgh, Finchberg||Monroe||Amasa Coleman Lee, the father of Harper Lee did live in this town.|
|Fort Gaines||Mobile||Historic||Defensive fort on Mobile Bay. Now serves as a museum and tourist attraction on Dauphin Island.|
|Fort McClellan||Calhoun||1912||1999||Abandoned/Historic||Former army base outside of Anniston|
|Fort Morgan||Baldwin||Defensive fort on Mobile Bay|
|Gantts Quarry||Talladega||1830||2000||Abandoned||Former mining town|
|Gold Log Mine||Talladega||Former gold mining camp|
|Houston||Winston||Historic||Former county seat of Winston County|
|Kaulton||Tuscaloosa||1912||Barren||Former Kaul Lumber Company company town and mill site; now part of Tuscaloosa|
|Louina||Randolph||1834||1905||At one time the largest town in Randolph County|
|Montezuma||Covington Courthouse||Covington||First county seat of Covington County|
|Mountain Mills||Colbert||1872||1893||Barren||Former home of large cotton mill|
|Nottingham||Jones Camp Ground||Talladega||1880s||1895||Steel town|
|Odena||Shirtee Plantation, Odena Plantation, Oden's Mill||Talladega||Barren|
|Pansey||Houston||The 28th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, Lucy Baxley who served from 2003-2007 was born here.|
|Pikeville||Marion||First county seat of Marion County|
|Prairie Bluff||Prairie Blue, Dale, Daletown||Wilcox||1819||1870s||Submerged||Former Alabama River shipping port|
|Riverton ||Point Smith 1846-1851, Chickasaw 1851-1890, Riverton 1890-1930s||Colbert||1846||1930s||Submerged||Former Tennessee River port town, now underwater due to the construction of the Pickwick Landing Dam. The only current remnant of Riverton is a cemetery located along the Rose Trail|
|St. Stephens||Washington||1769||Historic||First territorial capital of Alabama|
|Tooktocaugee||Calhoun||Barren||Former Creek Indian village|
|Turkey Town||Cherokee||1770||Barren||Former Creek Indian village|
|Valhermoso Springs||Chunn Springs, Manning Springs, Valhermosa Springs, White Sulpher Springs||Morgan||Former health resort|
|Vienna||Pickens||Former Tombigbee River port.|
|Washington||Autauga||1817||1879||Barren/Submerged||First county seat of Autauga County|
- Harris, W. Stuart (1977). Dead Towns of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press. p. 57–58. ISBN 0-8173-1125-4.
- Harris, W. Stuart (1977). Dead Towns of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press. p. 60. ISBN 0-8173-1125-4.
- "Guide to the Ghost Towns of Alabama". Ghost Town USA. Gary B Speck Publications. Dec 28, 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2009.
- "Ghost Towns of Alabama". Ghost Towns. ghosttowns.com. Retrieved May 11, 2009.
- "Alabama Ghost-Town Project". Ghost Towns of Alabama. BamaRides.com. Retrieved Feb 26, 2011.
- Harris, W. Stuart (1977). Dead Towns of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press. pp. 71–72. ISBN 0-8173-1125-4.
- Harris, W. Stuart (1977). Dead Towns of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press. pp. 72–73. ISBN 0-8173-1125-4.
- Map of Northwest Alabama Area-alabama.hometownlocator.com/al/colbert/riverton.cfm
- Ed Vengrouskie (1999). Colbert County Alabama History - History of the Northwest Corner of Alabama. www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ alcolber/hist-nwal.htm