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

Listing by state

Alabama

Alaska

Dyea Waterfront March 1898 (Maslan) 1
The waterfront at Dyea, Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush
Flat AK 1911
Flat, Alaska, August 1, 1911
Kennicott8
The abandoned copper mine complex at Kennecott, Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

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

Delaware

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

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

House at Kaimu, Hawaii, in 1888
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.

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

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

Iowa

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

Kansas

Kentucky

MainStreetParadise1898
Main Street, Paradise, Kentucky in 1898

Louisiana

Maine

Main Street, Flagstaff, ME
Main Street, Flagstaff, Maine, circa 1915

Maryland

Massachusetts

Nevertry
An example of a "Babson Boulder" at Dogtown, Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

First Presbyterian Church in Rodney
Front of the former First Presbyterian Church in Rodney, Mississippi

Missouri

Bundesarchiv Bild 137-048367, USA, Missouri, Hamburg
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))

Montana

Nebraska

Rock Bluff School from S 1
Rock Bluff School, formerly the Naomi Institute, Rock Bluff, Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

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

Moonville tunnel
West entrance of the Moonville tunnel in Moonville, Ohio
Knockemstiff, Ohio
Intersection of Black Run Road and Shady Glen Road in Knockemstiff, Ohio
  • Atwood (Carroll County) - small town in Carroll County. Abandoned to make way for Atwood Lake in effort to control flooding
  • Atwood (Summit County) - small town in southern Summit County.
  • Blowville
  • Blue Ball
  • Boston, Ohio (aka "Helltown")
  • Claylick, Licking County, Ohio Located at the intersection of Claylick and the Licking River, this was one of the largest towns to be destroyed and caused primarily by 2 floods 1 in 1919 and 1 in 1959. After the 2nd flood the Dillon Dam floodplain project destroyed this town.
  • Elk Lick (Destroyed and flooded after construction of William H. Harsha Lake)
  • Hibernia
  • Ingham
  • Knockemstiff
  • Moonville
  • New Burlington
  • New Hampton
  • Newville
  • Oreton
  • Providence
  • Revenge
  • Rural Hill (Once thriving, died after local slaughter house, the main employer, closed its doors)
  • San Toy
  • Tadmor
  • Sprucevale (Canal town abandoned in 1870 with the closing of the canal, whose locks are still present)
  • Utopia
  • Winchester
  • Wonderland

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

See also: Former counties, cities, and towns of Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


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