Ghost Towns Map




Here is a map showing Ghost Towns of the World. This project was a spinoff from my abandoned railroads map, as I routinely gathered information on towns and depots that no longer existed. At the same time, there exists a large number of towns come and gone which have no relation to the rail industry at all. I felt it was important to try to preserve the history of these towns as best I can. This project is far from complete, much like my railroad map, but will continue to be updated periodically. Please contact me if there are any areas you know of that need to be added to the map.


© Andrew Grigg, 2018

6 comments:

  1. interesting. keep up the good work. Comment: Old Chicago (Bolingbrook, IL) was an amusement park not a town

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  2. Edward, Thanks for your comment. The map has only one layer at this time (that will be changing) and shows both abandoned settlements and places, including abandoned theme parks.

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  3. Here's another one for the list: New Birmingham, TX (31.777152, -95.120225). It lasted only a few years in the late 1800s. There's a Wikipedia article and likely other Google search matches out there about it. It was even around long enough to have had a small cemetery, which is listed on Find A Grave. The state Historical Marker at the site along US 69 south of Rusk is also listed online: https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/Details/5073006774

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    1. John D, Thanks for the info! New Birmingham has been added to the map.

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  4. I can't find anything on Tedens, IL as to how big it was, how long it lasted, and when it existed.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I have not either, outside of that it was a station stop on the Santa Fe Railway at that location. There does not appear to be any ruins nearby of any town, however geographical changes can hide where villages once were, a great example of this is Torino, IL, about 30 miles south of where Tedens was.

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