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Thurmond, West Virginia - 10 American Ghost Towns You Can Visit - Mental Floss

10 American Ghost Towns You Can Visit

Holding on: Just seven people live in the once busy depot town of Thurmond, West Virginia - six of which ran for office at the city's last elections

Near Thurmond, WV--IMWVCT

Near Thurmond, WV--IMWVCT

Thurmond, WV has a population of just 5 people. After seeing these gorgeous pictures, you may just feel like exploring this fascinating little town yourself.

The Story Behind This West Virginia Ghost Town Will Fascinate You

This road trip will take you to the most abandoned places around the United States.

Terlingua, Texas - Another causality of the boom and bust nature of the mining industry, Terlingua Texas has been left to fall into disrepair. The metal mercury was discovered in the 1800s and consequently the town experienced tremendous growth despite the active resistance of the local Native American communities. A number of mining companies moved into the area only to leave once the deposits were exhausted.

10 Creepy Ghost Towns and Modern Ruins of the United States

Cahawba, Alabama - The overgrown structures and eerily beautiful ruins are all that remain of this once thriving river town. After its brief stint as the state capital from 1820 to 1826 the township slowly fell into decline, but there’s still plenty to explore, including the Cahawba Park and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. There’s also a strong push for the church to be restored to its former glory.

10 Creepy Ghost Towns and Modern Ruins of the United States

Old Cahawba Park near Selma, AL (site of Alabama's First State Capital) - RuralSWAlabama

Cahawba, Alabama - It’s hard to believe that this collection of crumbling cabins and town buildings was once the state capital of Alabama, however briefly. The now-ghost town was abandoned just after the Civil War and has provided historians with plenty of information about this period in the country’s history.

10 Creepy Ghost Towns and Modern Ruins of the United States

10 Creepy Ghost Towns and Modern Ruins of the United States - Urban Ghosts Media

Bannock, Montana

Bannock Montana ghost town - remember visiting this location as a 6 YO with my father, a founding member of Montana Ghost town preservation society.

Silver City, Idaho ~ The Ghost Town Queen at the Top of the Owyhee ...

Silver City, Idaho ~ The Ghost Town Queen at the Top of the Owyhee Mountains - SkyscraperPage Forum

Check out my 95 reasons to visit my home state, Wild & Wonderful West Virginia.

95 Reasons to Go To West Virginia

The mountain state is calling and you are finally listening! Check out these 95 reasons to go to West Virginia and explore the "almost heaven" landscapes.

Martinsburg ~ West Virginia

Martinsburg, Berkeley Springs, and West Virginia Route 9 through the Panhandle

Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Discover Thurmond, West Virginia in Thurmond, West Virginia: Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, a boomtown-turned-ghost town.

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I just love the beauty in all things broken down, forgotten, old, falling apart with so much grace and dignity.

Here are 95 reasons you should visit West Virginia including epic eats, historic sites, scenic drives, and fun attractions.

95 Reasons to Go To West Virginia

I feel like I have to pin this or my parents will disown me - Here are 95 reasons you should visit West Virginia

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