Communities

Abandoned neighborhoods, communities and towns in the United States.

Illinois

Cairo, Illinois

Cairo, Illinois

Cairo, Illinois, located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, has been beset by decades of racial turbulence.


Indiana

Modoc


Kentucky

Davis / Straight Creek

Davis is located along Davis Road in northern Scott County. It is centered around Beards Presbyterian Church, which was constructed in 1828, and a general store – both abandoned.

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Michigan

Deerton, Michigan

Deerton

Deerton, an unincorporated community in Alger County, was founded in 1882 as a lumbering camp.


Ohio

Cheshire

Cheshire, once a vibrant small town in southeastern Ohio, is located on Ohio Route 7.

Glencoe-Auburn Place

Glencoe-Auburn Place, Cincinnati

Glencoe-Auburn Place, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a large collection of abandoned nineteenth-century row houses.

Pennsylvania

Clairton, Pennsylvania

Clairton

Clairton, Pennsylvania, located along the Monongahela River, was once a booming industrial city near Pittsburgh. Incorporated on April 12, 1903, Clairton was based around Clairton Works, which became the largest coke manufacturing facility in the United States. The production of coke was vital for the pig-iron blast furnaces that produced steel throughout the region.

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

McKeesport

McKeesport, Pennsylvania, located at the junction of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers, is a distressed city near Pittsburgh. The town, settled in 1795 and named in honor of John McKee, its founder, was based around heavy industry. For some time, McKeeseport was the fastest growing town in the United States.


Tennessee

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Elkmont

Elkmont, Tennessee, located in the Little River valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, was a pioneer Appalachian community.


West Virginia

Cass, West Virginia

Cass

Cass, West Virginia is a company town constructed by the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company in 1901.

Pickens, West Virginia

Pickens

Pickens, West Virginia, located deep within Randolph County, was founded in the 1890’s as a lumber and coal mining community.

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