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McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Community / Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

This is a gallery of abandoned and forgotten communities in the United States.



New York Central Aurora Branch
Railroad / Indiana, Ohio

The 3.9-mile Cincinnati & Southern Ohio River Railroad (C&SOR) was completed from the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Railway (CISL&C) in Lawrenceburg to 3rd Street in Aurora, 1 in 1886 at the cost of $80,000. 3 4 It was o …

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Springton, West Virginia
Community / West Virginia

Springton is a former coal camp developed by the Spring Coal Mining Company in Mercer County, West Virginia.



Norfolk and Western Railway Bluestone Branch
Railroad / West Virginia

The Norfolk & Western Railway Bluestone Branch is an abandoned 17-mile coal-hauling rail line along the Bluestone River in West Virginia.



Norfolk and Western Railway Pocahontas Branch
Railroad / West Virginia, Virginia

The Norfolk & Western Railway Pocahontas Branch is an abandoned 4½-mile coal-hauling rail line near Pocahontas, Virginia.



Vesuvius Furnace
Industry / Kentucky, Ohio

Charcoal timber, iron ore, and limestone supplied material for numerous furnaces that produced pig iron, munitions, and tools in the Between Rivers, Green River, Hanging Rock, Red River, and Rolling Fork Iron Regions in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.



Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad
Railroad / Ohio

The Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad (M&C) is a defunct railroad that connected Cincinnati, Ohio to Parkersburg, West Virginia. Through acquisitions during the 1800s, the M&C commanded over 270 miles of railroad, from Cincinnati to Marietta and south to Portsmouth and Hillsboro. The line was later absorbed into the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, becoming its mainline between Cumberland, Maryland, and St. Louis. Significant portions of the route have since been abandoned.



Tams, West Virginia
Community / West Virginia

Tams is a former coal camp developed by the Gulf Smokeless Coal Company in Wyoming County, West Virginia.



Residence / Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia

This is a gallery of abandoned residences in the United States.



Forest Fair Mall/Cincinnati Mills/Cincinnati Mall
Business / Ohio

Cincinnati Mall, formerly known as Forest Fair Mall and Cincinnati Mills, is an ailing shopping center in Fairfield, Ohio.



Residence / Ohio

This is a gallery of abandoned residences in Ohio.



Kitts Hill Grange No. 2443
Business / Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia

A gallery of abandoned businesses in the United States.



Hills Chapel
Church / Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

This features a gallery of abandoned churches and religious buildings in the United States.



Industry / West Virginia

The Magnolia Preparation Plant cleaned, blended, and loaded coal into railcars for distribution in Mingo County, West Virginia.



Lincoln's School
School / West Virginia

This is a gallery of abandoned schools in West Virginia.



Arvel School
School / Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

A gallery of abandoned schools in the United States.



1963 Chevrolet Impala
Transportation / Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

A gallery of abandoned vehicles, including automobiles, boats, and tractors, in the United States.



McDowell Vocational School
School / West Virginia

The McDowell Vocational School is an abandoned vocational school in McDowell County, West Virginia.



Vintage Machines
Industry / Maryland

The Lonaconing silk mill, located in Lonaconing, Maryland, is the one of the last intact silk mills in the United States. Formerly operated by the Klotz Throwing Company and General Textile Mills Company, the complex is situated within the National Lonaconing Historic District. Due to its intact machinery, the mill has been nominated by the George’s Creek Watershed Association for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.



Nuttallburg Coal Tipple
Community / West Virginia

Nuttallburg, located along the New River in Fayette County, West Virginia, was a coal mining venture that was spawned out of England-born entrepreneur John Nuttall.