This is a gallery of abandoned and forgotten communities in the United States.
Springton is a former coal camp developed by the Spring Coal Mining Company in Mercer County, West Virginia.
Tams is a former coal camp developed by the Gulf Smokeless Coal Company in Wyoming County, 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.
Brooklyn is a former coal camp developed by the Brooklyn Coal Company along the New River in West Virginia.
Red Ash is a former coal camp developed by the Red Ash Coal & Coke Company along the New River in West Virginia.
Algoma, West Virginia is a former company town developed by the Algoma Coal & Coke Company.
Kay Moor, West Virginia is a former Low Moor Iron company town. At its height, Kay Moor featured a coal mine and processing plant. Kay Moor was named for James Kay, a Low Moor Iron employee whose task was to construct the town at the base of the mountain.
Exchange is a former stopping point along the Coal & Coke Railway and a ghost town in Braxton County, West Virginia.
The Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District is located in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, and is well regarded for its ornate and varied examples of apartment buildings. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 with a boundary increase in 2005.
Youngstown, Ohio is the county seat of Mahoning County and is named for John Young, an early settler from New York. The city prospered for decades under heavy industrialization, chiefly steel mills. Closure of the mills in the 1970s led to major population losses and a sharp increase in poverty.
Caretta is a former company town in McDowell County, West Virginia. It is named after the transposed syllables of Mrs. Etta Carter, the wife of George Lafayette Carter, who founded Carter Coal.
Coalwood, West Virginia is a former company town founded by George Carter of the Carter Coal Company in 1905.
Cass, West Virginia is a former company town constructed by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company (WVP&P) for their paper mill and logging operations.
Gary, West Virginia is a former company town in McDowell County and was named after U.S. Steel Chairman Judge Elbert Gary. Elbert, Filbert, Ream, Thorpe, and Wilcoe were satellite coal camps around Gary, and for decades, the town held the distinction of having one of the largest preparation plants in the world.
Elkmont, Tennessee was a pioneer Appalachian community, a logging town, and resort in the Little River valley in Tennessee.
Glencoe-Auburn was a collection of 19th-century rowhouses in the Mt. Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, characterized by single-colored pastel facades and a Gothic Revival-style hotel. It was Cincinnati’s first suburb.
Prince, West Virginia is a small community that is best known for its Art Moderne passenger depot for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
Douglas, West Virginia is a former company town of Cumberland Coal & Coke Company.
Coketon, West Virginia is the former central mining and coking facility of the Davis Coal & Coke Company.