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Are you a member of the GA-GHOSTTOWNS Mailing List? It is a mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the ghost towns of Georgia. To subscribe send "subscribe" to ga-ghosttowns-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or ga-ghosttowns-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).

What is meant by "Ghost Town"? Your first thought would probably be that deserted old western town with dust and sagebrush blowing through town. A shutter flapping in the wind and no one around. But it could be that group of old buildings down the road. You know, the ones that are overgrown with weeds, brush and trees. And just out from them that old house or church that has long ago seen it last visitor. This too could be a "Ghost Town." It can be a town or community that was a thriving commercial center or largely populated, but has either been abandoned or diminished greatly from what it once was during it's "Boom Days". Let's look at the classes of "Ghost Towns".

There are six classes of "Ghost Towns", but we are mainly concerned with the first four.

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Scattered rubble or site where nature has reclaimed the land.

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Roofless buildings or partially demolished buildings.

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Boarded up or abandoned buildings, no population.

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A community with many abandoned buildings and a small population of residents.

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Historic community or town, functional, but much smaller than in its boom years.

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A restored town, state park, or replica of an old town, community or fort.
Modified from Gary Speck's "classes of Ghost Towns".

Before visiting any of the "Ghost Towns", be sure to read the
Ghost Towner's Code of Ethics

If you have information about a Georgia "Ghost Town", we would like to hear from you . Will give you credit for any information that you send. Or you may want to adopt an entire county and share information with others. Thanks for your help.

 

Appling Atkinson Bacon Baker Baldwin Banks Barrow
 Bartow  Ben Hill  Berrien Bibb Bleckley Brantley Brooks
Bryan  Bulloch Burke Butts Calhoun Camden Campbell
Candler Carroll Catoosa Charlton Chatham Chattahooche Chattooga
Cherokee Clarke Clay Clayton Clinch Cobb Coffee
Colquitt Columbia Cook Coweta Crawford Crisp Dade
Dawson Decatur DeKalb Dodge Dooly Dougherty Douglas
Early Echols Effingham Elbert Emanuel Evans Fannin
Fayette Floyd Forsyth Franklin Fulton Gilmer Glascock
Glynn Gordon Grady Greene Gwinnett Habersham Hall
Hancock Haralson Harris Hart Heard Henry Houston
Irwin Jackson Jasper Jeff Davis Jefferson Jenkins Johnson
Jones Lamar Lanier Laurens Lee Liberty Lincoln
Long Lowndes Lumpkin Macon Madison Marion McDuffie
McIntosh Meriwether Miller Mitchell Monroe Montgomery Morgan
Murray Muscogee Newton Oconee Oglethorpe Paulding Peach
Pickens Pierce Pike Polk Pulaski Putnam Quitman
Rabun Randolph Richmond Rockdale Schley Screven Seminole
Spalding Stephens Stewart Sumter Talbot Taliaferro Tattnall
Taylor Telfair Terrell Thomas Tift Toombs Towns
Treutlen Troup Turner Twiggs Union Upson Walker
Walton Ware Warren Washington Wayne Webster Wheeler
White Whitfield Wilcox Wilkes Wilkinson Worth .

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