Encyclopedia Of Forlorn Places

All Entries A to E in Alphabetical Order

Aberdeen Washington | Early 1900s lumber boomtown. Has stabilized after declining for much of the late 1900s. (11 photos - 2014)

Abo New Mexico | Part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. (16 photos - 2013)

Acadia National Park, Maine | Horribly crowded park with the most backwards transportation design in the national parks system. (17 photos - 2013)

Ahmeek Stamp Mill, Tamarack City Michigan | Industrial ruins. (7 photos - 2010)

Ahoskie NC

Ahoskie North Carolina | Old town with an interesting built environment. (10 photos - 2012)

Alabama Hills and Whitney Portal, California | Incredibly scenic and underdeveloped natural area. (22 photos - 2010-2014)

Albemarle North Carolina | Small textile manufacturing city with a well preserved downtown and a few surviving industrial structures. (25 photos - 2013)

Alder Montana | Not much to see in this remnant 1860s gold rush town. (1 photo - 2014)

Alton Illinois | Historic river port that has undergone several economic transformations. (9 photos - 2013)

Amador City CA

Amador City California | 1849 gold rush town. (5 photos - 2011)

Amboy California | Small remnant town and evaporation trenches on lake bed. (8 photos - 2013)

Ambridge PA

Ambridge Pennsylvania | Nice small city on the Ohio River. (1 photo - 2008)

Angels Camp CA

Angels Camp California | 1849 gold rush town. (5 photos - 2011)

Arches National Park, Utah | Hyper congested national park. (11 photos - 2013)

Ashland WI

Ashland Wisconsin | Historic iron ore port. (4 photos )

Huber Breaker, Ashley PA

Ashley-Huber Breaker Pennsylvania | Massive abandoned coal processing facility near Wilkes-Barre (15 photos - 2013)

Ashtabula OH

Ashtabula Ohio | Historic iron ore port. (3 photos - 2009)

Austin Nevada

Atchison, Kansas | Nice old town on the Missouri river with lots of 19th century homes and buildings. (8 photos - 2013)

Athens Asylum

Athens Asylum, Ohio | Former mental hospital being converted to University uses. (6 photos - 2013)

Athol

Athol, Massachusetts | Home of the imposing, paternalistic and still operating, 130 year old Starrett factory. (5 photos - 2013)

Atlanta

Atlanta Georgia | The Cabbagetown mill and neighborhood before gentrification/revival. (14 photos - 1991)

Austin Nevada

Austin Nevada | Small, old mining town on the "Loneliest Road". (8 photos - 2013)

Badin NC

Badin North Carolina | Small town built around an aluminum plant that has recently closed. (5 photos - 2013)

Ballarat CA

Ballarat California | Mojave ghost town. (3 photos - 2011)

Bannack

Bannack Montana | Very well executed ghost town/history park. (22 photos - 2014)

Basin

Basin Montana | Former mining town with the ruins of a smelter and two radon "health mines". (6 photos - 2014)

Bayhorse

Bayhorse Idaho | Ghost town that has recently become an Idaho State Park. (14 photos - 2014)

Bellaire OH

Bellaire Ohio | Nice post-industrial river town. (14 photos - 10/8/2006)

Bellemont NC

Bellemont North Carolina | Textile mill ruins. (19 photos - 2007 - 2013)

Bennington

Bennington Battle Monument, Vermont | A stone obelisk similar to and only slightly smaller than the Washington monument, tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood. (7 photos - 2013)

Bethlehem PA

Bethlehem Pennsylvania | Home of the sprawling and closed Bethlehem Steel Works. (34 photos - 2013)

Biddeford Maine

Biddeford Maine | Textile mill city with several empty/abandoned mills. (12 photos - 2013)

Bodie CA

Bodie California | State historic park. Ghost town. (5 photos - 2011)

Boggsville CO

Boggsville Colorado | Preserved 19th century townsite/ghost-town. (4 photos - 2013)

Bombay Beach, California | Small and strange community on the accidentally created Salton Sea. (3 photos - 2013)

Bonanza Idaho | Ghost town on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. (17 photos - 2014)

Bonne Terre, Missouri

Bonne Terre Missouri | Historic center of the SE Missouri lead mining district. (5 photos - 2013)

Boron Air Station, California | Post-apocalyptic, abandoned Air Force radar station and prison. (15 photos - 2014)

Braddock PA

Braddock Pennsylvania | Small steel manufacturing city with a complex past and present. (13 photos - 5/2/2010)

Brownsville PA

Brownsville Pennsylvania | Important historic commercial center in Southwest Pennsylvania with many empty, at-risk buildings. (8 photos - 2010)

Buffalo NY

Buffalo South Lakeshore/Union Ship Canal, New York | Formerly industrial waterfront. (10 photos - 2007-2013)

Buffalo NY

Buffalo Central Terminal, New York | Huge 1930 passenger rail terminal saved from abandonment in the 1990s and very slowly being restored. (14 photos - 2013)

Buffalo NY

Buffalo Creek Silos, New York | Mammoth abandoned grain silos. (15 photos - 2013)

Burke

Burke Idaho | Ghost town with a fascinating labor history and a massive, empty, silver mine complex. (13 photos - 2014)

Burlington NC

Burlington North Carolina | A former center of textile manufacturing (2 photos - 2010)

Bynum North Carolina | Former textile mill company town. The mill has been demolished and the town is being enveloped in suburbia. (17 photos - 2005)

Cahokia Mounds, Illinois | The site of the largest pre-European city in what is now the United States. (9 photos - 2013)

Cairo Illinois | A historic river city that has lost over 80 percent of it's population since 1920. (17 photos - 2013)

California City California | Grandiose real estate development that grew much more slowly than planned - abandoned hotel. (3 photos - 2013)

Calumet MI

Calumet Michigan | Commercial heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula copper mining district. (3 photos - 2007)

Camden Hills State Park Maine | Nice under-used campground and park on the Maine coast. (6 photos - 2013)

Campbell Ohio | Grounds of the former (demolished) Youngstown Sheet and Tube steel works. (5 photos - 2013)

Cannelton Indiana | Historic textile mill town on the Ohio River. (11 photos - 2013)

Canyon de Chelly Arizona | Puebloan ruins in a beautiful red rock canyon. (8 photos - 2013)

Canyonlands National Park, Utah | Beautiful, not too crowded canyons. (14 photos - 2013)

Carrizo Plain National Monument, California | Vast grassland and dry lake. (6 photos - 2013)

Cartago California | Small town on Owens Dry Lake with ruins of a soda plant. (5 photos - 2012)

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico | Largest concentration of pre-Columbian ruins in the United States. (37 photos - 2013)

Chester Pennsylvania | Historic city embedded in the South Philadelphia suburbs. Chester is rapidly loosing it's population and historic built environment. (1 photo - 2013)

Chernobyl Ukraine | Site of the world's worst nuclear power disaster. (40 photos - 2014)

Chicago Illinois | Stockyards, Pilsen and other locations in the early 90s. (17 photos - 1990 - 1993)

Chicopee Massachusetts | Industrial city with historic water powered mills. (12 photos - 2013)

Chinese Camp California | Semi-ghost town built by Chinese miners during the 1849 gold rush. (12 photos - 2011)

Cincinnati Ohio | Recently demolished Glencoe-Auburn Place, the Crisco factory and some warehouses. (12 photos - 2013)

Clifty Falls State Park Indiana | Pretty park with a resort inn and restaurant built a few hundred feet from the massive smoke stacks of a coal burning power plant. (8 photos - 2013)

Colonie - AI Tech Steel Mill, New York | Abandoned steel mill. (5 photos - 2013)

Columbia California | 1849 gold rush town, preserved as a "history park". (5 photos - 2014)

Colusa California | Old town with some nice old buildings. (2 photos - 2011)

Comet Montana | Ghost town - not currently being preserved or developed for tourism. (8 photos - 2014)

Confluence Tower, Hartford Illinois | Very large, expensive monument built by a very small town in the middle of nowhere. (5 photos - 2013)

Coolidge Kansas | Semi-ghost town on the western Kansas plains. (4 photos - 2013)

Coplay Cement Kilns Pennsylvania | Interesting industrial ruins. (6 photos - 2013)

Copper Harbor Michigan | Small community on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula with nearby ruins of a 19th century copper smelter. (4 photos - 2007 - 2010)

Coulterville California | Nice, underdeveloped gold rush town. (5 photos - 2014)

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho | 618 square miles of desolate, recent lava flows around a congested visitor center. ( 4 photos - 2014)

Crockett California | Beautifully preserved, turn of the century factory (sugar) town. (18 photos - 2011)

Custer Idaho | Small, preserved and interpreted ghost town. (9 photos - 2014)

Danville, Virginia | Dan River Mills, Schoolfield mill complex which is slowly being demolished. (21 photos - 2014)

Darwin, California | Small old mining town next to a large, closed, and gated mining operation. (7 photos - 2014)

Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah | Nice small park and some stuff about photographing lightning. (15 photos - 2013)

Death Valley National Park, California | Amazing 5,270 square mile park with alien landscapes and lots of empty space. (31 photos 2011-2014)

Desert Center, California | Mostly deserted highway services area. (4 photos - 2013)

Destin, Florida | Some pictures of hurricane damaged buildings taken a year or so after hurricane Ivan (7 photos - 2006)

Detroit Michigan | Heidelberg Project and some snapshots from around the city. (11 photos - 2010)

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, California | PG&E grounds around the power plant are a nice place to walk along the ocean. (2 photos - 2011)

Dixon Springs, Illinois | Nice state park on the site of a former mineral springs resort village. (3 photos - 2013)

Donner Party Memorial, California | Memorial to the Donner Party, who killed and ate their native guides and then each other after getting stuck in the mountains. (1 photo - 2013)

Duluth Minnesota | Port city on Lake Superior with some interesting solutions to de-industrialization and transportation problems. (8 photos - 2011)

Duquesne Pennsylvania | Dying former steel town on the Monongahela River. (3 photos - 2010)

Eagle Mountain California | Large almost completely abandoned mining town which is fenced off and guarded. (7 photos - 2013)

East Saint Louis Illinois | Profoundly dysfunctional urban wasteland. (4 photos - 2013)

Experimental Breeder Reactor 1, Idaho | A museum devoted to the world's first nuclear power plant. Two nuclear powered jet engine prototypes sit outside the museum next to the parking lot. (9 photos - 2014)

Eden North Carolina | Eden is the amalgamation of three former mill towns and home of the ruins of the Spray mill. (15 photos)

Edenton North Carolina | Abandoned dock and boat repair facility near Edenton. (9 photos - 2012)

El Centro California | Largest US city in the Imperial Valley. (5 photos - 2013)

Elk Grove Promenade, California | Partially built shopping center that has sat empty for the last 5 years. (8 photos - 2012)

Elkhorn Montana | 1880s-90s silver rush ghost town. (11 photos - 2014)

Ely Nevada | Mining town and center of commerce for eastern Nevada. (5 photos - 2013)

Endor Iron Furnace North Carolina | Ruins of an iron furnace built in 1862. (10 photos - 2009)

Ensley, Alabama | The ruins of the Tennessee Coal, Iron steel works. ( 17 photos - 1993)

Eureka Nevada | Well preserved mining town from 1870s-80s period on highway 50 (the loneliest road), in the center of Nevada. (5 photos - 2013)

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