Encyclopedia Of Forlorn Places

Places in North Carolina

Ahoskie NC

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

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

Badin NC

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

Bellemont NC

Bellemont | Textile mill ruins. (4 photos - 2007)

Burlington NC

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

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

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

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

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

Franklinville

Franklinville | Small textile mill town with a ruined mill. (21 photos - 2006 - 2013)

Great Dismal Swamp

Great Dismal Swamp/Merchants Millpond | Automobile and trail access to beautiful, mature cypress swamp. (9 photos - 2012)

Haw River, NC

Haw River North Carolina | Textile mill town with closed mill. (5 photos - 4/25/2007)

Littleton North Carolina | Small town with an interesting commercial district. Home of Littleton College for Women from 1882 until it burned in 1919. (4 photos - 2011)

Marshall

Marshall | A small town with a densely built historic commercial district and an old yarn mill that is successfully reinventing itself as an artist's community. (10 photos - 2014)

mebane

Mebane | Abandoned White Furniture Company factory. (26 photos - 2014)

Plymouth | Nice, small, historic town on the Roanoke River. (12 photos - 2007-2012)

Roanoke Rapids | Small textile manufacturing city recovering from the closure of textile mills. (14 photos - 2011 - 2014)

Robersonville | Nice small town with an almost unmodified early 20th century commercial district. (4 photos - 2013)

Rockingham | Several closed textile mills including one incredible 19th century mill ruin. (37 photos - 2013)

Rocky Mount | Site of the first textile mill in North Carolina and home to several other (now closed) mills. (21 photos - 2013)

Sanford | Small early 20th century industrial city with ruins of a small cotton mill. (7 photos - 2008)

Soul City | Planned, late 1960s, rural, black, utopian community that failed to develop. (2 photos - 2010)

Swepsonville | Site of a large textile mill ruins that has been mostly - but not entirely demolished. (16 photos - 1/8/2006 -2/14/2010)

Vollis Simpson's Whirligigs | Extraordinary sculpture park built by Vollis Simpson in rural North Carolina. (15 photos - 2007)

Washington | Well preserved turn of the century shopping district and nice water front park. (7 photos - 2007 - 2008)

Weldon

Weldon | Lower terminus of the 1823 Roanoke Canal which is being redeveloped as a walking path. Weldon has two preserved, historic mills and a nicely preserved turn-of-the-century downtown. (21 photos - 2014)

Williamston | Small historic city on the Roanoke river. (8 photos 2010 - 2012)