Encyclopedia Of Forlorn Places

Recently Added Entries:

I've added a page for the maps I've been working on here. There are two new population change maps and more to come. | Added - 02/28/2017

A Map of Notable Post-industrial and Other Anachronistic Places | Added - 02/12/2017

The Hotel Adler Spa and Resort Sharon Springs New York | After a long break from working on this website I'm going to start adding places again(slowly). I'm starting with some photos of The Hotel Alder in Sharon Springs recently taken by J.L.Drew. (16 photos 2016) Added - 06/26/2016

Kellogg Idaho | A center of the Coeur d'Alene mining district. (7 photos 2014) Added - 12/20/2014

Roanoke Rapids North Carolina | Small textile manufacturing city recovering from the closure of textile mills. (14 photos - 2011 - 2014) Updated - 10/30/2014

Weldon

Weldon North Carolina | 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) Added - 10/28/2014

Garnet

Garnet Montana | Well preserved 1890s ghost town. (9 photos - 2014) Added - 10/24/2014

Hoquiam

Hoquiam Washington | Early 1900s lumber boomtown which has experienced a slow, steady decline since the 1930s. (6 photos - 2014) Added - 10/22/2014

Aberdeen Washington | Early 1900s lumber boomtown. Has stabilized after declining for much of the late 1900s. (11 photos - 2014) Added - 10/22/2014

Mackay Mine Hill

Mackay Mine Hill, Idaho | Touring route on dirt roads through an abandoned mining district above the town of Mackay. Includes White Knob townsite. (34 photos - 2014) Added - 9/13/2014

Basin

Basin Montana | Former mining town with the ruins of a smelter and two radon "health mines". (6 photos - 2014) Added - 9/4/2014

Bayhorse

Bayhorse Idaho | Ghost town that has recently become an Idaho State Park. (14 photos - 2014) Added - 9/4/2014

yreka

Yreka, California | Nicely preserved gold rush town. (13 photos - 2014) Added - 9/3/2014

Bannack

Bannack Montana | Very well executed ghost town/history park. (22 photos - 2014) Added - 9/2/2014

Govan

Govan Washington | Beautiful abandoned school on the site of a former village. (4 photos - 2014) Added - 9/2/2014

Danville, Virginia | Dan River Mills, Schoolfield mill complex - which is slowly being demolished. (21 photos - 2014) Added with photos by Damon Lapas - 9/1/2014

Yankee Fork Dredge

Yankee Fork Dredge, Idaho | A 988 ton piece of mining equipment that was abandoned on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. It has been restored and is currently maintained. (8 photos - 2014) Added - 9/1/2014

Bonanza Idaho | Ghost town on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. (17 photos - 2014) Added - 9/1/2014

Elkhorn Montana | 1880s-90s silver rush ghost town. (11 photos - 2014) Added - 9/1/2014

Burke

Burke Idaho | Ghost town with a fascinating labor history and a massive, empty, silver mine complex. (13 photos - 2014) Added - 8/31/2014

Wallace Idaho | The commercial heart of the Coeur d'Alene mining district. (7 photos - 2014) Added - 8/31/2014

Granite Montana

Granite (Ghost Town) Montana | Ghost Town and extensive remains of a large mine, mill and tramway. (29 photos - 2014) Added - 8/30/2014

Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, Washington | A nuclear power plant construction project that was halted in 1983 when it was 76% complete. The plant was never operational. The site is now a business park. (9 photos - 2014) Added - 8/30/2014

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) Added - 8/29/2014

Comet Montana | Ghost town - not currently being preserved or developed for tourism. (8 photos - 2014) Added - 8/29/2014

Windber Pennsylvania: Here I try to clear up some nonsense about an alleged "apocalyptic train graveyard" In North Carolina. Crappy journalism by the Daily Mail UK led to a click-bait/ruin-porn type article going viral. Almost nothing in the widely republished article is true. 7/30/2014

Milton

Photographing the Milky Way | Where I try to share what I know about taking photos of the Milky Way and night sky. (10 photos - 2014) Added - 7/25/2014

mebane

Mebane North Carolina | Abandoned White Furniture Company factory. (26 photos - 2014) Added, with a bunch of recent photos from Damon Lapas. 7/24/2014

Bellemont NC

Bellemont North Carolina | Textile mill ruins. (19 photos - 2007 - 2013) Updated with a new photos from Damon Lapas in 2013. - 7/24/2014

Franklinville

Franklinville North Carolina | Small textile mill town with a ruined mill. (1 photo - 2006) Updated with a bunch of new photos of the mill taken Damon Lapas during a recent visit. - 7/24/2014

Monrovia Liberia | The Ducor Hotel, abandoned after the 1989 civil war. (26 photos - 2013) Added - 7/7/2014

Pripyat Ukraine | Town that was abandoned after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. (40 photos - 2014) Added - 7/6/2014

Chernobyl Ukraine | Site of the world's worst nuclear power disaster. (40 photos - 2014) Added - 7/6/2014

Photographing Lightning, Utah | Where I try to share what I've learned about photographing lightning. (14 photos - 2013) Added - 6/6/2014

Alabama Hills and Whitney Portal, California | Incredibly scenic and underdeveloped natural area. (22 photos - 2010-2014) Added - 6/2/2014

>Older entries