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What is meant by "Ghost Town"?

Sadly, many of the towns that our ancestors resided in and many times were the founders of-- are no longer there. They are, perhaps, just a lonely barn or store; sometimes just an old sign marking what once was a major "going concern". But it could be that group of old buildings down the road. You know, the ones overgrown with weeds and bushes..It could also be the site of just a few old broken houses or maybe an old long abandoned church or store..

There are six classes of "Ghost Towns", but we are mainly concerned with the first four.
A...Scattered rubble or site where nature has reclaimed the land.
B...Roofless buildings or partially demolished buildings.
C...Boarded up or abandoned buildings, no population.
D...A community with many abandoned buildings and a small population of residents.
E...Historic community or town, functional, but much smaller than in its boom years.
F...A restored town, state park, or replica of an old town, community or fort.

"If you have any information about any ghost town in Tennessee, please let me know!"

Most Counties are currently available.
Please contact Tennessee Ghost Towns to adopt your County!
Anderson Bedford Benton Bledsoe Blount

Carter Cheathem Chester
Claiborne Clay Cocke Coffee Crockett
Cumberland Davidson Decatur Dekalb Dickson
Dyer Fayette Fentress Franklin Gibson
Giles Grainger Greene Grundy Hamblen
Hamilton Hancock Hardeman Hardin Haywood
Henderson Henry Hickson Houston Humphreys
Jackson Jefferson Johnson Knox Lake
Lauderdale Lawrence Lewis Lincoln Loudon
Macon Madison Marion Marshall Maury
McMinn McNairy Meigs Monroe Montgomery
Moore Morgan Obion Overton Perry
Pickett Polk Putnam Rhea Roane
Robertson Rutherford Scott Sequatchie Sevier
Shelby Smith Stewart Sullivan Sumner
Tipton Trousdale Unicoi Union Van Buren
Warren Washington Wayne Weakley White
Williamson Wilson      

Debbie Jennings

State Coordinator

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