|Ghost Towns of Monroe County|
The United States is believed to have over 50,000 historical towns that have faded from existence and in some cases, memory and records. Often these were rural settlements created by pioneer families but include railroad boomtowns, agricultural hamlets, and roadside way stations. All, however, have a similar fate in that they were created by industrious citizens, boomed during flush times but faded away over the years.
Locating information on historical communities or “Ghost Towns” has intrigued historians, researchers, romantics and collectors for centuries so researcher Mike Flannigan graciously provided the below information on historical Monroe County Towns and their locations.
We would love to find additional information on the following Monroe County Ghost Towns so please contact Lisa if you have anything to contribute.
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