7 Real Life American Ghost Towns

Mysterious. Desolate. Deserted.

These terms come to mind when you think about places that have been abandoned. Why are they no longer inhabited by people, and why have they become so desolate?

Let’s take a brief look at North America’s 7 neatest abandoned locations.

Texola-OklahomaSteve Lagreca / Shutterstock

Texola, Oklahoma

This small town in Beckham County, Oklahoma was once a prospering municipality in the early 1900s, at least by small city standards. At the peak of its growth in the 1920s, the arrival of a dust bowl and distant highway constructions may have been contributing factors to the city’s decline. Figures suggest that about 30 people technically still live in Texola, though its cemetery is certainly grave and its local bars devoid of clientele.