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Connecticut Ghost Towns

Connecticut ghost towns do exist. Searching for them is both fun and rewarding.

If you find one, you won’t see an old, dilapidated, building like the ghost town buildings in the western states. But what you will see is a hole in the ground lined with stones. This hole is the cellar hole that a house once rested on. There may be one or more of these cellar holes in an area.

Locating an eastern ghost town

Learning American history by searching for these areas is a great way for you and your family to explore the outdoors. You can find old relics that may be still lying on the ground. And if you enjoy metal detecting, then searching for these lost old towns will give you the opportunity to find some exciting relics from the past. This page explains where some of the Connecticut ghost towns exist.

If you do not own a metal detector, and you are thinking of purchasing one, then visit my page here.

You may also be interested Americas western ghost towns.

Here is a list of some of those gone but not forgotten towns. Have fun, and good luck in your search for Connecticut ghost towns.

Fairfield County

Balls Pond, is located approximately 3 miles southwest of New Fairfield.


High Ridge, is located approximately 3 miles northwest of New Caanan.


Hartford County

Burlington Station, is located approximately 2 ½ miles northwest of Unionville.

Farmington Station, is located approximately 2 miles south of Farmington.


Litchfield County

Chapinville, is located approximately 1 ½ miles northeast of Salisbury.

Ellsworth, is located approximately 3 miles west of Cornwall Bridge.

Lime Rock Station, is located approximately 1 mile south of Falls Village.

Middlesex County

Duncan, is located approximately 1 mile north of Killingsworth.

New Haven County

East Summit, is located approximately 2 miles northwest of Prospect.

Sandy Hook Station, is located approximately 1 ½ miles northeast of Sandy Hook.

New London County

Ashwillet, is located approximately 3 miles southeast of Preston City.

Gardner Lake, is located approximately 3 miles northeast of Salem.

Windham County

Ekonk, is located approximately 2 miles south of Sterling Hill.

Locating Connecticut ghost towns is possible. More information is available here.

The ghost towns listed on this page are just a few of the hundreds of other ghost towns in this State. You can discover many more as you drive, or hike, by paying attention to the signs of a nearby old town. Those signs, and how to look for them are described in detail in my report,

"Gone But Not Forgotten, Ghost Towns of the Eastern States."

In this ebook, learn how to locate the eastern ghost towns by recognizing certain signs. And if you enjoy metal detecting, read about a real ghost town mini cache my partner John located.

This is an Ebook. Available only as an instant download.

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