Connecticut Ghost Towns

Connecticut ghost towns exist as empty holes in the ground. Nothing remains of the home our town except a stone cellar. Sometimes you can see old, broken bottles, or bits of pottery shards, the only reminders that once upon a time, there was a family, or a town that had lived there.


If you love American history, you and your family can search out these old home sites. It’s an exciting adventure that will give you the opportunity to understand how difficult it was for those first pioneers to live under harsh conditions.

Do you enjoy metal detecting? If so, 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.

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How to locate these old eastern towns is completely explained throughout my website. You can begin your search for Connecticut ghost towns by visiting my homepage here.

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Here is a list of some of those gone but not forgotten towns. Have fun, and good luck in your trip back in time.

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.

And remember, these are just a few of the hundreds of other ghost towns in this State. You can discover many more in your drives, or hikes by paying attention to the signs of a nearby old town. Those signs, and how to look for them I have wrote about 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.

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