Maine Ghost Towns

Maine 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 ghost towns exist.

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

And if you are interested in viewing a video trailer of my TV series

“Ghost Towns of the East” please visit here.

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

Aroostook County

Bradburys is located approximately 4 miles south of Fort Kent.

Canabas is located approximately 7 1/2 miles west of Van Buren.

Daggett is located approximately 3 miles west of Maple Grove.

Grand Isle is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Lille.

Roberts is located approximately 7 miles west of Fort Fairfield.

Walker is located approximately 4 1/2 miles southwest of Mapleton.

Cumberland County

Cousins Island is located approximately 3 miles southeast of Yarmouth.

Harmons is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Sebago Lake.

Intervale is located approximately 1 1/2 mile southeast of New Gloucester.

Hancock County

Bayside is located approximately 5 miles south of Ellsworth.

Center is located approximately 2 1/2 miles north of Southwest Harbor.

Saunders is located approximately 6 miles north of Ellsworth.

Knox County

Burkettville is located approximately 1 1/2 miles southwest of Appleton.

Lincoln County

Bunkerhill is located approximately 4 1/2 miles Winslows Mills.

Cedar Grove is located approximately 2 miles northwest of Dresden Mills.

Oxford County

Camp Caribou is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Pleasant Island.

Dickvale is located approximately 5 miles west of East Peru.

Snows Falls is located approximately 2 miles south of Trap Corner.

Penobscot County

Basin Mills is located approximately 1 mile northeast of Veazie.

Chamberlains is located approximately 3 miles southwest of Winn.

Damascus is located approximately 2 miles east of Etna.

Fishers is located approximately 2 miles east of Holden.

West Oldtown is located approximately 4 1/2 miles southwest of Alton.

Somerset County

Boston Ranch is located approximately 1 1/2 mile southeast of Holeb.

Holeb is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Jackman.

Spencer is located approximately 19 miles north of Bigelow.

Washington County

Baileyville is located approximately 3 1/2 miles east of Princeton.

Dorman is located approximately 3 miles east of Cherryfield.

York County

Clarks Mill is located approximately 2 miles south of Hollis Center.

South Acton is located approximately 2 miles south of Acton.

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. Available only as an instant download.

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