Minnesota Ghost Towns

Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota ghost towns.

Aitkin County

Arthyde is located approximately 7 miles west of Denham.

Ball Bluff is located approximately 12 miles south of Warba.

Waukenabo is located approximately 7 miles northwest of Palisade.

Becker County

Cormorant is located approximately 6 miles north of Dunville.

Evergreen is located approximately 19 miles west of Menahga.

Beltram County

Debs is located approximately 14 miles east of Clearbrook.

Hines is located approximately 4 ½ miles southwest of Blackduck.

Rosby is located approximately 6 miles southeast of Bemidji.

Benton County

Granite Ledge is located approximately 7 miles northeast of Gilman.

Silver Corners is located approximately 9 miles south of Buckman.

Cass County

Brevik is located approximately 20 miles west of Remer.

Inguadona is located approximately 12 miles southwest of Remer

Clay County

Averill is located approximately 6 ½ miles north of Glyndon.

Rustad is located approximately 7 miles north of Comstock.

Clearwater County

Berner is located approximately 8 miles northeast of Gonvick.

Ebro is located approximately 7 miles west of Bagley.

Douglas County

Belle River is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Osakis.

Spruce Center is located approximately 8 miles southeast of Parkers Prairie.

Kandiyohi County

Priam is located approximately 5 miles south of Willmar.

Meeker County

Rosendale is located approximately 8 miles south of Grove City.

Wright County

Albright is located approximately 5 ½ miles northeast of Cokato.

French Lake is located approximately 6 miles east of Kingston.

Stockholm is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Cokato.

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. Search for more Minnesota ghost towns by using this report.

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