North Carolina Ghost Towns

North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina ghost towns.

Ashe County

Ashley, is located approximately 2 miles northwest of Lansing.Grayson, is located approximately 3 miles south of Glenn.

Cherokee County

Brady, is located approximately 15 miles north of Murphy.Rhodo, is located approximately 2 miles west of Topton.

Davie County

Felix, is located approximately 5 1/2 miles west of Farmington.

Granville County

Buchanan, is located approximately 5 miles southwest of Virgilina.Whetstone, is located approximately 6 miles northwest of Lewis.

Halifax County

Buckspring, is located approximately 1 1/2 miles north of Brinkkleyville.

Nash County

Dukes, is located approximately 5 miles north of Nashville.Oakland, is located approximately 8 miles southeast of Stony Creek.

Pitt County

Congleton, is located approximately 3 miles east of Stokes.Whichard, is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Stokes.

Sampson County

Blackmans Mills, is located approximately 2 miles west of Newton Grove.Waycross, is located approximately 6 miles north of Delway.

Washington County

Hoke, is located approximately 4 miles south of Hinson.

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.