Louisiana Ghost Towns

Louisiana ghost towns exist as either abandoned buildings, or simply a hole in the ground. The hole is the cellar that a house once rested on. There may be one or more of these cellar holes in the area. In what was once and old town. Searching for the old settlements is both fun and rewarding.

Learning American history by searching for these areas is a great way for you and your family to explore the outdoors. If you’re lucky, you may find old relics that were left behind, lying on the ground.

And, if you enjoy metal detecting, or perhaps you’re interested in joining the exciting hobby, 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 Louisiana ghost towns exist.

Eastern ghost town cellar hole.

Louisiana Ghost Towns List

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


Acadia Parish

Coe located approximately 7 miles west of Church Point.

Bossier Parish

Emma, located 5 miles north of Ivan.

Caddo Parish

Uni, located on the railroad 2 miles north of Dixie.

Claiborne Parish

Camp, located on railroad, 5 miles northwest of Homer.

De Soto Parish

Carmel, approximately 8 miles northeast of Mansfield.

Evangeline Parish

Reda located 2 ½ miles north of Beaver.

Grant Parish

Hargis, located approximately 2 miles southeast of Verda.

Iberia Parish

Poufett, located on railroad 5 miles east of Jefferson Island

Livingston Parish

Oakfield, located 9 miles northwest of Livingston.

St. Helena Parish

Mayer, located 5 miles north of Montpelier.

Reference: Thomas P. Terry, "United State Treasure Atlas, 1978 - 1987"

Robert F. Marx, "Buried Treasure of the U.S."

Metal Detectors

America’s western ghost towns.

Locating Louisiana ghost towns is an exciting adventure.

Buried Treasure Books

Gone But Not Forgotten

The ghost towns listed on this page are just a few of the hundreds of ghost towns in this State. You can discover many on your own as you drive, or hike, by paying attention to the signs that an old town is close by. Those signs, and how to look for them are described in detail in my digital eBook:

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

In this book, you’ll learn how to locate the eastern ghost towns by recognizing certain signs. In this book you will also read about a real ghost town, mini cache, found by my metal detecting and good friend John.

This is an eBook. Available only in digital form as an instant download.

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