Massachusetts Ghost Towns

Massachusetts 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, and abandoned buildings 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. And, Massachusetts ghost towns are great place to metal detect.

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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 the old towns.

Massachusetts Ghost Towns

Barnstable County

Cataumet, is located approximately 1 mile southwest of Pocasset.

Berkshire County

State Line, is located approximately 2 ½ miles southwest of Richmond.

Bristol County

Crystal Spring, is located approximately 1 ½ miles southwest of Assonet.

Essex County

Attitash, is located approximately 2 miles west of Amesbury.

West Gloucester, is located approximately 2 ½ miles west of Gloucester.

Franklin County

Elm Grove, is located approximately 3 miles north of Colrain.

Worcester County

Athol Center, is located approximately 1 mile southeast of Athol.

Fayville, is located approximately 2 miles east of Southborough.

And remember, these are just a few of the hundreds of other Massachusetts ghost towns. 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.

Additional Ghost Town Sites

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