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You’d Never Know These 7 Ghost Towns Are Hiding In Arizona’s Most Populated County

Ghost towns and Arizona go together like chips and salsa; it’s a natural combination that makes each a little better. Since our state is home to literally hundreds of ghost towns, we decided to feature a few that you can find in our most populous and most urban county. Maricopa County has at least a dozen abandoned towns so here are a few that once thrived in the Sonoran desert and (with the exception of number two) you can still spot the remains of the communities that once lived in these places.

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Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at