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The Truly Grim Reality Of 9 Deserted Ghost Towns In Arkansas

There’s more to consider in ghost towns than actual ghosts. Each ghost town holds a sad history, a history of a collection of happy homes abandoned, general stores emptied and left to the elements, places of worship left to decay. This article won’t claim any of the ghost towns are “creepy” or “haunting.” Instead, it focuses on the grim realities of the business decisions, political decisions, exhaustion of natural resources, and natural disasters that laid waste to nine of Arkansas’s communities.

To learn the history of more Arkansas towns, click here. You’ll find more abandoned towns on this road trip.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.