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These 5 Ghost Towns In Missouri Are Nothing Like They Used To Be

According to Wikipedia, “A ghost town is an abandoned village, town or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities, towns, and neighborhoods which are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past; for example those affected by high levels of unemployment and dereliction.” The following creepy ghost towns in Missouri all fit that definition.

Whether completely abandoned or still inhabited, these towns demonstrate a unique history that should be treasured and preserved. Have you lived in, been to, or currently reside in any of these towns? Share your comments below.

Stephanie Butler
A native Midwesterner with a love for family, friends, and learning new things. In second-stage of career life, this former college instructor enjoys contributing to OIYS, blogging, reading, and spending time with her kids.