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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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