These 6 Abandoned Places In Atlanta Are Absolutely Haunting
By Marisa Roman|Updated on September 20, 2023(Originally published September 01, 2022)
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
Everyone loves a good scare every now and again, right? If so, then you’re in for a treat. Although these abandoned places in Atlanta can’t all necessarily be explored in person, the story behind these places just might give you goosebumps. Oftentimes, there is something magical about a place that becomes abandoned – the remaining ruins, the rich history, the building cohabiting with nature. All of it. Take a look at these staples of abandoned Georgia and enjoy their odd and fascinating lure:
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What are some fascinating abandoned places in Georgia?
There are plenty of awesome abandoned places in Georgia to admire, whether you’re able to access them or not (we strongly suggest admiring from afar – please do not trespass). One of the most fascinating abandoned places in Georgia is the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, in Lithia Springs; originally built in the mid-1800s and abandoned in the late 1800s, the mill is a fascinating place to visit or read about (and even better for photographers).
Where are some truly creepy destinations in Atlanta?
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, which was the site of a very important Civil War battle and, to this day, is still said to be plagued by the lost souls of the men and boys who didn’t survive the skirmish.
Oakland Cemetery, which is the largest (and oldest) cemetery in the city; full-body apparitions of Confederate soldiers have been spotted roaming around the cemetery, and strange lights and sounds are frequently reported, too.
Can I explore abandoned buildings in Atlanta?
Yes and no. On one hand, exploring these properties – including abandoned places in Atlanta and just about everywhere – is considered trespassing and may be prosecuted.
The most ethical way to indulge in urban exploration in Georgia is by seeking the permission of land or building owners whenever possible.
Remember to release them from liability: by trouncing around abandoned structures, you take the risk of being injured, and surely the owners of these places will want to be protected in the event this happens.
So, with permission? Yes. Without? Better skip it.