These 10 Abandoned Places in Kentucky Will Leave You Disturbed And In Awe
By Kelly Berger|Updated on September 21, 2023(Originally published September 03, 2022)
Kelly is the Kentucky state writer for OIYS, a freelance writer & PR mastermind. Obsessed with concerts and music, you can always catch her at the latest gig supporting the scene getting excited about the next big thing.
Unfortunately, not every house or business can be successful and some are often left abandoned. Nature takes its course, making for interesting landscapes and structures that still surprisingly remain in place today. Here’s a collection of some eerie and unsettling abandoned places in Kentucky that will leave you a little bit spooked and also scratch that itch to explore the unknown … if you dare!
Old age, weather, and decay may have the best of these places and they may seem like more of an eyesore than something to boast about. But we explorers like to encounter all sorts of unique places with lots of stories and history. Which of these creepy abandoned places in Kentucky will you be hitting up first?
If you really enjoy exploring abandoned places near you, especially ones that are potentially haunted, you’ll love this Kentucky haunted places road trip we put together for you. Rent an RV from RVShare and go in style!
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Are there any ghost towns in Kentucky?
You bet your goosebumps there are ghost towns in Kentucky! Here are a few abandoned or maybe even haunted towns to check out in KY:
Ghost towns are the ultimate abandoned places, aren't they? And yes, there is a real-life, honest-to-goodness ghost town in Kentucky! Here's the story: the mining boom was not limited to the American West; Kentucky has a long and interesting prospecting history all its own. Get a dose of this unexplored history in Blue Heron, Kentucky, an abandoned mining community along the Big South Fork River. The mine, which operated from 1937 until 1962, features historically accurate replicas of those originally found on-site. There is an audio tour here that takes visitors through an aural adventure of the Blue Heron's mining camp, making this ghost town a popular day trip destination for history buffs. For a truly bucket-list-worthy experience, hop aboard the Big South Fork Blue Heron Ghost Train to visit the town's abandoned camp and hear tales about its storied history.