Most People Have Long Forgotten About This Vacant Ghost Town In Rural Nebraska
An untold number of towns have come and gone over the course of Nebraska’s history for a variety of reasons. Some of them linger in some way, while others have all but disappeared in every way but in memories. The little village of Brocksburg in Keya Paha County no longer appears on maps, and most people won’t remember it…but it’s left little reminders of its existence on the land.
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Most people seem to have forgotten that Brocksburg ever existed. Folks who grew up in this area have fond memories of this tiny, peaceful town. And eventually, those fond memories will be all that’s left of Brocksburg.
There are plenty of fascinating ghost town stories in Nebraska. For one of the creepiest, check out this story from the archives.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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