Visit These 7 Creepy Ghost Towns In Tennessee At Your Own Risk
By Meghan Kraft|Updated on October 10, 2023(Originally published June 20, 2015)
Meghan Kraft loves to travel the world, but she makes her home right here in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a degree in English, and has worked in the digital marketing realm with companies such as Apartments.com, USA Today and HarperCollins Publishing.
There’s something insanely fascinating about a ghost town. Who lived there, once upon a time? Why did they leave? When did they leave? Adventurers and storytellers alike find themselves thumbing through old maps and that crumpled atlas in the basement to find places that were once, long ago, fascinating. Technically, these ghost towns in Tennessee are still fascinating, just in a completely different way.
Whenever I visit a new place, I always check to see if there are any ghost towns near me. Yes, it’s weird. But these old towns have such a history to them, and even with Mother Nature slowly reclaiming them, they’re mesmerizing.
Now is probably a good time to remind everyone about trespassing. If a sign says “keep out,” respect it! Many of these places are dangerous to visit, and you never know when a structure will collapse. You wouldn’t want your abandoned adventure to end up with you getting hurt or thrown in jail.