There’s A Ghost Town Hidden In The Woods At West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River

West Virginia is dotted with remnants of days gone by. Nearly everywhere you look, you can find crumbling, abandoned houses; empty, echoing factories; and even neglected, overgrown graveyards. In many cases, “No Trespassing” is posted and enforced. But not infrequently, you’ll stumble across an old ruin that you are allowed to explore, and you’ll have the opportunity to imagine what life might have been like for the people who lived and worked there.

The National Park Service has provided an excellent history of the area and directions for reaching Nuttallburg by car or by foot here. As noted by the NPS, be careful on the trip into and out of this area as roads are narrow and potentially rough.

Has Nuttallburg caught your fancy? Perhaps you might also be interested in another of the many remote, abandoned coal communities along the New River that can be found on nearby Red Ash Island.

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Address: Nuttallburg, WV 25840, USA