This Abandoned West Virginia Ghost Town Was Once The Highest, Coldest Town In The East

Ghost towns are fascinating places. Once teeming with life, they now lie abandoned and forgotten by a world that has moved callously on without them. Such is the story of many an overgrown West Virginia settlement, including the long-abandoned town of Spruce, West Virginia, whose ruins are perched high in a mountain meadow in Pocahontas County.

Have you ever visited Spruce, West Virginia? Did you hike in from the Snowshoe Resort area or ride through on the train?

If you are as fascinated by West Virginia’s abandoned ghost towns as we are, here’s the long-forgotten story of another, this one on the steep slopes of the New River Gorge: Royal, West Virginia.

Address: Spruce, WV 26264, USA