One of America’s 10 Creepiest ‘Ghost Towns’ Is in New Jersey

The ghost towns are shuttered, eerie and abandoned. And yet there's something so fascinating about them people from all over the world are drawn to these relics.

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Batsto Village, New Jersey: Founded in 1766
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Bodie, California: Established in 1859
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Virginia City, Montana: Gold mining town established in 1863
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Garnet, Montana: Most of the town was lost to fire in 1912
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Sue/Flickr
Centralia, Pennsylvania: Coal mining town in the late 1800s -- five people actually still live there, Thrillist says.
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Rhyolite, Nevada: Founded in 1904, deserted by 1916
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Cahawba, Alabama: Most buildings demolished by the early 1900s
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Ashcroft, Colorado: Ghost town since 1939
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Jeffrey Beall/Flickr
St. Elmo, Colorado: Founded in 1880
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Kennecott, Alaska: Copper seekers were lured to this far away spot in the early 1900s, Thrillist says.
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