7 Ghost Towns in Tennessee


Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary

Once a maximum-security prison, this ghost town in Tennessee is now a popular tourist attraction, known for its eerie and abandoned structures.


Once a thriving logging town in the Great Smoky Mountains, Elkmont now stands as a ghost town with preserved cottages and remnants of its past.


Abandoned after the decline of the copper industry, Copperhill is a ghost town that straddles the Tennessee-Georgia state line, with dilapidated buildings and a haunting atmosphere.

Chilhowee Mountain

Once a bustling resort community, Chilhowee Mountain now lies abandoned, with crumbling structures and a mysterious ambiance.

Tennessee Mining Company

This ghost town in southeastern Tennessee was a mining operation.

Roaring Fork

Once a thriving community with schools, churches, and homes, Roaring Fork is now an abandoned ghost town within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Founded in the early 1800s, Bethel was a small farming community that eventually declined and became a ghost town, leaving behind remnants of its past.

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