Plan A Halloween Road Trip To These Kentucky Ghost Towns (VIDEO)
Ghost Towns in Kentucky are a real thing! There are so many and one is in driving distance of the Tri-State.
I discovered that most of the Ghost Towns were originally coal mining towns. The coal mines brought an abundance of jobs to Kentucky but when they declined they left behind closed businesses and empty homes in what were once flourishing communities.
I was really surprised to find out that one of those coal mining towns rests just a short drive from us in Muhlenberg County. Located 10 and a half miles north-east of Greenville it what was formerly called Stom's Landing. Paradise was once a trading post on the Green River torn down in 1967 by the Tennessee Valley Authority because of several health concerns from a nearby coal-burning electric plant, Paradise Fossil Plant. Singer/Song Writer, John Prine, even wrote a song about Paradise, Kentucky.
If you want to check out some of the other Ghost Towns in Kentucky find their stories here.
List of Ghost Towns according to Wikipedia
Burgess Railroad Station
One of the towns named is Elsewhere, Kentucky here's the spooky story that goes along with it.