About Ghost Towns

Dilapidated wood plank building on a road side in an open prairie. Storm clouds in the sky.
Storm clouds gather behind an old building in the ghost town of Kent in Sherman County. Get a high resolution copy of this image from the Oregon Scenic Images Collection​.
In many ways, ghost towns are in the eye of the beholder. They can be difficult to define. And, they can be more of an idea or a feeling than a discrete set of characteristics. That being said, here are some general thoughts on Oregon ghost towns.

What is a Ghost Town?

Ghost Town Hunting

Boomtown and Bust