Ghost Towns of Route 66


What have they done to the old home place? 
  Why did they tear her down? 
  And why did I leave the plow in the field, 
  And look for a job in town?


Ghost Towns – Westbound Route 66

Funks Grove Antiques

This building once served as a grocery store and gas station in Funk’s Grove. Later it was utilized as Antique Store. It too is closed today, by Kathy Alexander.


Funks Grove – Home of Maple Sirup


Ill-Fated Times Beach

Rosati – Little Italy in Central Missouri

Route 66 Ghost Stretch in Southwest Missouri

Halltown – Where Yesterday Meets Today

Paris Springs Junction – Revival on the Mother Road

Spencer – Quiet Now

Heatonville to Plew

Avilla – Capitol 66 Ghost Town

Red Oak II – A Stroll Through the Past


Off the Path:  Shamrock – Oil Boom & Bust

Warwick Has Seen Better Days

Foss – Doomed From the Beginning

Texola – Gateway to Oklahoma

Glenrio Little Juarez Cafe

The Little Juarez Cafe was once a Valentine Diner in Glenrio. Photo by Kathy Alexander.


Lela – Drained by Shamrock

Alanreed – Gone Are the Glory Days

Conway – Home of the Bug Ranch

Jericho Gap – Stuck in the Mud

Glenrio – A Route 66 Casualty

New Mexico

Endee to San Jon  – Another Ghostly Stretch

Ghosts Beyond Tucumcari, New Mexico

Ghost Town of Montoya

Ghost Town of Newkirk

Ghost Town of Cuervo

Indian Country Ghost Towns

Budville Trading Company

The old Budville Trading Company Sign on Route 66 in Budville, New Mexico. Photo by Dave Alexander.




San Fidel

McKinley County Ghosts






Two Guns Ruins

Building ruins at Two Guns near Canyon Diablo, by Dave Alexander.


Canyon Diablo – Meaner Than Tombstone

Two Guns – Death By Highway

Peach Springs – Home of the Hualapai Indians

Truxton – A New Ghost Town

Valentine – A Broken Heart in the Mohave

Hackberry – A Silver Mining Maven

Off the Path  Chloride – Preserving the Past for the Future

Off the Path  Ghosts of the Cerbat Mountain Range

Goldroad, Arizona – Gone …. For Now

Oatman – A Living Ghost Town


Amboy - Roy's Cafe

Roy’s Cafe in Amboy, CA. Photo by Dave Alexander.

Ghost Town Stretch Across the Mojave Desert

Off the Path Calico – Revived From A Desert Grave

Off the Path  Belleville – Waiting for the Mother Lode

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© Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated September 2019.

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