The Abandoned Ghost Town

Sunday, August 23, 2015
We came across the hidden town when we went for a  hiked at the Little River trail, we've seen the remnants of the Elkmont “Ghost Town".  Interesting to see numerous abandoned cabins that some of which was originally constructed more than 100 years ago. I have to say that even in daylight, this place was pretty spooky all the cabins are marked with No Trespassing . I poked my camera by the window and took some picture. And see if I can catch any orbs or evidence of haunting, but no luck there.

The history of this hidden town Elkmont. Between 1910's and 30's, a community of cottages was built close to where the old logging town once thrived. Before the development high elevation mountain resorts like Elkmont were a popular way to escape the summer heat. When the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was formed, some landowners in Elkmont fought to keep their cottages. As late as the 1990's, people still visited family homes in Elkmont.

Today, the national park recognizes the resort community at Elkmont as an important part of the regions history. Many of the historic structures are in the process of being preserved for future generations to enjoy.

The remnants of the Elkmont “ghost town"
Elkmont is located in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  From Gatlinburg, TN. take Newfound Gap Rd. south into the park.  Turn right at Sugerlands Visitors Center onto Little River Rd. Go about 4 ½ miles to the Elkmont entrance and turn left.  Proceed to the trailheads.


This row of deserted cabins and houses are the more modern remains of the tourist town.

One of the many cabins deserted in the area


Another deserted cabin 
Gorgeous deserted home demonstrates the level of society that once had  in Elkmont.


9 comments:

  1. yikes!!! it is indeed creepy...who knows there might be some kind of supernatural who lives there too...

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  2. Oh! Looks very similar to the place where they shot the first Hunger Games movie. I love looking at abandoned places, there's so much history.

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  3. I'm not as brave as you, so if I were in your shoes, I'd skip this ghost town. Lol!

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  4. From the title itself makes me want to check out the place myself yet scare cause you might experience supernatural along the way.

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  5. Oh am geeee! Ghost town, indeed. What a pitty as all the cabins and its surroundings are so beautiful! Hope it won't be a ghost for very long.

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  6. Only for the brave.. I like to see this town..

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  7. I would probably be like you, peering into those windows curious to see orbs inside, haha!! I believe I saw this ghost town before featured in one of the PBS shows, like your pictures, it is so fascinating to see how kept they are despite having been abandoned.

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  8. It looks eerie but still beautiful town to explore. I LOVED the wooden style.

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  9. Wow, parang ghost town nga sis. Love the place though.

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