Ghost Town Hidden in the Great Smoky Mountains

The National Park Service established the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934. But the areas rich history and culture was brewing in these hills long before that. Deep in the Smoky Mountains there are still many reminders of that past. Inside of the the Smoky Mountain National Park sits the Elkmont Ghost Town, which contains the remains of a logging community dating back to the mid 1800's. The area was used for logging, and tourism until the mid 1920's when the logging industry in the area dwindled. Over the years there ended up being over 70 buildings that were left with no one to maintain them, and they began to deteriorate, becoming what is known now as Elkmont Ghost Town. After many years the national park service made the decision to demolish all but 19 of the buildings, those buildings have been preserved for the public to view.

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