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  1. #1

    Jun 2007
    THE EMPIRE STATE
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    List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    Anyone know any good links to Ghost towns in ny.state?
    I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realized that I had dug my own grave.
    Author: Sir John Denham

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2006
    upstate N.Y.
    Fisher cz-20/minelab explorer xs
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    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnEarthed72
    Anyone know any good links to Ghost towns in ny.state?
    I Know of a bad one. I've found that most anywere could be classified as a "ghost town" Every town at one time had factorys and such.Your best bet would to find some old maps of your area.I have an 1868 atlas of otsego county NY that shows houses and who owned them etc. Cheak and see if there is one for your county as there were a number made during this time period.Also try the USGS list of historical topo maps.These were made in the early 1900's and some in the 1930's.A trip to the local history section at any library would be a good idea as well.

  3. #3

    Mar 2005
    Huntington, LI, NY
    DFX & Minelab SE Pro
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    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?


  4. #4

    Oct 2007
    Bronx, NY
    BH Quick Silver, Tesoro Tiger Shark
    43

    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    The ghost towns website has some good info. I was talking to a state park person this morning and found out you can't md in any state park in NY, even with a permit, unless it's on a beach. Apparently people weren't filling in their holes, so now no-one is allowed to make holes. I don't know about county or federal parks. I was in a ghost town in Harriman State Park this weekend and I guess you could try to get away with it, but it is pretty popular and there were lot of people. If you do try, make sure you use headphones.

  5. #5

    Mar 2005
    Huntington, LI, NY
    DFX & Minelab SE Pro
    40
    1 times

    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    Don't know where you live Xena, but on Long Island the parks department gives you a map with the allowable state parks and where in the parks you can detect is on the maps. It's pretty much the beaches and picnic areas. They told me detecting's restricted to those areas but didn't really say why. I can understand the parks with historical areas. However, if you associate yourself with an accredited archeologist, you can detect with them to assist them where they dig (LOL).

  6. #6

    Nov 2005
    14

    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    a quick comment on the Irish town abandon town in Catt County just east of Allegany State Park. Entrance to the town can be obtained from two directions - the link above mentions the lower end where you park by a cemetery. The upper entrance is off the road from Limestone to an abandon entrance to the Allegany State Park . I've been into the site several times. Take my advise if you have any physical problems - the problem will be tested. Walking in from the lower side appeared slightly easier but again its a very physically demanding walk. Memories of the various trips never turned up the missing buried cache of coins - claimed to have been buried by a person who was found dead in his attempt to walk in to back in the 90's. The body was found but not the cache to my knowledge. Only thing I ever saw found of valve was a brooch of silver and blue stones. Found pennies - other farming items but no silver and once with head down sweeping my coil in a brushy area I almost stepped on a porcupine. Would I return again? Having just purchased an F75 fisher machine - there are many other nearby easier challenges - so the answer is - probably not...

  7. #7
    **Bring History Back to Life**

    Nov 2005
    Keep on Digging!
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    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    Quote Originally Posted by westernNY
    a quick comment on the Irish town abandon town in Catt County just east of Allegany State Park. Entrance to the town can be obtained from two directions - the link above mentions the lower end where you park by a cemetery. The upper entrance is off the road from Limestone to an abandon entrance to the Allegany State Park . I've been into the site several times. Take my advise if you have any physical problems - the problem will be tested. Walking in from the lower side appeared slightly easier but again its a very physically demanding walk. Memories of the various trips never turned up the missing buried cache of coins - claimed to have been buried by a person who was found dead in his attempt to walk in to back in the 90's. The body was found but not the cache to my knowledge. Only thing I ever saw found of valve was a brooch of silver and blue stones. Found pennies - other farming items but no silver and once with head down sweeping my coil in a brushy area I almost stepped on a porcupine. Would I return again? Having just purchased an F75 fisher machine - there are many other nearby easier challenges - so the answer is - probably not...

    Your right the site has been hunted plenty of times in the past , if not hundreds of times . But what is nice about this site is ...........IT"S HUGE! The town is spread over about 10 to 15 acres and its on two old wagon roads. I have found a number of old coins and relics at that site. Including Civil war buttons , jewelry....etc. A friend of mine found a knife with a Lions head on the handle which was very interesting. if someone is planing to go there the best was to go is from the Thunder rocks formations. In the parking lot looking at the rock formations , then turn 45 degrees to your left .....their you will find an old horse trail that is still being used. This will take you right to the old town it is about a half hour walk, its mostly level with a small slope towards the end. The first foundation you see will be on your left. Thirty yards or so you will see another on your right on the hill....Then at the intersection or old road you can go left or right and have more cellar holes to hunt............if you decide to come from the old Cemetery way which is about a 45 minutes walk . Its all up hill and the old road is difficult to see at times so the best way is Thunder rocks. Anytime during the year is good to hunt this site because 90 percent of it is Hard woods with minimal ground growth.....................Good Luck! Keep on Digging!!!!!

    The Seeker
    Sometimes you need to look back to a time that made you laugh and smile!...... The memories of all the great times..... will always be there!!

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2003
    warwick ny earth
    White's xlt,Tesoro Silver umax,and Compadre.
    314

    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    harriman state park:I like to look at the mine shafts.as for the detecting were the workers lived,not worth
    the seizure of my md(nor the bad publicity of the hobby).I met a member of the long pond iron works
    historical society but did not tell him of my hobby.I figure I would get from this to this and no
    more local history chatting(in wich he was impressed with my knowledge)....
    I am a landfill of ideas

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2008
    chautauqua county new york
    whites m6 matrix and XLT
    27

    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    HELLO! CHECK THIS OUT . NEVER BEEN THIER YET BUT PLANING A SWINGIN.OLD GHOST TOWN.GOTO GOGLE TYPE IN " TRAGEDY AT WATERBORO"I FOUND THIS VERRY INTERESTING.

  10. #10
    us
    JEDI

    Oct 2007
    in the stix of NY
    Whites Eagle Spectrum, Fisher CZ-3D
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    Re: List of ghost towns in NY. ?

    I tried Groton City last year, its on the link from stewball1, the only huntable place was a small church thats still used today. found a cub scout slide, forget what else was found,

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