So how do you find spots to detect?
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    us
    May 2011
    Clarkesville ga/ Ringgold ga
    bounty hunter fast tracker, now garrett at pro
    141
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Question So how do you find spots to detect?

    Im new to ringgold ga and im really interested in finding some civil war relics. im having a hard time find spots to metal detect.how do you do research to find spots to detect for relics? any help would be awesome!
    Never give up

  2. #2
    mx
    Nov 2011
    147
    71 times
    none
    Gosh I'll bet you wish that you had paid better attention in high school history class now!

    When I was teaching, I could have my students on the edge of their seats by interweaving a lost treasure tale into my lessons.

    Finding sites to search really comes down to research...research...research.

    I know of probably more Pennsylvania ghost towns than anyone else. At least anyone else that I've ever run into. I'll never be able to visit them all...forget about searching them.

    I find these sites by cross referencing old maps. These may be land grant maps, railroad maps, sanborn maps, caldwell's atlases and even old road maps. When you notice that a particular town no longer appears on a more recent map; its probably become a ghost town.

    Learn all that you can about the local history. Go to the historical societies, museums etc. Find out who the authorities are on local history and talk with them....record or take plenty of notes.

    If you're looking for civil war relics....research old forts and encampments...marching trails and battlefields. Some of these areas will be off limits to detecting but never fear.....what you really want to look for are the retreat trails of the soldiers; these will be outside of the immediate historic areas. As the soldiers retreated they would discard almost everything as they were being pursued. Look at the terrain to determine the easiest avenue of escape and search there.

    Once you begin to research and it begins to pay off you'll be hooked on going to the historical societies and locating texts that were written as first hand accounts of events. Don't bother reading school books and such....after reading true first hand accounts and comparing them to a school textbook you'll think that you were reading about two entirely different events. Always look for first hand knowledge or news accounts of the period.

    Stop by and check out the Pa Ghost Town Group and my personal album to see some of our finds. I've been at this for nearly 50 years. It's been a lot of fun!

    Good luck
    Cheers
    Last edited by TreasureWriter; Jul 28, 2012 at 11:28 PM.

  3. #3
    us
    May 2012
    harrisburg, pa
    garrett at pro, pro pointer, lesche digger
    213
    19 times
    Treasure writer.... Where is your old ghosttown group located? I live near harrisburg

  4. #4

    Apr 2012
    590
    100 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Battle of Ringold gap is where I would start first , check out your local library for old maps and books, and talk to the older residents .

  5. #5
    us
    May 2011
    Clarkesville ga/ Ringgold ga
    bounty hunter fast tracker, now garrett at pro
    141
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by A/CMan
    Battle of Ringold gap is where I would start first , check out your local library for old maps and books, and talk to the older residents .
    I was just looking at that today? Where would i start!?!?
    Never give up

  6. #6
    us
    May 2011
    Clarkesville ga/ Ringgold ga
    bounty hunter fast tracker, now garrett at pro
    141
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureWriter
    Gosh I'll bet you wish that you had paid better attention in high school history class now!

    When I was teaching, I could have my students on the edge of their seats by interweaving a lost treasure tale into my lessons.

    Finding sites to search really comes down to research...research...research.

    I know of probably more Pennsylvania ghost towns than anyone else. At least anyone else that I've ever run into. I'll never be able to visit them all...forget about searching them.

    I find these sites by cross referencing old maps. These may be land grant maps, railroad maps, sanborn maps, caldwell's atlases and even old road maps. When you notice that a particular town no longer appears on a more recent map; its probably become a ghost town.

    Learn all that you can about the local history. Go to the historical societies, museums etc. Find out who the authorities are on local history and talk with them....record or take plenty of notes.

    If you're looking for civil war relics....research old forts and encampments...marching trails and battlefields. Some of these areas will be off limits to detecting but never fear.....what you really want to look for are the retreat trails of the soldiers; these will be outside of the immediate historic areas. As the soldiers retreated they would discard almost everything as they were being pursued. Look at the terrain to determine the easiest avenue of escape and search there.

    Once you begin to research and it begins to pay off you'll be hooked on going to the historical societies and locating texts that were written as first hand accounts of events. Don't bother reading school books and such....after reading true first hand accounts and comparing them to a school textbook you'll think that you were reading about two entirely different events. Always look for first hand knowledge or news accounts of the period.

    Stop by and check out the Pa Ghost Town Group and my personal album to see some of our finds. I've been at this for nearly 50 years. It's been a lot of fun!

    Good luck
    Cheers
    Haha im not done in school yet! Only 15! Livin life to the fullest thanks for that awesome comment!
    Never give up

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2012
    Maryville, Tn
    368
    106 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Go to the library and research, research and research the area your in . Most libraries will have a local section of the history of the town they are located in and just research it and look at old maps and pics of the town OR I think your pretty close to Don Dodson the owner of North Georgia Relics.... just stop by and see him.. he is a super nice guy and could probably give you some good leads.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Good Ghost Town Spots to Detect At in KS?
    By CrystalUnknown in forum Ghost Towns
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 26, 2012, 05:30 PM
  2. Replies: 9
    Last Post: Nov 30, 2011, 07:08 PM
  3. Looking for good spots to detect in New Milford CT any ideas
    By nutmegtreasurehunter in forum Connecticut
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jun 04, 2011, 03:07 PM
  4. FIND THE SWEET SPOTS!
    By ink-a-alot in forum North American Indian Artifacts
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sep 14, 2009, 11:34 PM
  5. Finding spots to detect in your area
    By dragonflyguy73 in forum Techniques
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Jan 26, 2007, 06:09 PM

Search tags for this page

are you aloud to metal detect on civil war trails

,
can you metal detect in historical spot
,

civil war ghost of ringold

,
how to research where to metal detect at
,
i am having a hard time finding places to metal detect
,
metal detecting areas in harrisburg pa.
,
metal detecting civil war sites in mississippi
,

old mines that i can metal detect now

,

old places to metal detect in harrisburg pa

,

places to metal detect for civil war relics in north georgia

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0