When you think about how long the area that we now call the State of Maine has been inhabited, it should not be a surprise that we have a few ghost towns.
For thousands of years, all of New England was inhabited by the Native Americans. Then, about 500 years ago, the first European settlers showed up. Oh yeah, many people now believe the Vikings were kicking around here about 1,000 years ago. Anyway, you get the picture.
As a history geek I have learned that, here in Maine, ghost towns take all kinds of shapes. Some towns that are considered ghost towns are actually still inhabited. They just have a lot fewer residents than they used to have. Some, like Riceville, were never actually inhabited. Instead, they were more like neighborhoods that were somewhat separated from their nearest town or city. And some, like Flagstaff, are now completely underwater.
Recently, Hotels.com put out their list of Maine ghost towns. Check it out...