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Kansas Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends..


OSBORNE COUNTY

GHOST TOWNS

1…Deliverance, near West County Line, 12 miles North of Natroma
2…Kill Creek, 8 miles Southeast of Alton
3…Roundmound, 7 1/2 miles Northeast of Natroma
4…Twin Creek, 8 miles South of Osborne
5…Cheyenne, 5 miles North of Luray

Russell County

Legends

1…A payroll shipment was being transported on horseback to the salt mines
at Kanopilas and was hidden during an attack on Lost Creek along the
Old Butternut Trail.

2…An old mill was once located about 12 miles Southeast of Russell on
the Smokey Hill River and was a gathering place for settlers and outlaws.

GHOST TOWNS

1…Fay, 5 miles Southeast of Fairport
2…Success, 10 miles North of Bunker Hill
3…Balta, on railroad, 5 miles West of Russell
4…Homer, on railroad, 3 1/2 miles West of Bunker Hill

SMITH COUNTY

GHOST TOWNS

1…Ohio, 10 miles North of Kensington
2…Hardilee, 6 miles North Northeast of Kensington
3…Tyner, 10 miles North of Athol
4…Reamsville, 13 miles North Northwest of Smith Center
5…Thornburg, 14 miles North of Smith Center
6…Womer, 6 miles North Northwest of Cora
7…Sherwood, East County Line, 8 miles North of Lebanon
8…Anderson, 7 1/2 miles North of Smith Center
9…Hammer, 5 miles South of Smith Center
10..Oakvale, 10 miles South of Bellaire
11..Stuart, East County Line, 8 miles South of Lebanon
12..Oasis, 5 miles East of Harlan.

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Vermont…Treasure Legends and Ghost Towns


 

Addison County

Treasure Legends

1. In the rocky area known as Hell’s Half Acre at the foot of South Mountain, a cache of between $200,000 and $1 Million in silver bars are buried. The father of a Spaniard named DeGrau worked a rich vein of Silver near Bristol with a group of other prospectors. They amassed such a large quanity of silver ingots that they had to leave a huge amount behind when they left the area. The mining equipment and silver bars were sealed in a cave, but they were never able to return and retrive it.

2. Four Spanish deserters in 1752, left the ship San Jose with 80,000 gold doubloons when the vessle was laid up for repairs at New London. While trying to make their way to Quebec, Canada, they were attacked by Indians, their pack horses were killed, and they had to bury the gold in a space between 2 giant boulders in the area known as Hell’s Half Acre. They fled the indians but never returned.

3. During the Revolutionary War, British Soldiers were seen carrying a heavy payroll chest off of Long Point on Gardiner’s Island. They did not have the chest when they left and it is persumed that they buried it somewhere on the Island.

Ghost Towns

1. Chimney Point…on Lake Champlain near Hwy 17. It was a French trading center in 1690, was attacked and burned in 1759 by Indians.

2. Beldens…on the railroad, 3 miles North of Middlebury

3. South Lincoln…2 miles South Southeast of Lincoln

4. Cream Hill…3 miles North Northwest of Shoreham

5. Richville…1 1/2 miles North of Shoreham Center

6. North Orwell…3 1/2 miles North of Orwell

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NORTH EAST TEXAS, TREASURE LEGENDS AND GHOST TOWNS


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NORTH EAST TEXAS, TREASURE LEGENDS AND GHOST TOWNS

WISE COUNTY
GHOST TOWNS
1. Ball Knob, 4 miles Northeast of Alvord, on the gravel road off the old Alvord Highway.
2. Pella, on the North county line, 10 miles Southwest of Forestburg.
3. Audubon, 5 miles East of Alford near Bethel Church
4. Greenwood, 6 miles Northwest of Sidell
5. Brumlow, 4 miles Southwest of Greenwood
6. Crafton, on the West county line, 8 miles West Northwest of Chico
7. Babb, 2 1/2 miles East of Chico
8. Flat Rock, 7.2 miles Northwest of Decatur on the old Alvord Hwy. Note: Cemetary marks the location
9. Cowen, on the railroad, 7 miles Northwest of Decatur
10. Gourley, a few miles East of Decatur, just south of Hwy 24
11. Berkshire, on railroad, 6 miles West Southwest of Bridgeport
12. Balsora, 5 miles North Northeast of Boonsville
13. Galvin, on railroad, 5 miles West Northwest of Boyd
14. Anneville, 7 miles South of Decatur off Hwy 730. Note: School house marks location.
15. Draco, 8 miles Southwest of Paradise
16. Cottondale, 8 miles South of Paradise.

Treasure Legends..Wise County

1. A fortune in gold was buried by Dutch furniture and wagon maker somewhere near the old wagon factory at Bridgeport.
2. A large shipment of gold was stolen from a stagecoach and buried North of the spring at the first stage stop out of Bridgeport.
3. A cache of $200,000 in gold coins was buried in the area of Devil’s Den during a battle with hostile Indians which is near Bridgeport
4. H. C Ruth buried several bags of gold coins in 1871 on his ranch, between two trees on the banks of a creek. He was killed by an outlaw while going into town, the cache has never been recovered.
5. The Shannon Ranch near Paradise was used as a hideout by gangsters in the 1930’s, it is believed stolen loot is hidden on the property.
6. Sam Bass, outlaw and bandit is said to have buried some of his loot along Wise Creek in Wise County
7. Sam Bass was in a gun fight with lawmen at Salt Creek near Cottondale and buried some of his loot there. It has yet to be recovered.

PARKER COUNTY

GHOST TOWNS
1. Advance, 3 miles South of Poolville
2. Reno, 3 miles North Northwest of Azle
3. Veal’s Station, 9 miles North of Weatherford on Hwy 51, then 1 mile off the road to the site.
4. Rock Creek, on the railroad and West County line, 4 miles East of Mineral Wells.
5. Millsap, on the railroad, 13 miles West Southwest of Weatherford
6. Lambert, on the railroad, 9 miles West Southwest of Weatherford
7. Earls, on the railroad, 5 miles East of Weatherford
8. Anneta, on the railroad, 3 1/2 miles West of Aledo
9. Brock, 10 miles South Southwest of Weatherford
10. Buckner, on South County line, 15 miles South Southwest of Weatherford

TREASURE LEGENDS..PARKER COUNTY
1. Mexican outlaws robbed the early settlers in the Weatherford area in the 1840’s. Towns folk revolted and chased and killed most of the gang but the leader buried a large cache of gold coins and other loot in the area of Weatherford near the old outskirts of town.
2. In 1930 an old CCC camp was located outside of Weatherford near the old Curtis Diggings.

TREASURE LEGENDS AND GHOST TOWNS…TARRANT COUNTY
GHOST TOWNS
1. Wayside, 15 miles North Northwest of Fort Worth on Hwy 1220. Note: School house marks the spot
2. Avondale, on the railroad and tri-county line 7 miles West of Haslet
3. Bransford, on the railroad, 5 miles Southwest of Grapevine
4. Smithfield, on the railroad, 10 miles Southwest of Grapevine
5. Plover, on the railroad, extreme Southwest corner of the county, 7 miles Southwest of Benbrook
6. Kennedale, on the railroad, 5 miles NW of Mansfield.

TREASURE LEGENDS…TARRANT COUNTY
1. William Riddle, a wealthy farmer reportedly buried $100,000 somewhere on his ranch which was near Fort Worth.

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Louisiana Treasure….Ghost Towns and Legends. Franklin, Madison and Richland Parishes…


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Franklin Parish…Louisiana
Ghost Towns.
1. Durham, North County Line, 10 miles due North of Crowville
2. Warsay, on the Bayou Macon, 5 miles NorthEast of Crowville
3. Cordill, 6 miles NorthEast of Chase
4. Como, 5 miles NorthEast of Gilbert
5. Liddieville, 7 miles West of Winnsboro by West County Line
6. Mason, 5 miles West of Fort Neccessity by West County Line
7. Hollygrove, 2 miles West of Peck
Treasure legend.
1. A man named Evans buried his life savings around the 1900’s in 2 half gallon fruit jars. It was all in $10 and $20 gold pieces. The location is somewhere on his farm, 3 miles East of Baskin.

MADISON PARISH…Louisiana
Ghost Towns
1. Reynolds, on railroad spur and North County line, 2 miles Southwest of Sondheimer.
2. Katz, on railroad spur, 4 miles Southwest of Sondheimer
3. Omega, on the Mississippi River, 6 miles North Northeast of Tallulah
4. Mulikens Bend, on the Mississippi River, 2 miles South Southeast of Omega.
5. Tendal, on railroad, 2 1/2 miles East of Waverly
6. Quebec, on railroad, 5 miles East of Waverly, old steamboat landing on the Tensas River
7. Lake One, on railroad, 7 miles East of Waverly
8. Richmond, 2 1/2 miles South of Tallulah on the junction of Brushy and Round Away Bayous. Was a prosperous trading center, burned down twice, accidently in 1859 and by Federal Troops in 1863. Only foundations remain.
9. Barnes, on railroad, 5 miles East Southeast of Tallulah
10. Thomastown, on railroad, 8 miles East Southeast of Tallulah
11. Duckport, on the Mississippi River, 2 1/2 miles North of Mound
12. Ashwood, on bank of Lake Palmyra, old river landing.
13. Old Delta, located several miles East of present day Delta, town was move when the river changed course in 1876, the old townsite later became a haven for bootleggers and robbers.
14. Coleman, 3 1/2 miles Southwest of Mound
15. Alligator Bayou, on railroad, 3 1/2 miles North Northwest of Afton
16. Quimby, on railroad and South County line, 2 miles West Southwest of Afton.
17. Trinidad, 5 miles East Northeast of Afton
18. King, on the South County line, 5 miles due East of Afton
19. Griffin, on the Mississippi River, 13 miles due East of Afton.
Treasure Legends
1. Legend puts an early 1800’s outlaw and robber in the area of the Mason Hills for hidden loot. It is a stretch of Highlands across the Mississippi River from Vicksburg, Mississippi.
2. Indian Gold and treasure was supposed to have been found by Sieur de La Salle in 1682 at the great Indian town of Taensas. The town was located somewhere below Grand Gulf and Vicksburg on the West bank of he Mississippi River.

RICHLAND PARISH…Louisiana

GHOST TOWNS
1. Tonesburg, on railroad, 3 1/2 miles North of Rayville
2. Dunn, on railroad, 3 1/2 miles West of Delhi
3. Lucknow, 5 miles South of Start
4. Burke, on railroad, 4 miles North of Archibald
5. Buckner, 4 miles West of Alto
6. Charlieville, 5 miles Southwest of Alto
7. Boughton, 8 miles South of Alto
TREASURE LEGENDS
1. The mouth of the Bayou Amulet was a trading rendezvous location. Artifacts should be found at this location.
2. A man named Bullen lived West of Delhi on Eudora Road during the Civil War, later named McLaurin farm, fearing the Federal Troops he took his life savings in gold coins and dropped them into a well. He died a few days later and the gold has yet to be recovered.
3. A famous local outlaw named Samuel Mason buried his loot and treasure near Delhi, but non has been recovered yet.
4. Frank and Jesse James had a hideout near Delhi, on the outskirts of town. Locals believe they may have buried treasure in the area. (Note: they would have left KGC symbols to help in relocating any treasure buried)

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More Ghost Town and Legends….Texas


GHOST TOWNS AND LEGENDS..TEXAS

PALO PINTO COUNTY

GHOST TOWNS

1…Pickwick…9 miles West of Graford
2…Salesville…on railroad, 8 miles North of Mineral Wells
3…Brad…11 miles North of Strawn
4…Posideon…8 miles North of Gordon
5…Lone Camp…5 miles South of South Palo Pinto
6…Bennetts…on railroad and East county line, 21 miles Southwest of Weather
7…Brazos…on railroad, 5 miles Northeast of Santo
8…Judd…on railroad, at South county line, 5 miles East of Gordon.

LEGENDS

1. M.L.Dalton was a cattle rancher who buried his wealth ($44,000 in gold coins) somewhere on his ranch
which was located near present day Palo Pinto. He was killed in an Indian attack and the family never
found the cache…

PARKER COUNTY

GHOST TOWNS

1…Advance…3 miles South of Poolville
2…Reno…3 miles West Northwest of Azle
3…Veal’s Station…9 miles North of Weatherford on Hwy 51, then 1 mile off the main road.
4…Rock Creek…on railroad and West county line, 4 miles East of Mineral Wells
5…Millsap…on railroad, 13 miles West Southwest of Weatherford
6…Lambert…on railroad, 9 miles West Southwest of Weatherford
7…Earls…on railroad, 5 miles East of Weatherford
8…Anneta…on railroad, 3 1/2 miles West of Aledo
9…Brock…10 miles South Southwest of Weatherford
10..Buckner, on South county line, 15 miles South Southwest of Weatherford

LEGENDS

1…In the area of Skeen’s Peak near Springtown, the outlaw Sam Bass buried a cache of $20 gold coins that was
stolen from the Union Pacific railroad robbery in Big Springs, Nebraska
2…Numerous cache’s are reported buried on the outskirts of Old Weatherford, as it was a stomping grounds for
outlaws and the Spanish crossed through it with gold laden caravans.
3…In the 1930’s a CCC camp was located near the old Curtis Diggings
4…NOTE:…deposits of gold (up to 6 oz per ton) have been found near the ghost town of Brock….

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Legend of Smoothing Iron Mountain, Llano County, Texas



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Smoothing Iron Mountain is located in northwestern Llano County and can be seen from Highway 71 between Llano and Brady. It is one of the highest landmarks of the county and is located near the old community of Esbon.

According to legend, a large gang of Mexican Revolution supporters frequently raided cattle herds in the Valley Spring and Field Creek region of Llano County. Many of the farmers and ranchers even claimed that the raids were being conducted by the revolutionary leader, Pancho Villa, himself.

In 1935, an ex-Ranger by the name of George Gregg told a story to a resident historian of Valley Spring about an interesting encounter he and a company of Rangers had late one night around the time of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1916). Gregg stated that he and his comrades were escorting a large shipment of gold from New Mexico to San Antonio and were taking a route through the Hill Country in order to avoid any confrontations with revolutionary bandits along the border. As they entered the Hill Country region, they recieved word that there were several bandit outfits raiding ranches and farms and stealing cattle to be taken down to Mexico in order to support the rebels in the revolution.

As the company of Rangers neared Smoothing Iron Mountain, they recieved more reports from residents that there was indeed a bandit gang of Mexicans operating in the area because they had seen the banditos as well as heard them at night. Knowing that they were going to be reaching the steep slopes of Smoothing Iron Mountain by nightfall, one of the Rangers said that he knew of an old cavern on the south end of the hill that had once been used by an outlaw he had assisted in tracking. He stated that the cave could only be accessed from one trail, was well hidden, and was extremely spacious. The party agreed to head for the cave in order to avoid an unanticipated ambush.

George Gregg later stated the cavern could only be accessed from a trail that began one mile down from the Cold Creek Cemetery and led to an old log cabin that the outlaw had used while he was hiding out in the cave. Continuing up the slope, the caravan reached the flat topped summit and continued to the cabin which was about twelve feet from a natural spring. The cave was located a ledge rock, about 25 feet from the cabin, and was near a two foot high ledge. It was large enough for a six team wagon to ride into it, as well as to turn around inside of it. Inside the former hideout, the Rangers buried seven of the chests and moved some sticks and rocks on top of them just in case the bandits were to discover their hideout.

That night, Gregg reported that the Rangers stayed inside the cabin and indeed did hear the bandits rustle several heads of cattle not far from their location. Concerned that they were going to have an encounter with the rebels, the Rangers decided to leave the seven chests buried inside the cavern and to continue on their journey with a lighter load. They drew up a map to the location and decided that they would return later for it after the bandits had left the region. Because of the increasing amount of violence along the border, the Rangers were never able to return. Gregg, however, did make some personal trips to Smoothing Iron Mountain to locate the gold, but he stated that the ledge had fallen down and concealed the entrance. He was going to return with a larger party to remove the stone, but was never able too.

It is said that the remains of the log cabin can still be found, but that no one has ever uncovered the buried treasure. The spring is said to still flow but only after a rain or thunderstorm. Is there a treasure upon Smoothing Iron Mountain?

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South Carolina…Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends…by county


South Carolina Ghost Towns/Treasure Legends by County
Spartanburg County
Union County
Laurens County
Greenville County
Cherokee County

Spartanburg County
Ghost Towns

1…Blackwood, 3 miles North of New Prospect
2…Paris, 3 miles West of Chesnee
3…McMullen, 4 miles Southwest of Chesnee
4…Brannon, 3 miles South of New Prospect
5…Bennett, 2 miles North of Campobello
6…Andover, 3 miles South/Southwest ofCampobello
7…Tular, 4 miles West of Moore
8…Cashville, 5 miles South of Reidville
9…Hebron, 5 miles South of Glen Springs
10..Evinsville, 3 1/2 miles North/Northeast of Cross Anchor

No Treasure legends for Spartanburg county

Union County
Treasure Legends

1…In 1865, Union troops chased a retreating Jefferson Davis, his cabinet and Confederate soldiers
were transporting the Confederate Treasury from Yorksville to Unionville. As the crossed the
river at Smith’s Ford, Union soldiers caught up with the rear guard, taking 10 prisoners. It was
reported that a portion of the gold and silver was buried near this ford and never recovered.
When the Yankees caught up with the group, they captured 7 wagons in the woods as the Confederates
were in the process of burying the contents near the fork of the Apalachee and Oconee Rivers.
They captured $188,000 in coin, $1 1/2 Million in bank notes, $4 Million in Confederate currency.
The buried cache has never been recovered from this area.

Ghost Towns

1…Pickney, on the tri-county line, 3 miles Northeast of Adamsburg
2…Bonham, 5 miles North of Union
3…Gist, 3 1/2 miles North of Buffalo
4…Colerain, 3 miles Southeast of West Springs
5…Delta, 3 miles Northeast of Whitmire on railroad
6…Ada, on railroad and Tyger River, 6 miles Northeast of Whitmire
7…Herbert, in the Southeast corner of county, 2 miles Northwest of Shelton

Laurens County
Ghost Towns

1…Jachin, 7 miles due East of Fountain Inn
2…Paul, on West county line, 2 1/2 miles Northwest of Hickory Tavern
3…Tylersville, 4 miles Southeast of Landord
4…Hintington, 5 miles, due South of Cross Anchor
5…Renno, on railroad 7 1/2 miles West of Whitmire
6…Garlington, on railroad and East county line, 5 miles West of Whitmire
7…Simpson, 8 miles West of Laurens
8…Ekom, 9 miles Southwest of Laurens
9…Owingsville, 6 miles due West of Waterloo
10..Baldwin, on South county line, 3 miles Southwest of Waterloo
11..Madden, on railroad, 3 miles Southwest of Laurens
12..Coldpoint, 5 miles North of Waterloo
13..Harris Springs, 2 1/2 miles East/Southeast of Waterloo
14..Milton, 6 miles South of Clinton
15..Sarah, 5 miles East of Cross Hill near the East county line
16..Carroll, and the Saluda River, 3 miles Southwest of Cross Hill
17..Manilla, near the Southeast county line, 5 miles Southeast of Cross Hill

Treasure Legend

1…Rufus Baker buried a cache of gold and silver coins in the vicinty of Cross Hill

Greenville County
Ghost Towns

1…Clara, in the far Northwest corner of the county on the State Line, 7 1/2 miles West/Southwest of Caesars Head
2…Venus, 2 miles South of Caesars Head
3…Riverview, 1 mile Northwest of Cleveland
4…Terry, 3 miles East of Cleveland
5…Merrittsville, 7 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
6…Ben, 5 miles Northeast of Tigerville
7…Bettie, 3 1/2 miles North of Tigerville
8…Tyger, 3 miles East of Tigerville
9…Mitchell, 6 miles South of Gowensville
10..Jesse, 1 1/2 miles Northeast of Marietta
11..Marydale, 4 miles East of Marietta
12..Sandy Flat, 5 miles North/Northwest of Taylor
13..Crotwell, 4 miles Northwest of Taylor
14..Grove, 3 miles North/Northeast of Piedmont
15..Woodville, 5 miles due East of Williamston
16..Flora, on East county line, 3 miles Southeast of Pelham
17..Clear Springs, 3 miles due East of Mauldin
18..Huntersville, 7 miles due East of Mauldin
19..Albans, 6 miles Southeast of Simpsonville
20..Lickville, 4 miles Southwest of Fork Shoals
21..Cedrus, 2 1/2 miles South of Fork Shoals

Treasure Legend

1…The Tory bandit Bloody Bill Bates used the mountain area near Travelers Rest and Greenville to hide caches of
stolen good, merchandise and loot. He was captured and shot at Greenville without revealing the exact location
of his plunder and it has yet to be discovered.

Cherokee County
Ghost Towns

1…State Line, on the state line, 5 miles Northeast of Chesnee
2…Maud, 7 1/2 miles Northwest of Gaffney
3…Goforth, 6 miles North of Gaffney
4…Terry, 3 miles Northeast of Blacksburg
5…Lawn, 5 miles Southeast of Gaffney
6…Goucher, on West county line, 4 miles Southeast of Cowpens
7…Asbury, 5 miles Northeast of Pacolet
8…Gowdeysville, 8 miles North/Northeast of Jonesville
9…Wilkinsville, 6 miles Southwest of Hickory Grove
10..Sunnyside, 10 miles Southwest of Hickory Grove

No treasure legends this county

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