Georgetown Colorado - A Semi-Abandoned Ghost Town

submitted by DerelictDoug on 11/09/19 1

Georgetown is a breathtaking ghost town that sits 8,530 feet above sea level. It is nestled on the upper side of Clear Creek Valley, in Clear Creek County Colorado. The town is referred to as a “Territorial Charter Municipality”; however, it is considered a semi-abandoned town. This is because it once housed 10,000 residents and now holds just over 1,000 people. This town is far from dead and is fortunate not to be a complete ghost town or have succumbed to wildfire. In fact, it is one of the most well-preserved mining communities from the mid-1800s. The town was started as a simple gold mining camp in 1859 during the Pike's Peak gold rush. Gold gave Georgetown its start however, it was silver that made the town the largest silver producer in Colorado (until 1878 when Leadville surpassed it). Although the town is small today, it... READ MORE & See Extended Content Here: www.derelictdoug.net/derelict-doug-blog/georgetown-colorado-a-semi-abandoned-ghost-town Please Follow Me Here: www.derelictdoug.net www.instagram.com/derelictdoug twitter.com/Derlict_doug www.facebook.com/DerelictDoug

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