Garnet Ghost Town | Abandoned Gold Mining Town


Garnet is a ghost town in Granite County, Montana, United States. Located on the dirt Garnet Range Road, it is an abandoned mining town that dates from the 1860s. In First Chance Gulch in western Montana, the town is located 11 miles up the Garnet Range Road, in mountains and forest. The town is at about 6,000 feet (1,800 m) elevation.

The town was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Garnet Historic District, a historic district, in 2010. The listing included 82 contributing buildings, 46 contributing structures, and 56 contributing sites, as well as four non-contributing buildings, on 134 acres. Garnet was famous for its saloons; at its peak, the saloons were one of the hottest spots in Garnet.

American Ghost Towns. Garnet. GARNET GHOST CITY. Garnet is a ghost town in Granite County, Montana, United States. Garnet was originally Mitchell in 1895 and has ten buildings. It was a rich Gold Mine area. In 1898, as many as 1,000 people lived there. A fire in 1912 destroyed half of the town, which was never rebuilt. Garnet was known for its salons, at its peak the salons were one of the hottest spots in Garnet. Garnet is one of the best-preserved states with 16,000 visitors annually.

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