Ghost Town USA’s

Guide to the Ghost Towns, Mining Camps,

and Other Formerly Inhabited Places in



Locations beginning with I



  • Unless noted otherwise, most of these listings are quoted from postings to Rootsweb’s Missouri Ghost Town discussion forum (THE LIST).  Some minor editing for editorial consistency and spelling WAS made, as well as spelling out of directions (N, SE, NNW, etc), and numbers less than ten.  
  • Unless noted otherwise, indicated population figures are from the 1990 census.  (In the next year these should be updated to the 2000 census.) If the population is listed as 0*, the asterisk indicates “assumed”, based on other facts.
  • Many of these listed locations may be just rural post offices, country churches schools, forts, stage stations, crossroads stores, mills or river fords, rather than what we normally consider towns.  The reason for that is that many of these types of locations had small communities grow up around the main business. 
  • When a current town that is not listed in this work went by a different name, or a name markedly different than its present name, it is indicated by the DEAD NAME entry.  These are noted due to the fact that these names MAY be discovered in research, and by listing them here, it makes it easier for the researcher to discover the current name.
  • In all the listings below, personal comments will be noted with either names or initials, like (MF) {Mike Flannigan}, or (GBS) {Me}. In some cases, I didn’t write down the name, but only an e-mail address, so I left them in.  If you know of any Missouri ghost town location not listed on these pages, please contact THE LIST if you are a member, or me if not.  I will pass on the information to THE LIST.
  • Highways are marked thus...
    • CR – County Roads
    • SH – State Highway
    • US – US Highway
    • I – Interstate Highway
  • Locations marked with a $ indicate an admission fee is charged to visit the site.
  • Locations with part of the name HIGHLIGHTED are linked to a page listing “all” locations of the same type such as those listed below.  Many times these type of locations acted as a magnet for a small community that later faded away.  Some of these locations included: Ferries, Mills (These include flouring, grist and logging mills.), Mines (and the associated mining camps), Rural Post Offices (These were usually small “post offices” located in a farmer’s home or out building.  They served folks in outlying farming areas, and often acted as a community center or gathering place to catch up on the latest gossip or commodity prices.), Way Stations (These include railroad & stage stations, rural stores, taverns, or other stopping points along transportation routes.).
  • See also our Ghost Town Index, listed by County.


Without further ado, let’s visit some of Missouri’s many hundreds of ghost towns!






IDA POST OFFICE                                                    Adair Co.                                             Rural

            Location not determined


ILLMO MINE                                                              Franklin Co.

            …SEE Shotwell Mine


INDIAN SPRINGS                                                     McDonald Co.

            Location not determined


INDIAN VILLAGE                                                      Warren Co.

An Indian camp once located in central Charrette Township on Tuque Creek.

Probably near or just north of Marthasville.  (Mike Flannigan)


INDUSTRY                                                                 Henry Co.

Industry was a town in northern Honey Creek Township. It was laid out on land granted by Leander Bensley in 1883.


INGE & GENERALLY MINES                                    Franklin Co.

            …SEE Northumberland Mine


INGLE MILL                                                               Greene Co.

This 1822 era grist mill was located at the Ozark Road ford of the James River.  It is claimed that this was the first mill in Southwest Missouri.  Historical Marker #4 marks the site near the northwest corner of the Old Ozark Bridge, which is just west of the US 65 bridge, just south of Galloway.  A small village developed at the mill/river ford.

            NW¼, NE½, NE¼ Section 21, T 28N, R 21W, Galloway Quad.


INGLES MILL                                                             Cass Co.

Ingles Mill was located two miles south of Austin on Grand River. It was built before 1857. It was named for Allen Ingle, one of the first settlers of Cass County.  Unfortunately, this area has been modified greatly by the channelizing of Grand River.  (Mike Flannigan, Jan 07, 2001)

INGRAM MILL                                                            Greene Co.

Sidney N. Ingram's grist mill was located on the James River. It was built in 1859 and was destroyed by a tornado in 1880.

It was apparently near Casons Mill.  (Mike Flannigan)


IRELAND                                                                    Monroe Co.

This community was in the north-central part of the county, northwest of Stoutsville.  Most of the settlers were Irish.

            I'm surprised I can't find any trace of this town.  (Mike Flannigan)


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First Posted:  July 27, 2001

Last Updated: January 01, 2006



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