Ghost Town USA’s

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Locations beginning with N



  • 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!




NADOWESIA                                                             St. Louis Co.

Nothing could be learned of this place.  (Mike Flannigan)


NAY                                                                             Benton Co.

Nay was located in central Williams Township and was a family name.


NEEDMORE                                                                Dade Co.

Needmore was a trading point that sprang up at the site of Hoyle Mill after the mill fell into ruin. It is said that the merchant always needed more goods than he had in stock.


NEFY                                                                           Adair Co.                                             Rural

            Lat 40° 09' 14" N, Long 092° 42' 05" W – Elevation: 905


NELSONS MILL                                                         Stone Co.

Was named for S D Nelson in 1852.

Maybe used to be in Stone Co., but it's now Christian Co.  (Mike Flannigan)


NETTLES FORD                                                         Montgomery Co.                                  

This ford is in Danville Township, along the Loutre River, and on the cross-state stagecoach route.  Nettle was a pioneer settler here.  (Mike Flannigan)


NEUE HOLLE                                                              Montgomery Co.

This short-lived, late 19th Century communal settlement in Danville Township was established by twenty families of German Radicals. The name, German for New Hell, was chosen in a spirit of defiance. 

(Mike Flannigan)


NEVADA CITY                                                           Vernon Co.

DEAD NAME – Original name for the county seat, which was shortened to Nevada.  (1990 population – 8597).  (GBS)


NEW BELLFLOWER                                                   Montgomery Co.

            …SEE Liege


NEW BIELEFIELD                                                      Linn Co.

Have you ever heard of this town that was located in St. Louis County? (Michelle Robinson)


I searched the whole county and could only find:  Bielefield School.  That's all I could find and I searched for many variations of the name.  Somebody has now said that New Bielefeld turned into Black Jack.

(Mike Flannigan)


NEW BOSTON                                                           Macon Co.

            …SEE Robison


NEW BOSTON                                                           Warren Co. 

            …SEE Boston


New Bremen                                                           Ste. Genevieve Co.                               -

            AKA – Bremen

Located between Ste. Genevieve and Ozora. 


NEW BOURBON                                                        Ste Genevieve Co.                                -

            AKA – Nouvelle Bourbon, Nueva Borbon, Village de Petites Cotes

The location of this old pioneering settlement is on US 61, about 2.5 miles southeast of the city of Ste Genevieve.  It was established in 1789. (GBS)

            Lat: 37.9497750, Long: -90.0209451

            Lat: 37º56’59”N, Long: 090º01’15”W


NEW HELVETIA                                                        Osage Co.                                             -

This place was on the Osage River. Helvetia is the Latin name for Switzerland. (Mike Flannigan)


NEW HOPE SCHOOL                                                 New Madrid Co.

            Exact location of this historical location not determined.


NEW LIBERTY                                                           Lincoln Co.

New Liberty was a town in northeast Nineveh Township. Named for the church.


NEW MADRID (1st site)                                              New Madrid Co.                                   0

A 1789-1812 era river port with at least 600 people, it was located in a large bend in the Mississippi River just west of the western tip of KY, near present day New Madrid.  Exact location not determined.  (GBS)


NEW PORT                                                                 Franklin Co.

            …SEE Newport


NEW SALEM                                                              Lincoln Co.

New Salem was a small hamlet in North Monroe Township near New Salem Baptist Church.


New Tennessee                                                    Ste. Genevieve Co.                               -

Located in Saline Township.  Families from Tennessee settled here in the early 1800s.


NEW TRUXTON                                                        Warren Co.                                          40

Shown in the 1995 Rand McNally Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide, but not on the current state road map, this tiny community in the northern tip of the county in Camp Branch Township.  It is about five miles southeast of Truxton (Lincoln Co.).  Elevation 710’.  (GBS) 


NEW WELLS                                                              Cape Girardeau Co.                              30

New Wells was an 1853 Austrian-Lutheran community named for Wels, Austria (note the single “L”), and is located in the northeast corner of Cape Girardeau Co., just south of the county line. The village remains almost entirely made up of descendents of the original immigrants that comprised the southernmost portion of the "Lutheran Hills" region of southeastern Perry and northeastern Cape Girardeau counties. 

(Condensed from an E-mail from Brian McCutchen, 04/07/2003)


NEWPORT                                                                  Franklin Co.                                          0

            AKA - New Port

This was the original county seat for Franklin County.  It was active 1818-1826 (GNIS states 1830), at which time the honors were shifted to Union, which remains the county seat.  It appears that the name was changed to Dundee, as GNIS lists Newport as one of the variant names for Dundee.  Dundee is a tiny town, and in 1990 only had 30 people. The first store in the county was established here, selling dry goods, groceries and hardware. It is not clear if this place evolved from Newport Settlement, or if they were separate communities.  (GBS)

Lat: 38.5933835, Long: -91.1245927 (Dundee)

Lat: 38º35’36”N, Long: 091º07’29”W (Dundee)


NEWPORT SETTLEMENT                                         Franklin Co.                                          0

It is not clear if this place evolved into the “town” of Newport, or if they were separate settlements. (GBS)


NEWPORT STATION                                                            Franklin Co.                                          -

            Location not determined.


NEWVILLE                                                                McDonald Co.

            Location not determined.


NIANGUA COUNTY                                                  Dallas Co.

         DEAD NAME – This was the original name for Dallas Co., when it was established in 1842.  The name was changed in 1844.  (GBS)


NIMROD DARNELL FARM                                         Warren Co. 

A pioneer farm in Hickory Grove Township. Named for N. Darnell, an early settler.


NIND                                                                          Adair Co.                                             Rural

            Lat 40° 04' 14" N, Long 092° 46' 04" W


NINEVEH                                                                   Adair Co.                                            

            Lat 40° 16' 27" N, Long 092° 41' 40" W – Elevation: 870


NINEVAH                                                                   Lincoln Co.

            …SEE Olney


NODAWAY COUNTY                                                 Holt Co.

DEAD NAME – Original name for Holt County, established in 1839.  The name was changed in 1841.  Present Nodaway County was established in 1845, four years later.  (GBS)


NORDLOW                                                                  New Madrid Co.

            Exact location of this historical location not determined.


NORFOLK                                                                    Mississippi Co.                                     0*

According to the 1888 Goodspeed’s History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties, Missouri,   this pioneering settlement was established in 1800. It is located along the west side of the Mississippi River about 12 miles east of Charleston, and just southwest of Wickliffe, KY.  (GBS)

Lat: 36.9294980, Long: -89.1172910

Lat: 36º55’46”N, Long: 089º07’02”W


NORMAN                                                                    Phelps Co.

            Location not determined


NORMANDY GROVE STATION                                St. Louis Co.

Located east of Normandy (which had a 1990 pop. of 4480).  (GBS)

“It was at Natural Bridge and North Florissant Roads and was the location for the West End Narrow Gauge Railway line from St. Louis to Florissant, Missouri.  The line became the Florissant and later City Limits streetcar line.  I believe the station served as a postal stop for the Florissant line post office trolley cars.  A picnic grove was located there.  It’s all now part of Normandy, Missouri.”  (Contributed by Wayne Brasler – April 11, 2007)


NORTH POST OFFICE                                              Henry Co.

North Post Office was located in Clinton Township on the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad. It was named for a man who came from the east and operated the mines for a short time.


NORTH VIRGINIA MINE                                         Franklin Co.                                          0

This lead mine is located north of the Virginia Mines in Sec 9, T41N, R1E, and produced 5,000 tons of galena from a 260’ deep shaft.  (GBS)


NORTH WASHINGTON                               Warren Co.

Location not determined.  Probably same as North Washington Landing.  (GBS)


NORTH WASHINGTON LANDING                   Warren Co. 

Located on the Missouri River across from Washington (Franklin Co.).

Probably near the SH 47 bridge, south of Dutzow.  (GBS)


NORTH WESTLINE                                                   Cass Co.

            Location not determined. (Mike Flannigan, Jan 07, 2001)


NORTHUMBERLAND MINE                                      Franklin Co.                                          0

            AKA – Ford Mine, Inge & Generally Mines

This lead mine is located in Sec 5, T41N and Sec 32, T42N, R1E, Central Twp, about 2.5 miles west of St. Clair.  It was 100’ deep and produced 500 tons of galena prior to 1888.  (GBS)


NUBIA                                                                        McDonald Co.

            Location not determined.



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