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The Most Haunted City in Every State

When it comes to skeletons in the closet, these towns seem to have more than most.

Sure, creepy vibes can make almost any place feel haunted, but we went beyond your run-of-the-mill heebie jeebies and looked at hard data. To determine which town is truly the most ghostly in your state, we looked at several factors: how old the town is, how many old, creaky homes you can find there, the square mileage of cemetery, how many places in town are actually considered haunted and more.┬áHere are the winners in each state, and they’re dead on.

State Town Overall Niche Grade Population Settlement Year Square Miles of Cemetery # of Haunted Places
State Alaska
Town Fairbanks
Overall Niche Grade C+
Population 32,578
Settlement Year 1903
Square Miles of Cemetery .11
# of Haunted Places 12
State Alabama
Town Florence
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 39,938
Settlement Year 1826
Square Miles of Cemetery .16
# of Haunted Places 8
State Arkansas
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 36,711
Settlement Year 1807
Square Miles of Cemetery .14
# of Haunted Places 5
State Arizona
Town Prescott
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 41,090
Settlement Year 1881
Square Miles of Cemetery .05
# of Haunted Places 5
State California
Town Monterey
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 28,472
Settlement Year 1890
Square Miles of Cemetery .04
# of Haunted Places 3
State Colorado
Town Golden
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 20,268
Settlement Year 1859
Square Miles of Cemetery .08
# of Haunted Places 2
State Connecticut
Town New London
Overall Niche Grade B-
Population 27,218
Settlement Year 1646
Square Miles of Cemetery .21
# of Haunted Places 3
State Delaware
Town Wilmington
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 71,502
Settlement Year 1638
Square Miles of Cemetery .24
# of Haunted Places 3
State Florida
Town Key West
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 26,039
Settlement Year 1822
Square Miles of Cemetery .03
# of Haunted Places 7
State Georgia
Town Savannah
Overall Niche Grade B-
Population 144,717
Settlement Year 1733
Square Miles of Cemetery .94
# of Haunted Places 35
State Hawaii
Town Hilo
Overall Niche Grade C+
Population 45,579
Settlement Year 1823
Square Miles of Cemetery .09
# of Haunted Places 1
State Iowa
Town Burlington
Overall Niche Grade B-
Population 25,492
Settlement Year 1833
Square Miles of Cemetery .47
# of Haunted Places 4
State Idaho
Town Lewiston
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 32,484
Settlement Year 1861
Square Miles of Cemetery .07
# of Haunted Places 3
State Illinois
Town Alton
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 27,175
Settlement Year 1818
Square Miles of Cemetery .11
# of Haunted Places 5
State Indiana
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 61,021
Settlement Year 1816
Square Miles of Cemetery .91
# of Haunted Places 4
State Kansas
Town Hutchinson
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 41,661
Settlement Year 1871
Square Miles of Cemetery .17
# of Haunted Places 4
State Kentucky
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 29,835
Settlement Year 1793
Square Miles of Cemetery .07
# of Haunted Places 3
State Louisiana
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 382,922
Settlement Year 1718
Square Miles of Cemetery .74
# of Haunted Places 48
State Massachusetts
Town Salem
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 42,804
Settlement Year 1626
Square Miles of Cemetery .35
# of Haunted Places 10
State Maryland
Town Annapolis
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 39,009
Settlement Year 1649
Square Miles of Cemetery .08
# of Haunted Places 9
State Maine
Town Portland
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 66,649
Settlement Year 1632
Square Miles of Cemetery .75
# of Haunted Places 4
State Michigan
Town Ypsilanti
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 20,577
Settlement Year 1823
Square Miles of Cemetery .17
# of Haunted Places 2
State Minnesota
Town Hastings
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 22,501
Settlement Year 1833
Square Miles of Cemetery .10
# of Haunted Places 2
State Missouri
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 39,200
Settlement Year 1793
Square Miles of Cemetery .11
# of Haunted Places 5
State Mississippi
Town Vicksburg
Overall Niche Grade C+
Population 23,320
Settlement Year 1839
Square Miles of Cemetery .23
# of Haunted Places 10
State Montana
Town Helena
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 30,102
Settlement Year 1864
Square Miles of Cemetery .06
# of Haunted Places 9
State North Carolina
Town Asheville
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 87,531
Settlement Year 1797
Square Miles of Cemetery .20
# of Haunted Places 27
State North Dakota
Town Dickinson
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 21,985
Settlement Year 1881
Square Miles of Cemetery .01
# of Haunted Places 3
State Nebraska
Town Columbus
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 22,668
Settlement Year 1856
Square Miles of Cemetery .07
# of Haunted Places 2
State New Hampshire
Town Keene
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 23,537
Settlement Year 1736
Square Miles of Cemetery .12
# of Haunted Places 2
State New Jersey
Town Trenton
Overall Niche Grade C-
Population 84,559
Settlement Year 1719
Square Miles of Cemetery .07
# of Haunted Places 1
State New Mexico
Town Santa Fe
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 82,927
Settlement Year 1610
Square Miles of Cemetery .22
# of Haunted Places 8
State Nevada
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 54,412
Settlement Year 1858
Square Miles of Cemetery .04
# of Haunted Places 4
State New York
Town Troy
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 49,881
Settlement Year 1787
Square Miles of Cemetery 1.20
# of Haunted Places 3
State Ohio
Town Athens
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 24,365
Settlement Year 1797
Square Miles of Cemetery .05
# of Haunted Places 2
State Oklahoma
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 36,499
Settlement Year 1884
Square Miles of Cemetery .09
# of Haunted Places 2
State Oregon
Overall Niche Grade C+
Population 21,322
Settlement Year 1905
Square Miles of Cemetery .03
# of Haunted Places 4
State Pennsylvania
Town York
Overall Niche Grade C+
Population 43,848
Settlement Year 1741
Square Miles of Cemetery .34
# of Haunted Places 2
State Rhode Island
Town Newport
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 24,570
Settlement Year 1639
Square Miles of Cemetery .08
# of Haunted Places 9
State South Carolina
Town Charleston
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 129,888
Settlement Year 1694
Square Miles of Cemetery .01
# of Haunted Places 16
State South Dakota
Town Rapid City
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 72,441
Settlement Year 1876
Square Miles of Cemetery .18
# of Haunted Places 5
State Tennessee
Town Morristown
Overall Niche Grade B
Population 29,395
Settlement Year 1787
Square Miles of Cemetery .02
# of Haunted Places 1
State Texas
Town Galveston
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 49,443
Settlement Year 1839
Square Miles of Cemetery .00
# of Haunted Places 2
State Utah
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 191,446
Settlement Year 1847
Square Miles of Cemetery .39
# of Haunted Places 12
State Virginia
Overall Niche Grade A-
Population 27,853
Settlement Year 1728
Square Miles of Cemetery .06
# of Haunted Places 4
State Vermont
Town Burlington
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 42,556
Settlement Year 1783
Square Miles of Cemetery .13
# of Haunted Places 5
State Washington
Town Bellingham
Overall Niche Grade A
Population 84,462
Settlement Year 1903
Square Miles of Cemetery .10
# of Haunted Places 5
State Wisconsin
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 43,018
Settlement Year 1847
Square Miles of Cemetery .19
# of Haunted Places 4
State West Virginia
Overall Niche Grade B-
Population 30,962
Settlement Year 1810
Square Miles of Cemetery .61
# of Haunted Places 3
State Wyoming
Town Cheyenne
Overall Niche Grade B+
Population 62,879
Settlement Year 1867
Square Miles of Cemetery .04
# of Haunted Places 26

Reporting by Danny King. Data source: OpenStreetMap project via Geofabrik.

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Author: Ali Trachta

Ali is the Content Writer/Editor at Niche.