Sunday, September 18, 2022

Lost Towns of Illinois - Greenridge, Illinois.

Greenridge is located in Nilwood Township, Macoupin County, on Rt 4, two miles north-north-east of Nilwood.

It was right next to a railroad that is no longer in use, which is probably why Greenridge, like other towns, became a ghost town. Residents moved to other nearby locations. There was one house left close to where downtown was.

Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.

1 comment:

  1. Greenridge was a coal mining town owned and operated by the Green ridged Mining Company. When the coal mine closed, everyone moved away.


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