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If you thought that only buildings and places of business could be abandoned, think again!
Did you know that New Jersey has an entire abandoned town? Until about 30 minutes ago, I had no idea either.
A TikTok account called The Garden State Podcast shared a story about a town in North Jersey, County Sussex. The city was abandoned not so long ago: around the 50s or 60s.
What happened to Walpack Township, NJ
According to The Garden State Podcast video, the state originally wanted to build a dam in the area, which would turn the town into a reservoir. To do this, the state exercised its power of eminent domain to evict people from their homes. But, he never became a tank.
What does Walpack Township, NJ look like today?
The video shows that there are many abandoned houses in Walpack Township, but according to Wikipedia, very few people still call it home. In fact, the city is said to have a population of 7 people according to the 2020 census. Wow!
TikTok commenters mentioned eating at The Walpack Inn, which opened in 1949 and still exists today. A Google search shows that the hostel is technically in nearby Layton, NJ.
Prepare to be blown away by watching The Garden State Podcast’s video on the abandoned town of Walpack below! We can add that to the list of “things that only happen in New Jersey!”
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