Appalachian Trail: Centralia, PA, U.S.

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Centralia is a ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from over 1,000 residents in 1981 to 12 in 2005,[1] 9 in 2007, and 7 in 2010[2] as a result of a mine fire burning beneath the borough since 1962. Centralia is now the least-populous municipality in Pennsylvania, however, a few residents continue to reside there in spite of the failure of a lawsuit to reverse the eminent domain claim…

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