Who Made Centralia’s Residents Leave?

An abandoned street in Centralia, Pennsylvania. Credit: Flickr/cnovak

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9 Responses

  1. Kaylee Ann says:

    So after they leave the town, nobody else can live there? Or visit at all? I would love to live there! The history of the town is nice, yet sad that they let the town diminish.

    • Centralia PA says:

      Hi Kaylee. The land in Centralia is owned by the State of Pennsylvania, so no one else is able to move there and live on it. However, you can definitely visit if you want!

  2. Bill Smith says:

    So when did people start leaving the town, like 1980? And when was the part of Route 61 abandoned and how much was abandoned?

  3. Rachel Renee Owens says:

    We’re heading there tomorrow wish all luck I really don’t know if I want to now reading all this bahahaha

  4. Julia says:

    Hi! I am currently working on a National History Day Project and my topic is Centralia, and I was wondering if you could answer some questions I have.

  5. Kasey says:

    Hi, I was interested in visiting, has anyone visited there or is visiting still allowed?

  6. christine says:

    You can still visit. We were there in September and are going back in two weeks.

  7. If you want to visit bring air purifiers/gas masks whatever you got that can prevent you having any future health problems due to the gas. 🙂

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