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Downtown Centralia Mainstreet Centralia Damaged Hillside

Knoebels Amusement Park (only 15 miles from Centralia!) 
Ghost Towns
Area 51 - Groom Lake
Abandoned PA Turnpike
Defunct Amusement Parks
Abandoned Places


Photo Updates:

Centralia in HDR

July 2006 360? Virtual Tour of Downtown Centralia PA

Centralia's Neighbor:
Byrnesville, Pa

Zeisloft's Mobil
Gas Station

July 5th 2008
Centralia PA

Centralia PA 2008
January Photos and 
commentary by
Donald Davis

2006 Photos

2005 Photos
of Centralia


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2004 Photos
of Centralia

2003 photos

of Centralia

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2002 photos

of Centralia

360 Degree Virtual Tours of Centralia PA

Fire In The Hole
by Kristie Betts
A fictional story based on Centralia

The Little
Town That Was

by Donald Hollinger


RESIDENTS TO SAVE THE BOROUGH OF CENTRALIA - FACT SHEET #6 - MARCH 1984 - This "Fact Sheet" was transcribed from a photocopied, original March 1984 newsletter from a Centralia organization called "Residents To Save The Borough Of Centralia".  Read the News Letter here

130th Anniversary
of the 1877 Shamokin Uprising and the Great Railroad Strike .. Read More


Centralia Today
A Photo Documentary
of Centralia today.


Mine Emergency Response Program
Details from the
Mine Rescue Manual


A modern day
Ghost Town, Centralia Pennsylvania
September 2007, Centralia PA  - The home that stood in defiance of the mine fire along the southern side of Locust Street in Centralia PA, directly across the street from where the fire originated in 1962, is gone.  The home, originally owned by Centralia resident, Joe Moyer, then later owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, stood along Rt. 54/61 greeting passerby's as the last remaining residential structure along Locust Street.  Located across Park Street from the War Memorial commemorating Centralia War Veterans, this well maintained home symbolized the plight of the Centralia people as it remained occupied by Centralia residence until the summer of 2007 when it was torn down.  This home was one of only a few remaining homes within the borough of Centralia and was well recognized by it's brick supporting columns that propped the home up after a jointing row homes had been demolished around it.  Today there only remains an empty lot and memories of a home and a family.  The demolition photos were submitted by Sharon L. Clark of Morgantown, PA.

A Lone Home...

War Memorial commemorating Centralia War Veterans


Moyer Residence on Locust Ave

Joe Moyer

Brian Shelby sent in the two images above. He said Joe Moyer was 71 in this photo, which was taken back in 2003.
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Subsidence along Locust St.
Directly across from this home.

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Abandoned streets
of Centralia PA

Photos of this home after its 2007 demolition.

Same view only recently.
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As time passes, the small town of Centralia PA slowly disappears.


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Centralia Church photos by
Sharon L. Clark of Morgantown, PA.


     Centralia then...     

     ...Centralia now     

Photo courtesy of: Karl Xydexx Jorgensen


Centralia's Mine Fire History



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Other Interesting Things




So you want to Visit Centralia PA?  What you should know before you go to Centralia PA.


The Real Disaster Is Above Ground: A Mine Fire and Social Conflict



What's near Centralia?

Plan your visit around one of Pennsylvania's best kept secrets located only 15 miles up the road from Centralia...

Amusement Park

Click Below for
 more details...

Amusement Park


Silent Hill & Centralia
Centralia PA inspires screenwriter Roger Avary during the making of the movie Silent Hill.
Read More Here...


Remembering ...
Byrnesville PA
By Mike Reilley

  Books about Centralia
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  Haunted Centralia?
  Gerry McWilliams and
  the album "Centralia"
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Panoramic Virtual Tours:
Mine Fire Hot Spot
Downtown Centralia Mainstreet Centralia Damaged Hillside
  Centralia Infrared

Centralia PA in B&W Infrared
Infrared Photography
by Donald Davis

Video Tour
in Infrared of
Centralia PA
by Donald Davis


The Little Town That Was
by Donald Hollinger
Made in U.S.A. - 1987 movie that was filmed on location in Centralia PA See the opening Scene that started in Centralia during the peek of the mine fire disaster



Is Centralia Haunted?
Explore the possibility

The Real Disaster Is Above Ground: A Mine Fire and Social Conflict

Is there Hope
for Centralia?


Through the use of Nitrogen-Enhanced foam the Pinnacle mine fire was extinguished by Cummins Industries, Inc.  Cummins proposes to tackle the Centralia Mine fire and bring an end to the 
40 plus year fire.

Read this White Paper which evaluates the effectiveness of remotely applied nitrogen-enhanced foam to aid in efforts to isolate and suppress a mine fire.