MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Butternut, Hidden in Montcalm County
Here's another prosperous Michigan town that went under, thanks to the railroad closing down. The small town of Butternut is now all but a ghost town, with a handful of buildings still standing from a time when it boomed...back in the late 1800's.
Butternut made it's money by shipping lumber and minerals by train and once the rails were gone, basically so was Butternut.
Yes, there are a few people living here...but as you can see by the pictures in the gallery above, the downtown area is almost next to nothing.
If you travel to Butternut - and you SHOULD - take S. Main and turn left (west) on North Butternut Road. Down that dead end street you'll see the old grainery and other old buildings that are mere ghosts, thanks to the demise of the railroad (see pictures below).
Butternut is out in the middle of nowhere, but only four miles west of Carson City, off M-57.
Visit this forgotten Michigan ghost town on your 2018 Michigan roadtrip and remember: always get permission to investigate any abandoned structures you come across.......ENJOY OUR STATE.