The ghost town of Griffin

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Griffin was a thriving community. Around 300 to 400 people came to work in the booming lumber and tanning industries – in fact, it boasted one of the largest tanneries in the county.

But now, Hamilton County Historian Eliza Darling says it’s one of the county’s two ghost towns. Sawmill, school, residences – today, there’s almost nothing left.

Listen to Eliza’s story here. 

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