In 1880, a new town was founded in Wisconsin and its initial name was New Chicago. However, since, it got cold before workmen could finish painting rest of the letters on the elevator, the grain elevator by the railway track had ELEVA written on it. So, people assumed that this was the name of the town. Ultimately, the name grew on locals and in 1885 ELEVA post office was opened.
There is a town in Michigan called Hell and it is for sale for $999,666.
The “town” of Monowi, Nebraska has a population of 1. Elsie Eiler, in her capacity as Mayor, grants herself a liquor license and pays taxes to herself.
The entire town of Whittier, Alaska lives in a single condo. The 200 residents never need to leave home to go to school, the grocery store, or the Post Office.
Monsanto once created a town in Illinois so it could build a factory in a town with low taxes and lax regulations. The town is now home to a huge superfund site.
There is a town in Nebraska with a population of 1. The Mayor grants herself a liquor license yearly.
British Columbia has the most ghost towns of any jurisdiction in North America, estimated at more than 1500.