FOX — Webster’s Dictionary defines a ghost town as “a once-flourishing town wholly or nearly deserted, usually as the result of the exhaustion of some natural resource.”

The Grant County ghost towns of Fox and Austin were both once thriving communities that saw drastic and expedited reductions in population due to several factors. These days, both Fox and Austin have fewer than five inhabitants each.

Locations

Reporter

Blue Mountain Eagle reporter covering the City of John Day, education, and sports. jdavis@bluemountaineagle.com (541)-219_6266

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.