This has to be one of the most beautiful abandoned location we’ve ever visited. Henry River Mill Village is just one of the hidden jewel waiting to be found by many travelers. The place actually has quite bit of tourists lurking about, trying to taking pictures. Mainly the hunger games fans.
Henry River Mill shut down in 1973, but the town began to die way before that. People moved away because of change in the era. The town was completely abandoned in 1987, when its last resident left. All that now remains is a beautiful ghost town from the industrial age with a soothing dam nearby.
The whole town is actually owned by a single man. 83-year-old Wade Shepherd, who is a nearby resident, owns all 20 buildings in Henry River Mill Village property. However, the location mainly attracts vandals and rapscallions up to no good, so the place is actually a mess. One time, the place was covered with keep signs everywhere due to high rates of vandals.
Thanks to the film “The hunger games”, Henry River Mill Village came to life in 2012. This run down village was a perfect setting for the post-apocalyptic dystopia District 12 featured in the film The Hunger Games. The town was featured in several scenes, and became an instant hot spot for tourists and thrill-seekers.