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Did you know that New Jersey has a whole entire abandoned town?  Up until about 30 minutes ago, I had no idea either.

A TikTok account called The Garden State Podcast shared a story about a town in North Jersey, in Sussex County. The town was abandoned not too long ago: in about the 50s or 60s.

What happened to Walpack Township, NJ

According to The Garden State Podcast's video, the state originally wanted to build a dam in the area, which would turn the town into a reservoir.  In order to do that, the state enforced its power of eminent domain in order to remove people from their homes.  But, it never became a reservoir.

What does Walpack Township, NJ look like today?

The video shows that there are many abandoned homes in Walpack Township, but according to Wikipedia, very few people still call it home.  In fact, it says that the town has a population of 7 people according to the 2020 Census.  Wow!

Commenters on TikTok mentioned eating at The Walpack Inn, which opened in 1949 and is still around today.  A google search does show that the inn is technically in the neighboring town of Layton, NJ.

Get ready to have your mind blown as you watch The Garden State Podcast's video about the abandoned town of Walpack below!  We can add this to the list of "things that  only happen in New Jersey!"

@thegardenstatepodcast What weird New Jersey stories do you want covered next? #newjersey #njnews #nj #walpackinn #walpacknj #abandoned #sussexcounty #delawarewatergap ♬ original sound - TheGardenStatePodcast

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