Monday, June 28, 2010

Sylvan, Illinois

Sylvan is an abandonded ghost town in Illinois.
I do not know the history of this town but I plan to go.

Picture of Sylvan from Google Earth.

Picture of Sylvan's abandonded building

UPDATE: I found more juicy information on this lil' historic gem known as Sylvan.
I found an old antique map and apparently, most of Sylvan's inhabitants had irish surnames.

(Names of some of the people living in this town were A.R. Taylor and Margaret Owens.)

Sylvan was around in the 1880's and was apparently still occupied in 1909.
Sylvan had a cemetery by the name of "Garner Cemetery."

Check out this rare map of Sylvan.

Pretty cool huh?


  1. I would be very interested in checking out Sylvan. Have you gotten to visit yet?

  2. I would really like to go there also, I would bring four of my buddies with me, that I beleive would be most useful in this type of setting, and we'd explore a little.