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Most fucked up Small town in America

Please share your opinions. Consider things like poverty, meth, crime and fucked up behaviour.

by Anonymousreply 209October 30, 2021 4:59 AM

Naperville, Illinois. Number one in the CUNTry.

by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 5:01 AM

Oh wow there are so many to choose from.

South Carolina is pretty rough. Any town from there would be in the top 10.

Charleston is nice, but this is the average small town house in S.C. (Link)

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by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 5:11 AM

𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫, 𝐀𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚

Bessemer is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -4.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,456 in 2010. Bessemer reached it's highest population of 33,497 in 1990. Spanning over 41 miles, Bessemer has a population density of 648 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bessemer is $45,855 with a poverty rate of 25.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $743 per month, and the median house value is $86,500. The median age in Bessemer is 39.5 years, 37.4 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Violent crime per 10,000 residents: 286.93

Property crime per 10,000 residents: 903.66

Pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents: 2.80

Unemployment rate: 6.8 percent

Danger Index Score: 100.00

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bessemer was:

Black or African American: 72.39%

White: 21.76%

Other race: 3.78%

Two or more races: 1.66%

Native American: 0.23%

Asian: 0.14%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%

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by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 5:17 AM

Phenix City, Alabama.

That movie should be on Blu-Ray.

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by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 5:18 AM

We built this city! 🎸

by Anonymousreply 5October 22, 2021 5:19 AM

R4 any town whose name is a fucking misspelling deserves a mention

by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 5:20 AM

Driving through Alabama is like driving back in time to 1946.

by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 5:21 AM

And parts of it are like 1846.

by Anonymousreply 8October 22, 2021 5:21 AM

Naperville is a sort of dreary suburb but it's hardly the worst or most fucked up small town in Illinois, let along the most fucked up in America.

What makes a town most fucked up is ill defined, so of course this will result in tears for all concerned.

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 5:22 AM

St. Olaf

by Anonymousreply 10October 22, 2021 5:22 AM

There was one town in Texas that is so bad they made a podcast out of it.

by Anonymousreply 11October 22, 2021 5:22 AM

Pocatello, Idaho is a shithole.

by Anonymousreply 12October 22, 2021 5:23 AM

The south rivals the Midwest when it comes to blighted hellscapes.

by Anonymousreply 13October 22, 2021 5:24 AM

R2 is one of the nicer homes in S.C.

by Anonymousreply 14October 22, 2021 5:25 AM

The Phenix City Story is a very good movie but were you aware of the punchline?

[quote] John Patterson (Richard Kiley) is depicted as supportive of African-American Zeke Ward (James Edwards) and his family. In real life, following his term as Alabama attorney general (1954-58), Patterson ran for governor in 1958 in an openly racist campaign and won. One of his opponents, George Wallace, had run as a racial moderate and told his friends after the election, "John Patterson out-niggered me, and I'm never gonna be out-niggered again." Four years later, in 1962, Wallace won the governorship of Alabama as an avowed segregationist.

by Anonymousreply 15October 22, 2021 5:27 AM

Ritzville, Washington has got to be high on the list. Poverty and druggies everywhere. Surreal, creepy place. You won't think your actually in America anymore. For masochists and sadists only. We called it Shitsville and got out of dodge before sundown. The only store there is "Pretty Good Grocery". It's not.

by Anonymousreply 16October 22, 2021 5:49 AM

Portsmouth, Ohio. A dying river town half its size and swallowed up by the meth and pill epidemics.

by Anonymousreply 17October 22, 2021 5:53 AM

What happens with all those abandoned houses in shithole places. It’s not like a city where someone is waiting to snatch up the property. Do people just die or leave one day and nobody goes in there? There must be dead bodies in some of them.

by Anonymousreply 18October 22, 2021 5:54 AM

Any of the dozens of shitty towns the New York Times visited in order to get a 'better understanding' of the poor, misunderstood Trump voter.

by Anonymousreply 19October 22, 2021 5:55 AM

Clarksdale, Mississippi

by Anonymousreply 20October 22, 2021 6:01 AM

East Cleveland Ohio.

by Anonymousreply 21October 22, 2021 6:03 AM

Decatur, IL

by Anonymousreply 22October 22, 2021 6:22 AM

Aberdeen, WA

by Anonymousreply 23October 22, 2021 6:29 AM

Portsmouth OH is indeed an epic shithole, and one of the most depressing places I’ve ever driven through. Nearby Huntington WV is also pretty ugly, drug-and-crime-riddled, and miserable, but is more of a large town/small city, and at least has a nice park and a college.

by Anonymousreply 24October 22, 2021 6:29 AM

I'm sure the remaining residents of these shitty little towns with nothing going on now that the __________ has closed are being good Republicans and pulling themselves up by the bootstraps and, of course, not sucking on the public teat. Right? Hello... is this thing on?

by Anonymousreply 25October 22, 2021 6:31 AM

r10 Lenox and Stockbridge. Both of them equally terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 26October 22, 2021 6:35 AM

I have another contender, Mitchell, Oregon. Last month, we met up there with vaccinated family at a rental cottage. It's near the John Day Fossil Beds and The Painted Hills. Streets filled with unmasked townies and tourists . Then upon approaching the rental, we saw fire fighters and two smoldering, burned out residences. When we asked about it,(and the smell of smoke) the cottage owner calmly stated that it was a revenge suicide that occurred hours before. "It's the country. These things happen" she said.

by Anonymousreply 27October 22, 2021 6:35 AM

Technically a neighborhood of Philadelphia, but Kensington would be high on the list.

by Anonymousreply 28October 22, 2021 6:55 AM

Haddonfield, IL

by Anonymousreply 29October 22, 2021 7:07 AM

All of northeastern Oregon is rather spooky,not just Mitchell. . It's empty, somewhat desolate, and one has to wonder what people do for a living or what drew them to live there. However, I drove through and camped overnight there in order to view the great eclipse of 2017. Totally worth it.

by Anonymousreply 30October 22, 2021 10:18 AM

Man, you guys are all wrong, the most fucked-up city is...

Intercourse Pa.

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by Anonymousreply 31October 22, 2021 10:57 AM

Ocala, florida

by Anonymousreply 32October 22, 2021 11:00 AM

I knew a John from Kenosha!

by Anonymousreply 33October 22, 2021 11:11 AM

Cairo, IL. Anything I’ve read is just sad. About 100 years ago town was 15k in population now it is barely at 2k.

by Anonymousreply 34October 22, 2021 11:34 AM

That place in South Carolina where the kkk kid shot up that church. That has got to be the worst.

Or maybe Charlottesville where white supremacists run over pedestrians for sport.

by Anonymousreply 35October 22, 2021 2:19 PM

[quote] Portsmouth OH is indeed an epic shithole, and one of the most depressing places I’ve ever driven through. Nearby Huntington WV is also pretty ugly, drug-and-crime-riddled, and miserable, but is more of a large town/small city, and at least has a nice park and a college.

Most of that area of SE Ohio, SW PA (well south of Pittsburgh) and the WV Panhandle is just an epic shithole of astounding force.

by Anonymousreply 36October 22, 2021 6:10 PM

Barstow is ghastly.

by Anonymousreply 37October 22, 2021 6:14 PM

[Quote] Most of that area of SE Ohio, SW PA (well south of Pittsburgh) and the WV Panhandle is just an epic shithole of astounding force.

Does this include eastern Kentucky? My geography is shaky.

by Anonymousreply 38October 22, 2021 6:22 PM

Cabot Cove, ME. A different murder every week!

by Anonymousreply 39October 22, 2021 6:24 PM

Dryden, New York

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by Anonymousreply 40October 22, 2021 6:26 PM

Agree about Barstow, CA.

by Anonymousreply 41October 22, 2021 6:26 PM

Simsbury, CT. More yuppie snobs, SUV's, and dead-eyed sociopaths than you can shake a stick at. Everyone is a clone of one another. Shudders.

by Anonymousreply 42October 22, 2021 6:32 PM

Carthage MS

by Anonymousreply 43October 22, 2021 6:32 PM

Manchester center village in Vermont. Every other cottage was a store for a brand, making the town in effect a twee outlet shopping mall for obnoxious new Yorkers and new Englanders.

by Anonymousreply 44October 22, 2021 6:38 PM

R2 R14 Fuck you, this is what real small towns in SC look like, you cunts.

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by Anonymousreply 45October 22, 2021 6:43 PM

With all the meth and unemployment, these small towns must have a lot of dick and ass available.

by Anonymousreply 46October 22, 2021 6:49 PM

Hot Coffee, MS!

by Anonymousreply 47October 22, 2021 6:52 PM

[quote] What happens with all those abandoned houses in shithole places. It’s not like a city where someone is waiting to snatch up the property. Do people just die or leave one day and nobody goes in there? There must be dead bodies in some of them.

Are you not familiar with the concept of ghost towns?

by Anonymousreply 48October 22, 2021 6:54 PM

R42 Sounds like paradise.

by Anonymousreply 49October 22, 2021 6:59 PM

Laurinburg, NC. The real estate there is less than tasteful, friends.

by Anonymousreply 50October 22, 2021 7:08 PM

Laurel Mississippi

by Anonymousreply 51October 22, 2021 7:15 PM

Cairo, Illinois.

by Anonymousreply 52October 22, 2021 7:17 PM

Butler PA

by Anonymousreply 53October 22, 2021 7:17 PM

Rome, Georgia

Athens, Texas

Paris, Tennessee

by Anonymousreply 54October 22, 2021 7:18 PM

Rome, Ga. is a lovely town. You must be nuts.

by Anonymousreply 55October 22, 2021 7:19 PM

Belvedere, Ohio!

by Anonymousreply 56October 22, 2021 7:28 PM

Lanford IL

by Anonymousreply 57October 22, 2021 7:44 PM

Another vote for Cairo, IL

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by Anonymousreply 58October 22, 2021 7:52 PM

Pronounced Kay-ro.

by Anonymousreply 59October 22, 2021 7:57 PM

Darwin, CA. They made a documentary out of it.

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by Anonymousreply 60October 22, 2021 8:00 PM

One town that recently held this title was Braddock, PA, a former steel town near Pittsburgh that was in such a ruinous state that they filmed the post apocalyptic movie The Road there as what the world would look like after complete collapse. But an unorthodox brilliant young man got elected mayor and began to transform the town and bring international interest in reviving it. He’s gone on to become Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania and it all goes well will make his way to Washington as the next senator from Pennsylvania. If this town can be pulled from the ashes of hell, there’s hope for just about any other town to turn it around.

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by Anonymousreply 61October 22, 2021 8:16 PM

^ John Fetterman is awesome (and a friend to the gays)

by Anonymousreply 62October 22, 2021 8:30 PM

Oddly enough, pictures of these ghost towns make me want to live there....

by Anonymousreply 63October 22, 2021 8:33 PM

@r55, I agree, r54 is wrong, I know it's the center of MTG's district, but it really is a beautiful and very much alive town nestled in the North Georgia mountains

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by Anonymousreply 64October 22, 2021 8:34 PM

Poughkeepsie NY.

I got beat up by a patient while working in the ER there. Shitty hospital in a shitty town.

by Anonymousreply 65October 22, 2021 8:39 PM

Tallulah, Louisiana. Trust me, stop anywhere else on I20 but here.

by Anonymousreply 66October 22, 2021 8:45 PM

R66 is there a Waffle House to watch fights?

by Anonymousreply 67October 22, 2021 9:08 PM

Johnstown, PA. What the floods didn’t destroy, economics finished the job. I drove across the country this summer, stopping at all the little hidden towns you hear of, but never stop at. I thought Johnstown was a disaster. Another one was Fort Dodge, IA. Parts of it looked abandoned.

by Anonymousreply 68October 22, 2021 9:16 PM

Eulonia, Georgia

by Anonymousreply 69October 22, 2021 9:16 PM

Rancho Mirage, California. Empty, dilapidated houses across a hellish landscape. Meth-addled zombies everywhere, no law enforcement to be found, gunfights on every corner. Just the worst.

by Anonymousreply 70October 22, 2021 9:29 PM

Here's another shot of Rome, Ga.. The main drag through downtown.

Fucked up, it is definitely not.

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by Anonymousreply 71October 22, 2021 9:29 PM

Have any of you entered Lawrence?

by Anonymousreply 72October 22, 2021 9:44 PM

R70 is being facetious, since Rancho Mirage is one of the wealthiest towns around

by Anonymousreply 73October 22, 2021 9:52 PM

R49 you did make me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 74October 22, 2021 10:14 PM

R40. One of my former students was the high school English teacher for one or both of the cheerleaders. Ah, the glory of adjacent fame!

by Anonymousreply 75October 22, 2021 10:25 PM

Poplar Bluff, AR seems to have produced quite a number of sweet morons.

by Anonymousreply 76October 22, 2021 10:39 PM

Not really f-ed up, but my family’s home town in the mid-west is being erased. This is a one-road town in farm country, pretty and green. Everyone was related to everybody else by blood or marriage. But every time an old timer dies the house is torn down and completely removed, including my grandparents’. The latest to fall is the 100+ year old church. It’s like your childhood and history being removed. I believe it’s to keep the “undesirables” out.

by Anonymousreply 77October 22, 2021 10:41 PM

Granite City IL

by Anonymousreply 78October 22, 2021 10:45 PM

Waterloo, Iowa. From personal experience

I traveled there frequently for work, staying in a hotel that looked like it was a renovated country jail: there were 3 watchtower columns, one with an elevator, and the others were stairwells. One time I was there, the entire NW side of the building was covered in spiders’ webs, a la “Charlotte’s Web”… all waiting for the wknd to carry the baby spiders away.

The hotel’s surrounding blocks were all tattoo parlors (that should deserve a DL collective groan alone) and vape shops. ONE (1!) pizza parlor and ONE (1!) sports bar.

After each visit there I had an obsessive compulsion to check my immunization record and ensure I didn’t need a tetanus or yellow fever booster.

by Anonymousreply 79October 22, 2021 10:50 PM

Lanford IL

by Anonymousreply 80October 22, 2021 11:05 PM

R80 meet r57

by Anonymousreply 81October 23, 2021 5:42 AM

More about lovely Portsmouth, Ohio...

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by Anonymousreply 82October 23, 2021 5:49 AM

Sadly R82's post is the story of big swaths of the county, and especially Ohio, WV, PA, and other rust belt areas.

by Anonymousreply 83October 23, 2021 6:02 AM

West Memphis, Arkansas

by Anonymousreply 84October 23, 2021 6:03 AM

Mahanoy City Pennsylvania - its only saving grace is a Polish deli that sells Kielbasa loaves

by Anonymousreply 85October 23, 2021 6:21 AM

Are these white black or mixed populations in these towns?

by Anonymousreply 86October 23, 2021 9:00 AM

Clinton, Iowa

by Anonymousreply 87October 23, 2021 9:33 AM

Any red neck white town

by Anonymousreply 88October 23, 2021 10:48 AM

A lot of addiction. The local doctors are the pushers.

by Anonymousreply 89October 23, 2021 10:52 AM

Jasper TX. Immediately felt a sense of threat and desperation driving through. Stopped at a fast food place. Just scary - white - people. After we left, I looked it up online. Turned out it was the site of a horrific race crime in the 90s. Bunch of white rednecks tied and dragged a black person behind their pickup. Perfectly fit the town.

by Anonymousreply 90October 23, 2021 4:49 PM

Montecito, California - grifters moving in these days.

by Anonymousreply 91October 23, 2021 6:36 PM

Someone needs to make a Netflix miniseries about r82's article

by Anonymousreply 92October 23, 2021 7:09 PM

Jasper Demographics

Black or African American: 54.24% White: 42.73% Other race: 2.51% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.32%

Is Jasper, TX Safe?

The crime map seems highly concentrated.

The D grade means the rate of crime is higher than the average US city. Jasper is in the 22nd percentile for safety, meaning 78% of cities are safer and 22% of cities are more dangerous. This analysis applies to Jasper's proper boundaries only. See the table on nearby places below for nearby cities.

The rate of crime in Jasper is 42.64 per 1,000 residents during a standard year. People who live in Jasper generally consider the south part of the city to be the safest.

Your chance of being a victim of crime in Jasper may be as high as 1 in 16 in the east neighborhoods, or as low as 1 in 42 in the south part of the city.

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by Anonymousreply 93October 23, 2021 10:47 PM

Peoria

by Anonymousreply 94October 24, 2021 12:11 AM

Friars Point MS looks beautiful at least on Google maps. I always dream of living in a small town like that but realistically I know I probably wouldn’t be welcomed and I’d get sick of it pretty quick.

by Anonymousreply 95October 24, 2021 12:30 AM

West Des Moines, Iowa

by Anonymousreply 96October 24, 2021 1:06 AM

White inbred towns

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by Anonymousreply 97October 24, 2021 1:20 AM

[quote]Portsmouth, Ohio. A dying river town half its size and swallowed up by the meth and pill epidemics.

I remember it in the late '70s, it was a nice town.

by Anonymousreply 98October 24, 2021 1:32 AM

Benton Harbor Michigan, population 10,038, the headquarters of Whirlpool Corporation, it has had double digit drops in population each of the last four decades. The state of Michigan had to take over the government it was so broke and mismanaged in 2011, it is currently having to provide bottled drinking water to every residence because of lead pipes. The per capita income for the city was $8,965, the lowest in Michigan.

by Anonymousreply 99October 24, 2021 1:33 AM

As a contrarian, I’ll say Lawrence Kansas is nice sized town with a wonderful main street. Home KU (sometimes referred to as Gay U.)

by Anonymousreply 100October 24, 2021 1:40 AM

Benton Harbor is the second most dangerous city in Michigan. Population down a bit from r99. 9,615

Black or African American: 84.72% White: 12.16% Two or more races: 2.82% Other race: 0.29%

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by Anonymousreply 101October 24, 2021 1:47 AM

Espanola, NM-drug problem city

by Anonymousreply 102October 24, 2021 1:48 AM

Oral, Illinois

by Anonymousreply 103October 24, 2021 1:57 AM

"I remember it in the late '70s, it was a nice town."

I wonder if most of these towns started dying in the 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 104October 24, 2021 2:20 AM

Lock Haven, PA

Dismal

by Anonymousreply 105October 24, 2021 2:22 AM

Eerie, Indiana !

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by Anonymousreply 106October 24, 2021 2:25 AM

R104 Most of these towns died when industrial jobs collapsed - which was anywhere between the early 70s and around 2000.

Steel and similar stuff went in the late 70s, and most clothing and home goods all left by the early 90s to head to China

by Anonymousreply 107October 24, 2021 2:29 AM

How are farm towns faring?

by Anonymousreply 108October 24, 2021 2:40 AM

Harper Valley is just a little Peyton Place full of Harper Valley hypocrites!

by Anonymousreply 109October 24, 2021 7:20 AM

R102 How bad is it? I stayed in New Mexico a few years back near Santa Fe and was warned about it. It looked run down but you usually can’t always judge driving through a place.

by Anonymousreply 110October 24, 2021 7:39 AM

R109 The day my (anti-mask) mama socked it to the Harper Valley PTA!

by Anonymousreply 111October 24, 2021 7:40 AM

Espanola, NM-drug problem city

Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime 1 in 29 in Espanola

1 in 120 in New Mexico

With a crime rate of 74 per one thousand residents, Espanola has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14.

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by Anonymousreply 112October 24, 2021 7:53 AM

Say what you want about Española, NM but all that crime makes for a whole lot of criminals awaiting rehabilitation through work release programs.

I once attended a wedding in Española at a very nice and quaint venue. During the cocktail hour my girlfriends and I started admiring the eye candy and noticed most of it was the waitstaff. I remember really enjoying this as I was freshly out of the closet and it was quite fun being gay in front of my friends.

Once dinner started, we each had our pick of the waiters who we thought were flirting with us. It wasn’t until after the cake was cut we were told the waiters were all there as part of a work release program from prison.

I still tease my gfs that my guy was flirting with me because after jail, he was really gay. Whereas theirs were just flirting with them because they were tired of being cagemeat.

by Anonymousreply 113October 24, 2021 9:06 AM

Mama's hissing like an empty tea kettle at all that well-dressed cagemeat!

by Anonymousreply 114October 24, 2021 3:31 PM

So many replies and no one has mentioned Colorado City, AZ, home to a number of fundamentalist LDS sects. There's an enormous rate of genetic diseases and maladies among the children due to inbreeding and I recall reading that the area has the highest concentration of "socialism" recipients (e.g. Medicaid, AFDC, SSI, WIC, etc) in the state. Without contributing anything to the economy.

When the town elected a female mayor one of the cult leaders declared he'd never take direction from a woman.

by Anonymousreply 115October 24, 2021 4:49 PM

You mean “a person born with a uterus,” don’t you, R115?

by Anonymousreply 116October 24, 2021 5:19 PM

R107 Thats what happened to my city. Luckily it’s outside of Boston and was saved by immigrants.

by Anonymousreply 117October 24, 2021 5:24 PM

Grover's Corners, N.H.

by Anonymousreply 118October 24, 2021 6:16 PM

Can't talk about fucking towns without Intercourse, Pa.

by Anonymousreply 119October 24, 2021 6:18 PM

R116, I thought Republicans like you referred to women as "host bodies"

by Anonymousreply 120October 24, 2021 7:12 PM

R115 Except someone DID mention Colorado City at R97

by Anonymousreply 121October 24, 2021 7:14 PM

This is what annoys me when racist xenophobes yell “America is full up. Go Home. No room here.”

There are thousands of town that could use more people - towns that would not add to sprawl, traffic, congestion’s, and development. Getting jobs would be an issue, but America is not “full”

by Anonymousreply 122October 24, 2021 7:37 PM

Dear r121 - Except r97 didn't mention Colorado City, did he? Not everyone has preview windows open and not everyone opens every single fucking link.

Too many mimosas at brunch or are you hitting the scotch early?

by Anonymousreply 123October 24, 2021 7:54 PM

R123 Eat shit, cunt.

by Anonymousreply 124October 24, 2021 10:28 PM

Ah, so it was scotch. Are you coming to right about now with a furry mouth and "Did I eat shit?" taste in it , r124? Mmm, hmm.

by Anonymousreply 125October 25, 2021 1:31 AM

Goldfield, Nevada. I know because we live here.

by Anonymousreply 126October 25, 2021 1:34 AM

That must be really interesting r126

by Anonymousreply 127October 25, 2021 2:47 AM

Every day some new drama. Some nice people, but also some of the worst people I have met in my life.

by Anonymousreply 128October 25, 2021 3:09 AM

The Villages, Fla.

by Anonymousreply 129October 25, 2021 3:43 AM

Another vote for Cairo, Illinois. There are no grocery stores left. None.

The last time I drove through there was a dead, bloated dog in the street in the centre of town. On the return trip, 2 days later, it was still there.

by Anonymousreply 130October 25, 2021 5:13 AM

Norco, Ca. Town is dirty, smells full of horse shit.

by Anonymousreply 131October 25, 2021 5:15 AM

@r130, You mean the dingos didn't even drag it off during the night? That is a sad town

by Anonymousreply 132October 25, 2021 5:17 AM

There’s still an apartment in Cairo who the hell lives there?

by Anonymousreply 133October 25, 2021 5:25 AM

^ a DLer.

by Anonymousreply 134October 25, 2021 5:26 AM

R126, well, you've gotten some great publicity since all those ghost shows feature your city, so you obviously get tons of moronic ghost hunters.

by Anonymousreply 135October 25, 2021 5:42 AM

For the record, Poughkeepsie is a fucked up small city, not a small town.

by Anonymousreply 136October 25, 2021 6:42 AM

I'd never heard of Norco, r131, and I'm CA born and bred (up north). This raised an eyebrow.

[Quote]The census reported that 22,666 people (83.8% of the population) lived in households, 75 (0.3%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 4,322 (16.0%) were institutionalized.

You forgot to mention the prison.

What a weird town. About 20% of the population is employed by the school district? One industry is full of brainiacs paid well by the Federal government and the other is a State of California prison which excluding professional staff hires so-intelligent-people (i.e. prison guards).

[Quote]According to the City of Norco, the major area employers are the Corona-Norco Unified School District with 5,216 employees, California Rehabilitation Center with 1,146 employees, and Naval Surface Warfare Center with 1,010 employees.[28]

For a shithole town, in an area most of us wouldn't want to live, all I can say is WOW!!! We need a Tasteful Friends, Norco Edition.

[Quote]According to the 2010 United States Census, Norco had a median household income of $82,074

by Anonymousreply 137October 25, 2021 7:00 AM

It's in Florida.

by Anonymousreply 138October 25, 2021 7:02 AM

Russell Springs, Kentucky. An absolute shithole.

by Anonymousreply 139October 25, 2021 7:37 AM

Has anyone mentioned Celebration, Florida? It’s not exactly following the protocol of most of the towns that have been put forward here, yet fucked up and disturbing in its own special Disney way.

by Anonymousreply 140October 25, 2021 8:32 AM

Cairo, Ililnois does sound like a hell hole. It's claim to fame was a lynching of a black man named Will James.

In response, the crowd jeered: “We don’t want to hear him; string him up; kill him; burn him.” James was hanged from an arch at 8:00 pm. However, when the rope broke, James was riddled with bullets. The body was then dragged by a rope for a mile to the scene of the crime and burned in the presence of at least 10,000 people. Many women were in the crowd, some of whom helped to hang and drag the body. His remains were then cut up for souvenirs before burning the rest. His half-burned head was then attached atop a pole in Candee Park at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Elm Street. The next morning, nothing was left of his body other than bones

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by Anonymousreply 141October 25, 2021 10:12 AM

As long as you’re serving up shit, R124, could you please drop off a double-helping of it to R120? Bitch called me a Republican

Thank you!

by Anonymousreply 142October 25, 2021 2:57 PM

Figured out the horse shit smell in Norco

"Welcome!

The City of Norco is best known as an animal-keeping, equestrian-oriented community whose residents enjoy over 400 acres of parkland and one of the largest networks of horse trails in the nation, earning the nickname “Horsetown USA.” '

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by Anonymousreply 143October 25, 2021 4:57 PM

Where is Whorestown USA?

by Anonymousreply 144October 25, 2021 5:26 PM

Hells Kitchen ^r144

by Anonymousreply 145October 25, 2021 5:32 PM

Ann Coulter's apartment is also known as Horsetown USA

by Anonymousreply 146October 25, 2021 6:56 PM

R146, you mean her stable.

by Anonymousreply 147October 25, 2021 6:57 PM

[quote]Rome, Ga. is a lovely town. You must be nuts.

no, it's a shithole and it's QAnon citizens and politicians are certifiable

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by Anonymousreply 148October 25, 2021 7:28 PM

Whatever bumfucke town in Colorado elected Lauren Boebert

by Anonymousreply 149October 25, 2021 7:37 PM

R149 And 5he Florida town that spawned her.

by Anonymousreply 150October 25, 2021 7:42 PM

[quote]Norco, Ca. Town is dirty, smells full of horse shit.

It's the Dairy Air!

by Anonymousreply 151October 25, 2021 7:46 PM

All the places that elected Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks, Dan Crenshaw, Gym Jordan....

by Anonymousreply 152October 25, 2021 7:48 PM

R135, I've been here 6 years and have yet to see a ghost or anything paranormal. I've been in the Goldfield Hotel several times, even in the room where the girl was supposedly chained up and left to die; been inside the old high school, supposedly haunted by kids, been in the cemetery, been in the Mizpah Hotel and stayed at the Clown Motel, both in Tonopah; been everywhere around here that's supposed to be haunted and have seen nothing. Even my property which was a machine shop before the fires of the 1920s has nothing, except I dig up old bolts and things in the yard from time to time. I'm disappointed, as the town really doesn't live up to the ghost legend. However half the people who live here now are far scarier than any ghost.

by Anonymousreply 153October 25, 2021 7:53 PM

This topic could go on so long you'd need to replace your phone battery before getting to the final post!

by Anonymousreply 154October 25, 2021 7:54 PM

A Clown Motel? That's the stuff nightmares are made of

by Anonymousreply 155October 25, 2021 7:58 PM

^ Have you ever been to Circus Circus in Vegas? Total nightmare

by Anonymousreply 156October 25, 2021 8:05 PM

Cairo, Illinois.

Former small city. Now a small town rotting in the midst of the rivers that surround it.

by Anonymousreply 157October 25, 2021 8:09 PM

The first and only time I was in the old Circus Circus a little person ("Dwarf," the sign said) having the shit kicked out of him by a large kangaroo.

As people hollered and cheered.

by Anonymousreply 158October 25, 2021 8:10 PM

[quote] Have you ever been to Circus Circus in Vegas? Total nightmare

Especially when you're on an ether binge.

by Anonymousreply 159October 25, 2021 8:21 PM

R159 Don’t you mean helium?

by Anonymousreply 160October 25, 2021 8:53 PM

I’ve heard that unspeakable acts occur at an annual biker rally in Chillicothe, Ohio.

by Anonymousreply 161October 25, 2021 9:51 PM

Didn't Chillicothe have a bunch of women who mysteriously vanished?

by Anonymousreply 162October 25, 2021 10:23 PM

R70 did you mean Cathedral City? Because that's for sure a shithole, as is Indio and Desert Hot Springs.

by Anonymousreply 163October 25, 2021 10:29 PM

R163, Cathedral City is one-third gay (eldergay, but gay nonetheless), has quite a few gay bars, some nice restaurants, a brand-new casino and several resorts. Lots of celebrities have called it home.

It's not the jewel of the Coachella Valley by any stretch, but it's also not anywhere near the rot of Cairo, Illinois and some of the other horrific shitholes mentioned in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 164October 25, 2021 11:01 PM

Poughkeepsie has some beautiful neighborhoods and cultured inhabitants (Marist, Bard and Vassar are all nearby), is an hour and a half by train to Grand Central in New York and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

It's a profoundly damaged place, but not a total hellhole.

by Anonymousreply 165October 26, 2021 12:05 AM

Palm Beach, Florida

Mar-a-Lago is located there.

by Anonymousreply 166October 26, 2021 1:23 AM

R166 wins!

by Anonymousreply 167October 26, 2021 1:25 AM

Ponca City Oklahoma has vacant lots where meth lab explosions occurred and one of the most depressing Indian reservations in the country.

by Anonymousreply 168October 26, 2021 1:38 AM

R165. I am the doc that got beaten up by a patient in a Poughkeepsie ER (I had been unable to secure housing for this patient, as he was a violent federal felon and not eligible for most housing programs)

Just under 25 % of the pop of Poughkeepsie are below the fed poverty level, which is about $13,000 a year.

No doubt there are "lovely neighborhoods" but you are never far from very desperate souls living in absolute poverty. How can you extoll the virtues of Vassar when quite a few hungry and cold people live right down the street.

Yep, a hellhole.

by Anonymousreply 169October 26, 2021 1:54 AM

MTG became a congresswoman because no one really exposed her during the primary, they waited until the general. And, she didn't really let her freak flag fly until well into the general. Once she won the primary she was guaranteed to win. Her district included the only areas of Georgia that continued to elect Republicans even during the Jim Crow era "Solid Democrat South." The mountain people were mostly anti-slavery Unionists during the Civil War which makes it ironic that she now represents them. But, generations of them have grown up to vote GOP reflexively, just as minorities have grown to vote that way for the Democrats over the last 50 or so years.

But, I don't think those voters would have chosen her in the primary, if there had been more critical coverage of her early on. Then the Democrat withdrew from the race before the general, though his name remained on the ballot and he did get 25% of the vote.

She has already attracted at least one GOP primary challenger and I suspect a few more will join. When it comes to local party politics, yeah they like having an "iconic" congressperson but not one that was removed from all committees and has no power to bring home the pork.

by Anonymousreply 170October 26, 2021 2:07 AM

Isn’t Poughkeepsie where the burnt down pornstar Matthew Camp’s house?

by Anonymousreply 171October 26, 2021 2:11 AM

This thread is a hit.

by Anonymousreply 172October 26, 2021 2:13 AM

R172. Consider it revenge of the cities who are tired as shit of these rural backwaters having such disproportionate political power.

by Anonymousreply 173October 26, 2021 2:16 AM

That town where the Harper Valley PTA is. Could you imagine that school in the era of COVID?

by Anonymousreply 174October 26, 2021 2:18 AM

Keep polishing that turd, there's no way MTG can lose

they knew what they were getting and they love her

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by Anonymousreply 175October 26, 2021 2:20 AM

Choctaw Ridge...home of the Tallahatchie Bridge.

by Anonymousreply 176October 26, 2021 2:32 AM

Montecito, California

by Anonymousreply 177October 26, 2021 2:33 AM

[quote]Most fucked up Small town in America

Hyphenate your adjectival phrases, OP, please, and make your capitalization consistent.

Otherwise how can we take the so-thoughtful-and-well-reasoned posts in your thread seriously?

by Anonymousreply 178October 26, 2021 2:39 AM

Salton City is in a freakish class by itself.

by Anonymousreply 179October 26, 2021 2:39 AM

New York.

by Anonymousreply 180October 26, 2021 2:41 AM

Jasper, Alabama is worse than either Bessemer or Phenix City

by Anonymousreply 181October 26, 2021 2:42 AM

I hope I don’t know the person who posted Maysville, SC

by Anonymousreply 182October 26, 2021 3:02 AM

Speaking of the Salton Sea area, I nominate Bombay Beach, California.

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by Anonymousreply 183October 26, 2021 3:25 AM

I’d like to read the book she keeps referencing in that article at r141 but the cheapest copy I could find is like $120

by Anonymousreply 184October 26, 2021 5:35 AM

Dunn, NC. At the almost exact mid-point of I-95 between NY and Miami. TONS of drug dealers, many of them "scions" of the town. Another fun fact- BLM stormed the statue of General Lee in the town and protested for at least 2 days. They didn't realize until someone from the local news informed them they had the wrong General Lee. Dunn's homage is for the father of the 82nd airborne. That did great things for BLM's rep in that area, lol.

by Anonymousreply 185October 26, 2021 7:03 PM

Wasilla, Alaska - for reasons which are well known to them.

by Anonymousreply 186October 26, 2021 7:10 PM

'We can't have folks saying Billy Joe jumped off a bridge because of a man, can we."

by Anonymousreply 187October 27, 2021 11:09 PM

In fact, wasn't that an aspect of it that was afded when they made a movie of the song? He was molested or raped or something; I forget now.

by Anonymousreply 188October 27, 2021 11:54 PM

r68 Fort Dodge Iowa. I lived in Ames Iowa for awhile for graduate school. Our son had a soccer game in Fort Dodge. It was a tournament so we were there for two days . Holy shit. Iowa is mostly nice, but something was off. We went to a bufffet steakhouse type of place to eat, and every single diner was on Oxygen, and smelled like tobacco. There was only meat based slop and mac and cheese. David Lynch horrorscape. We still talk about it. I think maybe it's a military base or something, and has that energy/karma going for it. Not sure. but fuck that place. People were nice. Depressed and grey, but nice.

by Anonymousreply 189October 28, 2021 1:53 AM

No rape, just had sex with a man and killed himself over it. 'I have SINNED!" or whatever it is he yelled. Makes me want to see it again and the fact that Robby Benson could pull off that cliche and be moving with it shows how good he was back then.

by Anonymousreply 190October 28, 2021 2:12 AM

"A sin AGAINST NATURE!"

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by Anonymousreply 191October 28, 2021 2:14 AM

R189 I believe the one nice thing about Dirty Dodge is it has direct flights to Chicago.

by Anonymousreply 192October 28, 2021 2:17 AM

I’ve never been there but I believe Granite City IL has to be one of the trashiest towns in America. Years ago while i was googling something unrelated I happened upon the Granite City topic forum and I could t believe the trashy people. They were naming people and talking about how they were druggies, lost their kids or were hookers. Of course all of these people’s friends and family were either on there joining in or defending them. I couldn’t stop reading it.

by Anonymousreply 193October 28, 2021 4:48 AM

Are the worst towns mostly all in Illinois?

by Anonymousreply 194October 28, 2021 5:55 AM

R193, at least Granite City has an online forum!

A really "fucked-up small town in America" wouldn't even be online. All those comments, accusations and defenses would be occurring at the diner, or in front of the combo "market"/filling station.

by Anonymousreply 195October 28, 2021 5:26 PM

Prescott, AZ

by Anonymousreply 196October 28, 2021 6:43 PM

R194 Cicero, Illinois isn’t small but oh boy is it corrupt. Over 90% Hispanic and the town is largely run by white Republicans and their shills. Used to be more mob influenced but has waned in recent years.

by Anonymousreply 197October 28, 2021 9:00 PM

To add their motto at one time was “The Best Town in America”. LOL

by Anonymousreply 198October 28, 2021 9:03 PM

R194, yes. Also, in Ohio. There is an underground tunnel so these two great states can share these special breeds of Americans. I think we finally need to build a wall around Indiana.

by Anonymousreply 199October 28, 2021 10:07 PM

I always wondered what became of Rivercity from Music Man if the pool table did indeed do the town in. I will say because of the musical I always pictured Gary, Indiana as the ideal Midwest picturesque town, but apparently that became somewhat of a hell on earth with a collapse of the automotive industry.

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by Anonymousreply 200October 28, 2021 10:20 PM

Nutbush, Tennessee

by Anonymousreply 201October 28, 2021 10:28 PM

Nutbush teehee.

by Anonymousreply 202October 28, 2021 10:40 PM

What's wrong with Prescott?

by Anonymousreply 203October 28, 2021 10:57 PM

Elaine Arkansas

by Anonymousreply 204October 29, 2021 4:41 AM

Slidell, Louisiana Very much the sad bedroom community everyone regrets living in. Traffic everywhere, main boulevards are a nightmare. Terrible drivers. The regional cancer center is the busiest place in town. Currently having a huge population turnaround— it is a white flight hotspot. Reeks of pot everywhere and loud, obnoxious rap music leaks from expensive debt-ridden autos that are obviously way above their means. The locals call it New Orleans East-East, because of the escalating crime. I live on the outskirts of S-town, and honestly, it’s even getting bad here. The combination of crime and Trumpism is making this place uninhabitable for me.

The only thrill frau Slidellians have, is getting drunk in Olde Town. This is not the city I grew up in, it has become dystopic to me in my adult years. I’ve only been to New Orleans a certain amount of times, even though I was born there, and my family originating from NOLA. This is a bad place to live. New Orleans is a great city to visit, a awful place to reside full time — especially its suburbs.

by Anonymousreply 205October 29, 2021 4:54 AM

Not to mention that Walmart literally owns Slidell, with four store outlets. It’s a low frau wonderland.

by Anonymousreply 206October 29, 2021 4:56 AM

[R205] was that where the guy was eaten by the alligator during Ida in September? I like an antique store there.

by Anonymousreply 207October 29, 2021 5:25 AM

I am going to echo R203 and ask just WTF is wrong with Prescott? It’s not a necessarily enlightened or cultured place, but I enjoyed my 8 years there.

Receipts please,R196

by Anonymousreply 208October 29, 2021 5:38 AM

Kahlotus Washington

by Anonymousreply 209October 30, 2021 4:59 AM
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