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Want To Buy A Connecticut Ghost Town?

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What would you do with this village if you bought it? It’s for sale in a bucolic part of Connecticut in for $800,000.00 This is Johnsonville. Over the years it has seen a lot. It’s been a theme park, a textile mill, a movie set, and now it’s vacant and on the auction block. It was founded in the 1830’s, it was a mill town for the twine industry in Connecticut.

In 1960 it was bought by aerospace millionaire Ray Schmitt. He added some buildings too including a Victorian-era stable and a chapel from Massachusetts. The movie “Freedom” was filmed here as well a Billy Joel Music video. Along with all the buildings you get 64 beautiful acres. Here’s the listing, let me know if you buy it. Read HERE