The community of Moonville soon sprung up around the railroad. Moonville principally housed miners and a few railroad workers. The town had approximately one hundred residents at its peak in the 1800s. The community declined during the early 1900s as coal mines started closing. Today, only the foundation of the old schoolhouse, a train tunnel, and the community cemetery remain. Despite being a ghost town, Moonville still remains well known, due to its reputation of being haunted. Allegedly the ghosts of railroad workers who were killed by trains in the Moonville Tunnel still wave their lanterns in the abandoned tunnel. Tours by horseback are offered at nearby Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable.
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