Visit Nothing, The Abandoned Ghost Town ‘Named by a Bunch of Drunks’

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Visit Nothing, The Abandoned Ghost Town ‘Named by a Bunch of Drunks’
Visit Nothing, The Abandoned Ghost Town ‘Named by a Bunch of Drunks’
Visit Nothing, The Abandoned Ghost Town ‘Named by a Bunch of Drunks’

Come visit Nothing, the abandoned ghost town ‘named by a bunch of drunks’, as the settlement’s sign says. Today, the town of Nothing lies abandoned. The place is private property and cannot be visited without express permission from the land owner.

Nothing is a very small unincorporated settlement located far away in the eastern Mohave Country, Arizona. In its glory period, the town had 4 inhabitants and the entire population ran a gas stop and garage. The station had a flatbed truck selling different rocks and various minerals found nearby. The rocks are unique to this entire area and they were sold as souvenirs to people that stopped in Nothing.

Behind the gas station, a small scrap heap used to function, until the town was fully abandoned by its last inhabitant, back in May 2005. Three years later, in August 2008, the gas station was beginning to fall apart with no one taking care of it.

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Nothing was purchased by Mike Jensen in an attempted revival process. In April 2009, Mike had opened a pizza business which he ran from a portable oven. He also had hopes of reopening the mini-mart and wanted to create accommodations for RV’s and truckers.

“Jesus of Malibu”, Anais and Billy Yeager’s film was partly shot in Nothing, Arizona. This is definitely the highlight of this ghost town.

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The town sign reads: “Town of Nothing Arizona. Founded 1977. Elevation 3269ft. The staunch citizens of Nothing are full of Hope, Faith, and Believe in the work ethic. Thru-the-years-these dedicated people had faith in Nothing, hoped for Nothing, worked at Nothing, for Nothing.” Other Nothing signs also emphasize that the town was “named by a bunch of drunks”.

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Since April 2011, Nothing was once again abandoned, and it seems that this time it’s for good. Or who knows? Are you willing to move to Nothing having nothing to do?