MICHIGAN SHADOW TOWN: Corning, in Allegan County
Corning could be a ghost town...could be a shadow town. This community sits at the intersection of 142nd and Kalamazoo avenues in Allegan County.
It was a settlement near the center of Leighton Township that began as a post office on March 8, 1882. Local grocery store owner, Eli Runnels, was selected to be the first postmaster.
Along with the grocery and post office, Corning had a church, feed mill, schoolhouse, and town hall.
The post office closed permanently on February 28, 1902. To this day, the old church, feed mill, schoolhouse, and town hall still stand, all renovated into homes.
Take a look at the photos below, then take a drive over. There are no remaining stores or businesses, so gas up and get road munchies before you head over!