Wheatridge Washington Ghost Town?
GPS: 47.612325, -118.721406 ?
Directions: There are three points of interest that seem to be part of Wheatridge. From Wilbur Washington head 7.8 miles south on Highway 21 to Axtel Road to the first point. Visible from Highway 21 is an abandoned farm.
The next point of interest is a mile south on Highway 21 at the next road crossing. It is the Wheatridge Fairview Cemetery. This is a small cemetery with about ten head stones in it. While it is obviously taken care of, the day I was there it was still over grown. The Internet says that a number of graves have been removed over the years.
The last stop on our trio of points of interest is the Wheatridge school. Simply keep heading south on Highway 21, it can not be missed as it will be on a hill directly in front of the road.
The building is being preserved by being clad in corrugated metal. The grounds are well taken care of, but inside the school building is nothing but debris.
I know nothing about Wheatridge or Fairview at all. I do not know if they are separate locations that shared a cemetery or if they were the same community with multiple names. I can not even find if there was a post office around. The only information I can find is a number of news articles of crimes committed “in” Wheatfield “near” Wilbur.
If you know anything more about Wheatridge/Fairview, please post below!