Allen County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description


 Monroe Township

 40.889986 -84.109959   on Rd 13 at the intersection of Morris Rd along the old railroad path running parallel to Rt 12 between Vaughnsville & Columbus Grove 

no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.57956411   It was a farming & railroad town which sat on the Northern Ohio Railway. The tracks are long gone but the path can be still be seen on satellite maps.


Amanda Township

1872 - 1884

 40.707929 -84.278377   on Armstrong Rd off of Spencerville Rd 

Amanda Church & Cemetery on S Conant Rd, Agape Fellowship Ministries on Armstorng Rd, a few other old buildings in the area

Armstrong was founded c. 1842 when a flour mill was built by Tone & Co. The post office moved to Conant when the new village won the bid for a train station on the Chicago & Atlantic Railroad. Armstrong got left in the dust.


Bath Township

exact location unknown


Blue Lick

Bath Township

1854 - 1875

 40.789007 -84.051317   on E Bluelick Rd at the intersection of Slabtown Rd 

general store still in operation at the intersection, Blue Lick United Methodist Church & Cemetery west of the store on the south side of E Bluelick Rd  

Named after the natural salt infused springs in the area, it's technically a former town but the area still goes by the same name. 


Marion Township

1858 - 1859

 40.803064 -84.309466   on Bliss Rd near the intersection with Lehman Rd 

no known remnants

The town was founded by the Cramer family that lived in the area. Reuben & Dahn Cramer still owned land there in 1880.


Auglaize Township

1857 - 1860

exact location unknown

It was founded by the Donnels a branch of the family in the county. The surname also has alternative spellings.


1839 - 1851

exact location unknown



1874 - 1875

exact location unknown



Amanda Township

 40.739498 -84.316236   on N Defiance Trail between the jog in Allentown Rd (SR 81) 

Hartford Christian Church & Cemetery at the GPS coordinates

Hartford was a farming & religious town founded & named by Christian settlers who bought lots from a land company out of Hartford, CT. Most of the residents moved to Spencerville when it was platted as the Miami & Erie Canal opened there in 1844.

Middle Spring

Amanda Township

1861 - 1865

exact location unknown

It was a farming & postal town named after a local spring.


Marion Township

 40.779438 -84.307854   on Defiance Trail N at the intersection of Bloomlock Rd 

old part of Marion Baptist Church with a newer addition near the intersection



Sugar Creek or American Township (formerly German)

exact location unknown, was between Gomer & Lima

By definition of the word, it may have been a tramp or shanty village & considered a rough area.

Sugar Creek Settlement

Bath Township

40.788396 -84.102164   on E Bluelick Rd between N West St (SR 65) & N Sugar St 

historical marker at the GPS coordinates, Sugar Creek Church & Pioneer Cemetery next to it

Bath was founded in 1824 by Christopher Stark Wood (1772 - 1855). It was the first settlement in Allen County & the township grew out of the settlement. Christopher later moved to Indiana.

Sulphur Springs

exact location unknown, was  northwest of Lima

The town was named after the natural sulfur infused springs in the area.

Tawa Town (Tauwas)

Amanda Township

 40.685867 -84.262296   along the Auglaize River near Deep Cut Rd

two historical markers at gps coordinates

It was a native town abandoned c. 1817 & was along the easiest canoe route going from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.


Perry Township

exact location unknown, was in section 3 of Perry Township

Allen & Putnam County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns
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