Auglaize County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Amsterdam

German Township

 40.422321 -84.378130   on Amsterdam Rd at the intersection of S Washington St (SR 66) along the Miami & Erie Canal, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.5796411   Amsterdam was platted in 1837 by German immigrants with 65 lots & was abandoned after the Cholera epidemic in 1849. Over 100 residents perished from the disease & were buried in a mass grave across from Saint Paul's Church in New Bremen on N Herman St. A public park was built over the graveyard in 1948 & the remaining headstones were laid flat & buried. 

Bay

Moulton Township

 40.557052 -84.277834   on Bay Rd between Plant Pike (County Rd 33A) & Clear Creek, Zion (Lutheran) Cemetery on private property east of the GPS coordinates

The town proprietor was a W.E. Bay who owned the section of land on the west side of the road in the late 1800's to early 1900's

Bingville

Union Township

exact location unknown

 

Botkins Station

Pusheta Township, Auglaize County & Dinsmore Township, Shelby County

 40.482336 -84.183987   on SR 219 along the Auglaize & Shelby County border, no known remnants

It had a train station on the Dayton & Michigan Railroad. Residences & businesses were in both Auglaize & Shelby County. It was named after Richard Botkin (1803 - 1858) who donated the land for the station & founded Botkins in Shelby County. 

Layton

Union Township

1895 - 1904

exact location unknown

This small town is listed in the 1901 Cram Atlas & was in the northwestern portion of the township. It was named after the Layton family in the area.

Mohramsville

German Township

 40.443328 -84.375089   on Lock 2 North Rd near the intersection of Klee Ave  

The town was founded in 1838 German immigrant H.H. Mohram. The area was annexed into New Bremen in 1876.

Ober Bremen

German Township

 40.432178 -84.379501   on S Washington St on the east side of New Bremen, no known remnants  

Ober Bremen was founded by German immigrants Gerhard Ellerman (1811 - 1888) & Anna (Uphaus) Ellerman (1814 - 1891). It was platted in 1853 & annexed into New Bremen in 1876. Gerhard & Anna were buried with relatives in German Protestant Cemetery on New Bremen - New Knoxville Rd (County Rd 65A).

Petersburg

Pusheta Township

 40.497000 -84.162952   on Santa Fe - New Knoxville Rd between Cemetery Rd & Rupert Rd, historical markers on the roadside, Petersburg Cemetery past the markers in a field

Petersburg was the site of the first Roman Catholic congregation in the township. The might have been town had a church & school. In 1852 John Rupert who started it all platted 40 acres but the lots never sold. 

Pourcelle

1886 - 1888

exact location unknown, was northwest of Waynesfield

 

Pusheta Town

Moulton Township

40.568104 -84.229671between Fox Ranch Rd & the Auglaize River, no known remnants

Residents were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery on SR 67.

Rinehart (Rineharts)

Union Township

1856 - 1872

 40.600503 -84.032290   on SR 67 at the intersection of Wrestle Creek Rd, Rinehart House at the intersection, Mount Lookout (Rinehart) Cemetery on the south side of SR 67 about .3 (3/10) mile east of the intersection

The town was founded by Hugh Rinehart (1813 - 1891) & Juliana (Godfrey) Rinehart (1812 - 1881) who moved to Ohio from Virginia & were pioneers of the township. Hugh was a farmer & blacksmith. The town also had a school. The Rineharts house was built in 1861 & added to the National Register Of Historic Places in 1978. Hugh & Juliana were buried with some of their children in Mount Lookout (Rinehart) Cemetery.

Summit

exact location unknown

 

Vogelsangtown

German Township

 40.432292 -84.385177   on S Herman St on the southwest side of New Bremen, no known remnants

It was founded in 1856 by German immigrants Friedrich Voglesang (1831 - 1897) & Sophia (Kuenning) Voglesang (1836 - 1909) who had 13 children. Freidrich was a farmer, flour mill owner, & businessman. The town was annexed into New Bremen in 1876 & Freidrich had a seat in the village council. The Voglesangs were buried with relatives in German Protestant Cemetery on New Bremen - New Knoxville Rd (County Rd 65A).

Egypt, OH - (mid 1800's - present farming town with no growth)

Classification: small town

Location: Jackson Township, Auglaize County - On Minster Egypt Pike close to the intersection of Rt. 364

Egypt was named by German immigrants in the mid 1800's after a settler described the swampy area back then as being "made by a dab of mud that fell from the wheelbarrow of God." In 1852 the residents got tired of traveling nearly 4 miles to Minster, OH through the muddy mess to get to church, so they petitioned to get one in Egypt.

St. Josephs Catholic Church was built & still stands today on Minster Egypt Pike. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Jackson Township School #2 was built in 1918 down the road from the church & is used as a community hall today. Egypt was never a large town & didn't have a railroad or a post office. Today there's one business and about a dozen houses left.

Glynwood, OH (Six Mile) - (1876 - present farming & railroad town with less residents than in the past)

Classification: small town

Location: Moulton Township, Auglaize County - On Glynwood - New Knoxville Rd. at the intersection of Glynwood Rd.

The community of Six Mile was established in the mid 1800's. It's church congregation formed St. Thomas' Parish & built a church & cemetery in 1857. When oil & natural gas were discovered in the area the town quickly drew more residents. It was renamed after John Glynn (1827 - 1903) & his wife Bridget Glynn (1829 - 1896) who were Irish immigrants & the first to settle there in 1857. Glynwood had a train station on the Lake Erie & Western Railroad & a post office from 1877 - 1903.

A new brick church was built in 1883 to accommodate the growing population. It was dedicated as St. Patrick's Church, the patron saint of Ireland, but the cemetery kept it's old name St. Thomas. In 1905 Glynwood was still a bustling community with a factory, saw mill, blacksmith, shoe shop, & a saloon. The town has been losing residents since the train station closed though & today there's only a dozen or so houses in the community. In 1979 St. Patrick's Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John & Bridget Glynn were buried in St. Thomas Cemetery with some of their relatives.

Auglaize County Ohio Ghost Towns - 1888 Bridgman's Atlas Of The State Of Ohio
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