Carroll County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &  Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Atwood (Atwood Village) (Oak Dale)

Monroe Township

1888 - 1915

 

 40.547076 -81.2382481  on SR 542 (Lodge Rd SW) at the intersection of Fargo Rd

historical marker at the GPS coordinates, Big Spring (Deep Springs) Cemetery on the west side of SR 542 (Magnolia Rd SW) on the north side of the lake, Zion Cemetery on Falls Rd south of SR 542 

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  Atwood was originally called Oak Dale in the 1820s but it was never platted & the name later changed. It had 2 stores, 2 churches, a blacksmith shop, school, & town hall. The village was abandoned before the completion of a dam built for flood control in 1936.

Brown

Brown Township (formerly in Stark County)

1828 - 1840

exact location unknown

It was listed in the 1829 Ohio Gazetteer; Or Topographical Dictionary & the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guides from 1833 - 1841.

Cabello

Augusta Township

1851 - 1868

exact location unknown

This postal town was listed in George W. Hawes Ohio State Gazetteer And Business Directory for 1860 - '61. William Rutledge (1829 - 1902) was the postmaster & was buried with relatives in Augusta Christian Church Cemetery on Andora Rd NE.

Davis

1855 - 1861

exact location unknown

It was founded by a branch of the Davis family in the county.

Figleys Mills

1856 - 1857

exact location unknown

The proprietors were Andrew Figley (1825 - 1897) & Eliza (Westfall) Figley (1829 - 1878). Andrew was born in Pennsylvania & Eliza in Columbiana County. They were married in Carroll County, had a few children, & owned at least one mill. Andrew & Eliza later moved to Kansas.

Fullers

Orange Township

40.472390 -81.217872  on SR 212 at the railroad crossing between Deer Rd & Crowder Rd

  no known remnants  

The town was about halfway between Sherrodsville & Leesville on the Cleveland, Canton, & Southern Railway & was listed on the 1901 Cram map. Coal mining was the main industry.

Gortin

East Township

1832 - 1842

exact location unknown

Gortin was listed as a discontinued post office in the 1843 A Table Of Post Offices In Ohio.

Hickory

Perry Township

1836 - 1857

exact location unknown

It was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guide from 1837 - 1841.

North Union

Union Township

1827 - 1839

exact location unknown, was is the northwest section of the township

There's no record of the town ever getting platted or incorporated but it had a school & post office.

Shobers Mills

Loudon Township

1828 - 1859

 40.444421 -80.949043  on Cavalry Rd at the intersection of Queens Rd along Elk Lick

  no known remnants 

The original proprietor John Shober (1786 - 1858) moved to Ohio from Virginia. He had 3 children with his first wife Lydia (Smith) Shober (1790 - 1829). She never made the trip to Ohio & passed away in Virginia. John remarried the following year to Elizabeth Shober (1792 - 1860) & had a couple more children. They were buried with relatives in Mizer (Coleman, Smith, Watsons Ridge) Cemetery on the east side of Apex - Amsterdam Rd in Springfield Township, Jefferson County.

1Whitacres1

Augusta Township

 40.702811 -81.078629  on Arbor Rd at the intersection of Malibu Rd along Muddy Fork

  no known remnants  

The town was founded in the early 1850s by Edward Whitacre (1809 - 1897) & Rachel (Taylor) Whitacre (1810 - 1854). It had a school & a train station Lake Erie, Alliance, & Wheeling Railroad. Edward never remarried after Rachel passed away & raised 8 of their 11 children by himself. They were buried with relatives in Plaines Cemetery at the intersection of Walker Rd & Ellsworth Ave in Minerva.

Woodbury

Lee Township

exact location unknown

Woodbury was listed as a small town in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guides from 1837 - 1841.

Atwood Ohio ghost town Carroll County history travel abandonedAtwood, OH (Oak Dale) - (early 1800s - 1936 farming & railroad town abandoned during the construction of Atwood Lake)

Classification: ghost town

Location: Monroe Township, Carroll County - On SR 542 (Lodge Rd) at the intersection of Fargo Rd

The town was originally called Oak Dale as early as the 1820s, but the name later changed to Atwood. It was never platted or incorporated. During its heyday there was a store, two churches, blacksmith shop, school, & a town hall. The post office ran from 1888 - 1915 & Atwood had a train station on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad (Cleveland, Canton, & Southern Railroad). The town was abandoned shortly before the completion of a dam in 1936 that was built for flood control purposes. It also created the reservoir of Atwood Lake.

There's a village dedication plaque at the corner of SR 542 & Fargo Rd. Residents of Atwood were buried at Big Spring (Deep Springs) Cemetery on SR 542 on the north side of the lake & Zion Cemetery on Falls Rd south of SR 542. They are two very old cemeteries & unfortunately both churches are gone. The location of the Big Spring Church is now underwater next to the cemetery on the edge of the lake & Zion Church was lost in a grass fire in 1930.

Carroll County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1874 - Carroll County Atlas

1915 - Carroll County Atlas

1891 - Commemorative Biographical Record Of Harrison And Carroll Counties Ohio

1921 - History Of Carroll And Harrison Counties Ohio - Vol. 2

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