Atwood, OH (Oak Dale) - (early 1800's - 1935 farming & railroad town abandoned during the construction of Atwood Lake)
Classification: ghost town
Location: Monroe Township, Carroll County - On Rt. 542 (Lodge Rd.) at the intersection of Lakewood Rd.
The town was originally called Oak Dale as early as the 1820's but the name later changed to Atwood. It was never platted or incorporated. During it's 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 Lodge Rd & Lakewood Rd. The residents of Atwood were buried at Big Spring (Deep Springs) Cemetery on Rt. 542 on the north side of the lake & at the Zion Cemetery on Falls Rd. south of Rt. 542. They are two very old cemeteries but unfortunately their churches are gone. The location of the Big Spring Church is now underwater next to the cemetery on the edge of the lake & the Zion Church burned in a grass fire in 1930.
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