Champaign County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description


Jackson Township

  1830 - 1862              &             1882 - 1882


 40.072465 -83.9609871  on St Paris - New Carlisle Rd along Blacksnake Creek between SR 55 & Troy Urbana Rd

old houses & farms in the area


38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was founded by a branch of the Baker family in the township & just had the post office & a small cluster of houses. 

Brush Lake

Rush Township

 40.168228 -83.577191  on Brush Lake Rd at the former railroad track crossing between McCarty Rd & Urbana Woodstock Pike

 no known remnants

The earliest known settlement was by William Pickerell who built a grist mill on the stream leading out of the lake in 1803. James Glendening (1795 - 1876) & Mary (Van Horn) Glendening (1793 - 1858) moved to Ohio from Virginia in 1829. Shortly after that, they purchased 155 acres surrounding Brush Lake. James & Mary had 12 children in total. 8 of them survived to adulthood. Brush Lake was a fine farming town but didn't have much else other than a local township school & a picnic ground south of the lake across the former railroad tracks. It was on the Pan Handle Route of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PCC & St. L) but was likely just a flag stop. James & Mary were buried with relatives in Black Cemetery on the north side of Dunn Burton Rd.  

Clover Run

Union Township

 40.032806 -83.603589  on Brigner Rd southwest of SR 56

Hopewell Cemetery on the north side of the GPS coordinates 

Its only notoriety was from a brutal brawl between Solomon Weaver & Philip Groves, due to a sort of Romeo & Juliet type of relationship between their children. Solomon's oldest daughter Anna was 18 at the time & was courted by one of Philip's sons, James Groves. The fathers didn't care at all for each other, simply because of where they lived, the Groves family on Clover Run & the Weaver family on the Darby Plains. They had an encounter at William Kelly's tavern in Mechanicsburg where an election was being held on November 8, 1837. After getting into a heated argument, William, who was also the constable, suggested they duke it out. The fight lasted about an hour with both men sustaining substantial wounds. The onlooking crowd feared them dead as they laid on the ground & neither could move a muscle. Solomon & Philip were treated by doctors & eventually recovered. They made amends & gave consent to the courtship between their children.  

Coffin Station (Coffins)

Mad River Township

 40.040058 -83.902988  on Thackery Rd at the railroad crossing between the intersections of Coffin Station Rd along Chapman Creek

 no known remnants 

Eliza J. Coffin donated land for a train station on the Ohio Southern Railroad.

Concord Mills

Concord & Mad River Township

 40.130027 -83.809881  on Millerstown Rd at the intersection of River Rd along Mad River

Kenton Memorial Cemetery on the north side of Millerstown Road west of River Rd 

The town was originally settled in the first decade of the 1800s & had several grist & saw mills on Mad River & Muddy Creek over the decades. They were mostly built by the Arrowsmith & Kenton families. Mason Arrowsmith (1806 - 1880) provided a lengthy description of the area's early days for the 1872 History Of Champaign And Logan Counties. His maternal grandfather, William Kenton (1737 - 1822), also lived in Concord Mills & was a brother of famed frontiersman & war veteran Simon Kenton (1755 - 1836). Simon saved the settlers of Concord Mills from complete annihilation by local natives, led by Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, when Mason was just 6 weeks old. Simon's appearance & warning to the natives deterred them from attacking. Mason was buried with many relatives in Kenton Memorial Cemetery.


Goshen & Rush Township

 40.131476 -83.583439  on US 36 at the intersection of Parkview Rd

Treacle Cemetery on Parkview Rd south of the intersection, Sodom - Clark Cemetery on the south side of US 36 8/10 (.8) mile east of the intersection, former one room schoolhouse on the north side of US 36 between the GPS coordinates & cemetery 

Crimville was named after John Crim who operated a store in the northwest corner of Goshen Township. A Methodist Episcopal Church stood at Treacle Cemetery & a mill across the street along Treacle Creek was owned by the Woodward family. It was discontinued in the late 1870s, sold in 1883, & was moved & converted to a barn. The former one room schoolhouse on US 36 in Rush Township, which served residents of Crimville, is now a private residence. 


Urbana Township

 40.047545 -83.779188  on US 68 at the intersection of Dallas Rd

  no known remnants  

It was founded by James Dallas (1778 - 1871) from Ireland & Isabella (Sproat) Dallas (1788 - 1843) who had 9 children & a nice farm. They moved to the county around 1810. James was a judge & county commissioner. The town had a school & harness shop. The Atlantic & Great Western Railroad went through Dallas but it didn't have a train station. James & Isabella were buried with relatives in Oak Dale Cemetery on Patrick Ave in Urbana. 


Salem Township

 40.170042 -83.744272  on US 68 at the intersection of Kingscreek Rd

old houses & farms in the area  

The town was founded by Daniel Funk (1786 - 1879) & Frances (Kenaga) Funk (1784 - 1867) who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1837 & had 3 children. It was a good farming town but didn't have any other big industries & fell off the maps before 1900. Daniel & Frances were buried with relatives in Oak Dale Cemetery on Patrick Ave in Urbana.


1858 - 1859







1896 - 1902















Jennings Park







1887 - 1901




1905 - 1915




1888 - 1892



New York



Old Pimtown


















Steinberger (Steinburger)

1886 - 1887






Tharps Run






Champaign & Clarke County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns
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