New Burlington, OH - (1803 - 1971 partially abandoned during the Caesar Creek Lake flood control project)
Classification: small town
Location: Chester Township, Clinton County & Spring Valley Township, Greene County - In Caesar Creek State Park on a gravel road (the old main street) just north of the intersection at Rt. 380 & Roxanna New Burlington Rd.
New Burlington is a farming & mill town first settled by Aaron Jenkins (1750 - 1807) who came from Tennessee in 1799. He donated land for the cemetery & was the first person buried there. New Burlington hit it's peak population around 400 residents in 1880. The town had a few churches, a post office that ran from 1837-1971, & a train station on the Columbus, Washington, & Cincinnati Railroad (Grasshopper) from 1878 - 1933. It also had several grocery & general stores over the years as well as everything else they needed at any given time like a shoe shop, tailor, tannery, blacksmith, saw mill, planning mill, school & two doctors at one point in the 1800's.
The last grocery store that existed was located across from where a small set of concrete steps still stand about 10 feet from the right side of the old main street. The gravel road turns into a concrete road & the main street bridge is the next sight to see. There's plenty of parking spots on the other side.
Some barely visible foundations are in the area & occasionally other objects left behind can be found. During one of our expeditions we came across a very old 7 ounce soda bottle made by the Star City Bottling Co. of Miamisburg, OH & a nickel hinge from an ice box in a decaying parking lot in the woods. Lawrence Mitchner (1886 - 1973) & Ethel (Compton) Mitchner (1894 - 1964) were the last remaining residents who wouldn't sell off their land in the village before the flood control project began. They are also buried in the cemetery. New Burlington is still a populated area but it's center has moved south a bit.