We started making data charts for the counties in late 2016. Their main purpose is to easily find the ghost towns with the location info & gps coordinates while traveling or planning trips. The coordinates are clickable & linked to google maps. They can also be copied & pasted into other satellite maps & typed into navigation systems that recognize the format (a conversion may be required).

Towns marked with exact location unknown are the ones we couldn't find info on after going through all of our resources. No known remnants indicates we haven't been there for exploring yet & satellite maps don't clearly show anything physically left of them, but it's not necessarily a final determination. Almost every ghost town has at least something which stood the test of time, either above ground or hidden by nature & may be found with metal detecting. 

Making the charts requires a ton of research & effort, especially with locating some of the towns which no one today knows where they were or the info hasn't made it into cyberspace yet. We average completing one chart every week & they get posted on the individual county pages. If we haven't done your county yet it's just a matter of time, so check back regularly & stay tuned for more! These are also considered to be rough drafts with initial findings. The format of the charts will be revised & they will get updated with any new info we can collect. 

2017 - Ohio Ghost Town Exploration Co.

Adams County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Buck Run

Scott  Township

1872 - 1904

 38.985624 -83.579641    on SR 247 at the intersection with Calvary Rd, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.5796411   The post office was originally at Campbell's Mills on Buck Run & operated out of a private residence in later years. 

Burkitts

Brush Creek Township

1835 - 1840

38.786254 -83.424999   on Cummings Rd (T-148)log church, Burkitt Cemetery, & a nice picnic area at the end of the road

The town was founded by Thomas Burkitt (1763 - 1836) & Polly (Wheeler) Burkitt (1766 - 1820). Both were buried in the cemetery.

Elizabeth (Elisabethtown)

Wayne Township

 38.899390 -83.595421   on the southeast side of SR 137 between Paint Rd & Potts Rd, no known remnants

Elisabethtown had 96 lots on 7 streets platted by James V. McNeil (1833 - 1913). He was buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery on SR 136.

Evergreen

Meigs Township

 38.919532 -83.402525    on Steam Furnace RdEvergreen Church & Cemetery about 1 1/2 miles south of SR 32

Evergreen's main industries were farming & livestock.

Fristoes

Meigs Township

 38.896202 -83.453228  on SR 42 along Brush Creek & the land where Brush Creek Motorsports complex now sits, no known remnants

It was founded by Richard Fristoe (1805 - 1885) & Anna (Sample) Fristoe (1805 - 1897) who were farmers & livestock dealers. They were buried in Locust Grove Cemetery on SR 42.

Grimes

Monroe Township

1886 - 1907

 38.676916 -83.453852    between US 52 & the Ohio River on the west side of Ohio Brush Creek, currently where Brush Creek Camp Ground also sits, no known remnants

It was founded by Greer Grimes (1803 - 1888) & Sophia (Smith) Grimes (1805 -  1893). Their 400 acre farm was purchased from uncle Noble Grimes's estate. Greer was also a banker.

Irvington

Scott  Township

1887 - 1898

 38.940004 -83.554702   on Tranquility Pike at the railroad crossing south of SR 770, no known remnants

Irvington was a farming & railroad town which sat on the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad.

Killinstown

Tiffin  Township

on SR 125, historical marker approximately 3 1/2 miles east of West Union on the south side of SR 125

It was a stagecoach stop town platted by Revolutionary War veteran John Killin (1758 - 1844) who also ran the tavern & inn. John & Rachel (Harper) Killin were married by Justice Of The Peace Noble Grimes. John was buried in Pumpkin Ridge Cemetery (West Union Village Cemetery) on S Cherry St (Pumpkin Ridge Rd).

Kopp

Franklin Township

1902 - 1907

exact location unknown

 

McCarty

Tiffin  Township

 38.799014 -83.483000   on SR 125McCarty Cemetery behind Satterfield Chapel

The town was named after a large family in the area. Some of the members were buried in the cemetery.

McCullough

Scott  Township

1833 - 1905

 38.930120 -83.515398   along the railroad tracks south of Nichols Ridge Rd, no known remnants

The original proprietors were Archibald C. McCullough (born c. 1815) & Sarah (Elliot) McCullough (1820 - 1862). Archibald was a carpenter & farmer. They were buried in Tranquility Cemetery on Old SR 32. The town land stretched north along Ohio Brush Creek from the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad. 

Moore

Tiffin  Township

1881 - 1894

 38.798683 -83.428245   on SR 348 at the east end of Compton Hill Rd, no known remnants

The proprietors were descendants of Methodist minister Rev. Joseph Moore (1754 - 1824) & Rebecca (Foster) Moore (1755 - 1838). They were buried in Manchester IOOF Cemetery on Cemetery Rd in Manchester.

Mount Leigh

Scott  Township

1854 - 1860

 38.955624 -83.573529   on SR 247Mount Leigh Cemetery at the intersection with Mt Leigh Rd

It was a farming & religious town founded by Presbyterians.

Mount Zion

Scott  Township

 38.944482 -83.592237   on Mt. Zion RdMount Zion Cemetery on the southeast side

 

Osman

Tiffin  Township

 1854 - 1881 & 1888 - 1902

 38.786097 -83.434263   on SR 348 between SR 125 & Compton Hill Rd, no known remnants

It was founded by Simon Osman (1808 - 1876) who was stabbed to death by members of the Easter family on the former wooden "Bloody Bridge" crossing Ohio Brush Creek on SR 125. His sons later took over proprietorship.

Palestine

Franklin Township

 38.970412 -83.394298   on SR 41 at the intersection with Conley & Adkins Rd, Wickerham Inn at the intersection

Palestine was a stagecoach stop town first settled in 1800 by Revolutionary War veteran Peter Wickerham (1756 - 1841) & Maria (Platter) Wickerham (1767 - 1839). They built the first brick house in the county which served as a tavern & inn. Both were buried in Locust Grove Cemetery on   SR 41.

Plum

Meigs Township

 38.949129 -83.366259   along the railroad off of Plum Run south of SR 32, no known remnants

Plum was a farming & railroad town which sat on the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad.

Shimar

Meigs Township

exact location unknown

 

Stephens

Sprigg Township

1884 - 1907

exact location unknown, listed in the southern portion of Sprigg Township on page 27 of the 1888 Bridgman's Atlas Of The State Of Ohio

 

Waggoners Ripple

Green Township

1845 - 1906

 38.712574 -83.442411   near the intersection of Abner Hollow Rd & Waggoner Riffle Rd, no known remnants

The town was established in 1842.

Washington

Monroe Township

 38.678461 -83.456419    between US 52 & the Ohio River on the west side of Ohio Brush Creek, no known remnants 

Washington was platted with 84 lots in 1800 by Noble Grimes who was a justice of the peace & owned 1,000 acres. The town also had a large log courthouse & jail & was intended to be the future county seat but West Union won the contest in 1803. Washington didn't last much longer. Noble was buried on the farm's "river hill".

Allen County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

  Alnora 

 Monroe Township

 40.889986 -84.109959   on Rd 13 at the intersection of Morris Rd along the old railroad path running parallel to Rt 12 between Vaughnsville & Columbus Grove, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.57956411   It was a farming & railroad town which sat on the Northern Ohio Railway. The tracks are long gone but the path can be still be seen on satellite maps.

Armstrong

Amanda Township

1872 - 1884

 40.707929 -84.278377   on Armstrong RdAmanda Church & Cemetery on S Conant Rd, Agape Fellowship Ministries on Armstorng Rd, a few other old buildings in the area

Armstrong was founded c. 1842 when a flour mill was built by Tone & Co. The post office moved to Conant when the new village won the bid for a train station on the Chicago & Atlantic Railroad. Armstrong got left in the dust...

Bath

Bath Township

exact location unknown

 

Blue Lick

Bath Township

1854 - 1875

 40.789016 -84.052119   on E Bluelick Rd at the intersection of Slabtown Rd, general store still in operation, Blue Lick United Methodist Church & Cemetery west of the store  

Named after the natural salt infused springs in the area, it's technically a former town but the area still goes by the same name & is now in Slabtown according to satellite maps. 

Cramersville

Marion Township

1858 - 1859

 40.803064 -84.309466   on Bliss Rd near the intersection with Lehman Rd, no known remnants

The town was founded by the Cramer family that lived in the area. Reuben & Dahn Cramer still owned land there in 1880.

Donnels

Auglaize Township

1857 - 1860

exact location unknown

Founded by the Donnels family, the surname also has alternative spellings.

Gallatin

1839 - 1851

exact location unknown

 

Gilderoy

1874 - 1875

exact location unknown

 

Hartford

Amanda Township

 40.739498 -84.316236   on N Defiance Trail between the jog in Allentown Rd (SR 81) Hartford Christian Church & Cemetery

Hartford was a farming & religious town founded & named by Christian settlers who bought lots from a land company out of Hartford, CT. Most of the residents moved to Spencerville when it was platted as the Miami & Erie Canal opened there in 1844.

Middle Spring

Amanda Township

1861 - 1865

exact location unknown

It was a farming & postal town named after a local spring.

Needmore

Marion Township

 40.779438 -84.307854   on Defiance Trail N at the intersection of Bloomlock Rd, old part of Marion Baptist Church with a newer addition

 

Rogues

Sugar Creek or American Township (formerly German)

exact location unknown, was between Gomer & Lima

By definition of the word it may have been a tramp or shanty village & considered a rough area.

Sugar Creek Settlement

Bath Township

40.788396 -84.102164   on E Bluelick Rd between N West St (SR 65) & N Sugar St, historical marker at GPS coordinates, Salt Creek Church & Pioneer Cemetery next to it

Bath was founded in 1824 by Christopher Stark Wood (1772 - 1855). It was the first settlement in Allen County & the township grew out of the settlement. Wood later moved to Indiana.

Sulphur Springs

exact location unknown, Northwest of Lima

The town was named after the natural sulphur infused springs in the area.

Tawa Town (Tauwas)

Amanda Township

 40.685867 -84.262296   two historical markers at gps coordinates

It was a native town abandoned c. 1817 & was along the easiest canoe route going from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.

Townsend

Perry Township

exact location unknown, was in section 3 of Perry Township

 

Ashland County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Albany

38.9856244 -83.579641    exact location  unknown

38.9856244 -83.5796411

Bunns Settlement

Mohican Township

exact location  unknown, was approximately 2 1/2 miles southeast of Jeromesville

It was founded in 1809 by Benjamin Bunn (1781 - 1855) & Margaret (Hyatt) Bunn (1782 - 1843). They build a log fort blockhouse with their neighbors in 1812 for protection from the local natives. Benjamin was a blacksmith by trade & enlisted to serve in the War Of 1812. The family later moved to Illinois.

Elizabethtown

Perry Township

 40.858035 -82.143844    on US 250 between Rowsburg & Muddy Fork

Elizabethtown was intended to be the first platted village in the township. John Raver who built the first grist & sawmill in the county put up undeveloped lots for sale around 1815 but never made any progress. 

Friends

1854 - 1858

exact location   unknown

 

Ganges

exact location   unknown

 

Johnstown (Jeromestown)

Mohican Township

 40.791383 -82.202373   between County Rd 2175 & Jerome Fork, 1/2 mile to a mile southwest of Jeromesville, no known remnants

This native settlement had around 200 residents, a council house, & 60 - 80 wigwam houses. It was abandoned when the War of 1812 started.

Perote

Orange Township

1851 - 1865

 40.970160 -82.310738   on Co Rd 620 at the intersection of SR 511, no known remnants  

The town proprietors were Mr & Mrs A.C. Fast who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania & owned most of the land in the area.

Ruggles Corners

Ruggles Township

1828 - 1904

 41.029550 -82.392648    at the intersection of US 224 & Rt 60, Ruggles Township Cemetery on US 224,  many old buildings around the area

Ruggles Corners is technically a ghost town but the area still goes by the same name. It was founded by War Of 1812 Veteran Daniel Beach (1785 - 1862) & Lorinda Beach (1788 - 1856) who were farmers from Connecticut. The town was named after surveyor Almon Ruggles (1771 - 1840) who was also from Connecticut. Daniel & Lorinda were buried in Ruggles Township Cemetery.

South Loudonville

Hanover Township

 40.623469 -82.241792   on SR 3 along the Black Fork of the Mohican River southwest of Loudonville

South Loudonville was a former separate town which was annexed into Loudonville. 

Tunker Settlement

Montgomery Township

exact location  unknown, was in section 16 of Montgomery Township

The town was founded by German Baptist immigrants known as Tunkers.

Uncas

Hanover Township

 40.596187 -82.242915   on County Highway 3175 along the Mohican River, no known remnants

Uncas was a relatively small town but important enough to get listed in the 1901 George Cram Atlas.

West Loudonville

Hanover Township

 40.641455 -82.242607   on N Mt Vernon Avenue along the Black Fork of the Mohican River northwest of Loudonville

It was another formerly separate town that got annexed into Loudonville as it grew.

Williamsburg

Vermillion Township

 40.772935 -82.300578   on County Rd 30A  approximately two miles west of Hayesville

Robert Williams made a proposal for the first platted village in the township in 1829 but it never ended up happening.  

Ashtabula County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Anderson

Pierpont Township

 41.738943 -80.622298    on Stanhope - Kelloggsville Rd near the intersection with Shrambling Rd, no known remnants 

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town was named after George S. Anderson (1857 - 1924), a well respected country physician & surgeon who owned a few parcels of land in the area. 

Barnes Corners

Trumbull Township

 41.678110 -80.910368    on Windsor - Mechanicsville Rd at the intersection of Riverdale Rd, Riverdale (Barnes) Cemetery in the woods on the south side of Riverdale Rd just a bit west of the GPS coordinates 

It was named after the local Barnes family. Some of them are buried in the cemetery.

Calm

Trumbull Township

1890 - 1903

 41.690332 -81.002581    on Barrett Rd at the intersection of Short Rd, old school across the border in Geauga County at the corner of Thompson Rd & Sidley Rd

Calm's edge just barely crossed into Ashtabula. The post office was in Thompson Township, Geauga County. The town's old schoolhouse is now a private residence.  

East Lakeville

Conneaut Township

 41.939650 -80.542532   on US 20, East Conneaut (East Lakeville), cemetery on Furnace Rd South of US 20

It's technically a ghost town but only on paper due to name changes & getting annexed into Conneaut. 

Fargo

Ashtabula Township

 41.871939 -80.766133  on Fargo Dr south off of US 20, Edgewood Cemetery on State Rd

The town was founded by Jason Fargo (1790 - 1861) & Clarissa (Harmon) Fargo (1801 - 1880). They had several children, ran a 156 acre farm, & Jason was the first town trustee. The area was later named East Village & is now part of the city of Ashtabula. Jason & Clarissa were buried in Edgewood Cemetery  with some of their children including Dan & Lucius who had a 570 acre farm.  

Hare

Kingsville Township

exact location   unknown

It was founded by the Hare family in the area.

Inland

exact location unknown

 

Iona

Windsor Township

1898 - 1903

 41.508579 -80.957202   on S Windsor Rd between Fletcher Rd & Mill Creek, no known remnants

Iona was a small farming & postal town.

Middlesex

1831 - 1847

exact location   unknown

 

Northway

Jefferson Township

1898 - 1899

exact location   unknown

 

Osbornville (same location as Phoenix)

Pierpont Township

1856 - 1860

 41.783699 -80.623501   on Stanhope - Kelloggsville Rd between Beckwith Rd & Bulah Rd, Graham Road Bridge in the Ashtabula County Metropark on Graham Rd

The town proprietor was an M. Osborn who built a grist mill, saw mill, general store, & ran the post office.

Padens Mills

Monroe Township

exact location unknown, the sawmill was built next to Bear Creek, no known remnants

The Paden Family were Quakers who also owned 400 acres with a sawmill along Paden Creek in Conneaut Township, Crawford County, PA.  

Phoenix (same location as Osbornville)

Pierpont Township

1862 - 1903

 41.783699 -80.623501   on Stanhope - Kelloggsville Rd between Beckwith Rd & Bulah Rd, Graham Road Bridge in the Ashtabula County Metropark on Graham Rd

Phoenix was a postal & shingle mill town. Graham Road Bridge was constructed with wood salvaged from a former bridge that crossed the west branch of the Ashtabula River & was badly damaged in the 1913 flood.

Sherman

Geneva & Saybrook Townships

 41.817462 -80.904346   on US 20    approximately halfway between Geneva & Saybrook, no known remnants

Sherman's status as a town didn't last long. It isn't on the 1874 or 1905 county atlases but can be found on the Ohio map in the 1901 Cram atlas. 

Steeles Corners

Cherry Valley Township

 41.606931 -80.648752   on US 6 at the intersection of Hayes Rd, no known remnants

The Steele family owned the section of land in the northwest corner of the intersection & operated businesses over several decades in the mid 1800's.

Watsons Corners

Colebrook Township

 41.557506 -80.790356   on Fee Rd at the intersection of W Windsor Rd, North Colebrook Cemetery south of GPS coordinates

The town was founded by Joseph Mitchell Watson (1822 - 1876) & Mary Jane (Courson) Watson (1821 - 1892). They had five children & moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania around 1870. Joseph & Mary Jane are buried in the cemetery. 

Athens County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Alexander (Southtown)

Alexander Township

1825 - 1850

38.9856244 -83.579641

 exact location unknown, was 6 miles south of Athens

38.9856244 -83.5796411  This first settlement in the township had the nickname "Southtown" as it was the next populated area south of Athens. Unfortunately the early township records were lost in a fire around 1827.

Big Hocking (Hockingport)

Troy Township

1836 - 1837

 39.188080 -81.752083   on SR 124 at the junction of the Hocking River & Ohio River

Big Hocking is listed as a ghost town in several places online but it's only due to a name change. Hockingport was called Big Hocking from 1836 - 1839.

Bolens Mills (Bolins Mills)

Knox Township, Vinton County (was in Athens prior to 1850)

 39.233498 -82.291437   on Bolins Mill Rd north off US 50 along Raccoon Creek, Weaver Chapel & Cemetery on Weaver Church Rd

It was founded by William Bolen (1788 - 1849) & Susan Bolen (d. 1854). William built mills & was also a farmer. They were buried in Weaver Chapel (Bolins Mills) Cemetery. The family surname is spelled Bolin in some branches.

Brettland (Bretland) (Lick Run)

York Township

1875 - 1882

 39.452791 -82.277778   on SR 278 on the south side of the Hocking River & ran south along the Hocking County border, old road  paths can be seen on satellite maps

This coal mining town had a school, company store & a train station for the Lick Run Coal Works on the Lick Run Switch of the Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad.

Deans

exact location unknown

The town was named after the Dean family in the area.

Detroit

Canaan Township

 39.311616 -81.978089   on Canaanville Rd off US 50 between Buckley Run Rd & Mine Rd, no known remnants

Detroit was sort of a suburb of Canaanville & had a train station on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad built in 1875.

Englishtown

 York Township

1821 - 1823

 39.456951 -82.225953   on Poplar St in the east side of Nelsonville, no known remnants

The town was founded by George Courtauld (1767 - 1823) who was a wealthy silk & textile manufacturer from England. The land was purchased in 1818 & he persuaded some of his friends to move there. George operated a store & post office until his untimely death. Most of the residents moved back to England & the post office moved to Nelsonville.  

Ewing

exact location unknown

It was named after the Ewing family in the area.

Floodwood Station

York Township

1871 - 1913

 

 39.414516 -82.198205   on Monk Rd between SR 691 & the Hocking River along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, remains of the dam in the Hocking River, building foundations & loose bricks

The town started out with farming & mills then boomed when coal was discovered in the area. It had two iron furnaces, a train station on the Columbus, Hocking Valley, & Toledo Railroad, & several mines owned by Burton B. Sheffield who founded the Floodwood Coal Co. It was hit hard by the Great Flood Of 1913. New Floodwood across the Hocking River where the employees lived is still a populated town. 

Goose Run

Trimble Township

 39.493958 -82.151535   on Goose Run Rd east off SR 78, Bethel Ridge Cemetery off Goose Run Rd

Many of the residents worked in the mining industry & were buried in Bethel Ridge Cemetery. 

Harmony

Canaan Township

 39.326592 -82.005669   on Harmony Rd west of S Canaan Rd, no known remnants   

The town was founded in 1836 by business tycoon Samuel B. Pruden (1798 - 1863) who built an oil mill, grist & saw mill, & a salt works.   

Hixon

Ames Township

1880 - 1901

 39.416392 -82.052173   between Lafollette Rd &  Bryson Branch

Town proprietor Peter Hixon (1821 - 1902) moved to Ames Township from Pennsylvania at an early age. He was one of the biggest land owners in Athens County with over 800 acres & had much success in raising large numbers of stock on the fine grazing land. The family surname was sometimes spelled Hixson. Peter was buried with relatives in Hooper Ridge Cemetery on Hooper Ridge Rd.

Hocking

Waterloo Township

1870 - 1877

 39.367708 -82.265328   on Hocking St off SR 56 between Mineral & Carbondale, newer residences in the area

Hocking lost it's status as a town but looks like it was never completely abandoned. It had a train station on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. 

Horton

1861 - 1863

exact location unknown

It was named after the Horton family in the area.

Ingham

Brown Township, Vinton County (was in Athens prior to 1850)

 39.311475 -82.300541   between Hope- Moonville Rd & King Hollow Trail on the former railroad path, foundations, mine shaft entrances, & mining tools

Founded by brothers William & J.M. Ingham, it was a coal mining town on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. The mail went through Kings Station, another reason it's also listed in Athens.

Kings Station

Waterloo Township

1857 - 1892

 39.319952 -82.284626   at the intersection of Rockcamp Rd & King Hollow Trail at the former railroad crossing, Kings Hollow Tunnel east of the gps coordinates on the Moonville Rail Trail, wood buildings east off the railroad path & southwest of the gps coordinates

Kings Station was founded by Silas D. King (1840 - 1909) as a coal mining town with a train station on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. The intact wood railroad tunnel was built in 1855 - '56 & is a rare sight to see in Ohio. Silas was buried in Elk Cemetery on N Market St (Rt 93) in McArthur.

Laurel Hill

York Township

 39.455024 -82.269586   between SR 278 & the Hocking River, old road paths can be seen on satellite maps, mine shafts in the section of land between SR 278 & Wolfe - Bennett Rd

Laurel Hill was a coal works town on the east side of Brettland with it's own mining industry. It had a company store & a train station on the Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. 

   Lyda    (Lydia)

Troy Township

1889 - 1904

 39.181137 -81.779916   on Lydia Rd along the border of Meigs County, old farms & houses in the area

Lyda was a tiny town. Residences & businesses stretched north up Township Highway 420 & Lyndon Rd. It's listed as Lyda in the 1901 Cram Atlas & a few other places online but might have really been spelled Lydia like the road name.

Marshallville

Trimble Township

 39.554563 -82.141226   on Johnson Run Rd (County Rd 68) at the intersection with Indian Run Rd, no known remnants

The town proprietor was an E. Marshall who owned a section of land southeast of the GPS coordinates. Many of the residents were buried in Walnut Grove (Maxwell) Cemetery & Beech Grove (Conn Church) Cemetery on Township Highway 435 in Monroe Township, Perry County. Both are listed on findagrave.com.

Medill

Lee Township

1858 - 1865

exact location unknown

 

Mortonville

Trimble Township

exact location unknown, was west of Glouster

 

Mud Sock (Mudsock)

1821 - 1837

 39.396266 -81.963849   on SR 550 1/2 mile west of Amesville

It was founded by Colonel Silas Dean (1767- 1810), settled by members of the Ohio Land Company, & served as a stagecoach stop. Silas's nephew Colonel Nathan Dean Jr. (1788 - 1837) acquired some of the land after Silas died. Nathan was a brickmaker, freemason, businessman, & ran the general store & post office. Mudsock was abandoned shortly before Amesville sprang up.  

Mount Auburn

Trimble & Dover Township

 39.465107 -82.113985   on SR 685 at the intersection of Greens Run Rd, no known remnants

Mount Auburn was founded by Rev. Jonathan Perkins Weethee (1812 - 1899). He wrote a book in 1849 & built Weethee College in 1861, just a couple of his many accomplishments. Jonathan was buried in Nye Cemetery on Rt 13 in Chauncey. 

New Bern

Bern Township

 39.368458 -81.909943   on Felton Rd at the intersection with Brawley Rd, Wilson Chapel & Sand Rock Cemetery north of the GPS coordinates

New Bern was a farming town. Residents were buried in Sand Rock Cemetery.

Raccoon

exact location unknown

 

Rock Oak

1856 - 1871

exact location unknown

 

Salina

1866 - 1894

 39.381976 -82.144201   between LeMaster Rd & US 33, no known remnants 

Salina was a decent sized town that had a little bit of everything. Some residents were employed the salt works of M.M. Greene & Co. There was also a surface coal mine, shaft coal mine, grist mill, & a sawmill.

Sparta

exact location unknown

Sparta was listed as a small village in the 1837 Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guide.

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 -84.229671   between 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).

Butler County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Athlone

Fairfield Township

 39.357834 -84.519389   at the railroad crossing where N Gilmore Rd meets Bobmeyer Rd along the Miami & Erie Canal, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.5796411  Athlone was a flag stop (trains would stop if signaled) on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad. It can be spotted on the county outline map page in the 1914 Butler County Atlas between Ixworth & Flockton.

Belt Junction

City Of Hamilton (formerly in St. Clair Township)

 39.407012 -84.580768   on Millvale Ave around the railroad crossing at the intersection of S Edgewood Ave, old buildings in the area

The Belt Line Railroad built by the Hamilton Belt Railway Company was completed in 1896 & served the Champion Paper Mill. It met the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad at the intersection.

Boggerville

Reily Township

 39.456795 -84.712627  on N Pierson Rd between Woods Station Rd & Garver Elliot Rd

Boggerville was on the north side of the railroad tracks at Woods Station which it predated as a town & kept it's own name through the late 1800's. State Geologist & first President Of Ohio State University, Edward Orton, noted Boggerville's existence on a map in the 1878 Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio, Volume 3.

 Brownstown (Ball's Ferry) 

Madison Township

 39.477505 -84.440418  on Radabaugh Rd next to the Great Miami River between SR 73 & Sycamore Rd, Elk Creek Baptist Church Pioneer Cemetery at the intersection of SR 73 (W State St) & Hamilton Trenton Rd. 

The original settlement at this location was called Brownstown in the very early 1800's but it didn't last long & the founders either died or moved. Shortly after that it changed to Ball's Ferry, named after Revolutionary War veteran Davis Ball (1758 - 1819) & Mary (Hatfield) Ball (1763 - 1835) who came to Ohio from New Jersey. They had a farm, a few children, & Davis operated a ferry. He tragically died with a group who insisted on a crossing in dangerously high waters & the ferry overturned. Davis & Mary's son Aaron (1791 - 1863) operated the ferry until 1861. They were buried with relatives in Elk Creek Baptist Church Pioneer Cemetery.

Busenbark (Busenbark Station)

St. Clair Township

 39.465994 -84.485713  on Busenbark Rd at the intersection of Hamilton Trenton Rd, Ohio historical marker at the intersection, & the farm site of a championship boxing match still standing

It was founded by Robert Busenbark (1793 - 1872) & Margaret (Stout) Busenbark (1788 - 1879) who moved to Ohio from New Jersey. They had a large farm & a couple of children. They donated land for a school in 1833 & along with one of their sons David (1819 - 1908), donated more land for a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad in the 1850's. A local farm was the site of a bare-knuckle boxing Heavyweight Championship Of America match between Mike McCoole & Aaron  Jones in 1867. Thousands of fans rode in on trains to catch the outdoor match. Busenbark also had a grain elevator & warehouse & a water pump station which supplied electricity for the railroad when it was converted from steam trains. Robert  & Margaret were buried with relatives in Elk Creek Baptist Church Pioneer Cemetery at the intersection of SR 73 (W State St) & Hamilton Trenton Rd.

Christiana

Madison Township

1829 - 1837

exact location unknown, was approximately 14 miles northeast of Hamilton

It was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guide from 1837 - 1841 & 1854 A Gazetteer of the United States of America.

Clawson

Liberty Township

1881 - 1900

 39.407793 -84.451705  on SR 747 between Millikin Rd & Kyles Station Rd, Spring Hill (Clawson) Cemetery on the west side of SR 747 about .1 (1/10) mile south of Millikin Rd 

The town was founded by James Clawson (1796 - 1895) & Rebecca (Vail) Clawson (1798 - 1870). They were both born in Pennsylvania & moved to Butler County with their families at early ages where they met & married. The Clawsons had 8 children & steadily accumulated a successful farm of over 600 acres. The town also had a couple of churches & a school. James & Rebecca were buried with relatives in Spring Hill (Clawson) Cemetery.

Hanover (Hanover Station)

Hanover Township

 39.428388 -84.646338   on Mormon Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 130 (Old Oxford Rd) & Stahlheber Rd

The train station was in the southwest corner of the crossing on the former Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Indianapolis Railroad.

Ixworth

City Of Hamilton (formerly in Fairfield Township)

39.366723 -84.544112  on Bobmeyer Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 4 & Tuley Rd, old houses & buildings in the area 

It had a train station of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad. Unfortunately 9 members of one family were killed by a northbound train when crossing the tracks in an automobile on July 26, 1936.

Jones (Jones Station) (Stockton)

Fairfield Township

1856 - 1883

 39.321944 -84.494288   on Seward Rd at the railroad crossing near the intersection of Stockton Rd., Stockton (Walker Family) Cemetery at the intersection of Seward Rd & Stockton Station Dr south of SR 4

The town was founded by John D. Jones, a dry goods merchant from Cincinnati, who donated land for a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad. Thomas Kirk was the first station agent & built a general store. The town also had a school, saloon, & Methodist Episcopal church. The post office was last named Stockton & the area still goes by that name for census purposes.

McDonald (Donald) (Donald Switch) (Donald Station)

Oxford Township

 39.530121 -84.777994  on Ringwood Rd at the railroad crossing between US 27 (College Corner Pike) & Taylor Rd, old houses in the area

McDonald had a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad & a massive 60 car length passing siding for loading cargo.

Millikin

Liberty & Union Township

 39.373668 -84.454943  on SR 747 (Princeton Glendale Rd) at the intersection of Hamilton Mason Rd, no known remnants 

The town was founded by a branch of the Millikin family in the area.

Ogleton

Reily Township

1863 - 1864

 39.471164 -84.738008   on Stillwell Beckett Rd at the railroad crossing between Harley Rd & Stephenson Rd, no known remnants 

The proprietors were Alexander Ogle (1808 - 1887) & Lucinda (Able) Ogle (1810 - 1865). It had a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad.

Old River Junction

City Of Hamilton (formerly in Fairfield Township)

 39.407912 -84.554230  off N 3rd St on the railroad tracks between Vine St & the Great Miami River 

Old River Junction was the name of the previously much shorter span of shared track bed than there is now of the two main railroads running through Hamilton.

Sheleys (Sheleys Station)

Fairfield Township

 39.428039 -84.513034   on Canal Rd at the intersection of Headgates Rd along the Miami & Erie Canal, no known remnants   

The town was founded by Daniel Sheley (1835 - 1927) & Gertrude (Miller) Sheley (1840 - 1916). They owned a nice farm, had several children, & Daniel held every township office at one time or another. He was also a Freemason &  county commissioner from 1892 - 1898. Sheleys main industry was ice production for Hamilton & Cincinnati. Daniel & Gertrude were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery on Greenwood Ave in Hamilton.

Stillwell (Stillwell's Corners)

Hanover Township

1831 - 1859

 39.453050 -84.688592   on Stillwell Beckett Rd at the intersection of US 27 (Millville Oxford Rd), Ohio Historical Marker at Hancock Family (Stillwell) Cemetery on the grounds of Indian Ridge Golf Club north of the intersection

It's business busy proprietors were Jacob D. & Elizabeth Stillwell. They owned a distillery built in 1830, steam powered grist & sawmills built in 1835 - '36, a tavern, general store, & Jacob was the postmaster. Their daughter Lida married congressman Samuel Fenton Cary. The cemetery was established in 1811 & many township pioneers were buried there in currently unmarked graves.

Woods (Woods Station)

Reily Township

1882 - 1908

 39.457702 -84.717375  on S Law Rd at the railroad crossing between Garver Elliot Rd & Stillwell Beckett Rd 

The town & train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad was named after the railroad president John Woods (1794 - 1855). The station had a nice livestock pen for animals waiting for loading.

Crawford County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Biddle (Biddle Mills)

Sandusky Township

1880 - 1904

 40.840334 -82.818237   on Biddle Rd at the intersection with Loss Creek Rd, Lutheran Evangelical Church at the gps coordinates, Biddle Cemetery on south side of Remlinger Rd (County Highway 49) between Dice Rd & Kile Rd, old houses & farms in the area

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town was founded by Rev. Alex Biddle (1809 - 1898) who preached at the United Brethren church where he was buried in the cemetery along with 3 former wives & a son John B. Biddle who died in battle in the Civil War. 

Camp Run

dates unknown

exact location unknown

Camp Run was listed as a postal town in the 1854 A New And Complete Gazetteer Of The United States, & the Ohio State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860-61.

Fauser

Chatfield Township

 40.921235 -82.940222   on Carey Rd at the railroad crossing  between SR 4 & Shwemly Rd, Lust  (Pietest) Cemetery on SR 4 at the intersection with Carey Rd, many old small family cemeteries in the surrounding area

It was founded by German Immigrant John G. Fauser (1811 - 1892) & Magdaline (Crum) Fauser (d. 1893). They had a 160 acre farm, 9 children, & a one room log cabin which was improved as the family success continued. The town sat along the Toledo & Ohio Central Railway in it's later years but didn't have a train station. Most of the residents were bureid in Lust Cemetery.

Frankfort

exact location unknown

 

Glenville

Bucyrus Township

 40.813594 -83.050774   on Glenville Rd at the intersection of Heinle Rd & the railroad crossing, old houses & farms in the area

Glenville had a sawmill & a train station on the Pennsylvania Railroad. The area still goes by the same name although it lost the official status of being a town. 

Holmes

exact location unknown

 

Jacksonville

exact location unknown

 

North Liberty  (Hog Town)

Chatfield Township

 40.941041 -82.947225   on SR 4 between Orr Rd & Nazareth Lutheran Church & Cemetery, many small family cemeteries in the area

North Liberty was platted with 19 lots in 1834 by John Henry. The town's only business was an ashery. John wasn't a well liked guy, a notorious pig poacher whose love for bacon got the best of him as he got shot in a thigh after getting caught by two local hunters. The town was mostly abandoned by the time the church was built & John moved west out of the county.

Whetstone

1833 - 1838

exact location unknown

 

Darke County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

 Town Name   Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Bruss

Butler Township

1883 - 1885

 39.990000 -84.631764   on US 127 at the intersection of Arcanum Hollansburg Rd, former one room schoolhouse at the intersection of Arcanum Hollansburg Rd & SR 503 east of the gps coordinates

The town was founded by Civil War veteran Asariah Bruss (1843 - 1923) & Mary (Hittle) Bruss (1848 - 1916). They settled in section 11 of Butler Township in 1872, had 11 children, & were buried with relatives in Oak Grove Cemetery on SR 121.

Chenoweths

Washington Township

1824 - 1839

 40.092228 -84.783666   on the north side of Greenville - Nashville Rd along North Fork Kraut Creek between Stocksdale Rd (279) & Hillgrove - Southern Rd (T-52), Chenoweth (Carnahan) Cemetery in an overgrown area about halfway between the gps coordinates & SR 502

38.9856244 -83.5796411   It was founded by War Of 1812 veteran John Chenoweth (1797 - 1851) from Pike County & Mary (Barger) Chenoweth (1799 - 1876) from Virginia. They moved to Darke County around 1820 & had a big family. John was a farmer & brick maker. The town was listed in The Ohio Gazetteer & Traveler's Guide from 1837 - 1841. John & Mary were buried with relatives in Chenoweth Cemetery.

Danemora

Mississinawa Township

exact location unknown

The town was listed in the 1880 Valuation Of The Real Property Of The State Of Ohio & a couple of other obscure books, one from 1847 & another in 1866.

Delvin

Wabash Township

1889 - 1903

 40.324984 -84.534199   on N Star Fort Laramie Rd at the intersection of Mangen Rd (54), St. Louis Cemetery at the intersection, Tea Cup (Teacup or Weaver) Cemetery on the north side of N Star Fort Laramie Rd west of the gps coordinates

This small farming town had a church & blacksmith shop.

Hetzlerville

Jackson Township

1869 - 1881

 40.205759 -84.722309   on private property on both sides of the railroad tracks east of Young Rd between Union City - Elroy Rd & Beamsville - Union City Rd, no known remnants

It was on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railway, named after the Hetzler family in the county, & had a general store & steam saw mill.

Hunters (Huntertown)

Greenville Township

 40.165164 -84.637132  on Hunter Rd at the intersection of SR 118, Newcomer (Earhart) Cemetery on the west side of SR 118 south of the intersection 

The town was founded by the Hunter family in the area & had a church & school. Most of the residents were buried in the cemetery.

London

Liberty Township (formerly  German Township)

exact location unknown

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

Matchett (Matchett's Corner)

Butler Township

1855 - 1862

 40.001178 -84.633117   on US 127 at the intersection of SR 503, no known remnants

The town proprietor was Eric Matchett (1791 - 1867) from New York who had a few children with his first wife Joananh (Hendrickson) Matchett (1798 - 1839) from New Jersey. They arrived in Ohio around 1820, originally living in Butler County before moving to Darke in the early 1830's. Eric married Rebecca (Law) Matchett (1795 - 1862) after Joananh passed away. The town had a hotel & church. The Matchetts were buried with relatives in Greenville Union Cemetery on West St in Greenville.

    Mina      (Mina Town) (North Greenville)

Greenville Township

 40.105770 -84.639399   on N Main St at the intersection of Wayne St, Water Street Cemetery at the intersection of E Water St & Ash St in Greenville

Platted in 1818, Mina was founded by War Of 1812 veteran Azor Scribner (1778 - 1822) from New York & Nancy Scribner -Russell (1785 - 1849) who had 8 daughters. Azor arrived in Darke County in 1806, built a trading post, & was the first permanent settler of the county. He left his family behind in Middletown, OH until constructing a decent cabin in Darke & deeming the location safe enough to bring everyone else along in 1808. Azor also built a tavern which was the site of the first court session in the county. Certain details of the event have been disputed, but it's likely Azor shot & killed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who he personally knew & previously traded with, during the Battle Of Fallen Timbers (Battle Of Thames) on October 5, 1813. Azor was buried with relatives in Water Street Cemetery. Nancy remarried after he passed away.

Mount Pleasant

Washington, Greenville, & Liberty Township

 40.094685 -84.707130  on New Madison - Coletown Rd at the intersection of Greenville - Nashville Rd, Hiller (Heller) Cemetery on the west side of New Madison - Coletown Rd north of the intersection, Dininger Cemetery on the west side of New Madison - Coletown Rd south of the intersection

It had 2 churches & a school.

Saint John

Greenville Township

 40.131789 -84.599186   on SR 121 (Marker Rd) at the intersection of Jaysville - St Johns Rd, St John Lutheran Church & Cemetery on SR 121 northeast of the intersection 

German immigrants purchased the land in the area that was passed up by earlier settlers who thought it wasn't any good. With hard work the Germans turned it into nicely cultivated farms & tobacco was the main crop. They formed a Lutheran congregation in 1851 & built a log church the following year. It was replaced by the brick church that still stands in 1876 as the success of the farms kept growing. Saint John had very nice houses & tobacco sheds in the late 1800's to early 1900's. It was never abandoned but was annexed into Greenville & lost it's status as a separate town.

Sampson

    Neave,     Van Buren, Butler, & Twin Township

1850 - 1858

 40.004669 -84.598124   on Hollansburg - Sampson Rd at the intersection of Jaysville - St Johns Rd, no known remnants 

Sampson was platted in 1846 & had a general store, tavern, steam saw mill, school, & church. The population in 1880 was around 350. It was abandoned in the late 1800's when the Dayton & Union Railroad was built through Delisle & Sampson couldn't keep up with it economically. 

Seven Mile Prairie

1841 - 1863

exact location unknown

 

Strakers

(Straker's Station)

Patterson Township

 40.306231 -84.495347   on Yorkshire - Osgood Rd at the intersection of Foote Rd, no known remnants 

The proprietor, Civil War veteran Henry Straker (1827 - 1901), moved to Ohio from Germany with his widowed mother & brothers in 1834. He married Nancy (Swallow) Straker (1836 - 1871) in 1852. They had 10 children & Nancy passed away just two weeks after their last children, a set of twins, were born. Henry remarried twice after that. He accumulated over 500 acres & ran a tile factory & steam saw mill on the land. Products were shipped out from a train station on the Dayton, Ft. Wayne, & Chicago Railway. Henry was buried with relatives in Greenlawn Cemetery on N Greenlawn Ave in Versailles.

    Wiley     (Wiley Station)

Harrison Township

1864 - 1904

 39.935119 -84.759922   on Braffettsville - North Rd at the intersection of Wiley Rd, Providence Cemetery on the south side of Wiley Rd 

It was founded by Caleb Wiley (1799 - 1888) from Virginia & Elizabeth (Sprowl) Wiley (1817 - 1909) from Preble County, OH. They had 7 children & a nice farm.   Caleb built a saw mill & the town also had a church & school. It was on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railway. Caleb & Elizabeth were buried with relatives in Providence Cemetery.

Defiance County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Arrowsmiths

Farmer Township

1843 - 1866

 41.350111 -84.671121   on SR 2 at the intersection with Ensign Rd, Lost Creek Cemetery on SR 2 north of the gps coordinates, former school across the street from the cemetery at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town was founded by Miller Arrowsmith (1808 - 1893) & Celinda (Caraway) Arrowsmith (1813 - 1849) who bought a farm at Lost Creek & had a couple of children. Miller built a mill, operated the post office & was a county surveyor. The Arrowsmiths were buried in Lost Creek Cemetery. The old school is now a private residence.

Ashwood

Defiance & Delaware Township

1879 - 1880

 41.255882 -84.457169   on Ashwood Rd around the railroad tracks between Defiance Paulding County Line Rd & US 24, no known remnants

The proprietors were the Harmening family. It was a farming town with a train station on the Wabash Railway. 

Cicero (Cicero Corners)

Milford & Hicksville Township

1852 - 1901

 41.339494 -84.709400     on Cicero Rd at the intersection with Huber Rd along North Fork Gordon Creek, Six Corners Cemetery on the south side of SR 2 between Cicero Rd & Lake Rd

Cicero had a few small businesses but was mostly a farming town. 

Clarksville

Milford Township

 41.422272 -84.768013   on Williams Defiance County Line Rd at the intersection of Hicksville Edgerton Rd, no known remnants

It was platted in 1836 by Elisha Clark. During the heyday it had two stores, two taverns, & two doctors.

Domersville

Adams Township

1892 - 1899

 41.384157 -84.324051   on Domersville Rd at the intersection of Coressel Rd, cemetery south of the gps coordinates on the west side of Domersville Rd between Coressel Rd & Mekus Rd, former school next to cemetery

It was founded by Joshua Domer (1842 - 1915 & Mary Elizabeth (Sullivan) Domer (1848 - 1918). They were buried with relatives in Poplar Ridge Cemetery on Adams Ridge Rd.

Glenburg

Washington & Tiffin Township

1893 - 1905

 41.425050 -84.459115   on Glenburg Rd between Defiance Williams County Line Rd & Scott Rd, old houses & farms in the area

 It was another small farming & postal town.

Lawtonville

Milford Township

 41.368106 -84.786347   on Casebeer Miller Rd at the intersection with Seevers Rd, no known remnants

It was founded by the Lawton family in the area.

McCauleys

Tiffin Township

1860 - 1864

 41.369719 -84.419019   on Evansport Rd at the intersection of Kammeyer Rd, McCauley Cemetery at the intersection

The town founders were Phillip McCauley (1823 - 1892) & Mary (Wissler) McCauley ( 1819 - 1899) who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania. They had 6 children & a 160 acre farm. Phillip was also a school director, justice of the peace, & township trustee. They were buried in the cemetery with relatives. 

Midway

Richland Township

 41.275048 -84.266056   on Harris Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 281 & Standley Rd

Midway sat on the B&O Railroad. 

Millport

Milford Township

exact location unknown, was in the northwestern portion of the township along the Saint Joseph River

 

Milo

Milford Township

1851 - 1884

 41.382755 -84.726255   on SR 249 between Lake Rd & Cicero Rd, no known remnants

The founders were township pioneers George Chapman (1802 - 1870) & Marcissa (Hopkins) Chapman (1802 - 1870). They were buried with relatives in Farmer Cemetery on Cemetery Rd in Farmer Township. 

Nebo

Mark Township

1890 - 1904

 41.267012 -84.669177   on Jericho Rd along Gordon Creek at the intersection with Breininger Rd, former one room schoolhouse in the lot at the northwest corner of the intersection, Spindler Cemetery on the west side of Breininger Rd south of the gps coordinates

Nebo was founded & named by Cival War veteran George Spealman (1834 - 1915) who operated a general store & ran the post office. The town also had a saw mill, cider mill, & a school. George was buried in Spindler Cemetery.

Oakland

Adams Township

exact location unknown, was in the southeast corner of the township in section 36

 

Snooksville

Delaware Township

1851 - 1861

 41.283909 -84.515686   on The Bend Rd at the intersection of Main St & stretched to the other side of the Maumee River, Blue Cemetery on the west side of the end of Jacobs Trail Rd toward the river, Saint Stephens Catholic cemetery on the east side of The Bend Rd south of the railroad tracks

The town was founded by the Snook family in the area.

Whites Mills 

Delaware Township

1875 - 1876

 41.275372 -84.460155   on County Rd 424 between Ashwood Rd & Tittle Rd, no known remnants

This mill & business town sat on the B&O Railroad. It had a hotel, two sawmills, a large frame school.

Wilseyville

Farmer Township

1865 - 1883

 41.354244 -84.669194   on SR 2 at the intersection of Blosser Rd, Lost Creek Cemetery at the gps coordinates

John Derrick Wilsey (1828 - 1870) built a boat oar factory on the north side of Miller Arrowsmith,s farm & opened a post office. Workers lived in scattered houses around the area. John was born in New York, got married in Pennsylvania before going to Ohio & ended up in Minnesota.

Erie County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Abbott Bridge (Abbott Crossing) (Wards Landing)  (Fries Landing)

Milan Township (formerly Avery Township, Huron County)

 

 41.336104 -82.583693   on Mason Rd. between Mudbrook Rd & the Huron River, Abbott Home & Homer Page Farm at the gps coordinates

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was originally settled by David Abbott (1766 - 1822) & Mary (Brown) Abbott (1770 -  1849) who moved to Ohio from Massachusetts & accumulated 1800 acres which stretched on both sides of the river. After David passed away, the biggest land owner & entrepreneur was Jared Ward (1767 - 1857). Valentine Fries (1826 - 1900) was the last proprietor, a grocery store owner & later a ship builder in the 1870's & 80's. The Abbott Home built in 1824 made it onto the National Register Of Historic Places in 1975.

Ashmont

Vermilion Township

1886 - 1901

 41.376178 -82.439792  on Joppa Rd at the railroad crossing at the intersection of Ashmont Rd, old houses in the area

Ashmont sat on the "Nickel Plate Road" (New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad) but didn't have a train station.

Bloomville

exact location unknown

 

Cookes Corners (Cooks Corner) (Four Corners) (North Monroeville)

Oxford Township

1840 - 1857

 41.288128 -82.725493  on Patten Tract Rd (County Hwy 42) at the intersection of SR 113 on the Huron County border, North Monroeville (Cooke) Cemetery on the west side of SR 99 south of the gps coordinates

Cookes Corners was the former town at the current location of North Monroeville. The proprietors were ancestors of Revolutionary War veteran Captain Asaph Cooke (1748 - 1826) & Thankful (Parker) Cooke (1745 - 1819). They were buried with relatives in North Monroeville (Cooke) Cemetery.

Enterprise

Oxford Township

 41.292647 -82.664730  on SR 113 at the intersection of Huber Rd on the north side of the Huron River, no known remnants

It was a small farming & merchant town from the mid 1800's to early 1900's. The area appears to never have been completely abandoned as a row of residential lots sit in the same spot as the ones on the 1865 Worley & Brocher map.

Furnace

Vermilion Township

1833 - 1857

 41.361953 -82.410439   on Furnace Rd at the intersection of  Darrow Rd, no known remnants

This small farming town was once the home of the oldest church congregation in the township which was moved there in 1836.

  Groton    (Groton Centre)

Groton Township (formerly Wheatsborough)

1851 - 1884

 41.337414 -82.830176   on SR 269 between Portland Rd & Strecker Rd W, Deyo Cemetery on the north side of Portland Rd west of SR 269

The post office & a blacksmith shop across the road were on land owned by Dr. John P. Deyo (1804 - 1898) & Sarah (Foster) Deyo (1819 - 1887). They had a few children & a large farm. The office was later moved to the center of the township & operated by A.J. Hastings. John & Sarah were buried with many relatives in Deyo Cemetery.

Harpers Corners (Berlin Station) (Ceylon)

Berlin   Township (formerly Eldridge)

1858 - 1904

 41.371715 -82.493781  on Ceylon Rd (SR 61) at the railroad crossing between N Depot St & South Depot St, Peaks Cemetery on Darrow Rd southeast of the gps coordinates  

Harpers Corners was the original name of Ceylon & was  founded by Joseph Harper (c. 1760 - 1820) who came to Ohio from Vermont. He had a few children with Esther (Dean) Adams (1767 - 1842). She remarried after his death & her gravestone is still intact in Peaks Cemetery. In the mid to late 1800's it had a train station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, a hotel, two stores, two saloons, & a sawmill. 

Huronia Beach

Huron  Township

 41.403060 -82.566751   on Huronia Beach Dr at the intersection of Cleveland Rd W, newer residences in the area

It was once a separate small town but is now a neighborhood in the City of Huron.

Jay

1839 - 1842

exact location unknown

 

Lyme

  Lyme    Township

 41.283782 -82.786251  at the intersection of SR 113 & SR 4, Historic Lyme Village at 5001 State Route 4 Bellvue, OH 44811, Lyme Congregational Church on SR 113, Strongs Ridge Cemetery on the southeast side of SR 113 east of SR 4

Lyme was a town from 1815 to the mid 1900's & sat on the Nickel Plate Road (Railroad). It's is now part of Bellvue. The historic village has a website.  lymevillage.com/

Miami

exact location unknown

 

Muscash

Margaretta Township

exact location unknown, was in the northwest corner of the township

Muscash was the site of the first religious congregation in the township & founded by Methodists. It was also a trading post for natives who usually wanted cash instead of goods, hence the town name.

New Berlin (Berlin Heights)

 Berlin   Township (formerly Eldridge)

 41.325149 -82.493396   at the 4 way intersection of W Main St, E Main St, Lake St, & South St (SR 61), Riverside (New Berlin Heights) Cemetery on the east side of South St south of town   

New Berlin was the original name of Berlin Heights in the early to mid 1800's.

Perkins

Perkins Township

1816 - 1843

 41.408489 -82.702700  on Campbell St at the intersection of Strub Rd, Fellowship Baptist Church south of the intersection 

The town was named by surveyor Almon Ruggles after U.S. Congressman Elias Perkins from New London, Connecticut. It sat on the B & O Railroad but didn't have a train station.

Point Hope

 Berlin   Township (formerly Eldridge)

exact location unknown

In 1860 a "Free Love" communistic village formed with 20 members who made the trip to Ohio from New England. They recruited a whopping one resident of the area & the village lasted a little less than a year.

Prairieville

Perkins Township

1858 - 1861

exact location unknown

The town was founded by Addison Mixter (1829 - 1890) from Massachusetts & Jane (Wolverton) Mixter (1828 - 1906) from New Jersey. They met & married in Ohio, built a general store, & ran the post office. Addison & Jane were buried with relatives in Scott Union Cemetery on Huron - Avery Rd in Huron. 

     Prout        (Prouts Station)

Oxford Township

1872 - 1905

 41.351440 -82.699904    on W Mason Rd between Campbell St & Ransom Rd, no known remnants 

 

It was founded by Andrew Prout (1811 - 1881) & Mary (Carpenter) Prout (1818 - 1903). Andrew was a shoe maker & also sold clocks. They were married in 1833, purchased a 100 acre farm, & had several children. Andrew was the first postmaster & the town had a train station on the B & O Railroad. They were buried with relatives in Sandhill Cemetery on W Mason Rd at the intersection of Skadden Rd. 

Ransoms

Margaretta Township & Townsend Township, Sandusky County

 41.391392 -82.845902   on both sides of Carson Pass between Herr Rd in Erie County & Teems Rd in Sandusky County 

The proprietors were Charles H. Ransom (1821 - 1901) from Connecticut & Susan (Slaughter) Ransom (1826 - 1917) from New York. They were pioneers of the township, had 6 children, & owned 764 acres of land engaging in farming & stock dealing. There was also a wool mill & steam saw mill along Vickery Rd in Sandusky County in the mid to late 1800's. Charles & Susan were buried with relatives in Oakland Cemetery on Milan Rd in Sandusky (Erie County).

Sandusky Crossroads

exact location unknown

 

Shattucks Grove (Shaddock's Grove) (Shaddock's Lake Park)

Vermilion Township

 41.425040 -82.348789  on the north side of US 6 (Liberty Ave) between Tabernacle St & Salem Dr, no known remnants 

It was a summer vacation resort village owned by George Shattuck. The venue hosted traveling circuses, dances, & other family events in the late 1800's to early 1900's.

Spragues Corners

Florence Township

 41.305799 -82.413326  on Harmon Rd at the intersection of Florence Wakeman Rd 

The town was founded by Ezra Sprague (1785 - 1856) from Massachusetts & Harriet (Griswold) Sprague (1781 - 1852) from Connecticut. They were the first settlers in the township in 1809 & had 7 children. Ezra was the first justice of the peace & a common pleas court judge. They were buried with relatives in Cable Cemetery on the east side of Cable Rd south of Harmon Rd.

  Wells Corners     (Axtel)    

Vermilion Township

 41.369073 -82.363503  on SR 60 at the intersection of Mason Rd, Maple Grove Cemetery at the intersection of Mason Rd & Cemetery Rd west of the gps coordinates 

The founders & original proprietors were Philo Wells (1786 - 1879) from New York & Hannah (Lewis) Wells (1788 - 1848) from Connecticut. They had a nice farm & a few children. The town also had a church & a cheese factory in the late 1800's. Philo remarried after Hannah passed away. They were buried with relatives in Maple Grove Cemetery. The town name changed to Axtel after the family which owned the cheese factory sometime around 1900.

Yankee Settlement

Perkins Township

 41.372628 -82.684816   on Taylor Rd at the intersection of Fox Rd, no known remnants   

Rev. John Beatty of Connecticut purchased most of Perkins Township from the Firelands Company & moved his family there with a group of settlers shortly after the War Of 1812 ended. Included in the group were: Joseph Taylor, Jesse Taylor, Julius House, Holly Akins, Roswell Hubbard, Harvey Covell, Eleazer Bell, Plinney Johnson, Richard Christopher, & William Beebe. The town existed for around 100 years & had a church. Many of the pioneers & their descendants were buried in Perkins Cemetery on Beatty Ln in Sandusky.

Fayette County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Carton

Union Township

139.357834 -84.519389  exact location unknown, was along the railroad tracks near Robinson Rd SE between Evergreen Dr & Old Chillicothe Rd SE (County Rd 140), no known remnants 

38.9856244 -83.5796411  Carton had a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad.

Fayette

Union Township

 39.588072 -83.404354   on Matthew Rd at the railroad crossing between Old SR 38 & US 62, no known remnants 

The town sat next to the B & O Railroad but didn't have a train station.

Fayette Junction

Union Township

 39.573918 -83.505065  on Bush Rd NW at the railroad crossing between Bloomburg - New Holland Rd NW & Old US 35, junction still exists there 

It was where the Detroit, Toledo, & Ironton Railroad met the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad.

Fayne

 exact location unknown

 

Ghormley (Ghormleys) (Ghormley Station)

Perry Township

 39.409507 -83.378804   on Ghormley Rd between Highland Ave (SR 41) & SR 753, no known remnants 

Ghormley was a flag stop (trains would stop if signaled) on the Ohio Southern Railroad. The proprietor was a member of the Ghormley family in the area.

Haynes

exact location unknown

It was founded by a branch of the Haynes family in the area.

Kingfred (Kingford Siding)

Union Township

 39.544784 -83.346026   on Camp Grove Rd SE at the former railroad track crossing on the south side of US 22, no known remnants 

The town sat on the Penn Lines (Pennsylvania Railroad) & had a passenger siding. The old track bed can be seen on satellite maps. 

Olympia

Union Township

 39.541173 -83.377694  on Bogus Rd SE at the former railroad crossing between US 22 & Robinson Rd SE, no known remnants 

It was on the Penn Lines (Pennsylvania Railroad) but didn't have a train station. School No. 16 was on the north side of US 22 about halfway between Olympia & Kingfred.

Pearsons (Pearson Station)

Jasper Township

1877 - 1903

 39.593950 -83.660200  on Marchant - Luttrell Rd between Pearson - Octa Rd & Hargrave Rd  

The town was founded by a branch of the Pearson family in the area. It had a train station on the Dayton, Toledo, & Ironton Railroad. The population was 38 in 1910 & the town was listed in the 1913 Fayette County Atlas but didn't last much longer after that.

Phillip

1892 - 1898

exact location unknown, was near Hagler

 

Potter

exact location unknown

 

Fulton County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Ackley Corners

Gorham Township (formerly Mill Creek Township, Williams County)

 

 41.680708 -84.3303021  on US 127 (Meridian Rd) at the intersection of Township Rd S, no known remnants

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town was founded by Calvin Ackley (1815 - 1906) from New York & Gertrude (Walker) Ackley (1817 - 1854) from New Jersey. They were married in 1837 & made the trip to Ohio that same year originally settling in Fairfield County & moved to Fulton in 1840. Calvin & Gertrude had a few children & a 150 acre farm. Calvin was a farmer, postmaster,  justice of the peace, school board member, & a land agent for the Greenland Company which held deeds for several thousand acres in the area. The town also had a school & steam powered saw mill. Calvin remarried a few times after Gertrude passed away. They were buried with relatives in Pleasant View Union Cemetery on Maple St in Fayette. 

Allston

Franklin Township

1854 - 1859

exact location unknown

 

Ambrose

Franklin Township

1890 - 1901

exact location unknown 

 

Batdorf

York Township (formerly in Lucas County)

1888 - 1901

 41.544286 -84.076307   on County Rd E at the intersection of Co Rd 11, Zion United Methodist Church & Cemetery south of the gps coordinates on Co Rd 11

The proprietors were John Batdorf (1816 - 1895) from Pennsylvania & Elizabeth (Morgan) Batdorf (1819 - 1896) from Virginia. They lived in Wayne County for a few years before moving to Fulton in 1842, had a large family, & donated land for a school. John & Elizabeth were buried with relatives in Zion Cemetery. 

Beta

York Township (formerly in Henry County)

1857 - 1901

 41.501245 -84.008754  on SR 109 at the intersection of Township Rd B, no known remnants  

 It was founded by Alfred Gunn (1820 - 1881) & Emiline (Shaw) Gunn (1817 - 1864) who were both born in Massachusetts & moved to Ohio with their parents. They had several children & a 320 acre farm. Alfred was also the postmaster, county commissioner, & justice of the peace. Alfred remarried after Emaline passed away & had a few more children with Jane (Kempton) Gunn (1835 - 1909). The Gunns were buried with relatives in Raker Cemetery at the corner of County Rd 6-1 & Township Rd D in Swan Township.

Blanc

Franklin Township

1847 - 1865

 41.622499 -84.342770  on County Rd L at the intersection of Township Rd 25, no known remnants  

This small farming town was never platted. Reuben Mason was the postmaster for 11 years & Jabez Jones ran the office out of his house after that.

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Township

1837 - 1869

 41.668511 -84.171804    on US 20 at the intersection of County Rd 16, Butler Cemetery on the west side of County Rd 16 south of the intersection

It was founded in 1835 by Alfred Hough (1809 - 1888) who held many local elected offices. He was buried in Wauseon Union Cemetery on W Elm St in Wauseon. Harlow (1798 - 1881) & Mary Butler donated land for the cemetery where they were buried with relatives.

  Cottrells   Corners (Handy)  (Gorham)

Gorham Township (formerly Mill Creek Township, Williams County)

1837 - 1873

 41.674379 -84.288374  on US 20 at the intersection of Township Rd 22, no known remnants     

Cottrells Corners was founded by Gorham Cottrell Sr. (1780 - 1853) & Althea (Whitmarsh) Cottrell (1787 - 1867) who moved to Ohio from Massachusetts & had 7 children. They were the first settlers in the township which was named after the family patriarch & ran a successful farm. The town also had a school & church. Gorham & Althea were buried with relatives in Pleasant View Union Cemetery on Maple St in Fayette.  

Emery (Chatfields Corners)

Dover Township

1846 - 1903

 41.630490 -84.189954   on Co Rd L at the intersection of Township Rd 17, former one room schoolhouse on the north side of Co Rd L on private property east of the gps coordinates

The original proprietors were Lucius Chatfield (1807 - 1884) from Connecticut & Malinda (Rose) Chatfield (1807 - 1896) who met & married in Ohio & had a few children. They were buried with relatives in Ottokee Cemetery on Co Rd J between SR 108 & Township Rd 14. Eben French also lived in the area & made the first brick, tile, & pottery oven in the county.

Fluharts Corners

York & Clinton Township

 41.573416 -84.114934  on US Hwy 20A at the intersection of Co Rd 13, Fluhart Cemetery on the east side of Co Rd 13 north of the intersection 

It was founded by Henry Fluhart in the early to mid 1800's. He passed away in Missouri but has some relatives buried in the cemetery.

  Haller 

York Township

 41.561440 -84.056891  on Township Rd 10 between US Hwy 20A & Co Rd F, Swan Creek Church Of The Brethren on Township          Rd 10 at the                intersection of         Co Rd F, Berkebile Cemetery on the west side of Township Rd 10 between Co Rd F & County Rd E  

Haller was on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway & had a saw mill & tile works.

Lavona

York Township

1850 - 1864

exact location unknown

 

Lena

Clinton Township

 1852 - 1866         &          1875 - 1876

 41.514925 -84.172955  on Township Rd 16 at the intersection of Co Rd C, Lena Cemetery on the east side of Township Rd 16 north of the intersection  

This small farming town had a school & steam powered grist mill.

Leslie

Amboy Township

1892 - 1898

 41.685927 -83.951816    County Rd 4-3 at the intersection of County Rd S along Tenmile Creek, no known remnants

 

Mill Creek

Gorham Township

1849 - 1863

exact location unknown, was in the southwest section of the township

 

Parchers Corners

Pike Township

1844 - 1857

 41.603079 -84.023144   on County Rd 8-1 at the intersection of Co Rd J, no known remnants

The town was founded by Lyman Parcher who ran the first post office in the township. It also had a school.

Pelton

Swan Creek Township

1889 - 1901

 41.509838 -83.941388  on Township Rd 4 along Blue Creek between County Rd B & Township Rd C, no known remnants 

Pelton had a school & a general store that was built by the town founder Henry Remer Pelton (1858 - 1937). 

Plattston

York Township

1887 - 1901

 41.530024 -84.032729  on County Rd D at the railroad crossing between SR 109 & Township Rd 9, no known remnants  

It had a general store, blacksmith shop, & school in the late 1800's to early 1900's.

Ritters (Ritters Station)

Gorham Township

1874 - 1912

 41.702828 -84.269947  on Township Rd 21 (Ritter - Lauber Rd) along Iron Creek between Township Rd T & the Michigan border 

The town was founded by Jacob Ritter (1824 - 1904) from Pennsylvania & Carloline (Hicker) Ritter (1827 - 1907) from New York. They had a few children & donated land for a train station on the Canada Southern Railway. Jacob was a carpenter, railroad tie inspector, train ticket agent, the town postmaster, & built a grocery store. Jacob & Caroline were buried with relatives in Oak Grove Cemetery on the west side of North St (SR 156) in Morenci, MI.

Siney

Fulton, Amboy, Pike, &  Royalton Township

1884 - 1901

 41.656488 -83.996638  on County Rd N at the intersection of Co Rd 7, no known remnants 

Siney had a general store & post office run by Chapman Smith, a steam saw mill nearby in Pike Township, & a Methodist Church on the Roayalton & Amboy Township border.

Townline

Amboy & Royalton Township

 41.709773 -83.998556  on Co Rd 7 at the intersection of SR 120 along Little Bear Creek, no known remnants 

It's original log Methodist church was on the Royalton side & a frame structure was built in 1867 on the Amboy side. A cheese factory owned by James Santee (1834 - 1904) & Calista Santee (1837 - 1905) was the biggest business in town. They were buried with relatives in Lyons Cemetery on SR 120 (W Morenci St) in Lyons.

Thelma

Gorham Township

1897 - 1901

 41.641935 -84.248514  on Township Rd MN at the southern jog of Co Rd 20, old houses & farms in the area  

The post office didn't last long but it was a busy farming village in the late 1800's with a steam powered saw mill & school.

Treadway

Amboy & Richfield Township, Lucas County

 41.712166 -83.880176  on Township Rd U (Sylvania - Metamora Rd) at the intersection of N Fulton - Lucas Rd on the south side of Tenmile Creek, no known remnants  

The town was founded by the Treadway family who owned land on the Lucas County side. A school was on the Fulton County side in the late 1800's.

West Barre

York & Clinton Township

1851 - 1872

 41.515360 -84.114861   on Township Rd C at the 5 way intersection with Co Rd 13, West Barre Cemetery on private property in the northeast lot of the intersection 

It was named after a tombstone company that was based in Barre, Vt & had a distributing faciltiy in the area. The town also had two churches, a general store, steam saw mill, blacksmith shop, grange hall, ashery, & a school.

Guernsey County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name   Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Bond

Londonderry Township

1884 - 1902

 

 40.118734 -81.256724   on Skull Fork Rd at the intersection of Bond Ln, Bond Cemetery on the northwest side of Bond Ln north of the intersection, McCoy Cemetery on McCoy Rd southwest of the gps coordinates

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town was founded by a branch of the massive Bond family in the area who were mostly farmers & stock dealers. Joshua Bond (1788 - 1872) & Abigail (Murray) Bond (1790 - 1867) moved to Ohio from Maryland & had several children. They were buried with many relatives in McCoy Cemetery. Joshua's brothers Charles Bond (1794 - 1875) & Larkin Bond (1791 - 1870) also settled in the area & had big families. They were buried with relatives in Bond Cemetery. 

Bridgewater

Oxford Township

 40.053311 -81.325483  on Bridgewater Rd at the intersection of SR 513, no known remnants

Bridgewater was platted in 1834 by William Orr (1806 - 1860) & Elizabeth (Byers) Orr (1810 - 1889) who had several children & a nice farm. The Orr's moved to Illinois in the mid 1800's but Bridgewater kept going with a school & small merchant shops into the early 1900's.   

Cable

1850 - 1853

exact location unknown

It was founded by a branch of the Cable family in the county & listed in the 1853 W.W. Reilly & Co.'s Ohio State Business Directory.

Clio

Jefferson Township

1882 - 1905

 40.081182 -81.504563  on R-25 in Salt Fork State Park, Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Candy Rd

The town had a school, grocery store, doctor, & a grist mill & saw mill built by the Armstrong family. John Armstrong &  Susannah (Henderson) Armstrong (1788 - 1870) moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1813 & became pioneers of the county. Their children & grandchildren continued with farming & milling in the area. Much of Clio's land was submerged by Salt Fork Lake. What remained dry on the east side is now woods & a campsite. The Armstrongs were buried with relatives in Pleasant Hill Cemetery on the west side of the lake.

Divide

Washington Township

1890 - 1904

exact location unknown, was in the northeast section of the township

Divide was listed on the state map in the 1901 Cram Atlas.

Eldon (Spencer Station)

Millwood Township

1857 - 1920

 39.963539 -81.272000  on Eldon Rd at the former railroad track crossing south of SR 265 (Leatherwood Rd), Eldon Cemetery on the east side of Barker Rd northeast of the intersection, Richland Cemetery & historical marker on Shannon Run Rd north of the intersection 

Eldon was a variant name of Spencers Station which is still considered a populated area for census purposes. It had a train station on the B & O Railroad, school, general store, row of houses, the Eldon Coal Company, a coal tipple, & a Quaker church. Residents were buried in Eldon & Richland Cemeteries.

Fish Basket

Cambridge Township

   exact location unknown, was 4 miles north of Cambridge along Wills Creek, no known remnants

This native fishing town was run by a chief named Doughty who lived in the area with his family in the late 1700's to early 1800's. Wills Creek was great for basket fishing & produced enough to support a decent sized village.

Frankfort (Frankford)(Smithtown)

Wills Township (formerly in Muskingum County)

 40.022171 -81.366865  on Frankfort Rd at the intersection of Putney Ridge Rd, no known remnants 

The first town in the county was platted in 1805 by Joseph Smith 23 days before Old Washington & was a stopping point for tired travelers. Frankfort had a tavern, public square, at least a proposed courhouse & jail lot, & around a dozen cabins in it's heyday. Joseph sold his lot & moved with his family in 1814 & the the town was considered vacated & stricken from future recordings by court order in 1846. A man named Cummings who ventured through the area on foot in 1870 noted Frankfort's continued existence in a diary & stated 8 - 10 cabins remained.

Miller

Liberty Township

 40.100473 -81.562403  on Leeper Rd at the intersection of Salt Rd, no known remnants 

The proprietor Robert Miller (1822 - 1877) was born in Canada & moved to Ohio with his parents who were of Irish descent. Robert was a farmer & built a saw mill along the Salt Fork of Wills Creek. The town also had a wagon shop, school, & salt works. Robert was buried with relatives in Old Kimbolton Cemetery in Kimbolton at the intersection of SR 541 & Cemetery St.

New Liberty

Liberty Township

 39.946185 -81.554254   on SR 821 (Marietta Rd), no known remnants 

It was platted in 1815 by Richard Dickinson & appeared in the Ohio State Gazetteer And Traveler's Guide from 1837 - 1841.

Prohibition

Monroe Township

1884 - 1902

exact location unknown, was in the northwest quarter of the township

The town can be found in the 1888 Bridgman's Atlas & 1901 Cram Atlas.

Scotts

Center Township

 40.014711 -81.533241  on the former railroad path between US 40 & Reservoir Rd, no known remnants 

It was founded by Elza Scott (1819 - 1880) & Mary (Moore) Scott (1825 - 1895) who owned a coal company & salt works along the B & O Railroad. They were buried with relatives in Cambridge City Cemetery on S 11th St in Cambridge.

Skullfork

Londonderry Township

1887 - 1905

 40.140087 -81.265396   on Skull Fork Rd at the intersection of Glasgow Rd, no known remnants

Skullfork had a school & was listed in the 1888 Bridgman's Atlas & 1901 Cram Atlas.

Sugartree (Sugar Tree Fork)

Jefferson Township

1867 - 1901

 40.128094 -81.510053  on R-4 in Salt Fork State Park, McCleary Cemetery between R- 4 & the lake, Kennedy (Salt Fork) Stone House north off of R-4 east of the gps coordinates 

The McCleary family built a grist mill & saw mill along Sugar Tree Fork. The town also had a general store & school. Benjamin Kennedy (1814 - 1882) & Margaret (Orr) Kennedy (1818 - 1876) were the original owners of the Salt Fork Stone House which was completed around 1840 & has more info on a  website, ksh.org. They were buried with relatives in Irish Ridge Cemetery at the intersection of Clary Rd & Broadhead Rd in Monroe Township. Some of the former town land is under Salt Fork Lake.

Toledoville

Wheeling Township

 40.162293 -81.646512  between SR 658 (Hopewell Rd & SR 541 (Plainfield Rd), no known remnants 

It was a small mining boom town on the Pennsylvania Railroad & named after the Toledo Coal Company that was along the tracks.

Hardin County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &  Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Blocktown

Washington Township

dates not listed

 

 40.746944 -83.6906031  on Locker Rd at the intersection of Co Rd 115, St. John's Lutheran Church at the gps coordinates, old & abandoned houses in the area

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town was founded in 1877 by German immigrants Charles Block (1841 - 1899) & Elizabeth Block (1843 - 1911) who had 5 children. They owned a saw mill, cider mill, general store, blacksmith shop, & employed local residents. Charles was also the postmaster & the town had a school & the church. The Block family moved out of the state & Blocktown ceased it's existence around 1900. Charles & Elizabeth were buried with relatives in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Dunklin County, Missouri.  

Geneva

Blanchard Township

 40.782956 -83.641832  on Geneva St at the intersection of US 68, no known remnants  

Geneva never made it past the proposal stage. When the Pennsylvania Railroad was built through the township the future village site was moved north to the tracks. Dunkirk was platted there by Hugh Miller (1807 - 1890) & named by him after Dunkirk, New York.

Grange

Lynn Township

 40.629353 -83.682678   on Lynn Valley Pike at the intersection of Co Rd 115, old houses & farms in the area 

It had a grange hall, Lynn Valley Grange No. 581 & a school. Many Residents were buried in Norman Cemetery on the west side of Co Rd 115 about 3 miles south of the gps coordinates.

Hardy

1830

exact location unknown

 

Marshs (Marshes)

Dudley Township

 40.558945 -83.441590   on Co Rd 245 at the railroad crossing between Co Rd 202 & Township Rd 230, no known remnants 

It was on the Big Four Railroad & listed in the 1901 Cram Atlas.

McDonald

McDonald Township

1852 - 1873

exact location unknown

The town was founded by a branch of the McDonald family in the county descended from William McDonald who the township was named after.

McGoldricks Town

Cessna Township

exact location unknown, was in Section 25

It's proprietor Thomas McGoldrick platted the town in 1833 but it never grew any & he moved away after a few years. 

Peru

Cessna & Pleasant Township

 40.717474 -83.653223   on Co Rd 135 at the intersection of Township Rd 80 (Hensel Rd) between Kaylor Rd, Cessna Cemetery on the north side of Township Rd 80 west of Co Rd 135 

Peru was platted with 90 lots & a public square in 1836 by Charles Cessna (1784 - 1864) who was born in Pennsylvania & arrived in the township later named after him with some family members around 1830. It had a store & a few houses but couldn't compete with Huntersville or Kenton at the time. Two lots were purchased by the Governor Of Rhode Island but he didn't move to Ohio or make any improvements on the land & another two lots were purchased by a man from New York. He checked out the land, left because of the harsh wilderness it was back then, & never returned. Charles was buried with relatives in Cessna Cemetery. 

Saint Michaels

Goshen Township

 40.643108 -83.472328   on SR 309 at the intersection of Co Rd 265, no known remnants  

It was platted in 1836 with 125 lots.

West Union

Washington Township

exact location unknown

 

Henry County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Beaver Creek

1840 - 1847

40.840334 -82.8182371  exact location unknown

38.9856244 -83.5796411

Cloverleaf

Liberty Township

 41.471600 -84.076466   on County Rd V at the intersection of Township Rd 11, no known remnants

 

5Damascus5

Liberty Township

1819 - 1868

 41.412693 -84.009419   on SR 190 near the intersection of SR 424 (East Riverview Ave) between the Maumee River & North Turkeyfoot Creek

It was the original county seat & was platted on both sides of SR 190 at the site of a former native village called Prairie Du Masque in the early 1700's.  

Durand

Liberty Township

dates unknown

exact location unknown

It was listed in the Ohio State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860-61.

Farnham

Bartlow Township, Henry County & Jackson Township Wood County

1871 - 1890

 41.231995 -83.882162   on Henry Wood County Line Rd between County Rd E & Country Rd F on the Henry & Wood County border along the railroad tracks, no known remnants

The town proprietors were Joseph Durliat (1831 - 1889) & Magdalena (Trendall) Durliat (1837 - 1921). Joseph was born in France & met Madgalena in Canada where they were married. The Durliats had 10 children, 520 acre farm, steam sawmill, & ran the post office. They were buried with relatives in Saint Louis Cemetery on SR 281 in Wood County.

Girtys Point

Harrison Township

 41.326751 -84.154081  on County Rd Z at the intersection of County Rd 15, Cole Cemetery on south side of the road east of the intersection

The town was named after Simon Girty (1741 - 1818) who was captured by Seneca natives with his family in Pennsylvania & adopted by the tribe, living with them until 1764. He later joined the British & native resistance against American settlers & troops. Simon hid out on Girty's Island on the Maumee River across from Cole Cemetery where he & his brother George had trading posts in the 1780's & 90's. The island turned into a Victorian Era amusement park.

Goosetown (Goose Town)

Napoleon Township

exact location unknown, along the Maumee River downstream from Napoleon

This would have been town was laid out by the proprietors of Napoleon prior to it's existence but the land was on low ground & flooded badly so the idea of Goosetown was scraped in favor of Napoleon's present location. 

Madeira

Marion Township, Henry County & Liberty Township, Putnam County

 41.166769 -84.054575   on Henry County Rd A at the intersection of Township Rd 10 on the Henry & Putnam County border, no known remnants

Madeira's only claim to fame was being mentioned as a small place in Henry Howe's 1847 Historical Collections Of Ohio.

Odessa

Damascus Township

1856 - 1867

 41.408806 -83.970724   on County Rd 5A along South Turkeyfoot Creek between County Rd 5A & SR 110, Kruger Cemetery on the west side of County Rd 7 between Township Rd P3 & SR 110, Olive Branch Cemetery on County Rd 5A between County Rd P & Township Rd O4

Odessa was founded by Thomas Reid (1813 - 1878) & Elmira (Crockett) Reid (1824 - 1897). It was a farming town with a general store, sawmill, & grist mill & used the Miami & Erie Canal to transport goods. Odessa was hit hard by the cholera epidemic in the mid 1800's but was still the largest village in the township before McClure boomed during the railroad era. Thomas was buried in Kruger Cemetery & Elmira in Olive Branch.

Ridgeland

Marion Township

1850 - 1896

 41.195294 -84.064637   on County Rd Y between County Rd 10A & County Rd 10B, Marion Township Cemetery at the gps coordinates

The town was founded in 1841 by Samuel Hashbarger (1815 - 1859) & Anna (Rader) Hashbarger (1815 - 1889) who remarried after Samuel passed away. In 1863 George W. Edwards (1834 - 1919) & John Rayle (1831 - 1915) platted the town & attempted to change it's name to Edwardsville but the U.S. Postal Service denied the request as there was already an Edwardsville with a post office in Warren County. Everyone mentioned in this listing was buried with relatives in the cemetery.

Turkey Foot

1840 - 1849

exact location unknown

 

Highland County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &  Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Clear Creek (Clear Creek Settlement)

Liberty Township

 

 39.244133 -83.6052731  on US 62 at the intersection of Selph Rd, no known remnants

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was one of the earliest villages in the county & had a church school, & blacksmith shop. The Evans family was the largest in the area & arrived with other pioneer settlers from Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1800.   

Edensborough

exact location unknown

 

Fallsville

Penn Township

 39.286168 -83.632763   on Fallsville Ln (Township Hwy 432) west off of Careytown Rd between Powell Rd & Roundhead Rd, Auburn Church & Cemetery north of Fallsville Ln on Careytown Rd, building foundations on a hiking trail south (left) at the end of Fallsville Ln 

John Timberlake built a stone house & grist mill in the early 1820's next to the waterfall on Clear Creek that the town was named after. Simon Clouser (1796 - 1881) & Elizabeth (Duckwall) Clouser (1797 - 1875) purchased the land in 1825 & moved into the stone house the following year. John platted Fallsville in 1848 with hopes of attracting a railroad but that never happened & he later moved out of the area. The town had 3 streets & around a dozen houses. Auburn Church was built in 1891 & the last official resident of Fallsville passed away in 1893 as it faded away into oblivion. Simon & Elizabeth were buried in Auburn Cemetery with their 3 daughters. There's newer residences in the area now & it's reportedly haunted by the ghost of a native girl who knocks on doors on Christmas Eve in an attempt to show someone where a local treasure is buried.

Gall

Brush Creek Township

1895 - 1905

 39.092012 -83.461026   on Sinking Spring Rd at the intersection of N Elmwood Rd along Middle Fork, Countryman Cemetery on the north side of Sinking Spring Rd west of the gps coordinates

The proprietor James Gall (1864 - 1942) was a teacher, farmer, & ran a general store & post office on the farm where he was born. James was buried with relatives in Marshall Cemetery at the intersection of SR 124 & Herbert Rd. The Countryman family also owned a lot of land in the area.

Home

Brush Creek Township

1856 - 1867

exact location unknown

 

Honolulu

Salem Township

1893 - 1898

 39.167919 -83.836937   on SR 134 at the intersection of Murtland Rd along Little North Fork, no known remnants 

This small farming & postal town had a school.

Littleton (Luttleton)

1883 - 1903

 39.167291 -83.788882   on Dawson Rd at the intersection of N Ford Rd along North Fork, no known remnants 

It was another small farming & postal town with a school.

New Amsterdam

Paint Township (formerly in Paint Township, Ross County)

exact location unknown, was along the falls of Paint Creek

Jacob & Enoch Smith were brothers of Dutch descent who came to Ohio with a group of settlers from Virginia in 1796. They built a saw mill & grist mill at the falls on Paint Creek &  platted New Amsterdam in 1800 on land acquired from General Nathaniel Massie (1763 - 1813). The streets were mostly named after popular Revolutionary War veterans. Residential lots sold well in the town early on with cabins & some stores. The town didn't get any other big businesses to keep it going though disappeared after a few decades.

New Leesburg

exact location unknown

 

Oak

exact location unknown

 

Sharpsville

Union Township

1852 - 1855

 39.255626 -83.75054   on Sharpsville Rd along Turtle Creek between Quarry Rd & Bald Knob Rd, no known remnants   

The town was founded by James Sharp (1799 - 1872) & Margaret (Cloud) Sharp (1801 - 1869) who were both born in Pennsylvania & met & married in Highland County. They had a few children & accumulated a 400 acre farm with funds raised by a saw mill & grist mill James constructed on Turtle Creek. The town lasted much longer than it's post office & had a Methodist church & school. It can be found in the 1871, 1887, & 1916 Highland County Atlases. Daniel Sharp (1837 - 1907) operated a quarry on the old family land & was buried with relatives in New Lynchburg Masonic Cemetery on SR 134. His parents James & Margaret were buried with relatives in Mount Olive Cemetery on Mad River Rd.  

 Sicily

Clay   Township

1848 - 1895

 39.028399 -83.863539   on Sicily Rd at the intersection of Ellis Rd, Huggins (Huggens) Cemetery on private property the east side of Sicily Rd west of the gps coordinates  

Sicily was founded in the 1830's & platted in 1848 by John Huggins (1810 - 1860) from North Carolina & Isabella (Hindman) Huggins (1813 - 1899) who had a few children & large farm. A few town lots sold & it had a school & church congregation but no big businesses to create a population boom. John & Isabella were buried with relatives in Huggins Cemetery.

Sorg

New Market Township

1894 - 1901

 39.116536 -83.671276   on SR 136 at the intersection of Point Liberty Rd, no known remnants  

It had a blacksmith shop & a school.

Holmes County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Baddow Pass

Richland Township

1892 - 1894

 40.494508 -82.147932   on Township Highway 14 along the Holmes County Trail between Baddow Pass Rd (County Highway 75) & Township Highway 32, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was on the Cleveland, Akron, & Columbus Railway but didn't have a train station.

Carpenter

Mechanic Township

 40.453336 -81.901339   on SR 83 at the 4 way intersection with County Rd 150 & Co Hwy 19 along Doughty Creek, no known remnants

The proprietor was a T. Carpenter from the big family in the county.

Charlesburg

Washington Township

 40.646194 -82.114741   on Township Highway 472 near the intersection of Township Highway 474, no known remnants

It was a small farming town with no other major industries.

DeWitt Ridge (Dewitts Ridge)

Richland Township

1861 - 1868

 40.521537 -82.145880   on SR 520 at the 3 way intersection with County Highway 75 & Township Highway 16, Dewitts Ridge Cemetery somewhere near the gps coordinates

The town proprietors were members of the Dewitt family who operated a general store, post office, & other small businesses. Some were buried in Christian Church Cemetery in Glenmont at the corner of Main St & Depot St (SR 520). Others were buried in Barnes Cemetery on a unmarked road east off of Township Highway 7 just north of Baddow Pass Rd & a few were buried in Dewitts Ridge Cemetery, listed on findagrave.com with no directions. 

Grade

Mechanic Township

1890 - 1901

 40.507564 -81.888473   on County Highway 58 at the intersection of County Highway 580, no known remnants 

Grade was never a large town & didn't have any big industries but the post office a few small shops were enough to put it on maps back in the day.

Huston

Prairie Township

 40.607838 -81.917642   on Township Rd 346 at the former railroad crossing between SR 83 & Township Rd 559, no known remnants

Huston had a saw mill & a train station on the Cleveland, Akron, & Columbus Railway.

Johnville

Washington Township

exact location unknown

 

Jones Corners

Richland Township

1861 - 1890

 40.476635 -82.128970   on County Highway 25 at the intersection of Township Highway 13 & County Highway 75, Union Grove Church & Cemetery east of the gps coordinates on Township Highway 2 off of County Highway 25 

It was founded by William Jones (1787 - 1848) & Rebecca Jones (1786 - 1868). They had several children, accumulated a large farm, & donated land for a school. William & Rebecca were buried with relatives in the cemetery. 

Lafayette

Prairie Township

 40.629931 -81.923950   on Main St at the intersection of SR 83 on the west side of Holmesville

Lafayette is a ghost town due to a post office name change & expansion. It was platted in 1836 but there was already a post office with the same name in Ohio so it went with Holmesville in 1837. Lafayette ended up being overtaken by the growing eastern side  of town & was annexed into Holmesville in 1848  It continued to be the main business district until around 1870. 

Mount Union (Union Village) 

Mechanic Township

 40.453342 -81.901344   on SR 83 at the intersection with County Rd 150 & County Highway 19, no known remnants 

In the 1870's it had a small town plat on the east side of the gps coordinates & a school in the northwestern lot of the intersection.

New Wheeling

Knox Township

 40.584611 -82.191286   on County Highway 23 along the Mohican River at the intersection with Township Highway 211, no known remnants

 

Portersfield

exact location unknown

 

Salt Creek

1854 - 1874

exact location unknown

 

Wardsville (Wards)

Clark Township (formerly German)

1828 - 1836

exact location unknown, was near the middle of the southern portion of the township with New Bedford across the border in Coshocton County, no known remnants

Wardsville was laid out in 1825 & lost a cross county battle for local business to New Bedford which was quickly platted afterwards in Coshocton County as it's rival.  

Wilmington

exact location unknown, was on the west side of Killbuck Creek

Wilmington was platted with 61 lots in 1815 as the first village in the county. The spot had been chosen in anticipation of a proposed canal route through the area but that ended up going toward Holmesville so the idea of Wilmington which hadn't made much progress anyway was abandoned. 

Huron County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Blue Fly

Townsend Township

 41.233412 -82.532216   on County Hwy 250 at the intersection of Medusa Rd, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.5796411  William Thompson built a tavern on the section of land southwest of the gps coordinates in the mid 1800's & painted it blue. Local residents called it the Blue Fly & the town took on the same name.

Bronson

Bronson & Peru Township

1830 - 1867

 41.176814 -82.639898   on Peru Hollow Rd between SR 161 & Snyder Rd, Bronson Cemetery at the gps coordinates

It was the first village in the township & was named after Isaac Bronson who owned most of the land in the early 1800's.

Carson

Ripley Township

1856 - 1883

 41.002772 -82.558842  on Edwards Rd at the railroad crossing between Plymouth East Rd E & Base Line Rd W 

Carson was on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad. It had a grist mill, saw mill, grocery store,  blacksmith shop & a school along Edwards Rd south of the railroad tracks in the mid to late 1800's.

Centreville 

exact location unknown

 

Fiddlers Green

New London Township, Huron County & Ruggles Township, Ashland County

 41.065638 -82.396689   on SR 60 at the intersection of Town Line Rd 187 on the Ashland County border, no known remnants

Fiddler's Green was a small merchant & farming town. When the Big Four Railroad was built in New London in the early 1850's the businesses of Fiddlers Green were physically moved there.

Germantown

exact location unknown

 

Half Way

Ridgefield Township

 41.240945 -82.665690   on Halfway Rd at the railroad crossing between US 20 & Washington Rd, old houses & farms in the area

The town name refers to it's location between Monroeville & Norwalk. It sat on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway but didn't have a train station.

Ives

1840 - 1846

exact location unknown

It was founded by a branch of the Ives family in the area.

Lyme Station 

Lyme Township

1824 - 1894

 41.255172 -82.763927   on Sand Hill Rd at the railroad crossing between US 20 & Opperman Rd, Trinity Episcopal Church & Cemetery at the intersection of Young Rd & US 20

The town sat on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Some residents were buried in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.

Miner

exact location unknown

 

New Salem

Norwalk Township

 41.277030 -82.632094   on Whittlesey Ave on the east side of the Huron River north of Lais Rd

New Salem was a Monrovian missionary settlement from 1787 - 1793.

North Norwich

Norwich Township

1828 - 1856

 41.124658 -82.773706   on N Greenfield Rd at the intersection with Boughton Rd, Boughton (North Norwich) Cemetery on the east side of Section Line Rd 30 S north of Old Military Rd

This farming & postal town was founded by Naum Gilson (1793 - 1864) & Sarah "Sally" (Ormes) Gilson (1792 - 1876) who were farming pioneers of the county, had a few children, & Naum was the postmaster for around 20 years. They were buried with relatives & other early settlers in Boughton Cemetery

Ramey

Greenwich Township, Huron County & Ruggles Township, Ashland County

 41.050636 -82.439014   on US 250 at the intersection of Greenwich East Town Line Rd S, no known remnants

Jane Ramey (1825 - 1907) was the town founder & proprietor. She was a widow & owned adjoining lots in Huron & Ashland County on the east side of the gps coordinates. Ramey was on the B & O Railroad but didn't have a train station & can be found on the 1891 Huron County Atlas & 1901 Cram Atlas.

Relief

Norwich Township

 41.072833 -82.799627   on Daniels Rd at the railroad crossing between Egypt Rd & Town Line Rd 12, no known remnants

It was on the B & O Railroad but didn't have a train station. The biggest families in the area were the Vogels & Willoughbys.

Reservoir

Lyme Township

exact location unknown

 

Sherman

Sherman Township

1825 - 1865

 41.186550 -82.807104   on Heyman Rd at the intersection with Pontiac Section Line Rd, Jones (Sherman Township) Cemetery on the east side of Heyman Rd north of the gps coordinates

The town was founded by Daniel Sherman (1790 - 1864) who owned the farm where the cemetery is. He turned down an appointment to be the postmaster which then went to his his neighbor Rufus Payne across Heyman Rd. There was also a general store in the northwest corner of the gps intersection. Daniel was buried with his second wife, Laura (Hubbell) Sherman (1791 - 1873) in Riverside Cemetery on Norwalk St. south of Monroeville.

Townsend Center  (East Townsend)

Townsend Township

1833 - 1905

 41.248239 -82.491573   on US 20 at the intersection of Hartland Center Rd

Townsend Center is the former name of present day East Townsend. The name changed sometime between 1891 & 1901.

Union

exact location unknown

 

Yeomans

exact location unknown

 

 

Lake County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Arcole (Ellensburg)  (Harper's Landing)  (Madison Dock)

Madison Township

1837 - 1851

141.849515 -81.0080671  on Dock Rd at the intersection of Lakeshore Blvd along Arcola Creek, Dock Road Cemetery on it's east side between Cunningham Rd & Chapel Rd

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town had 2 iron furnaces, The Arcole Steam Hot And Cold-Blast Charcoal Furnaces. The first one was built in 1825 by Root & Wheeler & the second was built by Wilkeson & Co. in 1832. The Arcole Iron Works produced stoves, kettles, & several other heavy castings in the foundry. It was once the largest employer in the state. Ship building & fishing were also important industries in the area. Many residents were buried in Dock Road Cemetery.

Boyce Mill

(formerly in Willoughby Township)

exact location unknown, was along the Chagrin River

The proprietor Joseph Boyce (1823 - 1894) was born in Canada, of Irish descent, & moved to Ohio with his family around the age of 10. He was a teacher, postmaster, & general store owner in Willoughby before entering the mill business. Joseph married Julia (French) Boyce (1837 - 1915) in 1856. He was part owner in the Willoughby Mills & later built mills next to the Chagrin River. Joseph & Julia were buried in Lake View Cemetery on Euclid Ave in Cleveland.  

Clarks

Concord Township

  41.650046 -81.241490   on SR 44 between Girdled Rd & Capital Pkwy, no known remnants

Clarks sat along the Pittsburgh & Western Railroad & had a school. 

Hampshire

Concord Township

1842 - 1843

exact location unknown

It was listed in the 1843 A Table Of Post-Offices In Ohio, Arranged By Counties, Townships, And Towns as being 3 miles from the county seat.

Heisley (Heisley Station)

City Of Mentor (formerly Mentor Township)

  41.697267 -81.307327   on Heisley Rd at the railroad crossing between Hamilton Dr & Tyler Blvd, no known remnants 

The town had a train station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. These days a commercial area & residential subdivision still use the Heisley name.

Hobarts Corners

City Of Kirtland (formerly Kirtland Township)

  41.583910 -81.369054  on US 6 at the intersection of Hobart Rd, no known remnants   

It was founded by Joshua Hobart (1809 - 1892) from New Hampshire & Lucy (Heath) Hobart (1814 - 1893). The town had a school on the south side of US 6. Joshua & Lucy were buried with relatives in Waite Hill Village Cemetery on Waite Hill Rd 3 miles north of the intersection.

Hopkins (Hopkins Point)

City Of Mentor (formerly Mentor Township)

  41.720486 -81.342134   on SR 283 (Lakeshore Blvd) at the intersection of Hopkins Rd, no known remnants   

The town was founded by Daniel Hopkins (1790 - 1867) from Vermont & Anna (Churchill) Hopkins (1804 - 1898) from New Hampshire. They married in Ohio in 1820, had 11 children, & a 500 acre farm. The New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad rolled through the area in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Daniel & Anna were buried with relatives in Mentor Municipal Cemetery at 7881 Hopkins Rd south of the intersection. 

Judds Corners

Concord Township

  41.661620 -81.196514   on SR 608 (Concord Hambden Rd) at the intersection of Girdled Rd, no known remnants  

The proprietors were Samuel Judd (1792 - 1875) & Marcia (Welton) Judd (1795 - 1872) who moved to Ohio from Connecticut & had a few children. Samuel was the postmaster of the Concord office in 1852. They were buried with relatives in Welton Cemetery on Goodwin Rd in Burton, Geauga County.

Kniffins Corners (Kniffens Corners)

Leroy Township

  41.659667 -81.129540   on SR 86 (Painesville Warren Rd) at the intersection of Kniffen Rd., Brakeman (Peters) Cemetery on the north side of SR 86 between Kniffen Rd & Brakeman Rd, old houses in the area 

It was founded by a branch of the Kniffin (Kniffen) family in the county.

Krebs Corners

exact location unknown

The proprietors were a branch of the Krebs family in the county.

Marsh Settlement 

City Of Mentor (formerly Mentor Township)

 41.725800 -81.338800   on Harbor Dr in the Mentor Marina, historical marker at the gps coordinates  

It was platted in 1797 by Charles Parker of the Connecticut Land Company as the first settlement in Lake County. Mentor grew out of the settlement.

Mascot

1898 - 1899

Painesville Township

  41.706057 -81.231944   on the east side of SR 86 (Painesville Warren Rd) at the mouth of Big Creek, no known remnants  

This small postal town wasn't around very long. Residents were buried in St. Mary's Cemetery at the intersection of Bank St & SR 86.

New Market

Painesville Township

exact location unknown, was along the Grand River between Fairport & Painesville

The town was platted in 1803 by Revolutionary War Veteran Captain Abraham Skinner (1755 - 1826) from Connecticut who also founded & platted Fairport. In 1788 he married Mary (Ayers) Skinner (d. 1812) & had 5 children. They moved to New Market with Abraham in 1805 when he returned to Connecticut to get them. The town had 3 warehouses, a general store, 2 taverns, & a distillery but was abandoned as other towns in the area were growing much more rapidly. Abraham & Mary were buried with relatives in Evergreen Cemetery on Main St in Painesville.

Pease Mill

Concord Township

 41.668845 -81.183901   on Girdled Rd at the intersection of Cascade Rd along Big Creek, no known remnants 

It was founded in 1852 by David Pease (1815 - 1890) from Massachusetts & Lucy (Dean) Pease (1817 - 1857) from Rock River, OH. David built a mill on Big Creek for turning wood to make furniture & small wares. Items were sold at fairs & expos in local towns & big cities. He also planted a maple & walnut grove in Pease Hollow to replenish the trees he used. The mill collapsed due to heavy snows in 1963. David remarried after his first wife passed away & was buried with relatives in Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville. 

Rush Road

City Of Willowick (formerly in Willoughby Township)

 41.621437 -81.457893   on E 305th St (formerly Rush Rd) at the railroad crossing between US 20 (Euclid Ave) & N Marginal Dr, no known remnants   

The town was on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway & named after the family of Richard Rush (1847 - 1919) & Ella (Gould) Rush (1857 - 1949) who owned land on Rush Rd & had a few children. They were buried with relatives in S.O.M. Road Cemetery in Willoughby Hills.

Shanungus

exact location unknown

 

Wheeler

Madison Township

1889 - 1900

 41.733386 -81.044263   on Ledge Rd at the intersection of SR 528 (S Madison Rd), no known remnants

Edward P. Wheeler was the original postmaster.

Worden

City Of Wickliffe (formerly in Willoughby Township)

  41.621324 -81.475000   on Worden Rd at the intersection of Elgin Rd, no known remnants   

The town was founded by Noah Worden (1778 - 1864) from Connecticut who moved to Ohio in 1809. He had 7 children & remarried after his first wife passed away. It was a farming town & had a school in the mid 1800's. Noah was buried with relatives in Willoughby Village Cemetery on Sharpe Ave.

Lorain County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Bairdsville

Brighton Township (formerly in Medina County)

1836 - 1838

 41.185430 -82.322075  on Peck Wadsworth Rd at the intersection of Baird Rd, no known remnants  

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

Benton

Sheffield Township

 39.357834 -84.519389    exact location unknown, was near Sheffield 

38.9856244 -83.5796411 

Brownhelm Centre

Brownhelm Township

1835 - 1838

 41.385917 -82.303917   on N Ridge Rd at the intersection of Sunnyside Rd, Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery at the intersection 

There wasn't anything particularly wrong with the location but it couldn't compete with previously settled towns which were already growing at good rates. Prior to the post office being established, Revolutionary War veteran & Boston Tea Party member George Bacon (1757 - 1834) & Hepzibah (Crease) Bacon (1762 - 1829) owned most of the land in the area. They were buried with many relatives & township pioneers in Brownhelm Cemetery. 

Carlisle (same location as Murraysville)

Carlisle Township  

1847 - 1855

 41.336561 -82.122204   on Oberlin Elyria Rd at the intersection of Russia Rd along Black River, South Murray Ridge Cemetery at the intersection of Murray Ridge Rd & Russia Rd 

It was called Murraysville prior to 1847 & was founded by Philo Murray (1789 - 1854) & Harriet (Minot) Murray (1797 - 1862) who moved to Ohio from Connecticut in the early 1820's & had 7 children. In the mid 1800's it had a saw mill, grist mill, general store, school, & about 25 houses. The town kept growing well on it's own & was never abandoned but eventually was overtaken by & annexed into the City of Elyria. Philo & Harriet were buried with relatives & other township pioneers in South Murray Ridge Cemetery.  

Ferguson

 exact location unknown

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

Folger  (Avon Station)

City Of Avon (formerly Avon Township)

1891 - 1918

 41.478374 -82.019310   on Avon Belden Rd (SR 83) at the railroad crossing between Walker Rd & Chester Rd, old buildings in the area

Named after the Folger family in the township, it was on the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad . The town had a train station & a fruit office which was mainly used for housing grapes that were ready for shipment. The store & post office was in the southwest corner of the intersection.

Hart's Station

Carlisle Township

 41.285065 -82.081778   on Indian Hollow Rd at the intersection of Banks Rd, many remnants & foundations on the Windfall Quarry Trail in Sheldon Woods of the Lorain County Metroparks system 

The town was founded by John Hart (1830 - 1896) & Caroline Hart (1838 - 1908) who had a few children, nice farm & donated land for a train station on the Cleveland, Tuscarawas Valley, & Wheeling Railroad. John built a water powered saw mill along the Black River that was later converted to steam. Farming & rock quarries were the main industries & the Grafton - Brunswick Railroad built by the quarry company was used to ship stones. There was also a school, blacksmith shop, general store, & creamery in the mid to late 1800's. John & Caroline were buried with relatives in Butternut Ridge Cemetery on Butternut Ridge Rd in Elyria.

Huff

exact location unknown 

 

Hulberts Corners

City Of Amherst (formerly in Amherst Township)

 41.398506 -82.226853   at the intersection of Milan Ave & Cleveland Ave

Hulberts Corners was the former town at the location Amherst was built on. The Hulbert family was long gone by the time Amherst was founded.

Kishmans

Brownhelm Township

 41.422545 -82.343679   along the northern set of railroad tracks between US 6 (Liberty Ave) & Vermilion Rd, no known remnants

The proprietors were Albert Kishman (1868 - 1951) & Harriet (Henkes) Kishman (1969 - 1910). Albert was a farmer & fisherman who was born into a large & well known fishing family of German descent. The town was on the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad from the late 1890's to early 1920's. Albert & Harriet were buried with relatives in Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery on N Ridge Rd. 

Murraysville (same location as Carlisle)

Carlisle Township

1828 - 1847

 41.336561 -82.122204   on Oberlin Elyria Rd at the intersection of Russia Rd along Black River, South Murray Ridge Cemetery at the intersection of Murray Ridge Rd & Russia Rd

The town was founded by Philo Murray (1789 - 1854) & Harriet (Minot) Murray (1797 - 1862) who moved to Ohio from Connecticut in the early 1820's & had 7 children. In the mid 1800's it had a saw mill, grist mill, general store, school, & about 25 houses. The town kept growing well on it's own & was never abandoned but eventually was overtaken by & annexed into the City of Elyria. Philo & Harriet were buried with relatives & other township pioneers in South Murray Ridge Cemetery.  

 Nickel Plate

Lagrange Township

1888 - 1895

 41.264218 -82.157652  on Diagonal Rd at the intersection of Kipton Nickel Plate Rd, Rockwood Cemetery on the east side of Diagonal Rd north of the intersection

It had a cheese factory, general store, school, & a rock quarry operated by the Cleveland Stone Company in the late 1800's to early 1900's. There was a spur of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway on the east side of Diagonal Rd which was used to transport stone. Residents were buried in Rockwood Cemetery. 

Oak Point

City Of Lorain (formerly Black River Township)

 41.435597 -82.248489  on US 6 at the intersection of Oak Point Rd, no known remnants  

Oak Point was a shipping port for the Clough Stone Company which had a narrow gauge railroad running from the quarries to the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad & the quarry wharf on Lake Erie. The town also had a hotel, bath house, & a community hall near the wharf. 

Paradise

exact location unknown

 

Patterson (Patterson Station)

Carlisle Township

 41.319894 -82.102731   on Butternut Ridge Rd at the railroad crossing between Lagrange Rd & Indian Hollow Rd, no known remnants 

The town was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railroad. It's proprietor William Patterson (1811 - 1901) held the offices of county sheriff & commissioner as well as every office in the township at one time or another. He had 3 children with his first wife Phoebe (Vincent) Patterson (1813 - 1856). They were born & married in Massachusetts in 1833 & moved to Ohio in 1837. William remarried after Phoebe passed away.

Rugby

Brownhelm Township

1897 - 1903

 41.379381 -82.317049   between Bank St & Vermilion Rd along the Vermilion River, Rugby Cemetery on the south side of N Ridge Rd between Gore Orphanage Rd & Bank St, one room schoolhouse at the fork of Banks St & Morse Rd west of the gps coordinates, Mill Hollow House on N Ridge Rd in the Vermilion River Reservation 

 The town was the location of Brownhelm Mills, currently in the Vermilion River Reservation, which had a saw mill & grist mill. The Mill Hollow House was built for Benjamin Bacon (1789 - 1868) & is on the National Register Of Historic Places. Residents were buried in Rugby Cemetery & Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery on N Ridge Rd.  

Seaman

Elyria Township

exact location unknown

 

Shawville (Ridgeville Station)

City Of North Ridgeville (formerly Ridgeville Township)

1874 - 1881

 41.375602 -82.018754   at the railroad crossing between Old Avon Belned Rd N & Old Avon Belden Rd S, no known remnants   

Shawville was founded by Samuel Shaw (1829 - 1918) from New York & Juliaett (Wiley) Shaw 1830 - 1923) from Pennsylvania. It had a train station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Samuel & Juliaett were buried with relatives in Ridgeville (North Ridgeville Center) Cemetery on Stoney Ridge Rd.

Spencer

Penfield Township

1834 - 1849

 41.154202 -82.122825   on Lattasburg - Elyria Rd (SR 301) at the intersection of Jones Rd, no known remnants

The town was founded by Calvin Spencer (1778 - 1857) & Mary (Hawley) Spencer (1786 - 1846) who moved to Ohio from New York in 1824 & had 6 children. Calvin built a saw mill & the town also had a school. They were buried in Penfield Cemetery on Medina - Norwalk Rd.

Trinity

1898 - 1904

 41.448269 -82.000237   on Jaycox Rd at the intersection of Emory Dr, Holy Trinity Cemetery on the west side of Jaycox Rd south of the intersection 

Trinity was settled by Catholic German immigrants. It had a school, shoe shop, a frame church built in 1843, & the cemetery was established in 1833. The congregation's current church is over 100 years old & stands at the intersection of Detroit Ave (SR 254) & Nagel Rd. 

Troxel

New Russia Township (formerly Russia Township)

exact location unknown

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

Webbs Corners (South Amherst)

Amherst Township

 41.357484 -82.240206   on SR 113 (Milan Elyria Rd) at the intersection of S Lake St, Evergreen Cemetery on the south side of SR 113 & Pioneer Cemetery on the west side of S Lake St

Webbs Corners was the original name of South Amherst. It was founded in 1816 by Reuben Webb (1770 - 1838) & Mary Webb. They had a a few children & built a tavern near Beaver Creek. They were buried with relatives in Evergreen Cemetery.

Marion County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &  Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Beech

Claridon & Richland Township

 

 40.557837 -82.9768511  on Marion - Edison Rd at the intersection of Salem Rd, Salem Evangelical Church & Salem Cemetery on Salem Rd north of the intersection, Lutheran Cemetery on SR 746 (S Caledonia - Ashley Rd) north of Marion - Edison Rd, old houses & farms in the area

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was a crossroads town named after the abundance of beech trees in the area & had a steam saw mill, school, blacksmith shop, & 2 churches in the mid 1800's to early 1900's. 

Belvuron

Claridon Township

 40.582088 -83.040201   on SR 98 (Columbus - Sandusky Rd S) at the intersection of SR 95 (Marion - Mt. Gilead Rd), no known remnants

The town was platted in 1829 by War Of 1812 veteran Colonel James Kilbourne (1770 - 1850) from Connecticut who was a minister, surveyor, & served in the US Congress & state legislature. He also founded a few other towns in Ohio & was buried with relatives in St. Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery in Worthington, Franklin County. 

Bethlehem

Waldo & Pleasant Township

 40.483731 -83.131743   on Bethlehem Rd W at the intersection of Smeltzer Rd, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (Bethlehem) Church 1 mile north at the intersection of Smeltzer Rd & Newmans - Cardington Rd W, old houses & farms in the area

The original group of settlers arrived in 1832. It had 2 churches, a blacksmith shop, & a school in the late 1800's. 

Clyde Settlement

Tully Township

 40.689658 -82.938946   on Morral - Kirkpatrick Rd E at the intersection of Timpson Rd, no known remnants  

This first settlement in the township was named by Alanson Packard after the song "Banks Of The Clyde" referring to a river in Scotland which was routinely sung by Samuel Hazlet.

Gurley (Gurleys Station)

Big Island Township

1879 - 1901

 40.586169 -83.255751   on Espyville Rd N at the intersection of SR 95 (Marion - Agosta Rd), no known remnants 

It was founded by John Gurley (1813 - 1892) & Hannah (Monnett) Gurley (1817 - 1880) who were prominent citizens in the township, had a 160 acre farm, & one son. The town had a train station on the Bee Line of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad. There was also a school on the north side of SR 95. John & Hannah were buried with relatives in Marion Cemetery on Delaware Ave in Marion.

Harvey

Grand Prairie Township

 40.652015 -83.119040   on SR 4 (Marion - Bucyrus Rd) at the intersection of Linn - Hipsher Rd, no known remnants  

The proprietor David Harvey (1821 - 1902) from Pennsylvania accumulated about 1200 acres in Grand Prairie Township, Marion Township, & Crawford County. He farmed grains, wool, & dealt livestock. David had 7 children with his first wife Calista (Everett) Harvey (1829 - 1861) & helped raise his second wife's children, Lucinda (Morris) Bell - Harvey (1830 - 1887) who was also widowed. On top of that, his brother William Harvey (1819 - 1861) passed away of typhoid less than a month after being elected Marion County Sheriff & David looked after his widow & their younger children. He was buried with relatives in Marion Cemetery on Delaware Ave in Marion. 

Holmesville (Parrtown)

Bowling Green Township

dates not listed

 40.542834 -83.359643   on SR 37 (Richwood - Larue Rd) at the intersection of Guthery Rd, no known remnants  

The town was founded by Thomas Parr (1814 - 1898) & Sarah Ann (Pitzer) Parr (1817 - 1899) who moved to Bowling Green Township from Licking County & had a few children. Holmesville had a tavern, wagon shop, blacksmith shop, a few stores, & a horse powered grist mill built by Thomas. It was abandoned as it couldn't compete with La Rue which drew away businesses & grew quicker. Thomas & Sarah moved to Illinois & were buried with relatives in West Serena Cemetery in Serena. 

Hoover

Scott Township

1892 - 1898

exact location unknown

It had a freight station on the Columbus, Sandusky, & Hocking Railroad.

Hords

Big Island Township

 40.592558 -83.192971   along the Marion Tallgrass Trail between Herr Rd & Marion - Williamsport Rd W, no known remnants 

This small farming town was founded by a branch of the Hord family in the county & was on the Chicago & Atlantic Railroad.

Kirbys

Grand Prairie Township

exact location unknown

 

Little Scioto

1842 - 1852

exact location unknown, was along the Little Scioto River

 

Logan

Marion & Claridon Township

 40.605059 -83.073522   on Pole Lane Rd at the railroad crossing & intersection of E Fairgrounds Rd, no known remnants   

Logan was on the Bee Line of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad. 

Longville (Bryan Station)

Big Island Township

1873 - 1894

 40.585613 -83.217416   on SR 203 (Prospect - Upper Sandusky Rd S) at the railroad crossing & intersection of SR 95 (Marion - Agosta Rd), no known remnants  

The town was named after Peter Long, had a school, & was on the Bee Line of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad.

Middle Spring

Salt Rock Township

1837 - 1838

exact location unknown 

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

Salem

Big Island Township

 40.607753 -83.279143   on Decliff - Big Island Rd at the intersection of Schmidt Rd, Salem Cemetery at the intersection 

This small farming town had a church & school.

 Slab Camp

Pleasant Township

 40.483828 -83.102200   on Bethlehem Rd W at the railroad crossing between Benzler Rd & SR 423 (Marion - Waldo Rd), Drake Cemetery on the east side of SR 423 next to Qu Qua Creek 

Newly arriving settlers  built temporary tents & cabins to reside in before purchasing lots in the area on the eastern edge of what would later be the town of Bethlehem. The land was owned by War Of 1812 veteran William Drake (1769 - 1850) & Rebecca Drake (1768 - 1855) who moved to Ohio from New York in 1808 & had 7 children. Their son Daniel Drake (1805 - 1881) inherited the property & kept the camp going. William & Rebecca were buried with relatives & other early pioneers in Drake Cemetery.  

Slicks (Slicks Station)

Marion Township

exact location unknown, was northwest of Logan 

The town was on the Erie Railroad & founded by Philip Slick who operated a tavern & inn for travelers.

Smiths Mills

Richland Township

 40.512865 -83.031435   on Cardington Rd along the Olentangy River between Whetstone River Rd S & East River Rd, Smith Cemetery on the north side of Whestone River Rd S between Mautz - Yeager Rd & Cardington Rd  

The patriarch & matriarch of the family were blackmith William Smith (1792 - 1835) & Elizabeth Smith (1792 - 1862) from Maryland who had a nice farm & a few children. Their son William Washington Smith (1821 - 1912) was the proprietor of the Smith & Co. mills. Titus King (1793 - 1868) & Margaret (Storm) King (1808 - 1861) from Vermont also owned saw mill & were the namesake of the present day Kings Mills Golf Club. Their son George King (1832 - 1883) expanded the saw mill with a grist mill. Some of the town's residents were buried in Smith Cemetery.

Stringtown

Tully Township

 40.674503 -82.948518   on Marseilles - Galion Rd E at the intersection of Lyons Rd, old houses & farms in the area, Bruchlacher (Brooklocker) Cemetery north of the gps coordinates at the intersection of Morral - Kirkpatrick Rd E & Lyons Rd

It had a school & church on Morral - Kirkpatrick Rd E east of the cemetery.

Stumptown

exact location unknown

There's a couple references to it in the 1883 History Of Marion County Ohio with no location or town info.

Wilson

1848 - 1856

exact location unknown

 

Winnemac

Bowling Green Township

 40.572366 -83.394164   on Winnemac Pike at the intersection of Larue - Mt Victory Rd, Bonner Cemetery north of the intersection & railroad tracks on the west side of Winnemac Pike, former one room schoolhouse west of the gps coordinates at the intersection of Larue - Mt Victory Rd & Clark Rd S  

The town had a church, the school, & a brickyard across from the cemetery. Land for the cemetery was donated by John Bonner (1811 - 1894) & Elizabeth (Young) Bonner (1801 - 1883) who were buried there with relatives.

Medina County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &  Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Bagdad

Medina Township

 

 41.170907 -81.8290331  on Fenn Rd at the intersection of Huffman Rd, no known remnants, Medina Center (Badgad) Cemetery on the north side of Fenn Rd between Huffman Rd & Weymouth Rd

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  Bagdad was settled in the late 1810's & had hopes of contending for the county seat in the future but never grew much. The town had a saw mill, grist mill, general store, & a church. Bagdad faded away into oblivion in the mid to late 1800's.  

Chamberlain

Montville & Lafayette Township

 41.129221 -81.878470    on US 42 (Lafayette Rd) at the railroad crossing between Ryan Rd & Oak St, no known remnants

It was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railway & was founded by a branch of the Chamberlain family in the county.

Crow Town (Crow's Corner)

Litchfield Township

 41.186807 -82.053314   on Crow Rd at the intersection of Yost Rd along Crow Creek, Crow Road (Crow Corner) Cemetery on the south side of Crow Rd between Yost Rd & Vermont St, old houses & farms in the area  

The town was founded by John Crow (1790 - 1867) from Massachusetts & Nancy Crow (1794 - 1873).  It had a school & the residents were mostly farmers. John & Nancy were buried with relatives & other early pioneers in the cemetery.

East Montville

Montville Township

exact location unknown

 

Fishermans Corners

Hinckley Township

exact location unknown

 

Geisingers Corners

Chatham Township

 41.074777 -82.024590    on Avon Lake Rd at the intersection of Shaw Rd along East Fork Black River, no known remnants

The proprietors were John Geisinger (1827 - 1911) & Mary (Myers) Geisinger (1825 - 1907) who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania & had a large family. John was a carpenter & employed a few workers in local construction. The town had a school & grist mill. John & Mary were buried with relatives in Blake Cemetery on Guilford Rd in Guilford Township.

Goodmans Corners

exact location unknown

 

Hales Corners

York Township

 41.142291 -81.923649  on Branch Rd at the intersection of Columbia Rd, Branch Cemetery on the south side of Branch Rd east of Columbia Rd  

It was founded by Samuel Hale (1812 - 1877) & Nancy (Cranmer) Hale (1817 - 1868). They moved to Ohio from New York in 1847, purchased 300 acres, & had a few children. Samuel was a farmer & brick maker but was very anti-Mason. The Hales assisted runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad who were headed to Canada & donated money for a Methodist church at York Center. Samuel & Nancy were buried with relatives in Branch Cemetery.

Lake Junction

exact location unknown, was between Chippewa Lake & Lester along the Medina Subdivision of the B & O Railroad

 

Newtons

Homer Township

 41.027450 -82.149914   on US 224 (Greenwich Rd) between Firestone Rd & Camp Rd, no known remnants

The town was founded by a branch of the Newton family in the county. It was along the B & O Railroad & had a school.

Pekin

Hinckley Township

exact location unknown

 

Pierces Corners

Granger Township

 41.155635 -81.756071   on Granger Rd at the intersection of Beach Rd, Ganyard Cemetery on the west side of Ridge Rd (SR 94) between Granger Rd & Wilbur Rd, old houses & farms in the area  

Pierces Corners could have just as aptly been named Spencers Corners. Nathaniel Pierce (1813 - 1888) was a bee raiser, sheep trader, & wool dealer & moved to Ohio from New York. He met Harriet (Spencer) Pierce (1821 - 1910) in Granger Township & married her in 1841. Harriet was the only child of Thomas & Hannah (Phelps) Spencer. They were from Connecticut & became pioneers of Medina County upon their arrival in 1818. Harriet inherited the family land & had 2 children with Nathaniel. The town had a school & many fine farms. Nathaniel & Harriet were buried with relatives, including Harriet's parents, in Ganyard Cemetery.

Pliny

Liverpool Township

1901 - 1904

 41.215331 -81.903470   on Abbyville Rd at the railroad crossing between Muntz Rd & E Law Rd, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church & Cemetery on the south side of the gps coordinates 

It was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railway & had the church & a school. The church congregation was formed by German immigrants in the 1830's. The current structure was completed in 1896 & replaced the old frame building that was nearly 60 years old. 

Risley

Litchfield & Chatham Township

1892 - 1905

 41.136242 -82.044232   on W Smith Rd at the intersection of Bryenton Rd, no known remnants

Risley had a school, general store, & a train station on the Northern Ohio Railway.

Sheldons Corners

Granger Township

 41.188464 -81.710106   on Remsen Rd at the intersection of State Rd, no known remnants 

The town was founded by David Sheldon (1794 - 1873) & Anna (Searles) Sheldon (1800 - 1855). It had a school & shoe shop. A tragic death occurred on the Sheldon's property when Lyman Isbell (1764 - 1820) was struck by a 40 foot rafter log as it rolled off a barn that local residents were helping build for David. Lyman was buried in Coddingville Cemetery on the east side of Dunsha Rd & his family later moved out of the state. David married Rebecca (Green) Sheldon (1808 - 1885) after Anna passed away. They were buried with relatives in Reid Hill Cemetery at the intersection of State Rd & Reid Hill Rd south of town. 

Silver Creek

Wadsworth Township

 41.011912 -81.711701   on Silvercrest Rd between Durling Dr & Silvercreek Rd, old houses & buildings in the area 

Silver Creek was a coal mining town & had a train station on the New York, Pennsylvania, & Ohio Railroad with a branch running to the mines. It's large residential section has a plat map in the 1897 Medina County Atlas. The mines & railroad branch stretched southeast along Silver Creek & employed much of the local population.

Steam Town (Steamtown)

Guilford Township

 41.047034 -81.814598   on Tower Rd at the intersection of Blake Rd, Blake Cemetery on the west side of Guilford Rd between Blake Rd & Good Rd, old houses & farms in the area  

It was named after a steam saw mill that was built there in the mid 1800's. The original one was destroyed by fire in 1867 & a second was constructed to serve the area through the late 1800's. The town also had 2 schools, a Mennonite church, blacksmith shop, & a wagon shop. Many residents were buried in Blake Cemetery.

Thompsons (Thompson's Crossing)

York Township

 41.142319 -81.967604   on Branch Rd at the railroad crossing between Erhart Rd & Bachtell Rd, no known remnants  

The town was on the Northern Ohio Railroad & it's proprietor was P.M. Thompson.

Weaverville

Wadsworth Township

 40.994821 -81.692596    on Weaverville Rd west off of Medina Line Rd between Eastern Rd & Silver Fox Dr, old houses & buildings in the area 

It had a mine owned by the Wadsworth Coal Mine Company & a school.

Mercer County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Boetia

Center Township

1850 - 1865

41.233412 -82.532216e  exact  location unknown

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was listed as a postal town in the Ohio State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860-61.

Brehm

Liberty Township

1890 - 1897

 40.622501 -84.746880   on Wabash Rd along Black Creek between Shaadt Rd & Oregon Rd, St. Pauls Church & Cemetery at the gps coordinates, St. Pauls United Church of Christ Cemetery at the intersection of Wabash Rd & Oregon Rd 

The town was founded by John Brehm (1828 - 1907) & Margaretha (Bollenbacher) Brehm (1833 - 1897) who had 3 children. John also had 8 other children from a previous marriage. They were buried with relatives in St. Pauls United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Byrds Station (Birds Station)

Union Township

 40.688293 -84.456149  on Mercer Van Wert County Line Rd between Shelley Rd & Deep Cut Rd, no known remnants

Joseph Bird donated land for a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway. Ironically the Parrott family was one of the biggest in the area. Some residents were buried in Hussey Cemetery on the south side of Deep Cut Rd across from the end of Elgin Rd. 

Coil Town (Coiltown)

Union Township

 40.695167 -84.484807   on Coil Rd between Shelley Rd & Deep Cut Rd, no known remnants

It was platted in 1823 by Andrew Coil (1770 - 1845) who hoped the town would be the future county seat. The town didn't sell many lots or last long but Andrew had 12 children, six with Elizabeth (Foster) Coil (d. 1850) & six with Frances (Conrad) Coil (1768 - 1824) who did well around Mendon. Andrew moved out of the county before passing away. 

Deep Cut

Union Township

dates unknown

on Deep Cut Rd, exact location unknown

It's listed as a postal town in the 1854 A New And Complete Gazetteer Of The United States.

Earley (Oregon Station)

Hopewell Township

1881 - 1912

 40.611405 -84.590160   on Oregon Rd at the intersection with Weitz Rd along Twelvemile Creek, Union Cemetery on the north side of Oregon Rd west of the gps coordinates, Roberts Cemetery on the north side of Oregon Rd east of the gps coordinates

Oregon Station sat on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway. It's general store & post office called Earley was on the east side of Weitz Rd near Oregon Rd. Samuel Brookhart (1829 - 1916) & Mary Ann (Sinift) Brookhart (1830 - 1894) donated land for the train station & were buried in Roberts Cemetery.

Grove Crossing

Union Township

exact location unknown, between Mendon & Byrds Station

It sat on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway & has only been spotted on a railroad map from 1898.

Guilford (Mendon)

Union Township

1839 - date

 40.673377 -84.518645   on SR 707 at the intersection of E Market St

Guilford is listed as a ghost town in several places online but it's just the original name of Mendon when it was platted in 1834. It was changed by 1839 when the post office was established.

1Marcellus1

1858 - 1861

exact location unknown

 

Reservoir (Reservoir Station)

Jefferson Township

1856 - 1884

 40.553333 -84.494066   on Riley Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 29 & SR 703, no known remnants

This town sat on the Lake Shore & Western Railroad. It's proprietor was Calvin Riley (1830 - 1914) who owned . He was buried with relatives in North Grove Cemetery on US 127 (N Main St) in Celina.

South Celina

Jefferson Township

exact location unknown, was on the west side of Grand Lake

 

Steinman (Steineman Station)

Marion Township

 40.365562 -84.493754   on SR 716 at the intersection with Indian Trail Rd, no known remnants

It was founded by the Steinman family in the area which has a few surname variations. The town had a steam saw mill & a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway.

Striptown

Liberty & Hopewell Township

 40.589213 -84.689404   on Township Line Rd at the intersection with Sleucher Rd along Prairie Creek, old houses in the area 

 

Noble County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Billings

Beaver Township

1890 - 1899

 39.874529 -81.338337    on Grant Moore Rd at the intersection of Palestine Ridge Rd

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was a small farming town with a post office.

Brookton

Brookfield Township

1896 - 1904

 39.793186 -81.627841  on Chapel Dr at the intersection of Brookton Heights, no known remnants 

Much like Billings, it was a small farming town with a church & post office. That's about it. The center of town later moved northeast to present day Brookton Heights.

Center

Center Township

 39.799297 -81.465872   on SR 147 (Seneca Lake Rd) at the intersection of Town Hwy 214 (Center Free Methodist Rd), church & cemetery at the intersection, Valley View Cemetery north of the intersection

This religious community was founded to serve residents at a central location in the township. The area still goes by the same name but it's days as an official town are long gone.

Claytona (Claytonia)

Jackson Township

1849 - 1905

 39.610753 -81.531609   on Lowell Rd between Crooked Tree Rd & Lower Big Run Rd, no known remnants 

 

Cliffyville

Stock Township

1887 - 1914

 39.706183 -81.332338   on Crum Ridge Rd between Town Hwy 236 (Spence Hill Rd) & Town Hwy 242A (Bettinger Ridge Rd) along Mallet Creek, Crum Ridge Church Of Christ & Cemetery in Elk Township south of the gps coordinates

The Mallet family was the largest in the area. There's a lot of old houses & farms along Crum Ridge Rd built before or during the time Cliffyville was a town. Residents were buried in Crum Ridge Cemetery.

Fredericktown (Crum Town)

Elk Township

 39.673857 -81.339129  on SR 260 (Road Fork Rd) between Crum Ridge Rd & Bettinger Ridge Rd along Duck Creek, Crum Ridge Church of Christ & Cemetery on Crum Ridge Rd north of the gps coordinates, Rd Fork Baptist Church & Cemetery on SR 260 south of the gps coordinates, old houses & farms in the area 

The town was platted with 19 lots in 1854 by William Crum (1821 - 1866) & had a general store, school, & church. William & his brother David were pioneers of Elk Township & sons of German immigrant & Revolutionary War veteran Adam Crum who settled in Monroe County. William was also a justice of the peace & David (m. Mary (Crow) Crum) a school teacher. William was buried with many relatives in Crum Ridge Cemetery.

Gardner

Olive Township

closed in 1871

exact location unknown

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

Hunter

Brookfield Township

 39.827850 -81.635126   on the northern end of Hunters Cut Rd at the intersection of SR 340 (Belle Valley Rd), no known remnants

It was founded by Samuel Hunter (1806 - 1891) from Pennsylvania & Eliza (Chapman) Hunter (1810 - 1897). They had 8 children & large farm. The town was on the Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati railroad & had a school & a coal mine in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Samuel & Eliza were buried with relatives in Cumberland Cemetery on SR 83 (N Church St) in Guernsey County.

Leeds

1900 - 1905

exact location unknown

 

Lexington

Marion Township

 39.777264 -81.355088   on Lexington Ridge Rd between SR 78 (Woodsfield Rd) & SR 260 (Road Fork Rd), no known remnants 

Lexington was the first proposed town in the county & was platted in 1818 by Thomas Emery & Jacob Young who were unable to pay off the land purchase. However, the location still acquired settlers, was an important trading point for a couple of decades, & kept the name Lexington. It had a  tavern, blacksmith shop, general store,  grist mill, & a family of weavers. James Shankland (1800 - 1879) moved his general store from Summerfield to Lexington & purchased most of land & town plats. He converted it back to farmland around 1850 after Summerfield won the competition for businesses & residents. James was buried with relatives in Eastern Cemetery in Summerfield at the intersection of N Main St & Cemetery Rd.

Rado

Jefferson Township

1884 - 1903

 39.699239 -81.382340   on Rado Ridge Rd at the intersection of Novella Rd (Town Hwy 1117), Rado Cemetery on the east side of Rado Ridge Rd north of the intersection

It had a school & Knights Of Pythias Lodge.

Scott

Brookfield Township

 39.810670 -81.610348   on SR 340 (Belle Valley Rd) between the northern & southern ends of Hunters Cut Rd along Coal Run, former Scott Farm & Scott Cemetery on private property between SR 340 & Brookton Heights

The town founders & proprietors were John Scott (1822 - 1907) & Miriam (Thompson) Scott (1828 - 1891). They were married in 1849 & had 6 children. John was a farmer, township trustee & treasurer, & lived all his life on the farm where he was born. The cemetery has over 100 burials including John, Miriam, many of their relatives, & other families from the area.

Soakum (Matrom)

Olive Township

 39.732545 -81.519504   on Town Hwy 64 at the intersection of SR 821 (Marietta Rd), no known remnants 

 

Soakum was platted in 1846 by Joseph Schofield (1782 - 1856) & originally called Matrom. It was a merchant town & didn't grow well but had a grist mill, school, general store, whiskey stores, & a few other shops. Matrom was also on the Cleveland & Marietta railroad but there wasn't much left by the time it reached town. The name never really changed but was commonly referred to as Soakum (Soak 'em) in it's later years with whiskey drinking & selling pretty much all there was to do. Unfortunately the town didn't make it into the 1900's. The Soakum Festival was held for 25 years at at Heritage Park in the Noble County Fairgrounds & showed what life was like around there in the 1800's. When the festival was no longer viable the committee ended it's yearly tradition & donated over $25,000 in proceeds to the county historical society. Joseph Schofield was buried with relatives in Olive Cemetery on Olive St in Caldwell. 

Vorhies

 39.795906 -81.465954   on Seneca Lake Rd at the intersection of Or And W Tunnel Rd along Buffalo Creek, no known remnants 

It was founded by Peter Vorhies (1829 - 1910) & Mary (Williams) Vorhies (1833 - 1920). They were farmers & Peter was the county infirmary director in 1886. They were buried with relatives in Guernsey County at Northwood Cemetery on N 10th St in Cambridge.

Wharton

Brookfield Township

1827 - 1860

 39.803039 -81.674455   on SR 83 (Renrock Rd) at the intersection of Town Hwy 2, no known remnants 

The town proprietor Andrew Wharton moved to Ohio from Wheeling, WV in 1816. He was the first justice of the peace in the township from 1819 - 1822, Morgan County Commissioner from 1820 - 1823, & built combination general store & post office in 1827. Andrew passed away around 1835.  

Ottawa County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Maple Grove

Benton Township

 41.589362 -83.200238    on W Duff - Washa Rd along Turtle Creek between N Lickert - Harder Rd & N Benton Carroll Rd, old buildings in the area

38.9856244 -83.5796411   Maple Grove was a popular gathering place for picnics & special occasions in the 1920's - 1950's. It had a dance hall, baseball field, & a baseball team. The former dance hall appears to still be standing on the north side of the road at the GPS coordinates. 

1Middleton1

Benton Township

 41.546080 -83.273024   on the north side of W Elliston East and West Rd between Elliston & Graytown, no known remnants

Middleton was a plat extension of Sheldon on the north side of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railway in the late 1800's to early 1900's. 

Piccola

Danbury Township

1881 - 1899

 41.518976 -82.781169   on Englebeck Rd between SR 163 & E Bayshore Rd, old buildings in the area

This small farming town had a post office on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway.

Sheldon

Benton Township

 41.542256 -83.274061   on W Toussaint North Rd between the railroad & W True Rd, Elliston Cemetery on W Toussaint North Rd at the gps coordinates 

Sheldon was platted with around 50 lots along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway on the south side of the tracks between Elliston & Graytown.

Violet

Danbury Township

 41.518380 -82.807741   on Church Rd at the intersection of Port Clinton Eastern Rd, Saint Paul Lutheran Church & Cemetery at 541 Church Rd Lakeside - Marblehead, OH 

Violet was a small farming town along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. The church, which was also the school, was built in 1845 & is an impressive sight to see as it proudly stands the test of time.

Paulding County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

 Town Name   Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Arena

Paulding Township

1892 - 1902

 

 41.135339 -84.631426   on SR 111 at the intersection of Rd 87 north of Big Run, Cooper Haines Cemetery on SR 500 at the intersection of Rd 93, St Paul's Church & Cemetery at the intersection of Township Hwy 114 & Rd 87

38.9856244 -83.5796411  This small farming town had a school & church. Civil War veteran John Cooper (1838 - 1888) & Catherine (Reidel) Cooper (1842 - 1923) were of German descent & met & married in Marion County before moving to Paulding in 1873. They had a nice farm, a few children, & donated the land for the cemetery on SR 500 where they were buried with relatives. 

Craneville (Cranesville)

Crane Township

1829 - 1865

 41.211523 -84.685467   on Rd 192 (C-192) between Town Hwy 63 & the Maumee River, Horatio Nelson home & trading post at the gps coordinates 

The town was founded by General Horatio Curtis (1802 - 1874). He named the town after Oliver Crane who was another early settler & also had the township named after him. Horatio built a trading post in 1825, was the first county clerk & recorder, a surveyor, Freemason, & justice of the peace. A wood addition to the brick house & trading post that was built in 1826 & has since been demolished was reportedly haunted by former residents. Horatio also platted Antwerp in 1841 & was buried there with relatives in Riverside Cemetery on Island St.

Carryall

Caryall Township

1863 - 1874

exact location unknown

 

Doylestown

Washington Township

1851 - 1851

 41.032267 -84.368985  on T-199 (Township Hwy T-199) south off of Rd 48 along the former Miami & Erie Canal path on private property

It was named after canal boat captain Samuel Doyle Sr. who ran mail from Cincinnati to Toledo & was a pickup point for timber. 

Ettiesburg (Etties-Burg)

Brown Township

 41.092474 -84.361258   on Rd 209  (T-209) at the intersection of SR 613, Prairie Chapel & Cemetery north of the intersection at the corner of Rd 209 & Rd 104 (T-104)

The town was platted in 1860 by Samuel Shisler (1793 - 1870) & Mary (Bollinger) Shisler (1794 - 1874) & named after their daughter Arettie. It couldn't keep up with Oakwood which had a train station on the Nickel Plate Road & although Ettiesburg was never completely abandoned, it lost it's status as a town. The Shislers were buried with relatives in Prairie Chapel Cemetery. 

   Flat Rock    (Flat Rock City)

Harrison Township

 41.088737 -84.702196  on SR 613 between Town Hwy 51 & Rd 94 (C-94), no known remnants 

It was founded by War Of 1812 veteran Thomas Wentworth & Rachel (Townsend) Wentworth who were both born in Maine in 1791 & moved to Ohio in the late 1830's. They were the first settlers in the township, had a large family, & Thomas was a county commissioner, judge, & justice of the peace.

Follmer (Folmer)

Blue Creek Township

1882 - 1896

 41.033785 -84.582704   on Rd 48 (T-48) between US 127 & McDonald Park along the former railroad track bed, no known remnants

The town was founded by Andrew Follmer. It had a school & was on the Cincinnati Northern Railroad.

Gilberts Mills

Latty Township

1871 - 1889

 40.997271 -84.476339   on SR 637 at the intersection of Rd 18 (T-18), Middle Creek Cemetery on the north side of Rd 24 (C-24) between Rd 151 & Middle Creek

It's proprietor Philander Gilbert (1813 - 1887) was born in New York & moved to Ohio in the mid 1860's. He reconstructed a saw & grist mill that was purchased in Franklin County & was a justice of the peace & postmaster. Philander had several children with 3 wives & was buried with relatives in Middle Creek Cemetery.

Giauque (Goodwin) 

Brown & Jackson Township

1903 - 1904

 41.092164 -84.457345  on SR 613 at the intersection of Rd 151 (County Hwy 151), no known remnants 

Giauque was originally called Goodwin & had a train station on the Nickel Plate Road. It was renamed by Civil War veteran & lawyer Florien Giauque (1847 - 1921) & Mary (Miller) Giauque (1858 - 1913) who owned the land in the early 1900's. They later moved out of the county & were buried in Spring Grove Cemetery on Spring Grove Ave in Cincinnati.

Hamer

Washington Township

1857 - 1893

 41.003535 -84.346101   on T-203 (Rd 203) at the intersection of Rd L, no known remnants 

The town was platted in 1848 along the Miami & Erie Canal & named after Mexican War veteran & congressman General Thomas Hamer (1800 - 1846).

Holcombe (Holcombeville) (Morrison)

Paulding Township

 41.149868 -84.602766  on Rd 144 (W Gasser Rd) at the intersection of Rd 103 (C-103), no known remnants 

It was on the Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw Railroad. The propritor & mayor A.B. Holcombe owned a lumber company & barrel hoop shop. Henry Howe traveled through Holcombe in 1886 & noted it's existence in his updated version of Historical Collections Of Ohio.  

Link

Caryall Township

1890 - 1902

 41.237272 -84.795238  on Co Hwy 230 at the intersection of Rd 7 (T-7) no known remnants  

Link was a small farming & postal town with a school in the late 1800's to early 1900's.

    Murat      (Hipp's Lock) (Timberville)

Washington Township

1852 - 1864 & 1868 -1895

 

 41.042140 -84.380763  on Rd 197 (T-197) along the former Miami & Erie Canal path between Co Rd 60 & Rd 48, Carlton (Burbage) Cemetery on T-42 (Township Hwy T-42) south of the gps coordinates between Rd 193 (T-193) & the Little Auglaize River 

It was originally called Murat & named after French military leader & politician Joachim Murat. In the 1860's John Hipp (1836 - 1907) & Amelia (Burbage) Hipp (1847 - 1916) built a general store & mill near lock 31 on the canal. The town was called Timberville in the late 1800's & served as a shipping point for local lumber companies. John & Amelia were buried with relatives in Carlton (Burbage) Cemetery.  

New Harrison

Carryall Township

1837 - 1841

 41.165906 -84.800652  on Rd 250 (C-250) between Old US 24 (County Rd 424) & the Maumee River, no known remnants 

This early settlement along the Indiana border had hopes of getting a canal but the Wabash & Erie bypassed it & the town disappeared.

Newburg  (Royal Oak)

Brown Township

1864 - 1882

exact location unknown, was along the Miami Extension Canal on the north side of Melrose

It was platted in 1851 by David Shriver & Leonard Kimmel. A guy with the last name Darling put up a sign on an oak tree for his grocery store & post office which read "Royal Oak Grocery". 

Nindeville

Harrison Township

 41.135884 -84.784787  on SR 111 at the intersection of Rd 11 (C-11) along South Creek, no known remnants 

In 1902 pike bonds were sold at $1,000 each to raise $45,000 for the Nindeville Pike. The road was constructed but the town never grew at all.

Plumbs Cross Roads  (Plumb's X Road)

Washington Township

1878 - 1892

 41.008746 -84.399614  on T-32 (Rd 32) at the intersection of C-187 (Rd 187), Fought Cemetery at the end of T-265 between Rd 193 & Dog Creek

The town was founded by Caleb Plumb (1808 - 1890) & Eliza Plumb (1811 - 1871) & named after their grocery store sign that was simply marked with a large x. It also had a school & 2 churches. Caleb & Eliza were buried with relatives in Fought Cemetery. 

Renollet

Emerald Township

 41.245605 -84.496059  on Town Hwy 139 (Rd 139) where it meets T-236 (Rd 236) at the railroad tracks on the south side of US 24, no known remnants 

The proprietors were a branch of the Renollet family & descendants of German immigrants Paul Renollet Sr. (1801 - 1875) & Mary (Odon) Renollet (b. 1805). It had store, grain elevator, & a train station on the Wabash Railway. Many of the family members were buried in Renollet Cemetery on private property between T-135 & Town Hwy 139 along Six Mile Creek. 

Smiley

Harrison Township

1883 - 1902

 41.077669 -84.794259   on SR 613 at the intersection of T-5 (Rd 5), no known remnants 

The town was founded by Josiah Smiley (1848 - 1934) from Pennsylvania & Martha (Bushong) Smiley (1854 - 1922) who had a large farm & a few children. The town had a train station on the Nickel Plate Road. Josiah & Martha were buried with relatives in Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana.

Sophia

Blue Creek Township

1893 - 1895

 41.018809 -84.707329   on SR 114 at the intersection of Co Rd 49, no known remnants  

 

St. Andrews

Brown Township

 41.104022 -84.427149   on Town Hwy 108 at the intersection of T-181 (Rd 181), no known remnants 

It was platted in 1850 along the Miami Extension Canal by Scottish immigrants & brothers James Mather (b. 1801) & Alexander Mather (1806 - 1876). St. Andrews couldn't compete with faster growing towns & was abandoned in 1881. The Mather brothers moved to Missouri with relatives.

Sunnyside

Paulding Township

1881 - 1882

 41.149915 -84.631590   on Rd 87 at the intersection of Gasser Rd (Rd 144), no known remnants 

Sunnyside was a small farming town with a school.

Tate's Landing (Reids)   (Sharp's Lock)

Emerald Township

1857 - 1903

 41.194200 -84.553456   on SR 111 at the intersection of Rd 115, no known remnants 

It was on the Wabash & Erie Canal & named after canal worker Lyle Tate (1820 - 1890) who bought up some land around one of the locks. Captain Robert Reid (1827 - 1875) established the post office & the town had a grocery store & several taverns. The bulkhead of Six Mile Reservoir & 3 locks were destroyed by dynamite in 1887 by a group of 200 local men (mostly farmers) known as the "Dynamiters" who were tired of continuous floods from the reservoir overflowing after the canal shut down & a bill they proposed to fix the problem failed to pass in the state legislature. They also burned down the former lockmaster's house at Tate's landing. By the time law enforcement arrived, the damage was already done & the Dynamiters were long gone. The events were called the Reservoir War & the Dynamiters final task was blowing up the town's last saloon in 1900. None of them were ever captured or had their identities revealed. Lyle Tate was buried with relatives in Live Oak Cemetery on Emerald Rd in Paulding.

Worstville

Paulding Township

1882 - 1904

 41.082764 -84.669739   on Co Rd 71 at the railroad crossing between SR 613 & Town Hwy, old houses & town roads in the area

The proprietors were Mexican War veteran John Worst (1847 - 1920) & Sarah (Long) Worst (1849 - 1920). They spent most of their lives in Sandusky County where John was a teacher, county clerk, & lawyer, & purchased land for a stave (barrel) mill in Paulding County. The town quickly grew with a train station on the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad. It also had a general store, church, & school. Worstville stretched north across the railroad on the east side of Co Rd 71 & most of what's left of the town sits south of the tracks. John & Sarah were buried with relatives in Oakwood Cemetery in Freemont, Sandusky County.

Portage County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Breakneck

Franklin Township

 

 41.155641 -81.3215101  on Kent Ravenna    Rd (SR 59) at the intersection of SR 261 along Breakneck Creek, no known remnants

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town had a grist mill & school & there was a saw mill, wool factory, & ashery about a mile to the east. The Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal ran through town & was used to ship goods & supplies. Residents were buried in Breakneck Cemetery which was originally in the southwest corner of the intersection of Kent Ravenna Rd & Rhodes Rd. It was moved to the northeast corner of Standing Rock Cemetery on N Mantua St (SR 43).  

Bright Town

Paris Township

 41.153887 -81.007649   on Gilbert Rd between McClintocksburg Rd & McMullen Allen Rd, no known remnants

It was a small farming town in the mid 1800's with no major businesses. All that was left in the 1870's was a stretch of residences including C. Bright & J. Bright. 

Cacklers Corners

City Of Streetsboro (formerly  Streetsboro Township) & Franklin Township

 41.207701 -81.377762  on Seasons Rd at the intersection of Ravenna Rd along Tinkers Creek, Cackler Cemetery on private property between the first & second residences on the north side of Cackler Rd west of Seasons Rd, old houses & farms in the area

Cacklers Corners was founded by War Of 1812 veteran Christian Cackler Jr. (1791 - 1878) & Theresa (Nighman) Cackler (1791 - 1869) who both moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania with their parents in the first decade of the 1800's. They were married in 1814, the first wedding in Franklin Township, & settled in Streetsboro Township in 1816. Christian & Theresa had 12 children, a large farm, blacksmith shop, & donated land for a school at the northwest corner of Seasons Rd & Ravenna Rd. They were buried with relatives, including their parents & many descendants, in Cackler Cemetery. 

Cobbs Corners

Mantua Township

1833 - 1850

 41.308674 -81.281174   on Twinsburg Warren Rd (SR 82) at the intersection of Chamberlain Rd, no known remnants 

The town was founded by Samuel Cobb (1785 - 1852) & Harriet (Sheldon) Cobb (1793 - 1860). They were married in Connecticut in 1820 & moved to Ohio in 1833. Samuel & Harriet had 3 children & a farm of several hundred acres. Their son Henry Cobb (1821 - 1894) helped clear the farm, worked in the post office, & was a school teacher. Samuel & Harriet were buried with relatives in East Lawn (Eastlawn) Cemetery on Mantua Center Rd & Henry was buried with relatives in West Lawn (Westlawn) Cemetery on Twinsburg Warren Rd.

East Davis

Edinburg Township

 41.132005 -81.120389  on hiking trails north of Cable Line Rd along the Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir, no known remnants  

It was founded by a branch of the Davis family in the county. The town had a school at the northeast corner of the intersection of Cable Line Rd & Rock Spring Rd.

Greenleafs Corners

Charlestown Township

 41.191992 -81.109546   on Greenleaf Rd at the intersection of Ravenna Arsenal Rd along Sand Creek, no known remnants

The original proprietors were Israel Greenleaf (1813 - 1985) & Emily (Whitney) Greenleaf (1811 - 1883). They were both born in New York & married there in 1833 before moving to Ohio in 1835. Israel & Emily had 5 children. They were buried with relatives in Charlestown Cemetery on Newton Falls Rd.

Harrisport

Paris Township

 41.181445 -81.009815   between McClintocksburg Rd & Holcomb Rd in the woods on the east side of the Mahoning River  

Harrisport was name of McClintocksburg prior to 1835. The town moved south when the Old Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal opened around that time.

Hazen

Hiram Township

 41.332050 -81.104728    on Norton Rd at the intersection of Mumford Rd, no known remnants

The town was founded by John Hazen (1790 - 1846) & Miranda (Mason) Hazen (1794 - 1851) who moved to Ohio from Vermont & were pioneers in Hiram Township. John built a general store in 1820. He was also a deacon & donated land for a Congregational Church in the mid 1830's. They were buried with relatives in Baptist Cemetery in Garrettsville north of Maple Ave. 

Hilltown

Brimfield Township

 41.073667 -81.328718   on Congress Lake Rd between Old Forge Rd & Saxe Rd, no known remnants  

It was a small farming town with a blacksmith shop.

Hutson

Deerfield Township

 41.016724 -81.022037   on the Berlin Lake Trail south off of US 224 between Sheffleton Rd & Diver Rd, no known remnants  

The proprietors were Harmon Hutson (1827 - 1906) & Charlotte (Vaughn) Hutson (1837 - 1900). Harmon served in the Civil War as a riverboat pilot captain on the Ohio & Mississippi Rivers. After the war they bought a 150 acre farm in Deerfield Township & founded the Hutson Coal Co. when the resource was discovered in the area. It employed residents from the mid 1890's to late 1920's & the coal was shipped on a railroad switch called the A & N. Two of the workers also ran into a mineral water spring which was clean enough to bottle for sale. Harmon & Charlotte had one child who died at the age of 11. They were buried with relatives in Deerfield Cemetery on the north side of US 224 across from Edgewater Blvd. 

Keans

Palmyra & Deerfield Township

 41.062279 -81.031760   on Yale Rd at the intersection of McClintocksburg Rd, no known remnants 

The town was founded by a branch of the Kean (or Keen) family in the county. It sat along the A & N Railroad switch but didn't have a train station.

Maple Grove

Rootstown Township

exact location unknown, was in the southeast section of the township west of Industry Rd

It was a farming town & part of an extensive school district system.

Morgans

Ravenna Township

41.169615 -81.271797  on Wall St at the railroad & Portage Hike And Bike Trail crossing between Jones Ave & Cleveland Rd, no known remnants  

It's proprietors were D.H. & J.A Morgan who owned a large farm in the mid 1800's. The town sat along the junction of the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad & Atlantic & Great Western Railroad. 

Parker

Mantua Township

1893 - 1905

 41.337225 -81.280825   on Winchell Rd at the intersection of Chamberlain Rd, old houses & farms in the area 

The town was founded by Emerson C. Parker (1874 - 1899) who either purchased or inherited a plot of land south of the intersection. Chauncey Winchel (1799 - 1883) & Persis (Parker) Winchel (1805 - 1875) were pioneers of the township & accumulated nearly 1,000 acres. Emerson, Chauncey, & Persis were buried in West Lawn Cemetery on Twinsburg Warren Rd with many ancestors of the massive Winchel (Winchell) & Parker families. 

Sample

Franklin Township

exact location unknown 

 

Stoddards Mills

Brimfield Township

 41.125308 -81.325162  on Edison Rd between Meloy Rd & Sherman Rd, no known remnants  

The town was founded by Levi Stoddard (1771 - 1860) & Patty (Burritt) Stoddard (1768 - 1845) who settled in the township in 1830. Levi built a wool mill & there was also a school on the east side of Edison Rd across from the Stoddard's house. They were buried with relatives in Restland Cemetery on the west side of SR 43.

 

 

Preble County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Beechy Mire

Dickson Township

1833 - 1846

41.233412 -82.5322161  exact location unknown

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was listed as a postal town in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guide from 1837 - 1841. 

Belfast

Jefferson

 39.836160 -84.778569    on US 40 (National Rd) between SR 320 & Elkhorn Rd, no known remnants

Belfast was platted in 1832 but couldn't keep up with Gettysburg which was platted the same year & it's proprietor John Curry (1805 - 1875) was determined to have the best town in the area. Some residents of Belfast were buried in Gettysburg Cemetery on Oxford Gettysburg Rd.

Claysburg

Israel Township

 39.626440 -84.759677   on Cramer Rd at the intersection of SR 725, no known remnants

Claysburg was platted in 1833 & listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guide from 1837 - 1841. 

Corvin

Dixon Township

1885 - 1892

 39.699495 -84.741622   on California School Rd at the intersection of Wyatt Rd, no known remnants

Residents were buried in Concord Cemetery on Concord Fairhaven Rd.

Crawfordsville

Jackson Township

 39.787607 -84.706515   on Crawfordsville Campbellstown Rd at the intersection of US 35, Bonebrake (New Hope) Cemetery on Cemetery Rd off of US 35 south of the gps coordinates 

Crawfordsville was platted in 1842 by Conrad Frey & still had around a dozen houses in the early 1880's but it couldn't compete with New Hope which was growing faster. Some of Crawfordsville's residents, including Daniel Strader (1811 - 1895) who had lived there the longest, were buried in Bonebrake (New Hope) Cemetery.

Currystown

exact location unknown

 

Ernest (Concord)

Dixon Township

1890 - 1902

 39.713233 -84.769597   on Concord Fairhaven Rd between Concord Rd & California School Rd, Concord Church & Cemetery at the gps coordinates, Harshman Covered Bridge south of the gps coordinates 

The post office was in the church. Harshman Covered Bridge was built in 1894 by Everett Sherman (1831 - 1897) & made it onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Hagerstown

Monroe Township

1832 - 1855

 39.909576 -84.607114   on Holtzmuller Rd along Twin Creek at the intersection of Euphemia Castine Rd, no known remnants 

It had the first post office in the township & sat around the crossing of the Cincinnati Northern Railroad & the Dayton & Western Railroad. Their train stations were at West Manchester & Browns Station though. Hagerstown was last seen in the 1871 Preble County Atlas & disappeared in the 1880's.

Mercersburg

Gratis Township

exact location unknown, was east of Greenbush near the Montgomery County line

 

Morningstar

Lanier Township

 39.698238 -84.537844     on SR 503 along Twin Creek between Halderman Rd & Carlton Rd, no known remnants

It was founded by George Morningstar (1779 - 1862) & Elizabeth (Sweitzer) Morningstar (1783 - 1851) who had 7 children & a successful farm. They were buried with relatives in Eikenberry (Wheatville) Cemetery on Quaker Trace Rd.

Oklahoma

Washington

 39.786440 -84.633842   on US 127 at intersection with SR 726 along Bantas Fork, former school on SR 726 at the interesection of Alexander Rd, old houses in the area

The Bantas family was the biggest in town. Most of them moved to Kansas. Oklahoma also had a steam powered saw mill on the north side of Alexander Rd at the corner of SR 726.

Orangeburg (Orangeburgh)

Jefferson Township

 39.838660 -84.746901   on Orangeburg Rd at the intersection of US 40 (National Rd)

Orangeburg had the same story as Belfast. In the 1881 History Of Preble County, Ohio a line reads "Of Oragngeburg it may be said that the town cannot be seen for the houses, and of Belfast, the houses cannot be seen for the town." Neither lasted much longer. Some residents of Orangeburg were buried in Gettyburg Cemetery on Oxford Gettysburg Rd.

Sandusky County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Cooperstown

Townsend Township

40.778619 -84.5518041   41.364979 -82.877580  on Coppa Rd at the intersection of Fuller Rd, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.5796411  The town was founded by the Stark Brothers, James, Lorenzo, John, & Albert, who were coopers (barrel makers) in the early 1900's.

Demasville (Demassville)

1856 - 1860

exact location unknown

 

Exeter

1852 - 1864

exact location unknown

 

Gibsonburg Junction

Woodville Township

 41.432531 -83.318546   on US 20 at the intersection with SR 300 & Magsig Rd, old buildings in the area, former school now a private residence in the lot southeast of the gps coordinates

Gibsonburg Junction was a crossroads town between the Pennsylvania & Northwestern Railroad & Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway.

Hoovers Corners

Ballville Township

 41.263752 -83.131161     on Tiffin Rd at the intersection of Deran Rd, Decker (Hoover) Cemetery on the west side of Tiffin Rd north of the intersection

This small farming town was founded by Lawrence Hoover (1807 - 1882) & Mary Hoover (1811 - 1889). They were buried in the cemetery with two of their children who passed away at young ages.

Teemes (Teems)

Townsend Township

1891 - 1906

 41.414496 -82.862966   on Teems Rd between US 6 (Chickasaw Trail) & Yetter Rd, old buildings in the area

Teemes was a prosperous farming & postal town with a school.

Tousaint

Woodville Township

 41.479458 -83.387556   on Rife Rd between Trapp Rd & Emch Rd along Toussaint Creek, no known remnants

This small town sat on the Pennsylvania & Northwestern Railroad, formerly the Toledo, Tiffin, & Eastern Railroad. 

York North Ridge

York Township

1833 - 1855

on S Ridge Rd, exact location unknown

The town was named  after the York family in the county & the sand ridge it was on.

York South Ridge

Greencreek Township

1850 - 1852

41.279152 -82.975109   on S Ridge Rd at the intersection of S Main St

The town was named after the the York family in the county & the sand ridge it was on. In the mid 1800's B & E York owned a section of land in the area.

Seneca County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &   Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Adamsville

Adams Township

 

 41.170127 -82.9764851  on SR 18 at the intersection of CR 21 (County Rd 21), Block (English Evangelical Lutheran) Cemetery on the west side of CR 21 north of the gps coordinates, Zion Lutheran Church & Adams Lutheran Cemetery at the intersection of CR 21 & E Township Rd 128 

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was platted in 1846 by Daniel Kistler (d. 1858). The current Zion Lutheran Church was built in 1885 & the town also had a school & Evangelical Lutheran church on land donated by Joseph Neikirk (1806 - 1887) from Maryland & Barbara (Noel) Neikirk (1804 - 1869) from Pennsylvania. Daniel was buried with relatives in Adams Lutheran Cemetery & the Neikirks were buried with relatives in Block Cemetery. As Adamsville faded away into history, Cooper (Cooperstown) sprang up barely south of the location. 

Butternut Ridge

Adams Township

1851 - 1867

 41.255256 -82.980900   on SR 101 (Portland Rd) between E County Rd 62 & N Township Rd 179, Butternut Ridge Chapel & Lay (Butternut Ridge Church Of Christ) Cemetery at the gps coordinates 

The town had a school & cooper shop. The post office was on the north side of E Township Rd 178 between CR 21 & Township Line Rd.

Castina

Thompson Township

1828 - 1839

exact location unknown

It was listed in The Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's Guide in 1841 as 18 miles from Tiffin, 4 1/2 from Bellevue, & 9 from Republic.

Elizabethtown

Bloom Township

 41.066573 -83.068471   on SR 67 at the intersection of CR 16 (E County Rd 16), no known remnants  

The town was founded by Dr. James Fisher (1801 - 1888) & Elizabeth (Boyer) Fisher (d. 1878) who moved to Ohio from Maryland in 1832. It was named after Elizabeth & had a saloon, wagon shop, & blacksmith shop. The Fishers moved to Missouri & were buried in Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield.

Fitz Henry

1850 - 1852

exact location unknown

It was listed in the 1853 W.W. Reilly & Co.'s Ohio State Business Directory.

Hedgetown (Sulphur Springs)

Pleasant & Adams Township

 41.235732 -83.075459    on Township Rd 169 (Tr 0169) along Beaver Creek between E County Rd 34 (Cr34) & Tr 0164, no known remnants

Hedgetown was founded by Josiah Hedges (1778 - 1858) & Eliza (Hammerly) Hedges who moved to Ohio from Virginia in 1820. The town had a church, school, saw mill, & a grist mill. Josiah also served in the state legislature & founded Tiffin. The Hedges were buried with relatives in Greenlawn Cemetery on E County Rd 36 (Cr36) in Tiffin. Some residents of Hedgetown were buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery on the south side of E County Rd 44 (Cr44) west of N Township Rd 169. 

Hopewell

Hopewell Township

 41.123513 -83.247008   on W Township Rd 112 (Center Rd) at the intersection of Tr0113, former school at the intersection, Hopewell Cemetery in a farm field on the east side of Tr0021 south of Cr48

It had a grocery store, church, & the school.

Jackson Station

Jackson Township

1868 - 1870

 41.196094 -83.356650   on W Township Rd 84 (Ecker Rd) at the intersection of N Township Rd 65 (Tr0065) along the former railroad path, no known remnants

Jackson Station was on the Fremont & Lima Railroad. The former railroad path can be seen on satellite maps.

Leamansville

1832 - 1845

exact location unknown

It was listed in the 1843 A Table Of Post-Offices In Ohio, Arranged By Counties, Townships, And Towns as being 15 miles from the county seat.

Linden (Maple Grove)

Liberty Township

1874 - 1875 & 1885 - 1909

 41.217275 -83.226588   on N County Rd 41 at the intersection of Cr42, old houses & farms in the area 

This small farming, railroad, & postal town sat at the crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad & Nickel Plate Road. It had a train station that served both tracks.

Middleburg

Liberty Township

 41.234568 -83.254350   on SR 12 (Fostoria Fremont Rd) at the intersection of N Township Rd 69, no known remnants 

It was platted in 1832 & disappeared in the late 1830's.

Mohawk

Eden Township

 41.066235 -83.173448   on SR 231 (Mohawk Rd) at the intersection of W County Rd 16 along Honey Creek, no known remnants  

 

Mohawk Tribe members John Van Metre (Van Meter), his wife Susan (Brandt) Van Metre & her brothers Chief Thomas Brandt, Isaac Brandt, & Paulus Brandt were awarded 1,000 acres for a reservation called the Van Metre Reserve in an 1817 treaty. John had been taken captive by Wyandots in West Virginia in 1778, later transferred to the Mohawks, & married Susan in a tribal ceremony. 25 Mohawk families lived on the reserve & John was buried there when he passed away in the mid 1820's. The reserve was sold in 1828 & what was left of the tribe moved west across the Mississippi River in 1829. These days a lake, golf course, & some businesses in the area still bear the Mohawk name.

Palo Alto

Seneca Township

1856 - 1881

 41.029018 -83.232457   on SR 53 at the intersection of Cr6 (County Rd 6), old houses & farms in the area  

 Palo Alto was a small farming town with a Blacksmith shop in the southeast corner of the intersection.

Raineys

Loudon Township

 41.142831 -83.343812    on Township Hw 47 at the railroad crossing between SR 18 & Township Rd 132 (Punk Hollow Rd)

The town proprietors were Isaac Raney (1841 - 1897 & Susanna (Fox) Raney (1840 - 1914) who were both born in Seneca County & owned a farm along the Mansfiled, Coldwater, & Lake Michigan Railroad & B & O Railroad which ran parallel to each other through the area. Isaac & Susanna were buried in Loudon Township Cemetery on the south side of SR 18 in Fostoria. 

Saint Nicholas

Big Spring Township (Frenchtown)

1884 - 1885

 41.014221 -83.339645   on Bloom Rd at the intersection of Clouse Rd, Saint Nicholas Catholic Church & French Town (Saint Nicholas) Cemetery north of the gps coordinates on Cr6 between Clouse Rd & S Co Rd 591

The town founders were the Lafontaine family & few others who arrived in the area from France in the 1840's. Farming was the main industry & a Catholic congregation formed in 1855 which was half German in the early days & more French as time went on. The impressive church structure was built in 1856. 

Sheatenhelm

Pleasant Township

 41.212037 -83.088169   on E County Rd 44 (Cr44) between Lamalie Rd & N Township Rd 169 (Adams - Pleasant Township Line Rd), Bunker Hill Cemetery on the south side of E County Rd 44 west of N Township Rd 169  

The town was founded by Grafton Shedenhelm ( 1813 - 1882) from Maryland & Mary (Shaul or Schall) Shedenhelm (1817 - 1849) from Virginia. They had 8 children & a 240 acre farm with a steam saw mill along the Big 4 Railroad. After Mary passed away, Grafton one of Mary's sisters or cousins, Catharine (Shaul or Schall) Shedenhelm (1825 - 1880) & had another 7 children. They were buried with relatives in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Steinerville

City Of Tiffin (formerly in Hopewell Township)

 41.109229 -83.201532   on Fair Ln off of Hopwell Ave, no known remnants  

It was platted in 1852 by Henry Steiner (Stoner) (1781 - 1857) who owned over 300 acres  along the Sandusky, Dayton, & Cincinnati Railroad & stretching south across the current Seneca County Fairgrounds. Henry was buried with relatives in Fairmont (Stoner) Cemetery on the south side of Tyber Rd in Tiffin.

Thomsontown  (Thompson Center)

Thompson Township

 41.211853 -82.898696   on E County Rd 32 (Cr 32) at the intersection of N Township Rd 81, Thompson Center (Dunkirk) Cemetery on the south side of E County Rd 32 west of the intersection, old houses & farms in the area 

Thomsontown had a school, church, & town hall in the mid to late 1800's.

Trumbo

Jackson Township

1873 - 1874

 41.199052 -83.343364   on Fostoria Fremont Rd at the intersection of Good Rd (Wertz Rd), old houses & farms in the area  

It was founded by Enoch Trumbo (1804 - 1894) from Pennsylvania & Elanor (Robertson) Trumbo (1812 - 1873) who had 6 children & a large farm. Enoch was a stone mason, farmer, county commissioner, justice of the peace, & township trustee. The town was along the Fremont & Lima Railroad (later bought by the Lake Erie & Louisville Railroad) but didn't have a train station. Enoch & Elanor were buried with relatives in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at the intersection of W County Rd 592 (Cr592) & Cr39 south of town.

Shelby County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Botkins Station

Dinsmore Township, Shelby County & Pusheta Township, Auglaize County

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

 

38.9856244 -83.5796411  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. 

Dingmansburg

Clinton Township

 40.284066 -84.146605   on East Court St (SR 29) at the intersection of High St

  Dingmansburg was the first village in the township platted in 1816 with 18 lots on three streets by War Of 1812 veteran Daniel V. Dingman (1782 - 1861) who was the first sheriff of Shelby County. It was replatted as East Sidney in 1837 & annexed into Sidney in 1919. 

Hageman

Green Township

 40.208321 -84.077508   on Dorsey Hageman Rd at the intersection of Kirkwood Rd, no known remnants

The town was founded by Jonathan Hageman (1830 - 1916) & Elizabeth (Robinson) Hageman (1834 - 1908) who had three children. Jonathan built a steam powered sawmill with his brothers along Leatherwood Creek in 1854 & operated it for several decades. The Hagemans were buried with relatives in Plattsville Cemetery on Leatherwood Creek Rd. 

Hale

Cynthian Township

1838 - 1842

 40.306919 -84.384595   on Cardo Roman Rd between SR 66 & Barger Rd along the Miami & Erie Canal, no known remnants

This small farming & mill town was founded by members of the Hale family in the area. The portion of SR 47 which runs through the township was formerly the Hale Turnpike.

Mix

exact location unknown

 

Northumberland

Dinsmore Township

 40.453103 -84.180224   on Sidney - Wapakoneta Rd at the intersection with Lock 2 Rd along Loramie Creek, Old Loramie Valley Cemetery at the intersection, New Loramie Valley Cemetery on the east side of Sidney - Wapakoneta Rd north of the intersection

The town was founded by settlers from Northumberland County, PA. Most of them were German immigrants.

Valentine

Green Township

 40.222000 -84.058198   on SR 589 at the intersection of Middleton - Hume Rd, no known remnants

The town proprietor was William F. Valentine (1865 - 1936) who was a farmer & bought the only tile mill in the township. William was buried with his wife Nelly (Duffy) Valentine (1872 - 1941) in Cedar Point Cemetery east of Sidney on SR 706.

Union County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Buck Run

Allen Township

1829 - 1843

 40.223969 -83.462755   on SR 245 at the intersection of Buck Run Rd, Buck Run Cemetery on the north side of SR 245 east of the gps coordinates 

38.9856244 -83.5796411  Buck Run was one of the oldest towns in the township. Many pioneers & War Of 1812 Veterans were buried in the cemetery.

Coberlys (Coberly's)

Allen Township

1832 - 1863

exact location unkown, was on Darby Creek

The town founder & postmaster was Joseph Coberly. It's listed in several state gazetteers printed during the post office dates & was 2 miles from Lewisburg, 4 1/2 from Middleburg, 7 miles from Milford Center, & 10 from Marysville.

Darby Creek

Jerome Township

dates unknown

exact location unknown, was 22 miles from Columbus

It had a post office which appeared in the Ohio Gazetteer & Traveler's Guide from 1837 - 1841.

 Haynesville

Washington Township 

 40.481723 -83.434090   on Cunningham Arbela Rd at the intersection of Shertzer Rd along Rush Creek, no known remnants

It was platted with 21 lots & a public square in 1838 by Jonathan Haynes. The lots didn't sell well & town wasn't around long.

Homer

Union Township

 40.131043 -83.456001   on Homer Rd along Treacle Creek between SR 161 & Winget Rd, no known remnants 

Homer was platted with 35 lots in 1834 by Elisha Reynolds (1779 - 1843). He arrived from New York in 1817 with his wife Mary (Witter) Reynolds (1781 - 1828). They had 7 children & Elisha was a successful merchant & county treasurer for 2 terms. The town thrived in it's early years but never had a big population boom & was last seen in the 1877 Union County Atlas. Elisha & Mary were buried with relatives in Milford Center Cemetery on Middleburg - Plain City Rd.   

Kokosing (Magnetic Springs)

Leesburg Township

1880 - 1881

 40.352964 -83.262535   on SR 37 between SR 347 & Hopewell Rd

Kokosing is listed as a ghost town in several places online but it's just the former name of the post office at Magnetic Springs.

North Liberty

Darby Township

exact location unknown, was in the southeastern part of the township

This first village in the county was platted in 1797 by Lucas Sullivant (1765 - 1823). The only lots which sold were purchased by James & Joshua Ewing who were county pioneers & lived there with some other family members in 3 cabins. They moved to Jerome Township around 1800 abandoning North Liberty. Lucas Sullivant also platted Franklinton next to Columbus & has a road named after him. 

Robinsons

Darby Township

 40.132819 -83.311248   on Robinson Rd between the southwestern end of Taylor Rd & SR 736, no known remnants

The original proprietors were Samuel Robinson (1814 - 1886) & James Robinson (1811 - 1898) who arrived in Ohio from Connecticut in 1800. They had met Lucas Sullivant in Tennessee, joined his surveying party on it's way back to Ohio, & purchased 600 acres of land in Darby Township. Samuel was a carpenter, James a cooper, & they farmed & planted corn together. Both later married & brothers Thomas, John, Alexander, & George also settled in the area. The Robinsons grew to be one of the largest & most successful families in the county. Samuel & James were buried with relatives in Mitchell (Robinson) Cemetery at the intersection of SR 38 & Burns Rd. 

Taylor Centre

Taylor Township

1857 - 1864

 40.344780 -83.395755   on SR 347 at the intersection with SR 31, no known remnants   

Taylor Centre had a saw mill & a school. Many of the residents including Harvey Goff (1814 - 1884) who owned the saw mill were buried in Broadway Cemetery on the south side of SR 347 east of the gps coordinates.

Westford

1843 - 1850

exact location unknown

Although the post office had been closed for a few years, the town was listed in the 1853 W.W. Reilly & Co.'s Ohio State Business Directory for 1853-54.

Wilkins

York Township

1839 - 1866

 40.429951 -83.399592   on Osborn Rd between Miller Rd & Meddles Rd, East York Cemetery on the north side of Miller Rd (Township Rd 307) west of Osborn Rd

The town was founded by Beriah Wilkins (1792 - 1858) & Amanda (Rhodes) Wilkins (1797 - 1877) who owned 77 acres of land on the east side of the gps coordinates. Beriah was also the postmaster & the Presbyterian congregation was organized at their house in 1839. It's church stood next to East York Cemetery where Beriah & Amanda were buried with relatives. 

Williams

York Township

 40.429951 -83.399592  on SR 31 at the intersection with Miller Rd (Township Rd 307), no known remnants   

It's proprietor was D. Williams & the town can be found northeast of York Center in the 1877 Union County Atlas. 

Van Wert County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

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Short Description

Buena Vista

York Township

1866 - 1880

 40.778619 -84.551804  on SR 709 at the intersection with Mendon Rd, old buildings in the area

38.9856244 -83.5796411  This small farming town had  an L shaped block of businesses on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Dasie

Harrison Township

1881 - 1904

exact location unknown, was near the middle of the township

 

East Wren

Willshire Township

 40.793806 -84.746676   on Harrison Willshire Rd between Wren - Landeck Rd & Glenmore Rd at the former Railroad Crossing, East Wren Cemetery on Cemetery Rd south off of Wren - Landeck Rd

East Wren was a mile or so southeast of Wren along the Erie Railroad. Residents were buried in East Wren Cemetery.

Frances

Harrison Township

1893 - 1903

exact location unknown, was in the southeastern portion of the township

 

Leslie

Willshire Township

1858 - 1891

 40.800733 -84.794335  on Leslie Rd between Wren & the Indiana border, no known remnants

The town was founded by members of the Leslie family in the area.

Liggett

Union Township

1888 - 1903

exact location unknown

It was founded by members of the Liggett family in the area.

1MacAdam1

York Township

 40.771238 -84.551793   on Mendon Rd at the intersection of Jonestown Western Rd along Mown Prairie Creek

 

Nowlan

exact location unknown

 

Shasta

Liberty Township

1880 - 1904

 40.771431 -84.571355   On Greenville Rd between SR 709 & Walnut Grove Rd, along Mown Prairie Creen

Shasta was a small farming & merchant town on the Toledo, St. Louis, & Western Railroad.

Wayne County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &  Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Beaver Hat

Wooster Township

 

 40.788630 -81.9347191  on Madison Ave at the intersection of Timken Rd, no known remnants, memorial for the area's native trails at the intersection of Freelander Rd & S Bever St

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was a Delaware (Lenape) native town run by Chief Pappellelond (Beaver Hat) & the site of a large apple orchard that was his summer home. The town land stretched from current day Schellin Park on Maple St in Wooster to Wooster Cemetery on Madison Ave. 

Bloomingdale

exact location unknown

 

Branstetter

Wooster Township

 40.810612 -81.980423   on Silver Rd at the intersection of McAfee Rd along Killbuck Creek, no known remnants 

The proprietor was Civil War veteran Andrew Branstetter (1843 - 1936) who owned the Wooster Brickyard & the Wayne County Fairgrounds in the late 1870's. The town was on the B & O Railroad. Andrew was buried with relatives in Wooster Cemetery on Madison Ave.

Brownfield

Salt Creek & Franklin Township

 40.702581 -81.876999   on S Honeytown Rd along North Branch Salt Creek between Moreland Rd & Graber Rd, no known remnants

It was founded by John Brownfield (1803 - 1883) & Phebe (Crow) Brownfield (1806 - 1876) from Pennsylvania. They had a nice farm & a few children. Their 15 minutes of fame was due to finding a wooly mammoth tooth on the island of a glacial pond on their property. The Cleveland, Columbus, & Mt. Vernon Railroad rolled through town in the late 1800's. John & Phebe were buried with relatives in Fredericksburg East Side Cemetery on E Clay St (Harrison Rd) in Fredericksburg.

Centersburg

exact location unknown 

 

Custaloga

Clinton Township

 40.670615 -82.072650   along the railroad tracks between Newkirk Rd & S Elyria Rd, old houses & farms in the area  

The town was on the Panhandle Route of the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne, & Chicago Railway & named after Delaware (Lenape) Chief Custaloga (Packanke).

Douglas

Milton Township

 40.916166 -81.871805    on E Pleasant Home Rd at the railroad crossing between Honeytown Rd & Eby Rd, Chippewa Church Of The Brethren & Beech Grove Cemetery northwest of the gps coordinates on Eby Rd, Mt Zion Church & Cemetery on E Pleasant Home Rd east of the gps coordinates, old houses & farms in the area

Douglas was on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway & had a school & 2 local churches. Residents were buried in Beech Grove Cemetery & Mount Zion Church Cemetery.

East Liberty

exact location unknown

 

Eight Square

Chester Township

 40.857996 -82.068123   on Smithville Western Rd (Co Hwy 86) along Little Killbuck Creek between Lattasburg Rd & Rutt Rd, Eight Square Mennonite Church & Cemetery & former town hall & large school at the gps coordinates, old houses & farms in the area

The town was named after an octagon shaped school that stood where the Mennonite Church is. The public buildings were constructed on land donated by Joseph Hagerman (1837 - 1927) & Elizabeth Hagerman (1829 - 1902) who were buried with relatives in the cemetery. George Dintaman (1821 - 1881) owned a blacksmith shop & was also buried in the cemetery. 

Georgetown

Green Township

 40.888561 -81.819365    on SR 585 (Akron Rd) at the intersection of Fox Lake Rd, former school west of the gps coordinates in the northeast lot at the intersection of Fox Lake Rd & Egypt Rd 

Georgetown had a church & the school which is currently a private residence & flourished in the 1870's with hopes of attracting a railroad but that never happened. Some residents were buried in East Chippewa Church Of The Brethren Cemetery at the intersection of Fox Lake Rd & Chippewa Rd.

Green Valley

exact location unknown

 

Horace

Plain Township

 40.734041 -82.077068   on Wilderness Rd between S Funk Rd & Clay Plant Rd, old houses & farms in the area  

The proprietors were Horace Camp (1838 - 1907) & Amelia (Babb) Camp (1852 - 1938) who engaged in many business pursuits & had a few children. Horace was the president of several companies, owned a terra cotta works, clay mine, & coal mine in Plain Township, & built 2 railroads. The Ashland & Western Railroad connected to the terra cotta works & the other was the Lake Erie Terminal Railroad. Horace & Amelia also built the Amelia Flats, an upscale apartment complex near Grace Park in Akron. They were buried with relatives in Oakwood Cemetery on Oakwood Dr in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County.

Jericho

Sugar Creek Township

 40.736624 -81.730879   on Jericho Rd at the intersection of Zuercher Rd along North Fork Sugar Creek, no known remnants  

It had a wool mill & blacksmith shop in the early to mid 1800's & was annexed into Kidron as it outgrew Jericho.

Killbucks Town

exact location unknown, was 10 miles south of Wooster on the east side of Killbuck Creek

This native town was named after Delaware (Lenape) Chief Killbuck (or Gelelemend) (1722 - 1811) who was a Revolutionary War veteran & sided with the Americans against his own tribe which agreed to help the British forces. He was baptized with the name William Henry, lived out a peaceful life after the war, & was buried in Zeisberger Memorial Cemetery on Goshen Valley Rd SE in Goshen, Tuscarawas County.

Lancetown

Milton Township

 40.967198 -81.821909   on Shorle Rd between Rittman Ave & Sterling Rd, no known remnants  

It was founded by the massive Lance family in the county descended from Christopher Lance (1749 - 1824) & Sarah (Johnson) Lance (1751 - 1833) who moved to Ohio from New Jersey. The town had a blacksmith shop, school, & well cultivated farms. Many members of the Lance family were buried in Rittman Cemetery at the intersection of Rittman Ave & Decoursey St in Rittman. 

McDowell

Sugar Creek Township

 40.808838 -81.668570   on W Lebanon Rd N between Krug Rd & Blosser Rd, old houses & farms in the area  

The town was founded by War Of 1812 veteran John McDowell (1787 - 1872) & Mary (Marshall) McDowell (d. 1873) who had a large farm & 11 children. John also built a grist mill & saw mill. Most of the family was buried in Dalton (Union) Cemetery on South Church St in Dalton.

McQuaid (Moscow)

Sugar Creek Township

1889 - 1903

 40.795888 -81.745686   on Old Lincoln Way at the intersection of Kidron Rd, no known remnants  

In 1815 Joseph Larwill (1783 - 1867), Josiah Crawford (d. 1825), & John Larwill (1792 - 1875) platted Moscow. It had a school & church but never saw a population boom & lost it's town status in 1878. All of Moscow's founders were buried in Wooster Cemetery on Madison Ave. Just a decade later the McQuaid family started up a new town on the same spot & opened a post office. The area's church & school were carried over into McQauid but once again the town didn't grow much & eventually fell off the maps. Some of the McQuaid family members were buried in Arnold Cemetery on the north side of Arnold Rd between Kidron Rd & Sugar Creek. 

New Brownsville

exact location unknown, was along Jerome Fork

It was listed in The Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler's guide from 1837 - 1841 as an "inconsiderable" town. Being on Jerome Fork, the town land was given to Ashland County when it was formed in 1846.

Paradise

Green Township

 40.844777 -81.820691   on Rohrer Rd at the intersection of Paradise Rd along Sugar Creek, Paradise Church Of The Brethren & Paradise Cemetery at the intersection of Rohrer Rd & Apple Creek Rd west of the gps coordinates 

The town had a tavern, saw mill, blacksmith shop, & church in the mid to late 1800's. The church congregation formed in 1826 & is still active.

Pryor

Green Township

exact location unknown

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

Smiths Settlement

East Union Township

exact location unknown

The founders were a group of pioneers from Pennsylvania mainly consisting of a Smith family.

Weavers

East Union Township

 40.798520 -81.873316   on Lincoln Way E between N Honeytown Rd & Eby Rd, East Union Cemetery at the gps coordinates 

The town had a church & saw mill & was founded by the Weaver family who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania. Many of them were buried in East Union Cemetery.

Williams County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

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Short Description

Baldwin

Jefferson Township

 41.583106 -84.497171   on County Rd 17 between US 20A & Brown Rd, no known remnants

38.9856244 -83.5796411  It was a small farming town with a church & school in the 1870's & sat on the Wabash Railroad in the early 1900's but didn't have a train station.

Deer lick

Madison & Superior Township

1847 - 1889

 41.617550 -84.574395   on Airport Hwy at the intersection with County Rd N, no known remnants

The town was named after a local spring which was a little salty & attracted deer. The proprietors were Elias Barrett (c. 1796 - 1870) & Elizabeth (Herbst) Barrett. 

Denmark

St. Joseph Township

 41.488384 -84.729400   on Township Rd 5G at the intersection of County Rd E-75 along the St. Joseph River, historical marker at the site, old houses & farms in the area

It was platted around 1836 by Judge Payne C. Parker & was the first village in Williams County. Denmark had a public square, general store, tavern, school, church, & an ashery. It never attracted a railroad though & couldn't compete with nearby towns which were growing faster.

Freedom

Pulaski Township

 41.427828 -84.555506   on County Rd 14 at the intersection of Williams Defiance County Line Rd along Lick Creek, no known remnants

Freedom was platted in 1836 by Montgomery Evans, Nathan Shirley, & Thomas Warren. It was intended to be a centrally located future county seat when Williams & Defiance were together. The town was abandoned in 1842 & the counties later split up.

Fuddletown

Bridgewater Township

 41.621450 -84.659813   on County Rd 8-50 at the intersection of County Rd N-30, Heritage Cemetery at the gps coordinates

This mid 1800's crossroads town had a church, school, lumber company & a steam sawmill next to Nettle Creek. Many residents were buried in the cemetery.

Lukes Corners

Florence Township

1854 - 1867

 41.570927 -84.749699   on County Rd 4 at the intersection of County Rd K, old houses & farms in the area

It was founded by Judge John Luke II (1801 - 1875) & Mary (Micum) Luke (1802 - 1880) who were born & married in Pennsylvania & moved to Ohio. They had a nice sized farm, several children, & John ran the post office. John & Mary were buried with relatives in Leggett Cemetery on County Rd M-50 east of the County Rd 2 intersection. 

Mazes Corners

Center Township (formerly Centre)

1842 - 1849

 41.499680 -84.671143   on County Rd 8 at the intersection with County Rd F, no known remnants

The town was founded by Robert Maze (1798 - 1851) & Sarah (Mitchell) Maze (1802 - 1887). They were married in Union County after Robert's first wife passed away & moved to Williams. Robert was the postmaster & an Evangelical Lutheran minister. The Mazes were buried with relatives in West Buffalo Cemetery on County Rd 5G.

Mead

Superior or Florence Township

exact location unknown, was west of Montpelier

The town proprietors were a branch of the Mead family in the area.

Mill Creek (Mill Creek Centre) (Alvordton)

Mill Creek Township

 41.665896 -84.437577   on US 20 at the intersection of County Rd 20

Mill Creek was the town at the current location of Alvordton which was platted by Henry Alvord in 1881. It's listed as Mill Creek Centre in the 1874 Williams County Atlas.

Oberie 

exact location unknown

 

Old Edinburg

Mill Creek Township

exact location unknown

 

Phalanx

Springfield Township

1844 - 1849

 41.476669 -84.413684   on SR 34 at the intersection of SR 191, no known remnants

 

The town proprietors were the Doolittle family who had a large farm & ran the post office.

Singers Corners

Florence Township

 41.570921 -84.769122   on SR 49 at the intersection with County Rd K, no known remnants

It was founded by German immigrants David Singer (1808 - 1871) & Margaret (Kragore) Singer (1810 - 1888). They were the first settlers in the township & had 8 children. David & Margaret were buried with relatives in Edon Florence Township Cemetery south of Edon on SR 49.

Smith Settlement

Bridgewater Township

 41.643585 -84.611613   on US 20 at the intersection of County Rd 11, Cogswell Cemetery about a half mile away south of US 20 on County Rd 11-50

Smith Settlement was founded in 1836 by Asa Smith (1810 - 1892). He purchased three tracts of land, one for himself, his brother Anson, & their father Daniel. Asa was buried with his wife Rebecca "Betsy" (Bird) Smith (1808 - 1885) in Cogswell Cemetery. 

West Buffalo

Florence Township

1854 - 1874

 41.515689 -84.693905   on SR 34 at the 4-way intersection with County Rd 5G & Township Rd 7G, West Buffalo Cemetery south of the intersection on County Rd 5G

West Buffalo was platted with 157 lots in 1836 by John Martin. He had built a dam & saw mill with Elias Depew in 1835 on the St. Joseph River. They also built a grist mill in 1838 & their family residences with lumber from the saw mill. Only four of the town lots sold & Martin sold his ownership of the mills to Elias's brother John in 1840. A few more residents later moved to the area but competition from surrounding towns with railroads kept West Buffalo from growing.

Westburg (Westburgh)

1836 - 1843

exact location unknown

Westburg was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Travelers Guides from 1837 - 1841 as a postal town.

Wyandot County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

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Short Description

Bowsherville

Pitt Township

1837 - 1865

 

 40.738025 -83.293223   on SR 294 at the intersection of County Hwy 115, Bowsherville Cemetery on private property on the east side of County Highway 115 south of SR 294

38.9856244 -83.5796411  Bowsherville was platted with 34 lots in 1828 by "Major" Anthony Bowsher (1799 - 1886) & Catherine (Staley) Bowsher (1801 - 1864) & was the first settlement in the township. The Bowshers had 8 children & built a general store, hotel, & a tavern. The town never attracted a railroad & disappeared in the late 1860's after Anthony retired.

Crane Town (Crane's Town)

Crane Township

 40.863246 -83.254335   on Indian Mill Dr at Indian Mill Park along the Sandusky River, Tarhe Monument on T-37 north off of Tarhee Trail (SR 67) 

This native Wyandotte nation village was founded by the Porcupine Tribe of the & named after Chief Tarhe (1742 - 1818) whose nickname was the "Crane" for being well over six feet tall & having long arms. The Tarhe Monument was built by members of the tribe in 1915.

Douglass (Douglas)

Crane Township

 40.822556 -83.222418   on Township Highway 124-B  between Upper Sandusky Nevada Rd & T-55, Bethel Church & Rock Run Cemetery south of the railroad tracks on Township Hwy 124 B, Hass (Old Rock Run) Cemetery on the north side of Upper Sandusky Nevada Rd west of Township Hwy 124 B

Douglass was on the northwest branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad but didn't have a train station. In the late 1800's it had a saw mill, school, & the church.

 Germantown

Antrim Township 

 

exact location unknown

It was founded by German immigrants including Jacob, Adam, & John Coon, Valentine Mutchler, John Heckathorn, & Jacob Snyder who arrived from Pickaway County in 1819. The attempt of making a permanent town didn't work out & they all went separate ways from there settling in other places in Wyandot & surrounding counties. 

Halifax

Antrim Township (formerly Dallas Township, Crawford County)

exact location unknown

It was listed as a recently platted town in the 1837 "Ohio Gazetteer & Traveler's Guide" & appeared in later revised editions

McCullomville

exact location unknown, was west of Sycamore

 

North Tymochtee

Tymochtee Township

exact location unknown

The only reference to the town is the names of lot owners in the 1884 History Of Wyandot County, Ohio. They were William Smith, Joseph Terry, Charles Boalt, Daniel McCahan, George Frees, & the state owned one lot.

Peru

Tymochtee Township

exact location unknown

The lot owners in 1884 were Ezekiel Ekleberry, Jesse Morgan, John Clinger, Daniel Turflinger, & the state owned one lot. Ezekiel Ekleberry was buried with relatives in Bibler Cemetery on the north side of County Hwy 16 east of the intersection with C-35. 

Pleasant Dale

Jackson Township (formerly in Hardin County)

1839 - 1856

exact location unknown

It was a small farming & postal town.

Poplar

Eden Township

exact location unknown

 

Ridgeville

Ridge Township

exact location unknown

Ridgeville was platted with 24 lots. The owners were Lemuel Roberts, Daniel Miller, Amos Moore, & John Ragon, & Jacob Plummer. Eli Ragon opened a general store but the lots didn't sell well & the town was abandoned prior to 1850. 

Ruskin

Marseilles Township

1900 - 1903

exact location unknown, was northeast of Marseilles

 

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