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

 

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