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

 

Hagler, OH - (1814 - present farming town with less residents than in the past)

Classification: small town

Location: Jefferson Township, Fayette County - On Old U.S. Highway 35 near the intersection of Harmony Rd.

Hagler is an unincorporated village. It was first settled by Isaac Hagler (1792 - 1830) a captain in the War Of 1812, & Susannah (Stookey) Hagler (1793 - 1887). They were farmers & had nine children. Their son Jesse took over the family farm after his father's untimely death & went on to own over 1,000 acres of land. Farming, cattle, & horse ranching were the main sources of income. Hagler had a post office located on Township Highway 87 (Inskeep Rd.) from 1886 - 1906 & a train station on the the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad. The Hagler family Cemetery is in a field on private property near U.S. Highway 35. There's newer residences in the area & no known remnants of the original town aside from the cemetery.

Yankeetown, OH - (1810's - present farming town with little to no growth)

Classification: small town

Location: Madison Township, Fayette County - On Rt. 207 at the intersection of Cook - Yankeetown Rd.

It was settled in the 1810's by several different families, mostly from the New England States, hence the name Yankeetown. It was never incorporated so the town kept it's name, instead of being named after a family like many other small Ohio towns from the same time period. It never had a railroad or post office either. The closest ones were 5 miles north in Mt. Sterling which had a train station on the B&O Railroad.

The first store was built in Yankeetown in 1815, followed by a church & blacksmith shop in 1823. Many other small businesses operated over the years but the town didn't have a lot of them at any given time so the population always remained stagnant at around 100 or less. Yankeetown Cemetery is in a field down a short gravel road on Cook - Yankeetown Rd. about 3/4 of a mile southeast of St. Rt. 207. 

Greene County Ohio Ghost Towns - 1888 Bridgman's Atlas Of The State Of Ohio

Fayette County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1875 - Fayette County Atlas

1913 - Fayette County Atlas

1892 - Biographical Record Of Fayette Pickaway And Madison Counties Ohio

1914 - History Of Fayette County Ohio

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