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.

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