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.

Ashtabula & Lake County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns
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