New Hampton, OH (Hamden) - (1822 - 1840 farming town abandoned when the National Road (U.S. Highway 40) was built)

Classification: ghost town

Location: Jefferson Township, Madison County - On Frey Ave near the Hampton Cemetery

New Hampton was platted in 1822 by Samuel Sexton & Samuel Jones who were business men from New Jersey. It was a small town but had 8 streets, two general stores stores, three taverns, a Baptist church, & a post office from 1830 - 1833. The residents moved north to West Jefferson when the National Road (U.S. Highway 40) was built a few miles north of town in the 1830's.

The cemetery & part of the main street are the only known remnants left. Ohio Historical Marker #2 - 49 at the front of Hampton Cemetery on Frey Ave. tells the story of New Hampton & Ludlow's Rd., the first state road in Ohio which the town had been built on. Samuel Sexton & Samuel Jones moved back to New Jersey with their families when New Hampton was abandoned, unhappy that the town they founded no longer existed.

Franklin & Madison County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns
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