Medina County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township &  Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Bagdad

Medina Township

 

 41.170907 -81.8290331  on Fenn Rd at the intersection of Huffman Rd, no known remnants, Medina Center (Badgad) Cemetery on the north side of Fenn Rd between Huffman Rd & Weymouth Rd

  

38.9856244 -83.5796411  Bagdad was settled in the late 1810's & had hopes of contending for the county seat in the future but never grew much. The town had a saw mill, grist mill, general store, & a church. Bagdad faded away into oblivion in the mid to late 1800's.  

Chamberlain

Montville & Lafayette Township

 41.129221 -81.878470    on US 42 (Lafayette Rd) at the railroad crossing between Ryan Rd & Oak St, no known remnants

It was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railway & was founded by a branch of the Chamberlain family in the county.

Crow Town (Crow's Corner)

Litchfield Township

 41.186807 -82.053314  on Crow Rd at the intersection of Yost Rd along Crow Creek, Crow Road (Crow Corner) Cemetery on the south side of Crow Rd between Yost Rd & Vermont St, old houses & farms in the area  

The town was founded by John Crow (1790 - 1867) from Massachusetts & Nancy Crow (1794 - 1873).  It had a school & the residents were mostly farmers. John & Nancy were buried with relatives & other early pioneers in the cemetery.

East Montville

Montville Township

exact location unknown

 

Fishermans Corners

Hinckley Township

exact location unknown

 

Geisingers Corners

Chatham Township

 41.074777 -82.024590    on Avon Lake Rd at the intersection of Shaw Rd along East Fork Black River, no known remnants

The proprietors were John Geisinger (1827 - 1911) & Mary (Myers) Geisinger (1825 - 1907) who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania & had a large family. John was a carpenter & employed a few workers in local construction. The town had a school & grist mill. John & Mary were buried with relatives in Blake Cemetery on Guilford Rd in Guilford Township.

Goodmans Corners

exact location unknown

 

Hales Corners

York Township

 41.142291 -81.923649  on Branch Rd at the intersection of Columbia Rd, Branch Cemetery on the south side of Branch Rd east of Columbia Rd  

It was founded by Samuel Hale (1812 - 1877) & Nancy (Cranmer) Hale (1817 - 1868). They moved to Ohio from New York in 1847, purchased 300 acres, & had a few children. Samuel was a farmer & brick maker but was very anti-Mason. The Hales assisted runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad who were headed to Canada & donated money for a Methodist church at York Center. Samuel & Nancy were buried with relatives in Branch Cemetery.

Lake Junction

exact location unknown, was between Chippewa Lake & Lester along the Medina Subdivision of the B & O Railroad

 

Newtons

Homer Township

 41.027450 -82.149914   on US 224 (Greenwich Rd) between Firestone Rd & Camp Rd, no known remnants

The town was founded by a branch of the Newton family in the county. It was along the B & O Railroad & had a school.

Pekin

Hinckley Township

exact location unknown

 

Pierces Corners

Granger Township

 41.155635 -81.756071  on Granger Rd at the intersection of Beach Rd, Ganyard Cemetery on the west side of Ridge Rd (SR 94) between Granger Rd & Wilbur Rd, old houses & farms in the area  

Pierces Corners could have just as aptly been named Spencers Corners. Nathaniel Pierce (1813 - 1888) was a bee raiser, sheep trader, & wool dealer & moved to Ohio from New York. He met Harriet (Spencer) Pierce (1821 - 1910) in Granger Township & married her in 1841. Harriet was the only child of Thomas & Hannah (Phelps) Spencer. They were from Connecticut & became pioneers of Medina County upon their arrival in 1818. Harriet inherited the family land & had 2 children with Nathaniel. The town had a school & many fine farms. Nathaniel & Harriet were buried with relatives, including Harriet's parents, in Ganyard Cemetery.

Pliny

Liverpool Township

1901 - 1904

 41.215331 -81.903470   on Abbyville Rd at the railroad crossing between Muntz Rd & E Law Rd, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church & Cemetery on the south side of the gps coordinates 

It was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railway & had the church & a school. The church congregation was formed by German immigrants in the 1830's. The current structure was completed in 1896 & replaced the old frame building that was nearly 60 years old. 

Risley

Litchfield & Chatham Township

1892 - 1905

 41.136242 -82.044232  on W Smith Rd at the intersection of Bryenton Rd, no known remnants

Risley had a school, general store, & a train station on the Northern Ohio Railway.

Sheldons Corners

Granger Township

 41.188464 -81.710106   on Remsen Rd at the intersection of State Rd, no known remnants 

The town was founded by David Sheldon (1794 - 1873) & Anna (Searles) Sheldon (1800 - 1855). It had a school & shoe shop. A tragic death occurred on the Sheldon's property when Lyman Isbell (1764 - 1820) was struck by a 40 foot rafter log as it rolled off a barn that local residents were helping build for David. Lyman was buried in Coddingville Cemetery on the east side of Dunsha Rd & his family later moved out of the state. David married Rebecca (Green) Sheldon (1808 - 1885) after Anna passed away. They were buried with relatives in Reid Hill Cemetery at the intersection of State Rd & Reid Hill Rd south of town. 

Silver Creek

Wadsworth Township

 41.011912 -81.711701   on Silvercrest Rd between Durling Dr & Silvercreek Rd, old houses & buildings in the area 

Silver Creek was a coal mining town & had a train station on the New York, Pennsylvania, & Ohio Railroad with a branch running to the mines. It's large residential section has a plat map in the 1897 Medina County Atlas. The mines & railroad branch stretched southeast along Silver Creek & employed much of the local population.

Steam Town (Steamtown)

Guilford Township

 41.047034 -81.814598  on Tower Rd at the intersection of Blake Rd, Blake Cemetery on the west side of Guilford Rd between Blake Rd & Good Rd, old houses & farms in the area  

It was named after a steam saw mill that was built there in the mid 1800's. The original one was destroyed by fire in 1867 & a second was constructed to serve the area through the late 1800's. The town also had 2 schools, a Mennonite church, blacksmith shop, & a wagon shop. Many residents were buried in Blake Cemetery.

Thompsons (Thompson's Crossing)

York Township

 41.142319 -81.967604  on Branch Rd at the railroad crossing between Erhart Rd & Bachtell Rd, no known remnants  

The town was on the Northern Ohio Railroad & it's proprietor was P.M. Thompson.

Weaverville

Wadsworth Township

 40.994821 -81.692596    on Weaverville Rd west off of Medina Line Rd between Eastern Rd & Silver Fox Dr, old houses & buildings in the area 

It had a mine owned by the Wadsworth Coal Mine Company & a school.

Lorain & Medina County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns
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