Clarington, OH - (1822 - present farm & river town slowly abandoned over time)

Classification: small town

Location: Salem Township, Monroe County - On Rt. 7 where it meets Rt. 78

David Pierson had already opened a grocery store in the area in 1815, then in 1822 he bought more land from William Henthorn & decided to name a town after his daughter Clarinda Peirson. A post office was established in 1824 & the town had around 1,000 residents in the 1890's but the population has been declining since, at 384 in 2010. The Monroe County River Museum is at 112 Ferry St.

Belmont & Monroe County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns

Monroe County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1869 - Monroe County Map

1898 - Monroe County Atlas

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