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.