Ohltown, OH - (early 1800's to present farming & mill town now a part of Youngstown)

Classification: ghost town

Location: Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County & Austintown Township, Mahoning County - On Ohltown Rd. north of I-80

The town was founded by Michael Ohl (1784 -1857) & his wife Eva (Moyers) Ohl (1786 - 1860). They were married in 1838 & had eight children. Michael built a saw & grist mill in 1844 on the banks of the Meander Creek, operated a hotel, & was the first postmaster of the post office that ran from 1841 - 1902. The first church in Ohltown was built in 1838 & school in 1857, & a bank in 1868. During the 1880's the town also had about 30 houses, a blacksmith shop, two stores, a newer grist mill, & a train station on the Niles & New Lisbon Railroad. Many of the local residents worked in coal mines or at the Meander Iron Furnace.

There's several Ohl descendants buried in the Ohl Town Cemetery next to the United Methodist Church at the intersection of Ohltown Rd. & Austintown Warren Rd. It's right across the border Mahoning County in Trumbull County. Michael & Eva Ohl were buried in the Old North Cemetery on Rt. 46 (N Broad St.) in Canfield, OH. Today Ohltown is basically a suburb of Youngstown.

Mahoning & Trumbull County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns
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