Van Wert County Ohio Ghost Towns Data Chart

Town Name Township & Post Office Dates

GPS Coordinates & Location Notes

Short Description

Buena Vista

York Township

1866 - 1880

 40.778619 -84.551804  on SR 709 at the intersection with Mendon Rd

old buildings in the area

38.9856244 -83.5796411  This small farming town had  an L shaped block of businesses on the southeast corner of the intersection.


Harrison Township

1881 - 1904

exact location unknown, was near the middle of the township


East Wren

Willshire Township

 40.793806 -84.746676   on Harrison Willshire Rd between Wren - Landeck Rd & Glenmore Rd at the former Railroad Crossing

East Wren Cemetery on Cemetery Rd south off of Wren - Landeck Rd

East Wren was a mile or so southeast of Wren along the Erie Railroad. Residents were buried in East Wren Cemetery.


Harrison Township

1893 - 1903

exact location unknown, was in the southeastern portion of the township



Willshire Township

1858 - 1891

 40.800733 -84.794335  on Leslie Rd between Wren & the Indiana border

no known remnants

The town was founded by members of the Leslie family in the area.


Union Township

1888 - 1903

exact location unknown

It was founded by members of the Liggett family in the area.


York Township

 40.771238 -84.551793   on Mendon Rd at the intersection of Jonestown Western Rd along Mown Prairie Creek

no known remnants



exact location unknown



Liberty Township

1880 - 1904

 40.771431 -84.571355   On Greenville Rd between SR 709 & Walnut Grove Rd along Mown Prairie Creek

no known remnants

Shasta was a small farming & merchant town on the Toledo, St. Louis, & Western Railroad.

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