Alnora – Monroe Township 
Location: 40.889986 -84.109959
on Rd 13 at the intersection of Morris Rd along the old railroad path running parallel to Rt 12 between Vaughnsville & Columbus Grove 
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a farming & railroad town which sat on the Northern Ohio Railway. The tracks are long gone but the path can be still be seen on satellite maps.

Armstrong – Amanda Township 
Post Office: 1872 – 1884
Location: 40.707929 -84.278377
on Armstrong Rd off of Spencerville Rd
Remnants: Amanda Church & Cemetery on S Conant Rd, Agape Fellowship Description: Ministries on Armstorng Rd, a few other old buildings in the area 
Armstrong was founded c. 1842 when a flour mill was built by Tone & Co. The post office moved to Conant when the new village won the bid for a train station on the Chicago & Atlantic Railroad. Armstrong got left in the dust.

Bath – Bath Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Blue Lick – Bath Township 
Post Office: 1854 – 1875
Location: 40.789007 -84.051317
on E Bluelick Rd at the intersection of Slabtown Rd 
Remnants: general store still in operation at the intersection, Blue Lick United Methodist Church & Cemetery west of the store on the south side of E Bluelick Rd Description: Named after the natural salt infused springs in the area, it’s technically a former town but the area still goes by the same name.

Cramersville – Marion Township 
Post Office: 1858 – 1859 
Location: 40.803064 -84.309466
on Bliss Rd near the intersection with Lehman Rd 
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by the Cramer family that lived in the area. Reuben & Dahn Cramer still owned land there in 1880.

Donnels – Auglaize Township 
Post Office: 1857 – 1860
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by the Donnels a branch of the family in the county. The surname also has alternative spellings.

Gallatin 
Post Office: 1839 – 1851
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Gilderoy
Post Office: 1874 – 1875
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Hartford – Amanda Township
Location: 40.739498 -84.316236
on N Defiance Trail between the jog in Allentown Rd (SR 81) 
Remnants: Hartford Christian Church & Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: Hartford was a farming & religious town founded & named by Christian settlers who bought lots from a land company out of Hartford, CT. Most of the residents moved to Spencerville when it was platted as the Miami & Erie Canal opened there in 1844.

Middle Spring – Amanda Township 
Post Office: 1861 – 1865
Location: unknown
Description: It was a farming & postal town named after a local spring.

Needmore – Marion Township
Location: 40.779438 -84.307854
on Defiance Trail N at the intersection of Bloomlock Rd 
Remnants: old part of Marion Baptist Church with a newer addition near the intersection
Description: none found

Rogues – Sugar Creek or American Township (formerly German)
Location: unknown – was between Gomer & Lima
Descrpiton: By definition of the word, it may have been a tramp or shanty village & considered a rough area.

Sugar Creek Settlement – Bath Township
Location: 40.788396 -84.102164
on E Bluelick Rd between N West St (SR 65) & N Sugar St 
Remnants: historical marker at GPS coordinates, Sugar Creek Church & Pioneer Cemetery next to it
Description: Bath was founded in 1824 by Christopher Stark Wood (1772 – 1855). It was the first settlement in Allen County & the township grew out of the settlement. Christopher later moved to Indiana.

Sulphur Springs
Location: unknown, was northwest of Lima
Description: The town was named after the natural sulfur infused springs in the area.

Tawa Town (Tauwas) – Amanda Township
Location: 40.685867 -84.262296
along the Auglaize River near Deep Cut Rd
Remnants: two historical markers at the GPS coordinates
Description: It was a native town abandoned c. 1817 & was along the easiest canoe route going from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.

Townsend – Perry Township
Location: unknown, was in section 3 of Perry Township
Description: none found

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Allen County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1880 – Allen County Atlas

1946 – Allen County Atlas

1880 – History Of Allen County Ohio

1896 – A Portrait And Biographical Record of Allen And Van Wert Counties Ohio

1921 – A Standard History Of Allen County Ohio – Vol. 1

1921 – A Standard History Of Allen County Ohio – Vol. 2