Location: unknown
Description: none found

Bunns Settlement – Mohican Township
Location: 40.791765, -82.156485
on County Rd 1975 at the intersection of Co Rd 175 along Glenn Run
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded in 1809 by Benjamin Bunn (1781 – 1855) & Margaret (Hyatt) Bunn (1782 – 1843). They built a log fort blockhouse with their neighbors in 1812 for protection from the local Native Americans. Benjamin was a blacksmith by trade & enlisted to serve in the War Of 1812. The family later moved to Illinois.

Elizabethtown – Perry Township
Location: 40.858035, -82.143844
on US 250 between Rowsburg & Muddy Fork
Remnants: none known
Description: Elizabethtown was intended to be the first platted village in the township. John Raver who built the first grist & saw mill in the county put up undeveloped lots for sale around 1815 but never made any progress.

Location: unknown
Post Office: 1854 – 1858
Description: none found

Location: unknown
Description: none found

Johnstown (Jeromestown) – Mohican Township
Location: 40.791383, -82.202373
between County Rd 2175 & Jerome Fork 1/2 mile to a mile southwest of Jeromesville
Remnants: none known
This Native American settlement had around 200 residents, a council house, & 60 – 80 wigwam houses. It was abandoned when the War Of 1812 started.

Perote – Orange Township
Post Office: 1851 – 1865
Location: 40.970160, -82.310738
on Co Rd 620 at the intersection of SR 51
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietors were Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Fast who came to Ohio from Pennsylvania & owned most of the land in the area.

Ruggles Corners – Ruggles Township
Post Office: 1828 – 1904
Location: 41.029550, -82.392648
at the intersection of US 224 & Rt 60
Remnants: Ruggles Township Cemetery on US 224,  many old buildings around the area
Description: Ruggles Corners is technically a ghost town but the area still goes by the same name. It was founded by War Of 1812 veteran Daniel Beach (1785 – 1862) & Lorinda Beach (1788 – 1856) who were farmers from Connecticut. The town was named after surveyor Almon Ruggles (1771 – 1840) who was also from Connecticut. Daniel & Lorinda were buried in Ruggles Township Cemetery.

South Loudonville – Hanover Township
Location: 40.623469, -82.241792
on SR 3 along the Black Fork of the Mohican River southwest of Loudonville
Description: South Loudonville was a former separate town which was annexed into Loudonville.

Tunker Settlement – Montgomery Township
Location:  unknown, was in section 16 of Montgomery Township
Description: The town was founded by German Baptist immigrants known as Tunkers.

Uncas – Hanover Township
Location: 40.596187, -82.242915
on County Highway 3175 along the Mohican River
Remnants: none known 
Uncas was a relatively small town, but important enough to get listed in the 1901 George Cram Atlas.

West Loudonville – Hanover Township
Location: 40.641455, -82.242607
on N Mt Vernon Avenue along the Black Fork of the Mohican River northwest of Loudonville
Description: It was another formerly separate town that got annexed into Loudonville as it grew.

Williamsburg – Vermillion Township
Location: 40.772935, -82.300578
on County Rd 30A  approximately 2 miles west of Hayesville
Remnants: none known
Description: Robert Williams made a proposal for the first platted village in the township in 1829 but it never ended up happening.

Ashland Ruggles 3
Ruggles Cemetery Sign

Ruggles, OH (Ruggles Corners, Ruggles Center) – (1820s – present farming town partially abandoned over time)

Location: Ruggles Township, Ashland County – On US 224 at the intersection of SR 60

Classification: small town

Ruggles was settled in 1823 by Daniel Beach (1785 – 1862) & Lorinda Beach (1788 – 1856) who were farmers from Connecticut & had five children. Daniel was a veteran of the War Of 1812 & became a justice of the peace in Ruggles Township. The township was named after the land surveyor Almon Ruggles (1771 – 1840), also from Connecticut.

The township was originally in Huron County, but split from it in 1846 to make part of Ashland County. The town of Ruggles had a grocery store, blacksmith shop, shoe maker, two churches, two doctors, & a school. It also had a train station on the Cleveland, Columbus, & Cincinnati Railroad, & a post office that ran from 1828 – 1904. In 1878 Charles Crittenden (1845 – 1932) built the Castle Hill Crittenden House that still sits on US 224 about a 1/2 mile west of US 250. It’s currently on the National Register Of Historic Places.

The one room schoolhouse which was in operation prior to 1900 was moved across the street from its original location & is on US 224 in the middle of town. Daniel & Lorinda Beach are buried in Ruggles Township Cemetery on US 224 with many other early families. There are also lots of other old buildings, barns, & structures around Ruggles. However, the town lost its 2 most iconic buildings in the 2010s. Daniel & Lorinda Beach’s original farmhouse was on the south side of US 224 between Ruggles & Nova & was destroyed by a fire. The Circle H (Benson) Motel was constructed in 1958 on the east side of US 250 just north of US 224. It was demolished around 2017.

1888 Ashland County Map

Ashland County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1861 – Ashland County Map

1874 – Ashland County Atlas

1897 – Ashland County Map

1863 – History Of Ashland County Ohio

1880 – History Of Ashland County Ohio

1909 – History Of Ashland County Ohio