We research and explore the coolest ghost towns and historic locations in Ohio!
Several thousand hours of research and road trips have been contributed in building this website to increase knowledge and appreciation of Ohio’s history, as well as promote historical tourism around the state. Purchasing books produced by our group members sincerely helps with funding the costs of its continuous improvement. On top of that, this website likely won’t be around forever. The books may very well end up being the only historical records to indicate it ever existed. They’re an awesome way to pass down our knowledge and love of the Buckeye State’s history. Check out our books listed below and stay tuned for more!
Featuring 150 color photos of restored buildings, structures, and objects around the state, along with historical research of their stories, “Restored Ohio” was released on April 29, 2019. It’s the sequel of Abandoned Ohio (2018) and shows a different side of what physically remains of Ohio’s past. Many of the locations operate as businesses such as restaurants, hotels (former stagecoach stops), museums, and working mills.
Group member Ashley Murray published a book on her hometown, West Jefferson in Madison County. It’s currently #1 on our Top 10 Small Towns list, contains a ghost town, and hosts the annual Ox Roast with 5,000 pounds of round roast cooked in a 140 feet long pit!
Featuring 144 color photos, along with historical research about the locations, Abandoned Ohio was released by Fonthill Media and Arcadia Publishing on October 1st, 2018. It’s packed with history, ideas for road trips, and also makes an awesome birthday or holiday gift!