Atwood (Atwood Village) (Oak Dale) – Monroe Township
Post Office: 1888 – 1915
Location: 40.547076 -81.238248
on SR 542 (Lodge Rd SW) at the intersection of Fargo Rd
Remnants: historical marker at the GPS coordinates, Big Spring (Deep Springs) Cemetery on the west side of SR 542 (Magnolia Rd SW) on the north side of the lake, Zion Cemetery on Falls Rd south of SR 542
Description: Atwood was originally called Oak Dale in the 1820s but it was never platted & the name later changed. It had 2 stores, 2 churches, a blacksmith shop, school, & town hall. The village was abandoned before the completion of a dam built for flood control in 1936.
Brown – Brown Township (formerly in Stark County)
Post Office: 1828 – 1840
Description: It was listed in the 1829 Ohio Gazetteer; Or Topographical Dictionary & the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guides from 1833 – 1841.
Cabello – Augusta Township
Post Office: 1851 – 1868
Description: This postal town was listed in George W. Hawes Ohio State Gazetteer And Business Directory for 1860 – ’61. William Rutledge (1829 – 1902) was the postmaster & was buried with relatives in Augusta Christian Church Cemetery on Andora Rd NE.
Davis – 1855 – 1861
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Davis family in the county.
Post Office: 1856 – 1857
Description: The proprietors were Andrew Figley (1825 – 1897) & Eliza (Westfall) Figley (1829 – 1878). Andrew was born in Pennsylvania & Eliza in Columbiana County. They were married in Carroll County, had a few children, & owned at least one mill. Andrew & Eliza later moved to Kansas.
Fullers – Orange Township
Location: 40.472390 -81.217872
on SR 212 at the railroad crossing between Deer Rd & Crowder Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was about halfway between Sherrodsville & Leesville on the Cleveland, Canton, & Southern Railway & was listed on the 1901 Cram map. Coal mining was the main industry.
Gortin – East Township
Post Office: 1832 – 1842
Description: Gortin was listed as a discontinued post office in the 1843 A Table Of Post Offices In Ohio.
Hickory – Perry Township
Post Office: 1836 – 1857
Description: It was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841.
North Union – Union Township
Post Office: 1827 – 1839
Location: unknown, was is the northwest section of the township
Description: There’s no record of the town ever getting platted or incorporated but it had a school & post office.
Shobers Mills – Loudon Township
Post Office: 1828 – 1859
Location: 40.444421 -80.949043
on Cavalry Rd at the intersection of Queens Rd along Elk Lick
Remnants: none known
Description: The original proprietor John Shober (1786 – 1858) moved to Ohio from Virginia. He had 3 children with his first wife Lydia (Smith) Shober (1790 – 1829). She never made the trip to Ohio & passed away in Virginia. John remarried the following year to Elizabeth Shober (1792 – 1860) & had a couple more children. They were buried with relatives in Mizer (Coleman, Smith, Watsons Ridge) Cemetery on the east side of Apex – Amsterdam Rd in Springfield Township, Jefferson County.
Whitacres – Augusta Township
Location: 40.702811 -81.078629
on Arbor Rd at the intersection of Malibu Rd along Muddy Fork
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded in the early 1850s by Edward Whitacre (1809 – 1897) & Rachel (Taylor) Whitacre (1810 – 1854). It had a school & a train station Lake Erie, Alliance, & Wheeling Railroad. Edward never remarried after Rachel passed away & raised 8 of their 11 children by himself. They were buried with relatives in Plaines Cemetery at the intersection of Walker Rd & Ellsworth Ave in Minerva.
Woodbury – Lee Township
Description: Woodbury was listed as a small town in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guides from 1837 – 1841.
Atwood, OH (Oak Dale) – (early 1800s – 1936 farming & railroad town abandoned during the construction of Atwood Lake)
Classification: ghost town
Location: Monroe Township, Carroll County – On SR 542 (Lodge Rd) at the intersection of Fargo Rd
The town was originally called Oak Dale as early as the 1820s, but the name later changed to Atwood. It was never platted or incorporated. During its heyday there was a store, two churches, blacksmith shop, school, & a town hall. The post office ran from 1888 – 1915 & Atwood had a train station on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad (Cleveland, Canton, & Southern Railroad). The town was abandoned shortly before the completion of a dam in 1936 that was built for flood control purposes. It also created the reservoir of Atwood Lake.
There’s a village dedication plaque at the corner of SR 542 & Fargo Rd. Residents of Atwood were buried at Big Spring (Deep Springs) Cemetery on SR 542 on the north side of the lake & Zion Cemetery on Falls Rd south of SR 542. They are two very old cemeteries & unfortunately both churches are gone. The location of the Big Spring Church is now underwater next to the cemetery on the edge of the lake & Zion Church was lost in a grass fire in 1930.
Carroll County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources
1874 – Carroll County Atlas
1915 – Carroll County Atlas
1891 – Commemorative Biographical Record Of Harrison And Carroll Counties Ohio
1921 – History Of Carroll And Harrison Counties Ohio – Vol. 2