Adams County Ohio Ghost Towns

Buck Run – Scott  Township
Post Office: 1872 – 1904
Location: 38.985624 -83.579641
on SR 247 at the intersection with Calvary Rd 

Remnants: none known
Description: The post office was originally at Campbell’s Mills on Buck Run & operated out of a private residence in later years. 

Burkitts – Brush Creek Township
Post Office: 1835 – 1840
Location: 38.786254 -83.424999
on Cummings Rd (T-148)

Remnants: log church, Burkitt Cemetery, & a nice picnic area at the end of the road
Description: The town was founded by Thomas Burkitt (1763 – 1836) & Polly (Wheeler) Burkitt (1766 – 1820). Both were buried in the cemetery.

Elizabeth (Elisabethtown) – Wayne Township
Location: 38.899390 -83.595421
on the southeast side of SR 137 between Paint Rd & Potts Rd 

Remnants: none known
Description: Elisabethtown had 96 lots on 7 streets platted by James V. McNeil (1833 – 1913). It appears that few of the lots were ever sold & improved. James was buried in Cherry Fork Cemetery on SR 136.

Evergreen – Meigs Township
Location: 38.919532 -83.402525
on Steam Furnace Rd between Davis Rd & Mineral Springs Rd 

Remnants: Evergreen Church & Cemetery about 1 & 1/2 miles south of SR 32
Description: Evergreen’s main industries were farming & livestock raising.

Fristoes – Meigs Township
Location: 38.896202 -83.453228
on SR 42 along Brush Creek & the land where Brush Creek Motorsports complex now sits 

Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Richard Fristoe (1805 – 1885) & Anna (Sample) Fristoe (1805 – 1897) who were farmers & livestock dealers. They were buried in Locust Grove Cemetery on SR 42.

Grimes – Monroe Township
Post Office: 1886 – 1907
Location: 38.676916 -83.453852
between US 52 & the Ohio River on the west side of Ohio Brush Creek 

Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Greer Grimes (1803 – 1888) & Sophia (Smith) Grimes (1805 –  1893). Their 400 acre farm was purchased from uncle Noble Grimes’s estate. Greer was also a banker.

Irvington – Scott  Township
Post Office – 1887 – 1898
Location: 38.940004 -83.554702
on Tranquility Pike at the railroad crossing south of SR 770 

Remnants: none known
Description: Irvington was a farming & railroad town which sat on the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad.

Killinstown – Tiffin  Township
Location: 38.797355 -83.492266
on SR 125 on the west side of the intersection of Poplar Ridge Rd

Remnants: historical marker & Seaman Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: It was a stagecoach stop town platted by Revolutionary War veteran John Killin (1758 – 1844) who also ran the tavern & inn. John & Rachel (Harper) Killin were married by Justice Of The Peace Noble Grimes. John was buried in Pumpkin Ridge Cemetery (West Union Village Cemetery) on S Cherry St (Pumpkin Ridge Rd).

Kopp – Franklin Township
Post Office: 1902 – 1907
Location: unknown
Description: none found

 
McCarty – Tiffin  Township
Location: 38.799014 -83.483000
on SR 125 between Poplar Ridge Rd & Abbott Rd

Remnants: McCarty Cemetery behind Satterfield Chapel
Description: The town was named after the McCarty family in the township. Some of the members were buried in the cemetery.

McCullough – Scott  Township
Post Office: 1833 – 1905
Location: 38.930120 -83.515398
along the railroad tracks south of Nichols Ridge Rd 

Remnants: none known
Description: The original proprietors were Archibald C. McCullough (born c. 1815) & Sarah (Elliot) McCullough (1820 – 1862). Archibald was a carpenter & farmer. They were buried in Tranquility Cemetery on Old SR 32. The town land stretched north along Ohio Brush Creek from the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad. 

Moore – Tiffin  Township
Post Office: 1881 – 1894
Location: 38.798683 -83.428245
on SR 348 at the east end of Compton Hill Rd 

Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were descendants of Methodist minister Reverend Joseph Moore (1754 – 1824) & Rebecca (Foster) Moore (1755 – 1838). They were buried in Manchester IOOF Cemetery on Cemetery Rd in Manchester.

Mount Leigh – Scott  Township
Post Office: 1854 – 1860
Location: 38.955624 -83.573529
on SR 247 at the intersection with Mt. Leigh Rd

Remnants: Mount Leigh Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: It was a farming & religious town founded by Presbyterians.

Mount Zion – Scott  Township
Location: 38.944482 -83.592237
on Mt. Zion Rd between Tri – County Rd & Baxla Rd

Remnants: Mount Zion Cemetery on the southeast side of the road
Description: It was a farming & religious town.

Osman – Tiffin  Township
Post Office:  1854 – 1881 & 1888 – 1902
Location: 38.786097 -83.434263
on SR 348 between SR 125 & Compton Hill Rd 

Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Simon Osman (1808 – 1876) who was stabbed to death by members of the Easter family on the former wooden “Bloody Bridge” crossing Ohio Brush Creek on SR 125. His sons later took over proprietorship of the town.

Palestine – Franklin Township
Location: 38.970412 -83.394298
on SR 41 at the intersection with Conley & Adkins Rd 

Remnants: Wickerham Inn at the intersection
Description: Palestine was a stagecoach stop town first settled in 1800 by Revolutionary War veteran Peter Wickerham (1756 – 1841) & Maria (Platter) Wickerham (1767 – 1839). They built the first brick house in the county which served as a tavern & inn & platted the town in 1837. They were buried in Locust Grove Cemetery on SR 41.

Plum – Meigs Township
Location: 38.949129 -83.366259
along the railroad tracks off of Plum Run south of SR 32
Remnants: none known
Description: Plum was a farming & railroad town which sat on the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad.

Shimar – Meigs Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

 
Stephens – Sprigg Township
Post Office: 1884 – 1907
Location: unknown, was listed in the southern portion of Sprigg Township on page 27 of the 1888 Bridgman’s Atlas Of The State Of Ohio
Description: none found

Waggoners Ripple – Green Township
Post Office: 1845 – 1906
Location: 38.712574 -83.442411
near the intersection of Abner Hollow Rd & Waggoner Riffle Rd 

Remnants: none known
Description: The town was established in 1842.

Washington – Monroe Township
Location: 38.678461 -83.456419
between US 52 & the Ohio River on the west side of Ohio Brush Creek 

Remnants: none known 
Description: Washington was platted with 84 lots in 1800 by Noble Grimes, who was a justice of the peace & owned 1,000 acres. The town also had a large log courthouse & jail & was intended to be the future county seat, but West Union won that contest in 1803. Washington didn’t last much longer. Noble was buried on the farm’s “river hill”.

Allen County Ohio Ghost Towns

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

Ashland County Ohio Ghost Towns

Albany
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.

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

Ganges
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.

Ashtabula County Ohio Ghost Towns

Anderson – Pierpont Township
Location: 41.738943 -80.622298    
on Stanhope – Kelloggsville Rd near the intersection with Shrambling Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was named after George S. Anderson (1857 – 1924), a well respected country physician & surgeon who owned a few parcels of land in the area.

Barnes Corners – Trumbull Township
Location: 41.678110 -80.910368    
on Windsor – Mechanicsville Rd at the intersection of Riverdale Rd
Remnants: Riverdale (Barnes) Cemetery in the woods on the south side of Riverdale Rd just a bit west of the GPS coordinates
Description: It was named after the local Barnes family & had a church in the mid 1800s. Some of the Barnes family members are buried in the cemetery.

Calm – Trumbull Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1903
Location: 41.690332 -81.002581    
on Barrett Rd at the intersection of Short Rd
Remnants: old school across the border in Geauga County at the corner of Thompson Rd & Sidley Rd
Description: Calm’s edge just barely crossed into Ashtabula. The post office was in Thompson Township, Geauga County. The town’s old schoolhouse is now a private residence.

East Lakeville – Conneaut Township
Location: 41.939650 -80.542532   
on US 20
Remnants: East Conneaut (East Lakeville) cemetery on Furnace Rd South of US 20
Description: It’s technically a ghost town but only on paper due to name changes & getting annexed into Conneaut.

Fargo – Ashtabula Township
Location41.871939 -80.766133 
on Fargo Dr south off of US 20
Remnants: Edgewood Cemetery on State Rd
Description: The town was founded by Jason Fargo (1790 – 1861) & Clarissa (Harmon) Fargo (1801 – 1880). They had several children, ran a 156 acre farm, & Jason was the first town trustee. The area was later named East Village & is now part of the city of Ashtabula. Jason & Clarissa were buried in Edgewood Cemetery  with some of their children, including Dan & Lucius who had a prosperous 570 acre farm.

Hare – Kingsville Township
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by the Hare family in the township.

Inland
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Iona – Windsor Township
Post Office: 1898 – 1903
Location: 41.508579 -80.957202   
on S Windsor Rd between Fletcher Rd & Mill Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: Iona was a small farming & postal town.

Middlesex
Post Office: 1831 – 1847
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Northway – Jefferson Township
Post Office: 1898 – 1899
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Osbornville (same location as Phoenix) – Pierpont Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1860
Location: 41.783699 -80.623501   
on Stanhope – Kelloggsville Rd between Beckwith Rd & Bulah Rd
Remnants: Graham Road Bridge in the Ashtabula County Metropark on Graham Rd
Description: The town proprietor was an M. Osborn who built a grist mill, saw mill, general store, & ran the post office.

Padens Mills – Monroe Township
Location: unknown, the main saw mill was built next to Bear Creek
Description: The Paden family were Quakers who also owned 400 acres with a saw mill along Paden Creek in Conneaut Township, Crawford County, PA.

Phoenix (same location as Osbornville) – Pierpont Township
Post Office: 1862 – 1903
Location: 41.783699 -80.623501   
on Stanhope – Kelloggsville Rd between Beckwith Rd & Bulah Rd
Remnants: Graham Road Bridge in the Ashtabula County Metropark on Graham Rd
Description: Phoenix was a postal & shingle mill town. Graham Road Bridge was constructed with wood salvaged from a former bridge that crossed the west branch of the Ashtabula River & was badly damaged in the 1913 flood.

Sherman – Geneva & Saybrook Township
Location: 41.817462 -80.904346   
on US 20 approximately halfway between Geneva & Saybrook
Remnants: none known
Description: Sherman’s status as a town didn’t last long. It isn’t on the 1874 or 1905 county atlases, but can be found on the Ohio map in the 1901 Cram atlas.

Steeles Corners – Cherry Valley Township
Location: 41.606931 -80.648752   
on US 6 at the intersection of Hayes Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The Steele family owned the section of land in the northwest corner of the intersection & operated businesses over several decades in the mid 1800s.

Watsons Corners – Colebrook Township
Location: 41.557506 -80.790356   
on Fee Rd at the intersection of W Windsor Rd
Remnants: North Colebrook Cemetery south of the GPS coordinates
Description: The town was founded by Joseph Mitchell Watson (1822 – 1876) & Mary Jane (Courson) Watson (1821 – 1892). They had 8 children & moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania around 1870. Joseph & Mary Jane are buried in the cemetery.

Athens County Ohio Ghost Towns

Alexander (Southtown) – Alexander Township
Post Office: 1825 – 1850
Location: unknown, was 6 miles south of Athens
Description: This first settlement in the township had the nickname “Southtown” as it was the next populated area south of Athens. Unfortunately the early township records were lost in a fire around 1827.

Big Hocking (Hockingport) – Troy Township
Post Office: 1836 – 1837
Location: 39.188080 -81.752083
on SR 124 at the junction of the Hocking River & Ohio River
Description: Big Hocking is listed as a ghost town in several places online but it’s only due to a name change. Hockingport was called Big Hocking from 1836 – 1839.

Bolens Mills (Bolins Mills) – Knox Township, Vinton County (was in Athens prior to 1850)
Location: 39.233498 -82.291437
on Bolins Mill Rd north off US 50 along Raccoon Creek
Remnants: Weaver Chapel & Cemetery on Weaver Church Rd
Description: It was founded by William Bolen (1788 – 1849) & Susan Bolen (d. 1854). William built mills & was also a farmer. They were buried in Weaver Chapel (Bolins Mills) Cemetery. The family surname is spelled Bolin in some branches.

Brettland (Bretland) (Lick Run) – York Township
Post Office: 1875 – 1882
Location: 39.452791 -82.277778
on SR 278 on the south side of the Hocking River & ran south along the Hocking County border
Remnants: none known
Description: This coal mining town had a school, company store & a train station for the Lick Run Coal Works on the Lick Run Switch of the Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. Old road paths from the town can be seen on satellite maps.

Deans
Location: unknown
Description: The town was named after the Dean family in the area.

Detroit – Canaan Township
Location: 39.311616 -81.978089
on Canaanville Rd off US 50 between Buckley Run Rd & Mine Rd
Remnants: no known
Description: Detroit was sort of a suburb of Canaanville & had a train station on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad built in 1875.

Englishtown –  York Township
Post Office: 1821 – 1823
Location: 39.456951 -82.225953
on Poplar St in the east side of Nelsonville
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by George Courtauld (1767 – 1823) who was a wealthy silk & textile manufacturer from England. The land was purchased in 1818 & George persuaded some of his friends to move there. He operated a store & post office until his untimely death. Most of the residents moved back to England & the post office moved to Nelsonville.

Ewing
Location: unknown
Description: It was named after the Ewing family in the county.

Floodwood Station – York Township
Post Office: 1871 – 1913
Location: 39.414516 -82.198205
on Monk Rd between SR 691 & the Hocking River along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway
Remnants: remains of the dam in the Hocking River, former railroad trestle, building foundations, & loose building bricks in the area
Description: The town started out with farming & mills then boomed when coal was discovered in the area. It had two iron furnaces, a train station on the Columbus, Hocking Valley, & Toledo Railroad, & several mines owned by Burton B. Sheffield who founded the Floodwood Coal Co. It was hit hard by the Great Flood Of 1913. New Floodwood across the Hocking River where the employees lived is still a populated town.

Goose Run – Trimble Township
Location: 39.493958 -82.151535
on Goose Run Rd east off SR 78
Remnants: Bethel Ridge Cemetery off Goose Run Rd
Description: Many of the residents worked in the mining industry & were buried in Bethel Ridge Cemetery.

Harmony – Canaan Township
Location: 39.326592 -82.005669
on Harmony Rd west of S Canaan Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded in 1836 by business tycoon Samuel B. Pruden (1798 – 1863) who built an oil mill, grist & saw mill, & a salt works.

Hixon – Ames Township
Post Office: 1880 – 1901
Location: 39.416392 -82.052173
between Lafollette Rd &  Bryson Branch
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: Town proprietor Peter Hixon (1821 – 1902) moved to Ames Township from Pennsylvania at an early age. He was one of the biggest land owners in Athens County with over 800 acres & had much success in raising large numbers of livestock on the fine grazing land. The family surname was sometimes spelled Hixson. Peter was buried with relatives in Hooper Ridge Cemetery on Hooper Ridge Rd.

Hocking – Waterloo Township
Post Office: 1870 – 1877
Location: 39.367708 -82.265328
on Hocking St off SR 56 between Mineral & Carbondale
Remnants: none known
Description: Hocking lost its status as a town but looks like it was never completely abandoned. It had a train station on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad.

Horton
Post Office: 1861 – 1863
Location: unknown
Description: It was named after the Horton family in the area.

Ingham – Brown Township, Vinton County (was in Athens prior to 1850)
Location: 39.311475 -82.300541
between Hope- Moonville Rd & King Hollow Trail on the former railroad path
Remnants: electric poles line the former railroad path, mine shaft entrances, & mining tools can be found on hiking trails off the former railroad path
Description: Founded by brothers William & J.M. Ingham, it was a coal mining town on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. The mail went through Kings Station, another reason it’s also listed in Athens.

Kings Station – Waterloo Township
Post Office: 1857 – 1892
Location: 39.319952 -82.284626
at the intersection of Rockcamp Rd & King Hollow Trail at the former railroad crossing
Remnants: Kings Hollow Tunnel east of the GPS coordinates on the Moonville Rail Trail, wood buildings east off the railroad path & southwest of the GPS coordinates
Description: Kings Station was founded by Silas D. King (1840 – 1909) as a coal mining town with a train station on the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. The intact wood railroad tunnel was built in 1855 – 1856 & is a rare sight to see in Ohio. Silas was buried in Elk Cemetery on N Market St (Rt 93) in McArthur.

Laurel Hill – York Township
Location: 39.455024 -82.269586
between SR 278 & the Hocking River
Remnants: mine shafts in the section of land between SR 278 & Wolfe – Bennett Rd
Description: Laurel Hill was a coal works town on the east side of Brettland with its own mining industry. It had a company store & a train station on the Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. Old road paths can be seen on satellite maps.

Lyda (Lydia) – Troy Township
Post Office: 1889 – 1904
Location: 39.181137 -81.779916
on Lydia Rd along the border of Meigs County
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: Lyda was a tiny town. Residences & businesses stretched north up Township Highway 420 & Lyndon Rd. It’s listed as Lyda in the 1901 Cram Atlas & a few other places online, but might have really been spelled Lydia like the road name.

Marshallville – Trimble Township
Location: 39.554563 -82.141226
on Johnson Run Rd (County Rd 68) at the intersection of Indian Run Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietor was an E. Marshall who owned a section of land southeast of the GPS coordinates. Many of the residents were buried in Walnut Grove (Maxwell) Cemetery & Beech Grove (Conn Church) Cemetery on Township Highway 435 in Monroe Township, Perry County. Both of the cemeteries are listed on findagrave.com with more location info.

Medill – Lee Township
Post Office: 1858 – 1865
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Mortonville – Trimble Township
Location: unknown, was west of Glouster
Description: none found

Mud Sock (Mudsock) – Ames Township
Post Office: 1821 – 1837
Location: 39.396667 -81.963194
on SR 550 1/2 mile west of Amesville
Remnants: Mud Sock (Amesville) Cemetery at the GPS Coordinates
Description: It was founded by Colonel Silas Dean (1767- 1810), settled by members of the Ohio Land Company, & served as a stagecoach stop. Silas’s nephew Colonel Nathan Dean Jr. (1788 – 1837) acquired some of the land after Silas died. Nathan was a brickmaker, freemason, businessman, & ran the general store & post office. Mudsock was abandoned shortly before Amesville sprang up.

Mount Auburn – Trimble & Dover Township
Location: 39.465107 -82.113985
on SR 685 at the intersection of Greens Run Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Mount Auburn was founded by Reverend Jonathan Perkins Weethee (1812 – 1899). He wrote a book in 1849 & built Weethee College in 1861, just a couple of his many accomplishments. Jonathan was buried in Nye Cemetery on SR 13 in Chauncey.

New Bern – Bern Township
Location: 39.368458 -81.909943
on Felton Rd at the intersection with Brawley Rd
Remnants: Wilson Chapel & Sand Rock Cemetery north of the GPS coordinates
Description: New Bern was a farming town. Residents were buried in Sand Rock Cemetery.

Raccoon
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Rock Oak
Post Office: 1856 – 1871
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Salina – Dover Township
Post Office: 1866 – 1894
Location: 39.381976 -82.144201   
between LeMaster Rd & US 33
Remnants: none known
Description: Salina was a decent sized town that had a little bit of everything. Some residents were employed the salt works of M.M. Greene & Co. There was also a surface coal mine, shaft coal mine, grist mill, & a saw mill.

Sparta
Location: unknown
Description: Sparta was listed as a small village in the 1837 Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide.

Auglaize County Ohio Ghost Towns

Amsterdam – German Township
Location: 40.422321 -84.378130   

on Amsterdam Rd at the intersection of S Washington St (SR 66) along the Miami & Erie Canal
Remnants: none known
Description: Amsterdam was platted in 1837 by German immigrants with 65 lots & was abandoned after the Cholera epidemic in 1849. Over 100 residents perished from the disease & were buried in a mass grave across from Saint Paul’s Church in New Bremen on N Herman St. A public park was built over the graveyard in 1948 & the remaining headstones were laid flat & buried.

Bay – Moulton Township
Location: 40.557052 -84.277834   
on Bay Rd between Plant Pike (County Rd 33A) & Clear Creek
Remnants: Zion (Lutheran) Cemetery on private property east of the GPS coordinates
Description: The town proprietor was a W.E. Bay who owned the section of land on the west side of the road in the late 1800s to early 1900s

Bingville – Union Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Botkins Station – Pusheta Township, Auglaize County & Dinsmore Township, Shelby County
Location: 40.482336 -84.183987   
on SR 219 along the Auglaize & Shelby County border
Remnants: none known
Description: It had a train station on the Dayton & Michigan Railroad. Residences & businesses were in both Auglaize & Shelby County. It was named after Richard Botkin (1803 – 1858) who donated the land for the station & founded Botkins in Shelby County.

Layton – Union Township
Post Office: 1895 – 1904
Location: unknown
Description: This small town is listed in the 1901 Cram Atlas & was in the northwestern portion of the township. It was named after the Layton family in the area.

Mohramsville – German Township
Location: 40.443328 -84.375089   
on Lock 2 North Rd near the intersection of Klee Ave
Description: The town was founded in 1838 German immigrant H.H. Mohram. The area was annexed into New Bremen in 1876.

Ober Bremen – German Township
Location: 40.432178 -84.379501   
on S Washington St on the east side of New Bremen
Remnants: none known
Description: Ober Bremen was founded by German immigrants Gerhard Ellerman (1811 – 1888) & Anna (Uphaus) Ellerman (1814 – 1891). It was platted in 1853 & annexed into New Bremen in 1876. Gerhard & Anna were buried with relatives in German Protestant Cemetery on New Bremen – New Knoxville Rd (County Rd 65A).

Petersburg – Pusheta Township
Location: 40.497000 -84.162952   
on Santa Fe – New Knoxville Rd between Cemetery Rd & Rupert Rd
Remnants: historical markers on the roadside, Petersburg Cemetery past the markers in a field
Description: Petersburg was the site of the first Roman Catholic congregation in the township & had a church & school. John Rupert, who founded the town, platted 40 acres in 1852 but the lots never sold.

Pourcelle
Post Office: 1886 – 1888
Location: unknown, was northwest of Waynesfield
Description: none found

Pusheta Town – Moulton Township
Location: 40.568104 -84.229671   
between Fox Ranch Rd & the Auglaize River
Remnants: none known
Description: Some residents were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery on SR 67.

Rinehart (Rineharts) – Union Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1872
Location: 40.600503 -84.032290   
on SR 67 at the intersection of Wrestle Creek Rd
Remnants: Rinehart House at the intersection, Mount Lookout (Rinehart) Cemetery on the south side of SR 67 about 3/10 of a mile east of the intersection
Description: The town was founded by Hugh Rinehart (1813 – 1891) & Juliana (Godfrey) Rinehart (1812 – 1881) who moved to Ohio from Virginia & were pioneers of the township. Hugh was a farmer & blacksmith. The town also had a school. The Rinehart house was built in 1861 & added to the National Register Of Historic Places in 1978. Hugh & Juliana were buried with some of their children in Mount Lookout (Rinehart) Cemetery.

Summit
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Vogelsangtown – German Township
Location: 40.432292 -84.385177   
on S Herman St on the southwest side of New Bremen
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded in 1856 by German immigrants Friedrich Voglesang (1831 – 1897) & Sophia (Kuenning) Voglesang (1836 – 1909) who had 13 children. Freidrich was a farmer, flour mill owner, & businessman. The town was annexed into New Bremen in 1876 & Freidrich had a seat in the village council. The Voglesangs were buried with relatives in German Protestant Cemetery on New Bremen – New Knoxville Rd (County Rd 65A).

Butler County Ohio Ghost Towns

Athlone – Fairfield Township
Location: 39.357834 -84.519389   
at the railroad crossing where N Gilmore Rd meets Bobmeyer Rd along the Miami & Erie Canal
Remnants: none known
Description: Athlone was a flag stop (trains would stop if signaled) on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad. It can be spotted on the county outline map page in the 1914 Butler County Atlas between Ixworth & Flockton.

Belt Junction – City Of Hamilton (formerly in St. Clair Township)
Location: 39.407012 -84.580768   
on Millvale Ave around the railroad crossing at the intersection of S Edgewood Ave
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: The Belt Line Railroad built by the Hamilton Belt Railway Company was completed in 1896 & served the Champion Paper Mill. It met the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad at the intersection.

Boggerville – Reily Township
Location: 39.456795 -84.712627 
on N Pierson Rd between Woods Station Rd & Garver Elliot Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Boggerville was on the north side of the railroad tracks at Woods Station which it predated as a town & kept its own name through the late 1800s. State Geologist & first President Of Ohio State University, Edward Orton, noted Boggerville’s existence on a map in the 1878 Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio, Volume 3.

Brownstown (Ball’s Ferry) – Madison Township
Location: 39.477505 -84.440418 
on Radabaugh Rd next to the Great Miami River between SR 73 & Sycamore Rd
Remnants: Elk Creek Baptist Church Pioneer Cemetery at the intersection of SR 73 (W State St) & Hamilton Trenton Rd
Description: The original settlement at this location was called Brownstown in the very early 1800s but it didn’t last long & the founders either died or moved. Shortly after that it changed to Ball’s Ferry, named after Revolutionary War veteran Davis Ball (1758 – 1819) & Mary (Hatfield) Ball (1763 – 1835) who came to Ohio from New Jersey. They had a farm, a few children, & Davis operated a ferry. He tragically died with a group who insisted on a crossing in dangerously high waters & the ferry overturned. Davis & Mary’s son Aaron (1791 – 1863) operated the ferry until 1861. They were buried with relatives in Elk Creek Baptist Church Pioneer Cemetery.

Busenbark Station – St. Clair Township
Location: 39.465994 -84.485713 
on Busenbark Rd at the intersection of Hamilton Trenton Rd
Remnants: Ohio Historical Marker at the intersection
Description: It was founded by Robert Busenbark (1793 – 1872) & Margaret (Stout) Busenbark (1788 – 1879) who moved to Ohio from New Jersey. They had a large farm & a couple of children. They donated land for a school in 1833 & along with one of their sons David (1819 – 1908), donated more land for a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad in the 1850s. A local farm was the site of a bare-knuckle boxing Heavyweight Championship Of America match between Mike McCoole & Aaron  Jones in 1867. Thousands of fans rode in on trains to catch the outdoor match. Busenbark also had a grain elevator & warehouse & a water pump station which supplied electricity for the railroad when it was converted from steam trains. Robert  & Margaret were buried with relatives in Elk Creek Baptist Church Pioneer Cemetery at the intersection of SR 73 (W State St) & Hamilton Trenton Rd.

Christiana – Madison Township
Post Office: 1829 – 1837
Location: unknown, was approximately 14 miles northeast of Hamilton
Description: It was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841 & 1854 A Gazetteer of the United States of America.

Clawson – Liberty Township
Post Office – 1881 – 1900
Location: 39.407793 -84.451705 
on SR 747 between Millikin Rd & Kyles Station Rd
Remnants: Spring Hill (Clawson) Cemetery on the west side of SR 747 about 1/10 of a mile south of Millikin Rd
Description: The town was founded by James Clawson (1796 – 1895) & Rebecca (Vail) Clawson (1798 – 1870). They were both born in Pennsylvania & moved to Butler County with their families at early ages where they met & married. The Clawsons had 8 children & steadily accumulated a successful farm of over 600 acres. The town also had a couple of churches & a school. James & Rebecca were buried with relatives in Spring Hill (Clawson) Cemetery.

Hanover (Hanover Station) – Hanover Township
Location: 39.428388 -84.646338   
on Mormon Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 130 (Old Oxford Rd) & Stahlheber Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The train station was in the southwest corner of the crossing on the former Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Indianapolis Railroad.

Ixworth – City Of Hamilton (formerly in Fairfield Township)
Location: 39.366723 -84.544112 
on Bobmeyer Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 4 & Tuley Rd
Remnants: old houses & buildings in the area
Description: It had a train station of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad. Unfortunately 9 members of one family were killed by a northbound train when crossing the tracks in an automobile on July 26, 1936.

Jones (Jones Station) (Stockton) – Fairfield Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1883
Location: 39.321944 -84.494288   
on Seward Rd at the railroad crossing near the intersection of Stockton Rd
Remnants: Stockton (Walker Family) Cemetery at the intersection of Seward Rd & Stockton Station Dr south of SR 4
Description: The town was founded by John D. Jones, a dry goods merchant from Cincinnati, who donated land for a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad. Thomas Kirk was the first station agent & built a general store. The town also had a school, saloon, & Methodist Episcopal church. The post office was last named Stockton & the area still goes by that name for census purposes.

McDonald (Donald) (Donald Switch) (Donald Station) – Oxford Township
Location: 39.530121 -84.777994 
on Ringwood Rd at the railroad crossing between US 27 (College Corner Pike) & Taylor Rd
Remnants: old houses in the area
Description: McDonald had a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad & a massive 60 car length passing siding for loading cargo.

Millikin – Liberty & Union Township
Location: 39.373668 -84.454943 
on SR 747 (Princeton Glendale Rd) at the intersection of Hamilton Mason Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by a branch of the Millikin family in the county.

Ogleton – Reily Township
Post Office: 1863 – 1864
Location: 39.471164 -84.738008   
on Stillwell Beckett Rd at the railroad crossing between Harley Rd & Stephenson Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were Alexander Ogle (1808 – 1887) & Lucinda (Able) Ogle (1810 – 1865). It had a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad.

Old River Junction – City Of Hamilton (formerly in Fairfield Township)
Location: 39.407912 -84.554230 
off N 3rd St on the railroad tracks between Vine St & the Great Miami River Remnants: none known
Description: Old River Junction was the name of the previous, & much shorter, span of shared track bed than there is now of the two main railroads running through Hamilton.

Sheleys (Sheleys Station) – Fairfield Township
Location: 39.428039 -84.513034   
on Canal Rd at the intersection of Headgates Rd along the Miami & Erie Canal
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Daniel Sheley (1835 – 1927) & Gertrude (Miller) Sheley (1840 – 1916). They owned a nice farm, had several children, & Daniel held every township office at one time or another. He was also a Freemason & county commissioner from 1892 – 1898. Sheleys main industry was ice production for Hamilton & Cincinnati. Daniel & Gertrude were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery on Greenwood Ave in Hamilton.

Stillwell (Stillwell’s Corners) – Hanover Township
Post Office: 1831 – 1859
Location: 39.453050 -84.688592   
on Stillwell Beckett Rd at the intersection of US 27 (Millville Oxford Rd)
Remnants: Ohio Historical Marker at Hancock Family (Stillwell) Cemetery on the grounds of Indian Ridge Golf Club north of the intersection
Description: Its business busy proprietors were Jacob D. & Elizabeth Stillwell. They owned a distillery built in 1830, a steam powered grist & saw mills built in 1835 – 1836, a tavern, general store, & Jacob was the postmaster. Their daughter Lida married congressman Samuel Fenton Cary. The cemetery was established in 1811 & many township pioneers were buried there in currently unmarked graves.

Woods (Woods Station) – Reily Township
Post Office: 1882 – 1908
Location: 39.457702 -84.717375 
on S Law Rd at the railroad crossing between Garver Elliot Rd & Stillwell Beckett Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town & train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad was named after the railroad president John Woods (1794 – 1855). The station had a nice livestock pen for animals waiting for loading.

Carroll County Ohio Ghost Towns

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
Location: unknown
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
Location: unknown
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
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Davis family in the county.

Figleys Mills
Post Office: 1856 – 1857
Location: unknown
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
Location: unknown
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
Location: unknown
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
Location: unknown
Description: Woodbury was listed as a small town in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guides from 1837 – 1841.

Clermont County Ohio Ghost Towns

Allisonia – Stonelick Township
Location: 39.122752 -84.206434 
on the south side of US 50 between Stonelick Creek & East Fork Of The Little Miami
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Revolutionary War veteran & first US Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Allison from New York (1757 – 1816) & Rebecca (Strong) West (1777 – 1828) from Connecticut. Richard was the first doctor in Cincinnati in 1789 & Rebecca was widely known as Cincinnati’s most intellectual & beautiful woman. They were the first settlers in Owensville (Boston) which was platted on their land grant. Richard & Rebecca also owned land & a cabin at the confluence of Stonelick Creek & the East Fork Of The Little Miami along with a grist & saw mill. Samuel Perin (1785 – 1865), who founded Perintown, arrived in 1805 & had Richard attend to a limb wound he received while traveling. In payment, Samuel updated the grist & saw mill & worked for the Allisons for a few years. The town was platted in 1815. Unfortunately Richard passed away the following year & it didn’t grow much before getting abandoned. Rebecca remarried after Richard’s death. They were buried in Wesleyan Cemetery on Colerain Ave in Cincinnati.

Angola (Baywood) (Concord) – Williamsburg  Township
Post Office – 1854 – 1872 & 1863 – 1905
Location: 39.021996 -84.080308 
on Bethel Concord Rd at the intersection of Todds Run Twin Bridges Rd
Remnants: Concord Church & Cemetery on Twin Bridges Rd east of the GPS coordinates
Descriptin: Angola (1854 – 1872) was the original name of the post office at Concord. It was discontinued a couple of times & went with the name Baywood (1863 – 1905) when it wasn’t called Angola.

Beechwood (Beechwood Station) – Union Township
Location: 39.156464 -84.273584 
on Round Bottom Rd at the intersection of Beechwood Rd along the railroad tracks
Remnants: Round Bottom Rd cemetery on the north side of the road about 1 & 1/2 miles southeast of the GPS coordinates
Description: The town had a train station on the Norfolk & Western Railroad (formerly the Cincinnati & Eastern Railroad) & a one room school, Union Township No. 5, on the east side of Beechwood Rd. The train station land was donated by Henry Davis (1820 – ?) & Nancy (Malott) Davis (1823 – 1906). They were buried with relatives in Greenlawn Cemetery on US 50 in Milford. Some of the other local residents were buried in Round Bottom Rd Cemetery.

California (Afton) – Williamsburg Township
Post Office: 1849 – 1865 & 1865 – 1912
Location: 39.061127 -84.100947  
on Half – Acre Rd at the intersection of Dixie Ln along Cabin Run
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: California was the original name of Afton & its post office from 1849 – 1865. It had a train station on the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad (Norfolk & Western Railway).

Charleston – Goshen Township
Location: 39.215924 -84.134201 
on Woodville Pike at the intersection of Manilla Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: It was named in the mid 1840s by Charles Thacker (1809 – 1875) & Margaret Jane (Brunson) Thacker (1811 – 1863) who owned a general store purchased from William Vaughn. The town grew up around an abundance of natural springs & had a school & Methodist Episcopal church with about 50 members. George W. Boutell purchased the general store in 1848 & also ran a private post office out of it. The main industries were farming & barrel making (cooper shops). Charleston fell off the maps in the early 1900s. Charles & Margaret were buried with relatives in Goshen Cemetery on Spring St in Goshen.

Clifton (southern quarter of New Richmond) – Ohio Township
Location: 38.944344 -84.275848   
on Old US 52 between Augusta St & Little Indian Creek
Remnants: Greenmound Cemetery on Greenmound Rd
Description: Clifton was a separate town that eventually got annexed into New Richmond as a plat addition. It appeared on maps in the 1891 & 1902 Clermont County atlases.

Cohoon (Cohoon Station) (Perintown) – Miami & Union Township
Location: 39.136739 -84.238953 
on Round Bottom Rd at the intersection of Binning Rd
Remnants: former train station attendant’s house at the road bend where the railroad tracks turn south, remnants of the first electric power plant in the county on the west side of Binning Rd
Description: Cahoon was the name of the train station at Perintown on the west side of the East Fork Of The Little Miami River along the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad (Norfolk & Western Railway). It was named after the family of the landowner at the time, Olive A. Cahoon (1846 – 1914). The train station’s name was changed to Perintown in the early 1900s. The power plant built in 1906 on Binning Rd provided electricity for the “Swing Line” traction cars that ran from Norwood to Hillsboro.

East Liberty (Gernon) (Baldwin) (Baldwin Station) – Batavia & Union Township
Post Office: 1876 – 1908
Location: 39.120855 -84.211888 
on Binning Rd at the intersection of Baldwin Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town had a train station on the Norfolk & Western Railway & a grist & saw mill. The Gernon & Baldwin families were the most prominent in the area & the town took on their names at different times. The post office & train station were also called Baldwin.

East Mount Carmel (Summerside) – Union Township
Location: 39.104914 -84.288808 
on Old St Rt 74 at the intersection of Summerside Rd
Remnants: Summerside United Methodist Church at the intersection
Description: It was named by results of a contest & was listed in the 1870 Clermont County Atlas. As far as stores, shops, & public buildings go, if there wasn’t something in East Mount Carmel, it was surely somewhere in Mount Carmel. The area was never abandoned but lost its name & status as a separate town. The old part of the church at the intersection was built in 1852 on land owned by Samuel Lane Jr. (1802 – 1868) & Elizabeth (Dial) Lane (1805 – 1865). The were buried with relatives in Olive Branch Cemetery on Olive Branch – Stonelick Rd.

Elk Lick – Tate Township
Location: 39.007109 -84.138441 
on Elklick Rd in East Fork State Park
Remnants: Old Bethel Methodist Church & Cemetery at the GPS coordinates, Bantam school on Williamsburg – Bantam Rd southeast of the GPS Coordinates
Description: Elk Lick was founded by Reverend John Collins (1769 – 1845) & Sarah (Blackman) Collins (1776 – 1863) from New Jersey & named after the natural salt licks in the area. John built a log cabin church in 1805. It was replaced with a frame church in 1818 & rebuilt in 1867. John & Sarah’s son Richard (1796 – 1855) was a War Of 1812 veteran & a wealthy lawyer. He had a 37 room mansion constructed in Elk Lick. It was the nicest house in the county for several decades but fell into disrepair & was destroyed in 1972 along with many other buildings from the old town during the William Harsha (East Fork) Lake flood control project. Approximately half of the town was flooded by the lake. John, Sarah, & Richard were buried with relatives in the cemetery.

Elston – Miami Township
Location: unknown, was east of Milford
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Elston family in the township.

Fair Oak  (Fair Oak Station) – Monroe Township
Location: 38.993916 -84.174827 
on Lindale – Mt Holly Rd at the intersection of Fair Oak Rd & Berry Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town had a train station on the Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth Railroad that was on the west side of Lindale – Mt Holly Rd a little north of the Gps coordinates. The tracks were sold for scrap in the late 1930s after the railroad went out of business.

Funston – Williamsburg Township
Post Office – 1901 – 1904
Location: unknown
It was listed in the 1903 ABC Pathfinder Shipping & Mailing Guide with Williamsburg having the closest train station.

Home – Pierce Township
Location: 39.024855 -84.316827 
on Old US Rt 52 at the intersection of 9 Mile Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a small farming town with a blacksmith shop.

Hulicks – Batavia Township
Location: 39.084526 -84.148379  
on Bauer Rd at the intersection of Elmwood Rd & stretched west toward SR 132 & northeast up Bauer Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The original proprietors were James Hulick Sr. (1787 – 1875) from New Jersey & Rebecca (Weaver) Hulick (1799 – 1875) from Virginia. They were married in Ohio in 1816, had 6 children, & a nice farm. James & Rebecca were buried with relatives in Union Cemetery on Cemetery Ln in Batavia.

Maywood (Maywood Station) – Batavia Township
Location: 39.065624 -84.110180 
on Curliss Ln at the railroad track crossing between Batavia – Williamsburg Pike (Old St Rt 32) & SR 32
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: Maywood was platted with 16 lots in 1877 by James Davidson (1837 – 1928) & Martha (Summers) Davidson (1837 – 1902). It had a train station on the Cincinnati Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad (Norfolk & Western Railway), a school, & a few small businesses including a general store & blacksmith shop in the late 1800s to early 1900s. James & Martha were buried with relatives in Williamsburg Cemetery at the intersection of N 8th St & Gay St in Williamsburg.

Mount Moriah – Union Township
Location: 39.067755 -84.291766 
on Mount Moriah Dr between SR 125 & Commercial Blvd
Remnants: Mount Moriah Methodist Church & Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: Squeezed between Tobasco & Withamsville, Mount Moriah never had much of a chance at staying a town on its own, but it did have a stop on the “Black Line” of interurban traction cars that ran along the current road in the early 1900s. Mount Moriah Church was built in 1842, expanded in 1869, & remodeled in 1879. The cemetery sits on the former Witham Farm, purchased in 1800 by Reverend Maurice Witham (1749 – 1807) & Hannah (Bragdon) Witham (1750 – 1818), the founders of Withamsville. They were buried with relatives in the cemetery.

Nice – Monroe Township
Post Office: 1896 – 1905
Location: unknown, was between New Richmond & Nicholsville
Description: This small post office town was listed on the Ohio maps in the 1901 Cram Atlas & 1905 Rand McNally Atlas.

Nineveh (Ninevah) (Pleasant Valley) – Pierce Township
Location: 39.040044 -84.296406 
on 9 Mile Rd between Bradbury Rd & Locust Corner Rd along Ninemile Creek
Remnants: historical marker at the GPS coordinates, old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was founded in the late 1830s by George Floro. It had several general stores over the decades, 2 blacksmiths, a doctor, wagon shop, cooperage,  school, church, & a train station on the Cincinnati & Eastern Railway. The railroad went out of business in 1889 & the tracks were removed before 1900.

Olive Branch Station (Apple’s Settlement) – Batavia & Union Township
Location: 39.084157 -84.225529 
on Old St Rt 74 at the intersection of Amelia – Olive Branch Rd
Remnants: Olive Branch Cemetery on the old section of Olive Branch – Stonelick Rd (east of the new road & dead ends before SR 32), Camp Allyn & historical marker north of the GPS coordinates on the west side of Amelia – Olive Branch Rd
Description: About 80 years prior to the Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth Railroad rolling through the area, it was settled by Revolutionary War veteran Andrew Apple (1745 – 1817) & Catherine (Palm) Apple (1747 – 1822) & called Apple’s Settlement. The Apples had 11 children & a massive 2100 acre farm. The town name changed to Olive Branch in 1845. Camp Allyn on Amelia – Olive Branch Rd was the location of the Clermont County Fair from 1857 – 1863 & the grounds were used for training & mustering troops during the Civil War. Olive Branch had a train station built along the Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth railroad in the late 1870s & a water pump station at Camp Allyn supplied electricity for the community & tracks as steam power was going obsolete. In the 1880s there were 2 churches, an Odd Fellows hall, several mechanic shops & dozens of houses in town. The train station closed in 1935. Andrew & Catherine Apple were buried with relatives in the old section of Olive Branch Cemetery which was originally on the family farm.

Pleasant Grove – Washington Township
Post Office: 1849 – 1860
Location: 38.854078 -84.149397 
on SR 756 at the intersection of Fruit Ridge Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: This small farming & orchard town was listed on the 1857 Clermont County map.

Pointopolis (Point Pleasant) – Monroe Township
Post Office: 1819 – 1826 & 1826 – 1883
Location: 38.894046 -84.233138 
on US 52 at the intersection of SR 232
Remnants: Birthplace Of Ulysses S. Grant & Grant Memorial United Methodist Church on SR 232 north of the GPS coordinates, several historical markers around town, Point Pleasant Cemetery on Point Pleasant Cemetery Rd north of the intersection, former one room school on SR 756 East
Description: Pointopolis was the original name of the Point Pleasant post office from 1813 – 1826. It was platted by Joseph Jackson (1774 – 1841) who later moved to Indiana. The town is most know for being the birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, general of the Union troops during the Civil War & 18th president of the U.S. from 1869 – 1877. The cemetery & school are the only places you have to drive to. Everything else is in walking distance with parking somewhere in town. We recommend starting at Grant Park next to the Ohio River.

Simpkinsville (Ashdale) – Stonelick Township
Location: 39.172397 -84.152062 
on SR 131 at the intersection of Baas Rd
Remnants: Simpkins Family Cemetery on private property behind 2100 State Rt 131 (ask permission before visiting)
Description: The proprietors were David Simpkins (1809 – 1889) & Lucinda (Robinson) Simpkins (1812 – 1879). David built a cooper shop in the late 1820s & the town had a couple of blacksmith shops & local schools in the mid to late 1800s. It currently goes by the name Ashdale. David & Lucinda were buried with relatives in Plainview Cemetery on the south side of SR 131 east of the Gps coordinates. Some of their children & other relatives were buried in Simpkins Family Cemetery.

South Milford Station – Union Township & City Of Milford (formerly in Miami Township)
Location: 39.154827 -84.288557 
on Round Bottom Rd at the intersection of South Milford Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It had a train station on the Norfolk & Western Railway & around a half dozen houses.

Spann (Ten Mile) – Pierce Township
Post Office: 1880 – 1883 & 1892 – 1905
Location: 39.009012 -84.259778 
on SR 749 (10 Mile Rd) at the intersection of Cole Rd along Tenmile Creek & streched north up Cole Rd
Remnants: former general store in the lot on the northwest side of the GPS coordinates, historical marker north of the GPS coordinates on the east side of Cole Rd, former school at the intersection of Cole Rd & Merwin 10 mile Rd, Ten Mile (Old Pierce Township) Cemetery on Bristol Rd, old houses & farms in the area
Description: Spann was originally called Ten Mile & was a & transportation hub for travelers with a public water well. A Baptist congregation formed in 1802 with a small stone church next to Ten mile Cemetery. Another church congregation formed in 1819 about 4 miles east to serve the growing local population & was dedicated as the Second Ten Mile Baptist Church. It grew so large that another town had to be established & so Lindale came into existence. A brick church was built there in 1853 & still stands today on SR 132 near the intersection of 10 Mile Rd. The general store was built in 1860 & managed by Marion Butler (1847 – 1918). Spann’s first post office was called Peoples from 1880 – 1882 with Samuel H. Peoples (1820 – 1890) being its postmaster. The name changed to Ten Mile & it was discontinued in 1883 but a new office named Spann opened in 1892. Pierce Township School No. 4 was also known as the Corner School & was in operation from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Summit Station – Batavia Township
Location: 39.076502 -84.140990 
on Herold Rd at the intersection of Hospital Dr
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town had a train station on the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, & Virginia Railroad (Norfolk & Western Railway) & a few houses, but never grew to a size of much importance. The tracks in that area were removed & rerouted to the south.

Swings (Swings Station) (Swings Corner) – Tate Township
Location: 38.967524 -84.116260   
on Swings Corner Point Isabel Rd at the intersection of Crane Schoolhouse Rd
Remnants: Swing Family Cemetery on the north side of SR 125 west of Bethel (above painted retaining wall), old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was founded by the massive Swing family in the township. It had a church, school, & a train station on the Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth Railroad. Most of the family was buried in Swing Cemetery & some in the Old Settlers Burying Ground on SR 133 in Bethel.

Walkers Mills – Tate township
Location: 38.946756 -84.055720 
on Patterson Rd between Airport Rd & Sodom Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by William T. Walker & had a train station on the Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth Railroad.

Wood And Mannings Station – Washington Township
Location38.857124 -84.173895   
on Turkey Foot Rd between SR 756 & Haul Rd along Little Indian Creek
Remnants: Wood Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: It was the first town in southern Clermont County & was founded by John & David Wood & Elisha, Isaac, Nathan, & Richard Manning in 1795. They immediately built a stockade & double log cabin for their families to live in & the town to grow around. Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, & Cornelius Washburn occasionally visited the cabin to rest & associate during their lengthy travels. Despite the importance of the settlement to the county & township, it didn’t last into the mid 1800s as the families scattered around & made their marks in other areas & towns. The cemetery is one of the oldest in the county & a very impressive site to explore.

Clinton County Ohio Ghost Towns

Cedarville – Richland Township
Location: unknown, was 50 miles southwest of Columbus
Description: This small farming town had a Baptist church & was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer books from 1929 – 1841.

Macedonia – Washington Township
Post Office: 1871 – 1872
Location: 39.328999 -83.859235 
on Macedonia Rd at the intersection of Hunter Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Madedonia was never platted. It had a church, school, blacksmith shop, & about 10 houses in its heyday of the 1870s.

Morgantown – Green Township
Location: 39.345310 -83.711797 
on SR 73 between SR 729 & Levo Rd
Remnants: Swingley Farm (Morgantown) Cemetery on the northeast of SR 73 behind the house between SR 729 & Levo Rd
Description: Morgan Van Meter (Matre) (1765 – 1813) & Mary (Pierce) Van Meter were the first settlers in Clinton County & had 10 children. Morgan built a small tavern close to East Fork around 1800, the first opened between Chillicothe & Cincinnati. He was a surveyor & convinced local officials to run a newly proposed road (present day SR 73) through his land. Morgan then constructed a larger tavern & hotel along the road. He passed away in 1813 & is reportedly buried under SR 73 near where the tavern was. The town was later platted in 1816 by Isaac Pearson Jr. & Mary Van Meter but only had a few houses. Residents were buried in Swingley Farm (Morgantown) Cemetery.

Ogles – Liberty Township
Location: 39.540616 -83.831593 
on Gano Rd between Hiney Rd & Bailey Rd
Remnants – New Burlington – Oglesbee Cemetery on private property about 500 feet east of McKay Rd south of New Burlington Rd
Description: It was along the Dayton, Toledo, & Ironton Railroad on land owned by Reese Oglesbee (1820 – 1875) & Ann (Shambaugh) Oglesbee (1835 – 1916). They had a couple of children, a nice farm, & were buried with many relatives in New Burlington – Oglesbee Cemetery. The land the cemetery is on was owned by Reese’s parents, John Oglesbee (1786 – 1840) & Sarah (Stump) Oglesbee (1791 – 1873), who were pioneers in the county & had 8 children.

Quinn’s Mills – Wayne Township
Post Office: 1849 – 1852
Location: 39.440084 -83.615746   
on Hornbeam Rd at the intersection of SR 729
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by David Quinn (1804 – 1867) who was a farmer, stock dealer, built a grist & saw mill, & was a representative in the state legislature from 1857 – 1858. It also had a school & church. David was buried with relatives in Sugar Grove Cemetery on W Truesdell St in Wilmington.

Crawford County Ohio Ghost Towns

Biddle (Biddle Mills) – Sandusky Township
Post Office: 1880 – 1904
Location: 40.840334 -82.818237   
on Biddle Rd at the intersection with Loss Creek Rd
Remnants: Lutheran Evangelical Church at the Gps coordinates, Biddle Cemetery on south side of Remlinger Rd (County Highway 49) between Dice Rd & Kile Rd, old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was founded by Reverend Alex Biddle (1809 – 1898). He preached at the United Brethren church where he was buried in the cemetery along with 3 former wives & a son, John B. Biddle, who died in battle in the Civil War.

Camp Run
Post Office: dates unknown
Location: unknown
Description: Camp Run was listed as a postal town in the 1854 A New And Complete Gazetteer Of The United States, & the Ohio State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860- ’61.

Fauser – Chatfield Township
Location: 40.921235 -82.940222   
on Carey Rd at the railroad crossing  between SR 4 & Shwemly Rd
Remnants: Lust  (Pietest) Cemetery on SR 4 at the intersection with Carey Rd, many old small family cemeteries in the surrounding area
Description: It was founded by German Immigrant John G. Fauser (1811 – 1892) & Magdaline (Crum) Fauser (d. 1893). They had a 160 acre farm, 9 children, & a one room log cabin which was improved as the family success continued. The town sat along the Toledo & Ohio Central Railway in its later years, but didn’t have a train station. Most of the residents were buried in Lust Cemetery.

Frankfort
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Glenville – Bucyrus Township
Location: 40.813594 -83.050774   
on Glenville Rd at the intersection of Heinle Rd & the railroad crossing
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: Glenville had a sawmill & a train station on the Pennsylvania Railroad. The area still goes by the same name, although it lost the official status of being a town.

Holmes
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Jacksonville
Location: unknown
Description: none found

North Liberty  (Hog Town) – Chatfield Township
Location: 40.941041 -82.947225   
on SR 4 between Orr Rd & Nazareth Lutheran Church & Cemetery
Remnants: many small family cemeteries in the area
Description: North Liberty was platted with 19 lots in 1834 by John Henry. The town’s only business was an ashery. John wasn’t a well liked guy, a notorious pig poacher whose love for bacon got the best of him as he was shot in a thigh after getting caught by two local hunters. The town was mostly abandoned by the time the church was built & John moved west out of the county.

Whetstone
Post Office: 1833 – 1838
Location: unknown
Description: none found

                                                   Darke County Ohio Ghost Towns

Bruss – Butler Township 
Post Office: 1883 – 1885
Location: 39.990000 -84.631764   
on US 127 at the intersection of Arcanum Hollansburg Rd
Remnants: former one room schoolhouse at the intersection of Arcanum Hollansburg Rd & SR 503 east of the GPS coordinates
Description: The town was founded by Civil War veteran Asariah Bruss (1843 – 1923) & Mary (Hittle) Bruss (1848 – 1916). They settled in section 11 of Butler Township in 1872, had 11 children, & were buried with relatives in Oak Grove Cemetery on SR 121.

Chenoweths – Washington Township
Post Office: 1824 – 1839
Location: 40.092228 -84.783666   
on the north side of Greenville – Nashville Rd along North Fork Kraut Creek between Stocksdale Rd (279) & Hillgrove – Southern Rd (T-52)
Remnants: Chenoweth (Carnahan) Cemetery in an overgrown area about halfway between the GPS coordinates & SR 502
Descrpiton: It was founded by War Of 1812 veteran John Chenoweth (1797 – 1851) from Pike County & Mary (Barger) Chenoweth (1799 – 1876) from Virginia. They moved to Darke County around 1820 & had a big family. John was a farmer & brick maker. The town was listed in The Ohio Gazetteer & Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841. John & Mary were buried with relatives in Chenoweth Cemetery.

Danemora – Mississinawa Township
Location: unknown
Description: The town was listed in the 1880 Valuation Of The Real Property Of The State Of Ohio & a couple of other obscure books, one from 1847 & another in 1866.

Delvin – Wabash Township
Post Office: 1889 – 1903
Location: 40.324984 -84.534199   
on N Star Fort Laramie Rd at the intersection of Mangen Rd (54)
Remnants: St. Louis Cemetery at the intersection, Tea Cup (Teacup or Weaver) Cemetery on the north side of N Star Fort Laramie Rd west of the GPS coordinates
Description: This small farming town had a church & blacksmith shop.

Hetzlerville – Jackson Township
Post Office: 1869 – 1881
Location: 40.205759 -84.722309   
on private property on both sides of the railroad tracks east of Young Rd between Union City – Elroy Rd & Beamsville – Union City Rd
Remnants: none known
It was on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railway, named after the Hetzler family in the county, & had a general store & steam saw mill.

Hunters (Huntertown) – Greenville Township
Location: 40.165164 -84.637132 
on Hunter Rd at the intersection of SR 118
Remnants: Newcomer (Earhart) Cemetery on the west side of SR 118 south of the intersection
Description: The town was founded by the Hunter family in the area & had a church & school. Most of the residents were buried in the cemetery.

London – Liberty Township (formerly  German Township)
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841.

Matchett (Matchett’s Corner) – Butler Township
Post Office: 1855 – 1862
Location: 40.001178 -84.633117   
on US 127 at the intersection of SR 503
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietor was Eric Matchett (1791 – 1867) from New York who had a few children with his first wife Joananh (Hendrickson) Matchett (1798 – 1839) from New Jersey. They arrived in Ohio around 1820, originally living in Butler County before moving to Darke County in the early 1830s. Eric married Rebecca (Law) Matchett (1795 – 1862) after Joananh passed away. The town had a hotel & church. The Matchetts were buried with relatives in Greenville Union Cemetery on West St in Greenville.

Mina (Mina Town) (North Greenville) – Greenville Township
Location: 40.105770 -84.639399   
on N Main St at the intersection of Wayne St
Remnants: Water Street Cemetery at the intersection of E Water St & Ash St in Greenville
Description: Platted in 1818, Mina was founded by War Of 1812 veteran Azor Scribner (1778 – 1822) from New York & Nancy Scribner -Russell (1785 – 1849) who had 8 daughters. Azor arrived in Darke County in 1806, built a trading post, & was the first permanent settler of the county. He left his family behind in Middletown until constructing a decent cabin in Darke & deeming the location safe enough to bring everyone else along in 1808. Azor also built a tavern which was the site of the first court session in the county. Certain details of the event have been disputed, but it’s likely Azor shot & killed Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who he personally knew & previously traded with, during the Battle Of Fallen Timbers (Battle Of Thames) on October 5, 1813. Azor was buried with relatives in Water Street Cemetery. Nancy remarried after he passed away.

Mount Pleasant – Washington, Greenville, & Liberty Township
Location: 40.094685 -84.707130 
on New Madison – Coletown Rd at the intersection of Greenville – Nashville Rd
Remnants: Hiller (Heller) Cemetery on the west side of New Madison – Coletown Rd north of the intersection, Dininger Cemetery on the west side of New Madison – Coletown Rd south of the intersection
Description: It had 2 churches & a school.

Saint John – Greenville Township
Location: 40.131789 -84.599186   
on SR 121 (Marker Rd) at the intersection of Jaysville – St Johns Rd
Remnants: St John Lutheran Church & Cemetery on SR 121 northeast of the intersection
Description: German immigrants purchased the land in the area that was passed up by earlier settlers who thought it wasn’t any good. With hard work the Germans turned it into nicely cultivated farms & tobacco was the main crop. They formed a Lutheran congregation in 1851 & built a log church the following year. It was replaced by the brick church that still stands in 1876 as the success of the farms kept growing. Saint John had very nice houses & tobacco sheds in the late 1800s to early 1900s. It was never abandoned but was annexed into Greenville & lost its status as a separate town.

Sampson – Neave, Van Buren, Butler, & Twin Township
Post Office: 1850 – 1858
Location: 40.004669 -84.598124   
on Hollansburg – Sampson Rd at the intersection of Jaysville – St Johns Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Sampson was platted in 1846 & had a general store, tavern, steam saw mill, school, & church. The population in 1880 was around 350. It was abandoned in the late 1800s when the Dayton & Union Railroad was built through Delisle & Sampson couldn’t keep up with it economically.

Seven Mile Prairie
Post Office: 1841 – 1863
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Strakers (Straker’s Station) – Patterson Township
Location: 40.306231 -84.495347   
on Yorkshire – Osgood Rd at the intersection of Foote Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietor, Civil War veteran Henry Straker (1827 – 1901), moved to Ohio from Germany with his widowed mother & brothers in 1834. He married Nancy (Swallow) Straker (1836 – 1871) in 1852. They had 10 children & Nancy passed away just two weeks after their last children, a set of twins, were born. Henry remarried twice after that. He accumulated over 500 acres & ran a tile factory & steam saw mill on the land. Products were shipped out from a train station on the Dayton, Ft. Wayne, & Chicago Railway. Henry was buried with relatives in Greenlawn Cemetery on N Greenlawn Ave in Versailles.

Wiley (Wiley Station) – Harrison Township
Post Office: 1864 – 1904
Location: 39.935119 -84.759922   
on Braffettsville – North Rd at the intersection of Wiley Rd
Remnants: Providence Cemetery on the south side of Wiley Rd
Description: It was founded by Caleb Wiley (1799 – 1888) from Virginia & Elizabeth (Sprowl) Wiley (1817 – 1909) from Preble County. They had 7 children & a nice farm. Caleb built a saw mill & the town also had a church & school. It was on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis Railway. Caleb & Elizabeth were buried with relatives in Providence Cemetery.

Defiance County Ohio Ghost Towns

Arrowsmiths – Farmer Township
Post Office: 1843 – 1866
Location: 41.350111 -84.671121
on SR 2 at the intersection with Ensign Rd
Description: Lost Creek Cemetery on SR 2 north of the GPS Coordinates, former school across the street from the cemetery at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd
Description: The town was founded by Miller Arrowsmith (1808 – 1893) & Celinda (Caraway) Arrowsmith (1813 – 1849) who bought a farm at Lost Creek & had a couple of children. Miller built a mill, operated the post office & was a county surveyor. The Arrowsmiths were buried in Lost Creek Cemetery. The old school is now a private residence.

Ashwood – Defiance & Delaware Township
Post Office: 1879 – 1880
Location: 41.255882 -84.457169
on Ashwood Rd  around the railroad tracks between Defiance Paulding County Line Rd & US 24

Remnants: none known
Descripton: The proprietors were the Harmening family. It was a farming town with a train station on the Wabash Railway.

Cicero (Cicero Corners) – Milford & Hicksville Township
Post Office: 1852 – 1901
Location: 41.339494 -84.709400     
on Cicero Rd at the intersection with Huber Rd along North Fork Gordon Creek
Remnants: Six Corners Cemetery on the south side of SR 2 between Cicero Rd & Lake Rd
Description: Cicero had a few small businesses but was mostly a farming town.

Clarksville – Milford Township 
Location: 41.422272 -84.768013   
on Williams Defiance County Line Rd at the intersection of Hicksville Edgerton Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1836 by Elisha Clark. During the heyday it had two stores, two taverns, & two doctors.

Domersville – Adams Township
Post Office: 1892 – 1899
Location: 41.384157 -84.324051   
on Domersville Rd at the intersection of Coressel Rd
Remnants: Domersville Cemetery south of the GPS coordinates on the west side of Domersville Rd between Coressel Rd & Mekus Rd, former school next to cemetery. 
Description: It was founded by Joshua Domer (1842 – 1915 & Mary Elizabeth (Sullivan) Domer (1848 – 1918). They were buried with relatives in Poplar Ridge Cemetery on Adams Ridge Rd.

Glenburg – Washington & Tiffin Township
Post Office: 1893 – 1905
Location: 41.425050 -84.459115   
on Glenburg Rd between Defiance Williams County Line Rd & Scott Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: It was another small farming & postal town.

Lawtonville – Milford Township
Location: 41.368106 -84.786347   
on Casebeer Miller Rd at the intersection with Seevers Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by the Lawton family in the area.

McCauleys – Tiffin Township
Post Office: 1860 – 1864
Location: 41.369719 -84.419019   
on Evansport Rd at the intersection of Kammeyer Rd
Remnants: McCauley Cemetery at the intersection
Description: The town founders were Phillip McCauley (1823 – 1892) & Mary (Wissler) McCauley      (1819 – 1899) who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania. They had 6 children & a 160 acre farm. Phillip was also a school director, justice of the peace, & township trustee. They were buried in the cemetery with relatives.

Midway – Richland Township
Location: 41.275048 -84.266056   
on Harris Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 281 & Standley Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: Midway sat on the B&O Railroad.

Millport – Milford Township
Location: unknown, was in the northwestern portion of the township along the Saint Joseph River
Description: none found

Milo – Milford Township
Post Office: 1851 – 1884
Location: 41.382755 -84.726255   
on SR 249 between Lake Rd & Cicero Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The founders were township pioneers George Chapman (1802 – 1870) & Marcissa (Hopkins) Chapman (1802 – 1870). They were buried with relatives in Farmer Cemetery on Cemetery Rd in Farmer Township.

Nebo – Mark Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1904
Location: 41.267012 -84.669177   
on Jericho Rd along Gordon Creek at the intersection with Breininger Rd
Remnants: former one room schoolhouse in the lot at the northwest corner of the intersection, Spindler Cemetery on the west side of Breininger Rd south of the GPS coordinates
Description: Nebo was founded & named by Civil War veteran George Spealman (1834 – 1915) who operated a general store & ran the post office. The town also had a saw mill, cider mill, & a school. George was buried in Spindler Cemetery.

Oakland – Adams Township
Location: unknown, was in the southeast corner of the township in section 36
Description: none found

Snooksville – Delaware Township
Post Office: 1851 – 1861
Location: 41.283909 -84.515686   
on The Bend Rd at the intersection of Main St & stretched to the other side of the Maumee River
Remnants: Blue Cemetery on the west side of the end of Jacobs Trail Rd toward the river, Saint Stephens Catholic cemetery on the east side of The Bend Rd south of the railroad tracks
Description: The town was founded by the Snook family in the area.

Whites Mills – Delaware Township
Post Office: 1875 – 1876
Location: 41.275372 -84.460155   
on County Rd 424 between Ashwood Rd & Tittle Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: This mill & business town sat on the B & O Railroad. It had a hotel, two saw mills, & a large frame school.

Wilseyville – Farmer Township
Post Office: 1865 – 1883
Location: 41.354244 -84.669194   
on SR 2 at the intersection of Blosser Rd
Remnants: Lost Creek Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: John Derrick Wilsey (1828 – 1870) built a boat oar factory on the north side of Miller Arrowsmith’s farm & opened a post office. Workers lived in scattered houses around the area. John was born in New York, got married in Pennsylvania before going to Ohio & ended up in Minnesota.

Erie County Ohio Ghost Towns

Abbott Bridge (Abbott Crossing) (Wards Landing)  (Fries Landing) – Milan Township (formerly Avery Township, Huron County)
Location: 41.336104 -82.583693   
on Mason Rd between Mudbrook Rd & the Huron River
Remnants: Abbott Home & Homer Page Farm at the GPS coordinates
Description: It was originally settled by David Abbott (1766 – 1822) & Mary (Brown) Abbott (1770 –  1849) who moved to Ohio from Massachusetts & accumulated 1800 acres which stretched on both sides of the river. After David passed away, the biggest land owner & entrepreneur was Jared Ward (1767 – 1857). Valentine Fries (1826 – 1900) was the last proprietor, a grocery store owner & later a ship builder in the 1870s & 1880s. The Abbott Home was built in 1824 & made it onto the National Register Of Historic Places in 1975.

Ashmont – Vermilion Township
Post Office: 1886 – 1901
Location: 41.376178 -82.439792 
on Joppa Rd at the railroad crossing at the intersection of Ashmont Rd
Remnants: old houses in the area
Description: Ashmont sat on the “Nickel Plate Road” (New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad) but didn’t have a train station.

Bloomville
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Cookes Corners (Cooks Corner) (Four Corners) (North Monroeville) – Oxford Township
Post Office: 1840 – 1857
Location: 41.288128 -82.725493 
on Patten Tract Rd (County Hwy 42) at the intersection of SR 113 on the Huron County border
Remnants: North Monroeville (Cooke) Cemetery on the west side of SR 99 south of the GPS coordinates
Description: Cookes Corners was the former town at the current location of North Monroeville. The proprietors were ancestors of Revolutionary War veteran Captain Asaph Cooke (1748 – 1826) & Thankful (Parker) Cooke (1745 – 1819). They were buried with relatives in North Monroeville (Cooke) Cemetery.

Enterprise – Oxford Township
Location: 41.292647 -82.664730 
on SR 113 at the intersection of Huber Rd on the north side of the Huron River
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a small farming & merchant town from the mid 1800s to early 1900s. The area appears to never have been completely abandoned as a row of residential lots sit in the same spot as the ones on the 1865 Worley & Brocher map.

Furnace – Vermilion Township
Post Office: 1833 – 1857
Location: 41.361953 -82.410439   
on Furnace Rd at the intersection of  Darrow Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: This small farming town was once the home of the oldest church congregation in the township which was moved there in 1836.

Groton (Groton Centre) – Groton Township (formerly Wheatsborough)
Post Office: 1851 – 1884
Location: 41.337414 -82.830176   
on SR 269 between Portland Rd & Strecker Rd
Remnants: Deyo Cemetery on the north side of Portland Rd west of SR 269
Description: The post office & a blacksmith shop across the road were on land owned by Dr. John P. Deyo (1804 – 1898) & Sarah (Foster) Deyo (1819 – 1887). They had a few children & a large farm. The post office was later moved to the center of the township & operated by A.J. Hastings. John & Sarah were buried with many relatives in Deyo Cemetery.

Harpers Corners (Berlin Station) (Ceylon) – Berlin Township (formerly Eldridge)
Post Office: 1858 – 1904
Location: 41.371715 -82.493781 
on Ceylon Rd (SR 61) at the railroad crossing between N Depot St & South Depot St
Remnants: Peaks Cemetery on Darrow Rd southeast of the GPS   coordinates
Description: Harpers Corners was the original name of Ceylon & was founded by Joseph Harper (c. 1760 – 1820) who came to Ohio from Vermont. He had a few children with Esther (Dean) Adams (1767 – 1842). She remarried after his death & her gravestone is still intact in Peaks Cemetery. In the mid to late 1800s, it had a train station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, a hotel, two stores, two saloons, & a saw mill.

Huronia Beach – Huron Township
Location: 41.403060 -82.566751   
on Huronia Beach Dr at the intersection of Cleveland Rd W
Description: It was once a separate small town but is now a neighborhood in the City of Huron & has newer residences in the area.

Jay
Post Office: 1839 – 1842
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Lyme – Lyme Township
Location: 41.283782 -82.786251 
at the intersection of SR 113 & SR 4
Remnants: Historic Lyme Village at 5001 State Route 4 Bellvue, OH 44811, Lyme Congregational Church on SR 113, Strongs Ridge Cemetery on the southeast side of SR 113 east of SR 4
Description: Lyme was a town from 1815 to the mid 1900s & sat on the Nickel Plate Road (Railroad). It’s now part of Bellvue. The historic village has a website. lymevillage.com/

Miami
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Muscash – Margaretta Township
Location: unknown, was in the northwest corner of the township
Description: Muscash was the site of the first religious congregation in the township & founded by Methodists. It was also a trading post for Native Americans who usually wanted cash instead of goods, hence the town name.

New Berlin (Berlin Heights) – Berlin Township (formerly Eldridge)
Location: 41.325149 -82.493396   
at the 4 way intersection of W Main St, E Main St, Lake St, & South St (SR 61)
Remnants: Riverside (New Berlin Heights) Cemetery on the east side of South St south of town
Description: New Berlin was the original name of Berlin Heights in the early to mid 1800s.

Perkins – Perkins Township
Post Office: 1816 – 1843
Location: 41.408489 -82.702700 
on Campbell St at the intersection of Strub Rd
Remnants: Fellowship Baptist Church south of the intersection
Description: The town was named by surveyor Almon Ruggles after U.S. Congressman Elias Perkins from New London, Connecticut. It sat on the B & O Railroad but didn’t have a train station.

Point Hope – Berlin Township (formerly Eldridge)
Location: unknown
Description: In 1860 a “Free Love” communistic village formed with 20 members who made the trip to Ohio from New England. They recruited a whopping one resident of the area & the village lasted a little less than a year.

Prairieville – Perkins Township
Post Office: 1858 – 1861
Location: unknown
Description: The town was founded by Addison Mixter (1829 – 1890) from Massachusetts & Jane (Wolverton) Mixter (1828 – 1906) from New Jersey. They met & married in Ohio, built a general store, & ran the post office. Addison & Jane were buried with relatives in Scott Union Cemetery on Huron – Avery Rd in Huron.

Prout (Prouts Station) – Oxford Township
Post Office: 1872 – 1905
Location: 41.351440 -82.699904    
on W Mason Rd between Campbell St & Ransom Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Andrew Prout (1811 – 1881) & Mary (Carpenter) Prout (1818 – 1903). Andrew was a shoe maker & also sold clocks. They were married in 1833, purchased a 100 acre farm, & had several children. Andrew was the first postmaster & the town had a train station on the B & O Railroad. They were buried with relatives in Sandhill Cemetery on W Mason Rd at the intersection of Skadden Rd.

Ransoms – Margaretta Township, Erie County & Townsend Township, Sandusky County
Location: 41.391392 -82.845902   
on both sides of Carson Pass between Herr Rd in Erie County & Teems Rd in Sandusky County
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were Charles H. Ransom (1821 – 1901) from Connecticut & Susan (Slaughter) Ransom (1826 – 1917) from New York. They were pioneers of the township, had 6 children, & owned 764 acres of land engaging in farming & stock dealing. There was also a wool mill & steam saw mill along Vickery Rd in Sandusky County in the mid to late 1800s. Charles & Susan were buried with relatives in Oakland Cemetery on Milan Rd in Sandusky (Erie County).

Sandusky Crossroads
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Shattucks Grove (Shaddock’s Grove) (Shaddock’s Lake Park) – Vermilion Township
Location: 41.425040 -82.348789 
on the north side of US 6 (Liberty Ave) between Tabernacle St & Salem Dr
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a summer vacation resort village owned by George Shattuck. The venue hosted traveling circuses, dances, & other family events in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Spragues Corners – Florence Township
Location: 41.305799 -82.413326 
on Harmon Rd at the intersection of Florence Wakeman Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Ezra Sprague (1785 – 1856) from Massachusetts & Harriet (Griswold) Sprague (1781 – 1852) from Connecticut. They were the first settlers in the township in 1809 & had 7 children. Ezra was the first justice of the peace & a common pleas court judge. They were buried with relatives in Cable Cemetery on the east side of Cable Rd south of Harmon Rd.

Wells Corners (Axtel) – Vermilion Township
Location: 41.369073 -82.363503 
on SR 60 at the intersection of Mason Rd
Remnants: Maple Grove Cemetery at the intersection of Mason Rd & Cemetery Rd west of the GPS coordinates
Description: The founders & original proprietors were Philo Wells (1786 – 1879) from New York & Hannah (Lewis) Wells (1788 – 1848) from Connecticut. They had a nice farm & a few children. The town also had a church & a cheese factory in the late 1800s. Philo remarried after Hannah passed away. They were buried with relatives in Maple Grove Cemetery. The town name changed to Axtel after the family that owned the cheese factory sometime around 1900.

Yankee Settlement – Perkins Township
Location: 41.372628 -82.684816   
on Taylor Rd at the intersection of Fox Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Reverend John Beatty of Connecticut purchased most of Perkins Township from the Firelands Company & moved his family there with a group of settlers shortly after the War Of 1812 ended. Included in the group were: Joseph Taylor, Jesse Taylor, Julius House, Holly Akins, Roswell Hubbard, Harvey Covell, Eleazer Bell, Plinney Johnson, Richard Christopher, & William Beebe. The town existed for around 100 years & had a church. Many of the pioneers & their descendants were buried in Perkins Cemetery on Beatty Ln in Sandusky.

                                                   Fayette County Ohio Ghost Towns

Carton – Union Township
Location: unknown, was along the railroad tracks near Robinson Rd SE between Evergreen Dr & Old Chillicothe Rd SE (County Rd 140)
Remnants: none known
Description: Carton had a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railroad.

Fayette – Union Township
Location: 39.588072 -83.404354   
on Matthew Rd at the railroad crossing between Old SR 38 & US 62
Remnants: none known
Description: The town sat next to the B & O Railroad but didn’t have a train station.

Fayette Junction – Union Township
Location: 39.573918 -83.505065 
on Bush Rd NW at the railroad crossing between Bloomburg – New Holland Rd NW & Old US 35
Remnants: the train track junction still exists there
Description: It was where the Detroit, Toledo, & Ironton Railroad met the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad.

Fayne
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Ghormley (Ghormleys) (Ghormley Station) – Perry Township
Location: 39.409507 -83.378804   
on Ghormley Rd between Highland Ave (SR 41) & SR 753
Remnants: none known
Description: Ghormley was a flag stop (trains would stop if signaled) on the Ohio Southern Railroad. The proprietor was a member of the Ghormley family in the area.

Haynes
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Haynes family in the area.

Kingfred (Kingford Siding) – Union Township
Location: 39.544784 -83.346026   
on Camp Grove Rd SE at the former railroad track crossing on the south side of US 22
Remnants: none known
Description: The town sat on the Penn Lines (Pennsylvania Railroad) & had a passenger siding for loading & unloading between the tracks. The old track bed can still be seen on satellite maps.

Olympia – Union Township
Location: 39.541173 -83.377694
on Bogus Rd SE at the former railroad crossing between US 22 & Robinson Rd SE
Remnants: none known
Description: It was on the Penn Lines (Pennsylvania Railroad) but didn’t have a train station. School No. 16 was on the north side of US 22 about halfway between Olympia & Kingfred.

Pearsons (Pearson Station) – Jasper Township
Post Office: 1877 – 1903
Location: 39.593950 -83.660200 
on Marchant – Luttrell Rd between Pearson – Octa Rd & Hargrave Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by a branch of the Pearson family in the area. It had a train station on the Dayton, Toledo, & Ironton Railroad. The population was 38 in 1910 & the town was listed in the 1913 Fayette County Atlas but didn’t last much longer after that.

Phillip 
Post Office: 1892 – 1898
Location: unknown, was near Hagler
Description: none found

Potter
Location: unknown
Description: none found

                                                   Fulton County Ohio Ghost Towns

Ackley Corners – Gorham Township (formerly Mill Creek Township, Williams County)
Location: 41.680708 -84.330302 
on US 127 (Meridian Rd) at the intersection of Township Rd S
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Calvin Ackley (1815 – 1906) from New York & Gertrude (Walker) Ackley (1817 – 1854) from New Jersey. They were married in 1837 & made the trip to Ohio that same year, originally settling in Fairfield County & moved to Fulton in 1840. Calvin & Gertrude had a few children & a 150 acre farm. Calvin was a farmer, postmaster,  justice of the peace, school board member, & a land agent for the Greenland Company which held deeds for several thousand acres in the area. The town also had a school & steam powered saw mill. Calvin remarried a few times after Gertrude passed away. They were buried with relatives in Pleasant View Union Cemetery on Maple St in Fayette.

Allston – Franklin Township
Post Office: 1854 – 1859
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Ambrose – Franklin Township
Post Office – 1890 – 1901
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Batdorf – York Township (formerly in Lucas County)
Post Office: 1888 – 1901
Location: 41.544286 -84.076307  
on County Rd E at the intersection of Co Rd 11
Remnants: Zion United Methodist Church & Cemetery south of the GPS coordinates on Co Rd 11
Description: The proprietors were John Batdorf (1816 – 1895) from Pennsylvania & Elizabeth (Morgan) Batdorf (1819 – 1896) from Virginia. They lived in Wayne County for a few years before moving to Fulton in 1842, had a large family, & donated land for a school. John & Elizabeth were buried with relatives in Zion Cemetery.

Beta – York Township (formerly in Henry County)
Post Office: 1857 – 1901
Location: 41.501245 -84.008754 
on SR 109 at the intersection of Township Rd B
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Alfred Gunn (1820 – 1881) & Emiline (Shaw) Gunn (1817 – 1864) who were both born in Massachusetts & moved to Ohio with their parents. They had several children & a 320 acre farm. Alfred was also the postmaster, county commissioner, & justice of the peace. Alfred remarried after Emaline passed away & had a few more children with Jane (Kempton) Gunn (1835 – 1909). The Gunns were buried with relatives in Raker Cemetery at the corner of County Rd 6-1 & Township Rd D in Swan Township.

Blanc – Franklin Township
Post Office: 1847 – 1865
Location: 41.622499 -84.342770 
on County Rd L at the intersection of Township Rd 25
Remnants: none known
Description: This small farming town was never platted. Reuben Mason was the postmaster for 11 years & Jabez Jones ran the office out of his house after that.

Chesterfield – Chesterfield Township
Post Office: 1837 – 1869
Location: 41.668511 -84.171804   
on US 20 at the intersection of County Rd 16
Remnants: Butler Cemetery on the west side of County Rd 16 south of the intersection
Description: It was founded in 1835 by Alfred Hough (1809 – 1888) who held many local elected offices. He was buried in Wauseon Union Cemetery on W Elm St in Wauseon. Harlow (1798 – 1881) & Mary Butler donated land for the cemetery where they were buried with relatives.

Cottrells Corners (Handy)  (Gorham) – Gorham Township (formerly Mill Creek Township, Williams County)
Post Office: 1837 – 1873
Location: 41.674379 -84.288374 
on US 20 at the intersection of Township Rd 22
Remnants: none known
Description: Cottrells Corners was founded by Gorham Cottrell Sr. (1780 – 1853) & Althea (Whitmarsh) Cottrell (1787 – 1867) who moved to Ohio from Massachusetts & had 7 children. They were the first settlers in the township, which was named after the family patriarch, & ran a successful farm. The town also had a school & church. Gorham & Althea were buried with relatives in Pleasant View Union Cemetery on Maple St in Fayette.

Emery (Chatfields Corners) – Dover Township
Post Office: 1846 – 1903
Location: 41.630490 -84.189954   
on Co Rd L at the intersection of Township Rd 17
Remnants: former one room schoolhouse on the north side of Co Rd L on private property east of the GPS coordinates
Description: The original proprietors were Lucius Chatfield (1807 – 1884) from Connecticut & Malinda (Rose) Chatfield (1807 – 1896) who met & married in Ohio & had a few children. They were buried with relatives in Ottokee Cemetery on Co Rd J between SR 108 & Township Rd 14. Eben French also lived in the area & made the first brick, tile, & pottery oven in the county.

Fluharts Corners – York & Clinton Township
Location: 41.573416 -84.114934 
on US Hwy 20A at the intersection of Co Rd 13
Remnants: Fluhart Cemetery on the east side of Co Rd 13 north of the intersection
Description: It was founded by Henry Fluhart in the early to mid 1800s. He passed away in Missouri but has some relatives buried in the cemetery.

Haller – York Township
Location: 41.561440 -84.056891 
on Township Rd 10 between US Hwy 20A & Co Rd F
Remnants: Swan Creek Church Of The Brethren on Township  Rd 10 at    the intersection of   Co Rd F, Berkebile Cemetery on the west side of Township Rd 10 between Co Rd F & County Rd E
Description: Haller was on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway & had a saw mill & tile works.

Lavona – York Township
Post Office: 1850 – 1864
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Lena – Clinton Township
Post Office: 1852 – 1866 & 1875 – 1876
Location: 41.514925 -84.172955 
on Township Rd 16 at the intersection of Co Rd C
Remnants: Lena Cemetery on the east side of Township Rd 16 north of the intersection
Description: This small farming town had a school & steam powered grist mill.

Leslie – Amboy Township
Post Office: 1892 – 1898
Location: 41.685927 -83.951816   
on County Rd 4-3 at the intersection of County Rd S along Tenmile Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: none found

Mill Creek – Gorham Township
Post Office: 1849 – 1863
Location: unknown, was in the southwest section of the township
Description: none found

Parchers Corners – Pike Township
Post Office: 1844 – 1857
Location: 41.603079 -84.023144   
on County Rd 8-1 at the intersection of Co Rd J
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Lyman Parcher who ran the first post office in the township. It also had a school.

Pelton – Swan Creek Township
Post Office: 1889 – 1901
Location: 41.509838 -83.941388 
on Township Rd 4 along Blue Creek between County Rd B & Township Rd C
Remnants: none known
Description: Pelton had a school & a general store that was built by the town founder Henry Remer Pelton (1858 – 1937).

Plattston – York Township
Post Office: 1887 – 1901
Location: 41.530024 -84.032729 
on County Rd D at the railroad crossing between SR 109 & Township Rd 9
Remnants: none known
Description: It had a general store, blacksmith shop, & school in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Ritters (Ritters Station) – Gorham Township
Post Office: 1874 – 1912
Location: 41.702828 -84.269947 
on Township Rd 21 (Ritter – Lauber Rd) along Iron Creek between Township Rd T & the Michigan border
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Jacob Ritter (1824 – 1904) from Pennsylvania & Carloline (Hicker) Ritter (1827 – 1907) from New York. They had a few children & donated land for a train station on the Canada Southern Railway. Jacob was a carpenter, railroad tie inspector, train ticket agent, the town postmaster, & built a grocery store. Jacob & Caroline were buried with relatives in Oak Grove Cemetery on the west side of North St (SR 156) in Morenci, MI.

Siney – Fulton, Amboy, Pike, &  Royalton Township
Post Office: 1884 – 1901
Location: 41.656488 -83.996638 
on County Rd N at the intersection of Co Rd 7
Remnants: none known
Description: Siney had a general store & post office run by Chapman Smith, a steam saw mill nearby in Pike Township, & a Methodist Church on the Roayalton & Amboy Township border.

Townline – Amboy & Royalton Township
Location: 41.709773 -83.998556 
on Co Rd 7 at the intersection of SR 120 along Little Bear Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: It’s original log Methodist church was on the Royalton side & a frame structure was built in 1867 on the Amboy side. A cheese factory owned by James Santee (1834 – 1904) & Calista Santee (1837 – 1905) was the biggest business in town. They were buried with relatives in Lyons Cemetery on SR 120 (W Morenci St) in Lyons.

Thelma – Gorham Township
Post Office: 1897 – 1901
Location: 41.641935 -84.248514 
on Township Rd MN at the southern jog of Co Rd 20
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The post office didn’t last long but it was a busy farming village in the late 1800s with a steam powered saw mill & school.

Treadway – Amboy & Richfield Township, Lucas County
Location: 41.712166 -83.880176 
on Township Rd U (Sylvania – Metamora Rd) at the intersection of N Fulton – Lucas Rd on the south side of Tenmile Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by the Treadway family who owned land on the Lucas County side. A school was on the Fulton County side in the late 1800s.

West Barre – York & Clinton Township
Post Office: 1851 – 1872
Location: 41.515360 -84.114861   
on Township Rd C at the 5 way intersection with Co Rd 13
Remnants: West Barre Cemetery on private property in the northeast lot of the intersection
Description: It was named after a tombstone company that was based in Barre, Vt & had a distributing faciltiy in the area. The town also had two churches, a general store, steam saw mill, blacksmith shop, grange hall, ashery, & a school.

Guernsey County Ohio Ghost Towns

Bond – Londonderry Township
Post Office: 1884 – 1902
Location: 40.118734 -81.256724   
on Skull Fork Rd at the intersection of Bond Ln
Remnants: Bond Cemetery on the northwest side of Bond Ln north of the intersection, McCoy Cemetery on McCoy Rd southwest of the GPS coordinates
Description: The town was founded by a branch of the massive Bond family in the area who were mostly farmers & livestock dealers. Joshua Bond (1788 – 1872) & Abigail (Murray) Bond (1790 – 1867) moved to Ohio from Maryland & had several children. They were buried with many relatives in McCoy Cemetery. Joshua’s brothers Charles Bond (1794 – 1875) & Larkin Bond (1791 – 1870) also settled in the area & had big families. They were buried with relatives in Bond Cemetery.

Bridgewater – Oxford Township
Location: 40.053311 -81.325483 
on Bridgewater Rd at the intersection of SR 513
Remnants: none known
Description: Bridgewater was platted in 1834 by William Orr (1806 – 1860) & Elizabeth (Byers) Orr (1810 – 1889) who had several children & a nice farm. The Orrs moved to Illinois in the mid 1800s but Bridgewater kept going with a school & small merchant shops into the early 1900s.

Cable 
Post Office: 1850 – 1853
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Cable family in the county & was listed in the 1853 W.W. Reilly & Co.’s Ohio State Business Directory.

Clio – Jefferson Township
Post Office: 1882 – 1905
Location: 40.081182 -81.504563 
on R-25 in Salt Fork State Park
Remnants: Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Candy Rd
Description: The town had a school, grocery store, doctor, & a grist & saw mill built by the Armstrong family. John Armstrong &  Susannah (Henderson) Armstrong (1788 – 1870) moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania in 1813 & became pioneers of the county. Their children & grandchildren continued with farming & milling in the area. Much of Clio’s land was submerged by Salt Fork Lake. What remained dry on the east side is now woods & a campsite. The Armstrongs were buried with relatives in Pleasant Hill Cemetery on the west side of the lake.

Divide – Washington Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1904
Location: unknown, was in the northeast section of the township
Description: Divide was listed on the Ohio map in the 1901 Cram Atlas.

Eldon (Spencer Station) – Millwood Township
Post Office: 1857 – 1920
Location: 39.963539 -81.272000 
on Eldon Rd at the former railroad track crossing south of SR 265 (Leatherwood Rd)
Remnants: Eldon Cemetery on the east side of Barker Rd northeast of the intersection, Richland Cemetery & historical marker on Shannon Run Rd north of the intersection
Description: Eldon was a variant name of Spencers Station which is still considered a populated area for census purposes. It had a train station on the B & O Railroad, school, general store, row of houses, the Eldon Coal Company, a coal tipple, & a Quaker church. Residents were buried in Eldon & Richland Cemeteries.

Fish Basket – Cambridge Township
Location unknown, was 4 miles north of Cambridge along Wills Creek
Description: This native fishing town was run by a Native American chief named Doughty who lived in the area with his family in the late 1700s to early 1800s. Wills Creek was great for basket fishing & produced enough to support a decent sized village.

Frankfort (Frankford)(Smithtown) – Wills Township (formerly in Muskingum County)
Location: 40.022171 -81.366865 
on Frankfort Rd at the intersection of Putney Ridge Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The first town in the county, it was platted in 1805 by Joseph Smith 23 days before Old Washington & was a stopping point for tired travelers. Frankfort had a tavern, public square, a proposed courthouse & jail lot, & around a dozen cabins in its heyday. Joseph sold his lot & moved with his family in 1814. The town was considered vacated & stricken from future recordings by court order in 1846. A man named Cummings who ventured through the area on foot in 1870 noted Frankfort’s continued existence in a diary & stated 8 – 10 cabins remained.

Miller – Liberty Township
Location: 40.100473 -81.562403 
on Leeper Rd at the intersection of Salt Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietor Robert Miller (1822 – 1877) was born in Canada & moved to Ohio with his parents who were of Irish descent. Robert was a farmer & built a saw mill along the Salt Fork of Wills Creek. The town also had a wagon shop, school, & salt works. Robert was buried with relatives in Old Kimbolton Cemetery in Kimbolton at the intersection of SR 541 & Cemetery St.

New Liberty – Liberty Township
Location: 39.946185 -81.554254   
on SR 821 (Marietta Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1815 by Richard Dickinson & appeared in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841.

Prohibition – Monroe Township
Post Office: 1884 – 1902
Location: unknown, was in the northwest quarter of the township
Description: The town can be found in the 1888 Bridgman’s Atlas & 1901 Cram Atlas.

Scotts – Center Township
Location: 40.014711 -81.533241 
on the former railroad path between US 40 & Reservoir Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Elza Scott (1819 – 1880) & Mary (Moore) Scott (1825 – 1895) who owned a coal company & salt works along the B & O Railroad. They were buried with relatives in Cambridge City Cemetery on S 11th St in Cambridge.

Skullfork – Londonderry Township
Post Office: 1887 – 1905
Location: 40.140087 -81.265396   
on Skull Fork Rd at the intersection of Glasgow Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Skullfork had a school & was listed in the 1888 Bridgman’s Atlas & 1901 Cram Atlas.

Sugartree (Sugar Tree Fork) – Jefferson Township
Post Office: 1867 – 1901
Location: 40.128094 -81.510053 
on R-4 in Salt Fork State Park
Remnants: McCleary Cemetery between R-4 & the lake, Kennedy (Salt Fork) Stone House north off of R-4 east of the GPS coordinates
Description: The McCleary family built a grist mill & saw mill along Sugar Tree Fork. The town also had a general store & school. Benjamin Kennedy (1814 – 1882) & Margaret (Orr) Kennedy (1818 – 1876) were the original owners of the Salt Fork Stone House which was completed around 1840 & has more info on a  website, ksh.org. They were buried with relatives in Irish Ridge Cemetery at the intersection of Clary Rd & Broadhead Rd in Monroe Township. Some of the former town land is under Salt Fork Lake.

Toledoville – Wheeling Township
Location: 40.162293 -81.646512 
between SR 658 (Hopewell Rd & SR 541 (Plainfield Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a small mining boom town on the Pennsylvania Railroad & named after the Toledo Coal Company that was along the tracks.

                                                             Hardin County Ohio Ghost Towns

Blocktown – Washington Township
Post Office: dates not listed
Location: 40.746944 -83.690603 
on Locker Rd at the intersection of Co Rd 115
Remnants: St. John’s Lutheran Church at the GPS coordinates, old & abandoned houses in the area
Description: The town was founded in 1877 by German immigrants Charles Block (1841 – 1899) & Elizabeth Block (1843 – 1911) who had 5 children. They owned a saw mill, cider mill, general store, blacksmith shop, & employed local residents. Charles was also the postmaster & the town had a school & the church. The Block family moved out of the state & Blocktown ceased its existence around 1900. Charles & Elizabeth were buried with relatives in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Dunklin County, Missouri.

Geneva – Blanchard Township
Location: 40.782956 -83.641832 
on Geneva St at the intersection of US 68
Remnants: none known
Description: Geneva never made it past the proposal stage. When the Pennsylvania Railroad was built through the township, the future village site was moved north to the tracks. Dunkirk was platted there by Hugh Miller (1807 – 1890) & named by him after Dunkirk, New York.

Grange – Lynn Township
Location: 40.629353 -83.682678   
on Lynn Valley Pike at the intersection of Co Rd 115
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: It had a grange hall, Lynn Valley Grange No. 581 & a school. Many residents were buried in Norman Cemetery on the west side of Co Rd 115 about 3 miles south of the GPS coordinates.

Hardy
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Marshs (Marshes) – Dudley Township
Location: 40.558945 -83.441590   
on Co Rd 245 at the railroad crossing between Co Rd 202 & Township Rd 230
Remnants: none known
Description: It was on the Big Four Railroad & was listed in the 1901 Cram Atlas.

McDonald – McDonald Township
Post Office: 1852 – 1873
Location: unknown
Description: The town was founded by a branch of the McDonald family in the county descended from William McDonald who the township was named after.

McGoldricks Town – Cessna Township
Location: unknown, was in Section 25
Description: Its proprietor Thomas McGoldrick platted the town in 1833 but it never grew any & he moved away after a few years.

Peru – Cessna & Pleasant Township
Location: 40.717474 -83.653223   
on Co Rd 135 at the intersection of Township Rd 80 (Hensel Rd) between Kaylor Rd
Remnants: Cessna Cemetery on the north side of Township Rd 80 west of Co Rd 135
Description: Peru was platted with 90 lots & a public square in 1836 by Charles Cessna (1784 – 1864) who was born in Pennsylvania & arrived in the township later named after him with some family members around 1830. It had a store & a few houses but couldn’t compete with Huntersville or Kenton at the time. Two lots were purchased by the Governor Of Rhode Island but he didn’t move to Ohio or make any improvements on the land. Another two lots were purchased by a man from New York. He checked out the land, left because of the harsh wilderness it was back then, & never returned. Charles was buried with relatives in Cessna Cemetery.

Saint Michaels – Goshen Township
Location: 40.643108 -83.472328   
on SR 309 at the intersection of Co Rd 265
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1836 with 125 lots.

West Union – Washington Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

                                                  Henry County Ohio Ghost Towns

Beaver Creek 
Post Office: 1840 – 1847
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Cloverleaf – Liberty Township
Location: 41.471600 -84.076466   
on County Rd V at the intersection of Township Rd 11
Remnants: none known

Damascus – Liberty Township
Post Office: 1819 – 1868
Location: 41.412693 -84.009419   
on SR 190 near the intersection of SR 424 (East Riverview Ave) between the Maumee River & North Turkeyfoot Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: It was the original county seat & was platted on both sides of SR 190 at the site of a former Native American village called Prairie Du Masque in the early 1700s.

Durand – Liberty Township
Post Office: dates not listed
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in the Ohio State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860 – ’61.

Farnham – Bartlow Township, Henry County & Jackson Township Wood County
Post Office: 1871 – 1890
Location: 41.231995 -83.882162   
on Henry Wood County Line Rd between County Rd E & Country Rd F on the Henry & Wood County border along the railroad tracks
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietors were Joseph Durliat (1831 – 1889) & Magdalena (Trendall) Durliat (1837 – 1921). Joseph was born in France & met Madgalena in Canada where they were married. The Durliats had 10 children, a 520 acre farm, steam saw mill, & ran the post office. They were buried with relatives in Saint Louis Cemetery on SR 281 in Wood County.

Girtys Point – Harrison Township
Location: 41.326751 -84.154081 
on County Rd Z at the intersection of County Rd 15
Remnants: Cole Cemetery on south side of the road east of the intersection
Description: The town was named after Simon Girty (1741 – 1818) who was captured by Seneca natives with his family in Pennsylvania & adopted by the tribe, living with them until 1764. He later joined the British & Native American resistance against American settlers & troops. Simon hid out on Girty’s Island on the Maumee River across from Cole Cemetery where he & his brother George had trading posts in the 1780s & 1790s. The island turned into a Victorian Era amusement park.

Goosetown (Goose Town) – Napoleon Township
Location: unknown, along the Maumee River downstream from Napoleon
Description: This would have been town was laid out by the proprietors of Napoleon prior to its existence, but the land was on low ground & flooded badly. The idea of Goosetown was traded in favor of Napoleon’s present location.

Madeira – Marion Township, Henry County & Liberty Township, Putnam County
Location: 41.166769 -84.054575   
on Henry County Rd A at the intersection of Township Rd 10 on the Henry & Putnam County border
Remnants: none known
Description: Madeira’s only claim to fame was being mentioned as a small place in Henry Howe’s 1847 Historical Collections Of Ohio.

Odessa – Damascus Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1867
Location: 41.408806 -83.970724   
on County Rd 5A along South Turkeyfoot Creek between County Rd 5A & SR 110
Remnants: Kruger Cemetery on the west side of County Rd 7 between Township Rd P3 & SR 110, Olive Branch Cemetery on County Rd 5A between County Rd P & Township Rd O4
Description: Odessa was founded by Thomas Reid (1813 – 1878) & Elmira (Crockett) Reid (1824 – 1897). It was a farming town with a general store, saw mill, & grist mill. The town used the Miami & Erie Canal to transport goods. Odessa was hit hard by the cholera epidemic in the mid 1800s but was still the largest village in the township before McClure boomed during the railroad era. Thomas was buried in Kruger Cemetery & Elmira in Olive Branch.

Ridgeland – Marion Township
Post Office: 1850 – 1896
Location: 41.195294 -84.064637   
on County Rd Y between County Rd 10A & County Rd 10B
Remnants: Marion Township Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: The town was founded in 1841 by Samuel Hashbarger (1815 – 1859) & Anna (Rader) Hashbarger (1815 – 1889) who remarried after Samuel passed away. In 1863 George W. Edwards (1834 – 1919) & John Rayle (1831 – 1915) platted the town & attempted to change its name to Edwardsville. The U.S. Postal Service denied the request as there was already an Edwardsville with a post office in Warren County. Everyone mentioned in this listing was buried with relatives in the cemetery.

Turkey Foot
Post Office: 1840 – 1849
Location: unknown
Description: none found

                                               Highland County Ohio Ghost Towns

Clear Creek (Clear Creek Settlement) – Liberty Township
Location: 39.244133 -83.605273 

on US 62 at the intersection of Selph Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was one of the earliest villages in the county & had a church school, & blacksmith shop. The Evans family was the largest in the area & arrived with other pioneer settlers from Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1800.

Edensborough
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Fallsville – Penn Township
Location: 39.286168 -83.632763   
on Fallsville Ln (Township Hwy 432) west off of Careytown Rd between Powell Rd & Roundhead Rd
Remnants: Auburn Church & Cemetery north of Fallsville Ln on Careytown Rd, building foundations on a hiking trail south (left) at the end of Fallsville Ln
Description: John Timberlake built a stone house & grist mill in the early 1820s next to the waterfall on Clear Creek that the town was named after. Simon Clouser (1796 – 1881) & Elizabeth (Duckwall) Clouser (1797 – 1875) purchased the land in 1825 & moved into the stone house the following year. John platted Fallsville in 1848 with hopes of attracting a railroad but that never happened & he later moved out of the area. The town had 3 streets & around a dozen houses. Auburn Church was built in 1891 & the last official resident of Fallsville passed away in 1893 as it faded away into oblivion. Simon & Elizabeth were buried in Auburn Cemetery with their 3 daughters. There are newer residences in the area now & its reportedly haunted by the ghost of a Native American girl who knocks on doors on Christmas Eve in an attempt to show someone where a local treasure is buried.

Gall – Brush Creek Township
Post Office: 1895 – 1905
Location: 39.092012 -83.461026   
on Sinking Spring Rd at the intersection of N Elmwood Rd along Middle Fork
Remnants: Countryman Cemetery on the north side of Sinking Spring Rd west of the GPS coordinates
Description: The proprietor James Gall (1864 – 1942) was a teacher, farmer, & ran a general store & post office on the farm where he was born. James was buried with relatives in Marshall Cemetery at the intersection of SR 124 & Herbert Rd. The Countryman family also owned a lot of land in the area.

Home – Brush Creek Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1867
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Honolulu – Salem Township
Post Office: 1893 – 1898
Location: 39.167919 -83.836937   
on SR 134 at the intersection of Murtland Rd along Little North Fork
Remnants: none known
Description: This small farming & postal town had a school.

Littleton (Luttleton) – Salem Township
Post Office: 1883 – 1903
Location: 39.167291 -83.788882   
on Dawson Rd at the intersection of N Ford Rd along North Fork
Remnants: none known
Description: It was another small farming, railroad, & postal town with a school.

New Amsterdam – Paint Township (formerly in Paint Township, Ross County)
Location: unknown, was along the falls of Paint Creek
Description: Jacob & Enoch Smith were brothers of Dutch descent who came to Ohio with a group of settlers from Virginia in 1796. They built a saw mill & grist mill at the falls on Paint Creek &  platted New Amsterdam in 1800 on land acquired from General Nathaniel Massie (1763 – 1813). The streets were mostly named after popular Revolutionary War veterans. Residential lots sold well in the town early on with cabins & some stores. The town didn’t get any other big businesses to keep it going though & disappeared after a few decades.

New Leesburg
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Oak
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Sharpsville – Union Township
Post Office: 1852 – 1855
Location: 39.255626 -83.75054  
on Sharpsville Rd along Turtle Creek between Quarry Rd & Bald Knob Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by James Sharp (1799 – 1872) & Margaret (Cloud) Sharp (1801 – 1869) who were both born in Pennsylvania & met & married in Highland County. They had a few children & accumulated a 400 acre farm with funds raised by a saw mill & grist mill James constructed on Turtle Creek. The town lasted much longer than its post office & had a Methodist church & school. It can be found in the 1871, 1887, & 1916 Highland County Atlases. Daniel Sharp (1837 – 1907) operated a quarry on the old family land & was buried with relatives in New Lynchburg Masonic Cemetery on SR 134. His parents James & Margaret were buried with relatives in Mount Olive Cemetery on Mad River Rd.

Sicily – Clay Township
Post Office: 1848 – 1895
Location: 39.028399 -83.863539   
on Sicily Rd at the intersection of Ellis Rd
Remnants: Huggins (Huggens) Cemetery on private property the east side of Sicily Rd west of the GPS coordinates
Description: Sicily was founded in the 1830s & platted in 1848 by John Huggins (1810 – 1860) from North Carolina & Isabella (Hindman) Huggins (1813 – 1899). They had a few children & large farm. A few town lots sold & it had a school & church congregation but no big businesses to create a population boom. John & Isabella were buried with relatives in Huggins Cemetery.

Sorg – New Market Township
Post Office: 1894 – 1901
Location: 39.116536 -83.671276   
on SR 136 at the intersection of Point Liberty Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It had a blacksmith shop & a school.

                                                  Holmes County Ohio Ghost Towns

Baddow Pass – Richland Township
Post Office: 1892 – 1894
Location: 40.494508 -82.147932   
on Township Highway 14 along the Holmes County Trail between Baddow Pass Rd (County Highway 75) & Township Highway 32
Remnants: none known
It was on the Cleveland, Akron, & Columbus Railway but didn’t have a train station.

Carpenter – Mechanic Township
Location: 40.453336 -81.901339   
on SR 83 at the 4 way intersection with County Rd 150 & Co Hwy 19 along Doughty Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietor was a T. Carpenter from the large family in the county.

Charlesburg – Washington Township
Location: 40.646194 -82.114741   
on Township Highway 472 near the intersection of Township Highway 474
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a small farming town with no other major industries.

DeWitt Ridge (Dewitts Ridge) – Richland Township
Post Office: 1861 – 1868
Location: 40.521537 -82.145880   
on SR 520 at the 3 way intersection with County Highway 75 & Township Highway 16
Remnants: Dewitts Ridge Cemetery near the GPS coordinates
Description: The town proprietors were members of the Dewitt family who operated a general store, post office, & other small businesses. Some residents & Dewitt family members were buried in Christian Church Cemetery in Glenmont at the corner of Main St & Depot St (SR 520). Others were buried in Barnes Cemetery on an unmarked road east off of Township Highway 7 just north of Baddow Pass Rd. A few others were buried in Dewitts Ridge Cemetery, listed on findagrave.com with no directions.

Grade – Mechanic Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1901
Location: 40.507564 -81.888473   
on County Highway 58 at the intersection of County Highway 580
Remnants: none known
Description: Grade didn’t have any big businesses, but the post office a few small shops were enough to put it on maps back in the day.

Huston – Prairie Township
Location: 40.607838 -81.917642   
on Township Rd 346 at the former railroad crossing between SR 83 & Township Rd 559
Remnants: none known
Description: Huston had a saw mill & a train station on the Cleveland, Akron, & Columbus Railway.

Johnville – Washington Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Jones Corners – Richland Township
Post Office: 1861 – 1890
Location: 40.476635 -82.128970   
on County Highway 25 at the intersection of Township Highway 13 & County Highway 75
Remnants: Union Grove Church & Cemetery east of the GPS coordinates on Township Highway 2 off of County Highway 25
Description: It was founded by William Jones (1787 – 1848) & Rebecca Jones (1786 – 1868). They had several children, accumulated a large farm, & donated land for a school. William & Rebecca were buried with relatives in the cemetery.

Lafayette – Prairie Township
Location: 40.629931 -81.923950   
on Main St at the intersection of SR 83 on the west side of Holmesville
Description: Lafayette is a ghost town due to a post office name change & expansion. It was platted in 1836 but there was already a post office with the same name in Ohio so it went with Holmesville in 1837. Lafayette ended up being overtaken by the growing eastern side  of town & was annexed into Holmesville in 1848. It continued to be the main business district until around 1870.

Mount Union (Union Village) – Mechanic Township
Location: 40.453342 -81.901344   
on SR 83 at the intersection with County Rd 150 & County Highway 19
Remnants: none known
Description: In the 1870s it had a small town plat on the east side of the GPS coordinates & a school in the northwestern lot of the intersection.

New Wheeling – Knox Township
Location: 40.584611 -82.191286   
on County Highway 23 along the Mohican River at the intersection with Township Highway 211
Remnants: none known

Portersfield
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Salt Creek
Post Office: 1854 – 1874
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Wardsville (Wards) – Clark Township (formerly German)
Post Office: 1828 – 1836
Location: unknown, was near the middle of the southern portion of the township with New Bedford across the border in Coshocton County
Description: Wardsville was laid out in 1825 & lost a cross county battle for local business to New Bedford, which was quickly platted afterwards in Coshocton County as its rival.

Wilmington
Location: unknown, was on the west side of Killbuck Creek
Description: Wilmington was platted with 61 lots in 1815 as the first village in the county. The spot had been chosen in anticipation of a proposed canal route through the area but that ended up going toward Holmesville. The idea of Wilmington, which hadn’t made much progress anyway, was abandoned.

                                                   Huron County Ohio Ghost Towns

Blue Fly – Townsend Township
Location: 41.233412 -82.532216   
on County Hwy 250 at the intersection of Medusa Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: William Thompson built a tavern on the section of land southwest of the GPS coordinates in the mid 1800s & painted it blue. Local residents called it the Blue Fly & the town took on the same name.

Bronson – Bronson & Peru Township
Post Office: 1830 – 1867
Location: 41.176814 -82.639898   
on Peru Hollow Rd between SR 161 & Snyder Rd
Remnants: Bronson Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: It was the first village in the township & was named after Isaac Bronson who owned most of the land in the early 1800s.

Carson – Ripley Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1883
Location: 41.002772 -82.558842 
on Edwards Rd at the railroad crossing between Plymouth East Rd E & Base Line Rd W
Remnants: none known
Description: Carson was on the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad. It had a grist mill, saw mill, grocery store,  blacksmith shop & a school along Edwards Rd south of the railroad tracks in the mid to late 1800s.

Centreville
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Fiddlers Green – New London Township, Huron County & Ruggles Township, Ashland County
Location: 41.065638 -82.396689   
on SR 60 at the intersection of Town Line Rd 187 on the Ashland County border
Remnants: none known
Description: Fiddler’s Green was a small merchant & farming town. When the Big Four Railroad was built in New London in the early 1850s, the businesses of Fiddlers Green were physically moved there.

Germantown
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Half Way – Ridgefield Township
Location: 41.240945 -82.665690   
on Halfway Rd at the railroad crossing between US 20 & Washington Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town name refers to its location between Monroeville & Norwalk. It sat on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway but didn’t have a train station.

Ives
Post Office: 1840 – 1846
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Ives family in the area.

Lyme Station – Lyme Township
Post Office: 1824 – 1894
Location: 41.255172 -82.763927   
on Sand Hill Rd at the railroad crossing between US 20 & Opperman Rd
Remnants: Trinity Episcopal Church & Cemetery at the intersection of Young Rd & US 20
Description: The town sat on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Some residents were buried in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery.

Miner
Location: unknown
Description: none found

New Salem – Norwalk Township
Location: 41.277030 -82.632094   
on Whittlesey Ave on the east side of the Huron River north of Lais Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: New Salem was a Monrovian missionary settlement from 1787 – 1793.

North Norwich – Norwich Township
Post Office: 1828 – 1856
Location: 41.124658 -82.773706   
on N Greenfield Rd at the intersection with Boughton Rd
Remnants: Boughton (North Norwich) Cemetery on the east side of Section Line Rd 30 S north of Old Military Rd
Descripton: This farming & postal town was founded by Naum Gilson (1793 – 1864) & Sarah “Sally” (Ormes) Gilson (1792 – 1876) who were farming pioneers of the county. They had a few children, & Naum was the postmaster for around 20 years. Naum & Sarah were buried with relatives & other early settlers in Boughton Cemetery

Ramey – Greenwich Township, Huron County & Ruggles Township, Ashland County
Location: 41.050636 -82.439014   
on US 250 at the intersection of Greenwich East Town Line Rd S
Remnants: none known
Description: Jane Ramey (1825 – 1907) was the town founder & proprietor. She was a widow & owned adjoining lots in Huron & Ashland County on the east side of the GPS coordinates. Ramey was on the B & O Railroad but didn’t have a train station & can be found on the 1891 Huron County Atlas & 1901 Cram Atlas.

Relief – Norwich Township
Location: 41.072833 -82.799627   
on Daniels Rd at the railroad crossing between Egypt Rd & Town Line Rd 12
Remnants: none known
Description: It was on the B & O Railroad but didn’t have a train station. The biggest families in the area were the Vogels & Willoughbys.

Reservoir – Lyme Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Sherman – Sherman Township
Post Office: 1825 – 1865
Location: 41.186550 -82.807104   
on Heyman Rd at the intersection with Pontiac Section Line Rd
Remnants: Jones (Sherman Township) Cemetery on the east side of Heyman Rd north of the GPS coordinates
Description: The town was founded by Daniel Sherman (1790 – 1864) who owned the farm where the cemetery is. He turned down an appointment to be the postmaster, which then went to his neighbor Rufus Payne across Heyman Rd. There was also a general store in the northwest corner of the town intersection. Daniel was buried with his second wife, Laura (Hubbell) Sherman (1791 – 1873) in Riverside Cemetery on Norwalk St south of Monroeville.

Townsend Center  (East Townsend) – Townsend Township
Post Office: 1833 – 1905
Location: 41.248239 -82.491573   
on US 20 at the intersection of Hartland Center Rd
Description: Townsend Center is the former name of present day East Townsend. The name changed sometime between 1891 & 1901.

Union
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Yeomans
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Lake County Ohio Ghost Towns

Arcole (Ellensburg)  (Harper’s Landing)  (Madison Dock) – Madison Township
Post Office: 1837 – 1851
Location: 41.849515 -81.008067 
on Dock Rd at the intersection of Lakeshore Blvd along Arcola Creek
Remnants: Dock Road Cemetery on its east side between Cunningham Rd & Chapel Rd
Description: The town had 2 iron furnaces, The Arcole Steam Hot And Cold-Blast Charcoal Furnaces. The first one was built in 1825 by Root & Wheeler & the second was built by Wilkeson & Co. in 1832. The Arcole Iron Works produced stoves, kettles, & several other heavy castings in the foundry. It was once the largest employer in the state. Ship building & fishing were also important industries in the area. Many residents were buried in Dock Road Cemetery.

Boyce Mill – (formerly in Willoughby Township)
Location: unknown, was along the Chagrin River
Description: The proprietor Joseph Boyce (1823 – 1894) was born in Canada, of Irish descent, & moved to Ohio with his family around the age of 10. He was a teacher, postmaster, & general store owner in Willoughby before entering the mill business. Joseph married Julia (French) Boyce (1837 – 1915) in 1856. He was part owner in the Willoughby Mills & later built mills next to the Chagrin River. Joseph & Julia were buried in Lake View Cemetery on Euclid Ave in Cleveland.

Clarks – Concord Township
Location: 41.650046 -81.241490   
on SR 44 between Girdled Rd & Capital Pkwy
Remnants: none known
Description: Clarks sat along the Pittsburgh & Western Railroad & had a school.

Hampshire – Concord Township
Post Office: 1842 – 1843
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in the 1843 A Table Of Post-Offices In Ohio, Arranged By Counties, Townships, And Towns as being 3 miles from the county seat.

Heisley (Heisley Station) – City Of Mentor (formerly Mentor Township)
Location: 41.697267 -81.307327   
on Heisley Rd at the railroad crossing between Hamilton Dr & Tyler Blvd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town had a train station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. These days a commercial area & residential subdivision still use the name Heisley.

Hobarts Corners – City Of Kirtland (formerly Kirtland Township)
Location: 41.583910 -81.369054 
on US 6 at the intersection of Hobart Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Joshua Hobart (1809 – 1892) from New Hampshire & Lucy (Heath) Hobart (1814 – 1893). The town had a school on the south side of US 6. Joshua & Lucy were buried with relatives in Waite Hill Village Cemetery on Waite Hill Rd, 3 miles north of the intersection.

Hopkins (Hopkins Point) – City Of Mentor (formerly Mentor Township)
Location: 41.720486 -81.342134   
on SR 283 (Lakeshore Blvd) at the intersection of Hopkins Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Daniel Hopkins (1790 – 1867) from Vermont & Anna (Churchill) Hopkins (1804 – 1898) from New Hampshire. They married in Ohio in 1820, had 11 children, & a 500 acre farm. The New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad rolled through the area in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Daniel & Anna were buried with relatives in Mentor Municipal Cemetery at 7881 Hopkins Rd, south of the intersection.

Judds Corners – Concord Township
Location: 41.661620 -81.196514   
on SR 608 (Concord Hambden Rd) at the intersection of Girdled Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were Samuel Judd (1792 – 1875) & Marcia (Welton) Judd (1795 – 1872) who moved to Ohio from Connecticut & had a few children. Samuel was the postmaster of the Concord office in 1852. They were buried with relatives in Welton Cemetery on Goodwin Rd in Burton, Geauga County.

Kniffins Corners (Kniffens Corners) – Leroy Township
Location: 41.659667 -81.129540  
on SR 86 (Painesville Warren Rd) at the intersection of Kniffen Rd
Remnants: Brakeman (Peters) Cemetery on the north side of SR 86 between Kniffen Rd & Brakeman Rd, old houses in the area
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Kniffin (Kniffen) family in the county.

Krebs Corners
Location: unknown
Description: The proprietors were a branch of the Krebs family in the county.

Marsh Settlement – City Of Mentor (formerly Mentor Township)
Location: 41.725800 -81.338800   
on Harbor Dr in the Mentor Marina
Remnants: historical marker at the GPS coordinates
Description: It was platted in 1797 by Charles Parker of the Connecticut Land Company as the first settlement in Lake County. Mentor grew out of the settlement.

Mascot – Painesville Township
Post Office: 1898 – 1899
Location: 41.706057 -81.231944   
on the east side of SR 86 (Painesville Warren Rd) at the mouth of Big Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: This small postal town wasn’t around very long. Residents were buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery at the intersection of Bank St & SR 86.

New Market – Painesville Township
Location: unknown, was along the Grand River between Fairport & Painesville
Description: The town was platted in 1803 by Revolutionary War veteran Captain Abraham Skinner (1755 – 1826) from Connecticut, who also founded & platted Fairport. In 1788 he married Mary (Ayers) Skinner (d. 1812) & had 5 children. They moved to New Market with Abraham in 1805 when he returned to Connecticut to get them. The town had 3 warehouses, a general store, 2 taverns, & a distillery, but was abandoned as other towns in the area were growing much more rapidly. Abraham & Mary were buried with relatives in Evergreen Cemetery on Main St in Painesville.

Pease Mill – Concord Township
Location: 41.668845 -81.183901   
on Girdled Rd at the intersection of Cascade Rd along Big Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded in 1852 by David Pease (1815 – 1890) from Massachusetts & Lucy (Dean) Pease (1817 – 1857) from Rock River, OH. David built a mill on Big Creek for turning wood to make furniture & small wares. Items were sold at fairs & expos in local towns & big cities. He also planted a maple & walnut grove in Pease Hollow to replenish the trees he used. The mill collapsed due to heavy snows in 1963. David remarried after his first wife passed away & was buried with relatives in Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville.

Rush Road – City Of Willowick (formerly in Willoughby Township)
Location: 41.621437 -81.457893   
on E 305th St (formerly Rush Rd) at the railroad crossing between US 20 (Euclid Ave) & N Marginal Dr
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway & named after the family of Richard Rush (1847 – 1919) & Ella (Gould) Rush (1857 – 1949) who owned land on Rush Rd & had a few children. They were buried with relatives in S.O.M. Road Cemetery in Willoughby Hills.

Shanungus
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Wheeler – Madison Township
Post Office: 1889 – 1900
Location: 41.733386 -81.044263   
on Ledge Rd at the intersection of SR 528 (S Madison Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Edward P. Wheeler was the original postmaster.

Worden – City Of Wickliffe (formerly in Willoughby Township)
Location: 41.621324 -81.475000   
on Worden Rd at the intersection of Elgin Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Noah Worden (1778 – 1864) from Connecticut who moved to Ohio in 1809. He had 7 children & remarried after his first wife passed away. It was a farming town & had a school in the mid 1800s. Noah was buried with relatives in Willoughby Village Cemetery on Sharpe Ave.

                                                   Lorain County Ohio Ghost Towns

Bairdsville – Brighton Township (formerly in Medina County)
Post Office: 1836 – 1838
Location: 41.185430 -82.322075 
on Peck Wadsworth Rd at the intersection of Baird Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Baird family in the county.

Benton – Sheffield Township
Location: unknown, was near Sheffield
Description: none found

Brownhelm Centre – Brownhelm Township
Post Office: 1835 – 1838
Location: 41.385917 -82.303917   
on N Ridge Rd at the intersection of Sunnyside Rd
Remnants: Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery at the intersection
Description: There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with the location but it couldn’t compete with previously settled towns which were already growing at good rates. Prior to the post office being established, Revolutionary War veteran & Boston Tea Party member George Bacon (1757 – 1834) & Hepzibah (Crease) Bacon (1762 – 1829) owned most of the land in the area. They were buried with many relatives & township pioneers in Brownhelm Cemetery.

Carlisle (same location as Murraysville) – Carlisle Township
Post Office: 1847 – 1855
Location: 41.336561 -82.122204   
on Oberlin Elyria Rd at the intersection of Russia Rd along Black River
Remnants: South Murray Ridge Cemetery at the intersection of Murray  Ridge Rd & Russia Rd
Description: It was called Murraysville prior to 1847 & was founded by Philo Murray (1789 – 1854) & Harriet (Minot) Murray (1797 – 1862) who moved to Ohio from Connecticut in the early 1820s & had 7 children. In the mid 1800s it had a saw mill, grist mill, general store, school, & about 25 houses. The town kept growing well on its own & was never abandoned but eventually was overtaken by & annexed into the City of Elyria. Philo & Harriet were buried with relatives & other township pioneers in South Murray Ridge Cemetery.

Ferguson
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Ferguson family in the county.

Folger  (Avon Station) – City Of Avon (formerly Avon Township)
Post Office: 1891 – 1918
Location: 41.478374 -82.019310   
on Avon Belden Rd (SR 83) at the railroad crossing between Walker Rd & Chester Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: Named after the Folger family in the township, it was on the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad . The town had a train station & a fruit office which was mainly used for housing grapes that were ready for shipment. The store & post office was in the southwest corner of the intersection.

Hart’s Station – Carlisle Township
Location: 41.285065 -82.081778   
on Indian Hollow Rd at the intersection of Banks Rd
Remnants: many remnants & foundations on the Windfall Quarry Trail in Sheldon Woods of the Lorain County Metroparks System
Description: The town was founded by John Hart (1830 – 1896) & Caroline Hart (1838 – 1908) who had a few children, nice farm, & donated land for a train station on the Cleveland, Tuscarawas Valley, & Wheeling Railroad. John built a water powered saw mill along the Black River that was later converted to steam. Farming & rock quarries were the main industries & the Grafton – Brunswick Railroad, built by the quarry company, was used to ship stones. There was also a school, blacksmith shop, general store, & creamery in the mid to late 1800s. John & Caroline were buried with relatives in Butternut Ridge Cemetery on Butternut Ridge Rd in Elyria.

Huff
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Hulberts Corners – City Of Amherst (formerly in Amherst Township)
Location: 41.398506 -82.226853  
at the intersection of Milan Ave & Cleveland Ave
Remnants: none known
Description: Hulberts Corners was the former town at the location Amherst was built on. The Hulbert family was long gone by the time Amherst was founded.

Kishmans – Brownhelm Township
Location: 41.422545 -82.343679   
along the northern set of railroad tracks between US 6 (Liberty Ave) & Vermilion Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were Albert Kishman (1868 – 1951) & Harriet (Henkes) Kishman (1969 – 1910). Albert was a farmer & fisherman who was born into a large & well known fishing family of German descent. The town was on the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad from the late 1890s to early 1920s. Albert & Harriet were buried with relatives in Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery on N Ridge Rd.

Murraysville (same location as Carlisle) – Carlisle Township
Post Office: 1828 – 1847
Location: 41.336561 -82.122204   
on Oberlin Elyria Rd at the intersection of Russia Rd along Black River
Remnants: South Murray Ridge Cemetery at the intersection of Murray Ridge Rd & Russia Rd
Description: The town was founded by Philo Murray (1789 – 1854) & Harriet (Minot) Murray (1797 – 1862) who moved to Ohio from Connecticut in the early 1820s & had 7 children. In the mid 1800s it had a saw mill, grist mill, general store, school, & about 25 houses. The town kept growing well on it’s own & was never abandoned but eventually was overtaken by & annexed into the City of Elyria. Philo & Harriet were buried with relatives & other township pioneers in South Murray Ridge Cemetery.

Nickel Plate – Lagrange Township
Post Office: 1888 – 1895
Location: 41.264218 -82.157652 
on Diagonal Rd at the intersection of Kipton Nickel Plate Rd
Remnants: Rockwood Cemetery on the east side of Diagonal Rd north of the intersection
Description: It had a cheese factory, general store, school, & a rock quarry operated by the Cleveland Stone Company in the late 1800s to early 1900s. There was a spur of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway on the east side of Diagonal Rd which was used to transport stone. Residents were buried in Rockwood Cemetery.

Oak Point – City Of Lorain (formerly Black River Township)
Location: 41.435597 -82.248489 
on US 6 at the intersection of Oak Point Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Oak Point was a shipping port for the Clough Stone Company which had a narrow gauge railroad running from the quarries to the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad & the quarry wharf on Lake Erie. The town also had a hotel, bath house, & a community hall near the wharf.

Paradise
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Patterson (Patterson Station) – Carlisle Township
Location: 41.319894 -82.102731   
on Butternut Ridge Rd at the railroad crossing between Lagrange Rd & Indian Hollow Rd 
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railroad. Its proprietor William Patterson (1811 – 1901) held the offices of county sheriff & commissioner as well as every office in the township at one time or another. He had 3 children with his first wife Phoebe (Vincent) Patterson (1813 – 1856). They were born & married in Massachusetts in 1833 & moved to Ohio in 1837. William remarried after Phoebe passed away.

Rugby – Brownhelm Township
Post Office: 1897 – 1903
Location: 41.379381 -82.317049   
between Bank St & Vermilion Rd along the Vermilion River
Remnants: Rugby Cemetery on the south side of N Ridge Rd between Gore Orphanage Rd & Bank St, one room schoolhouse at the fork of Banks St & Morse Rd west of the GPS coordinates, Mill Hollow House on N Ridge Rd in the Vermilion River Reservation 
Description: The town was the location of Brownhelm Mills, currently in the Vermilion River Reservation, which had a saw mill & grist mill. The Mill Hollow House was built for Benjamin Bacon (1789 – 1868) & is on the National Register Of Historic Places. Residents were buried in Rugby Cemetery & Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery on N Ridge Rd.

Seaman – Elyria Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Shawville (Ridgeville Station) – City Of North Ridgeville (formerly Ridgeville Township)
Post Office: 1874 – 1881
Location: 41.375602 -82.018754   
at the railroad crossing between Old Avon Belned Rd N & Old Avon Belden Rd S
Remnants: none known
Description: Shawville was founded by Samuel Shaw (1829 – 1918) from New York & Juliaett (Wiley) Shaw 1830 – 1923) from Pennsylvania. It had a train station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Samuel & Juliaett were buried with relatives in Ridgeville (North Ridgeville Center) Cemetery on Stoney Ridge Rd.

Spencer – Penfield Township
Post Office: 1834 – 1849
Location: 41.154202 -82.122825  
on Lattasburg – Elyria Rd (SR 301) at the intersection of Jones Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Calvin Spencer (1778 – 1857) & Mary (Hawley) Spencer (1786 – 1846) who moved to Ohio from New York in 1824 & had 6 children. Calvin built a saw mill & the town also had a school. They were buried in Penfield Cemetery on Medina – Norwalk Rd.

Trinity – City Of Avon
Post Office – 1898 – 1904
Location: 41.448269 -82.000237   
on Jaycox Rd at the intersection of Emory Dr
Remnants: Holy Trinity Cemetery on the west side of Jaycox Rd south of the intersection
Description: Trinity was settled by Catholic German immigrants. It had a school, shoe shop, a frame church built in 1843, & the cemetery was established in 1833. The congregation’s current church is over 100 years old & stands at the intersection of Detroit Ave (SR 254) & Nagel Rd.

Troxel – New Russia Township (formerly Russia Township
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Troxel family in the county.

Webbs Corners (South Amherst) – Amherst Township
Location: 41.357484 -82.240206   
on SR 113 (Milan Elyria Rd) at the intersection of S Lake St
Remnants: Evergreen Cemetery on the south side of SR 113, Pioneer Cemetery on the west side of S Lake St
Description: Webbs Corners was the original name of South Amherst. It was founded in 1816 by Reuben Webb (1770 – 1838) & Mary Webb. They had a a few children & built a tavern near Beaver Creek. They were buried with relatives in Evergreen Cemetery.

Madison County Ohio Ghost Towns

Carters – Canaan Township
Location: 40.065024 -80.222021 
on Carters Mill Rd (Co Hwy 39) between Amity Pike & Hayden Run Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: John P. Carter moved to the township with family members in 1866. He owned & operated the grist & saw mills built by Isaac Fuller.

Darby Crest – Jefferson Township
Location: 39.947167 -83.236227 
on Riverside Dr along Darby Creek & Darby Dr south off US 40
Remnants: none known
Description: The old town is long gone but the current neighborhood of Darby Crest Estates hangs onto the name.

Deer Creek Village – Somerford Township
Location: 39.968402 -83.474909   
on Arbuckle Rd near Deer Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: Deer Creek Village was a native Shawnee town founded in 1794 by Tecumseh, mostly used for riding out winters.

Deersville – Stokes Township 
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in the Ohio Gazeteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1833 – 1841.

Guilford
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Johnstons – Range &  Oak Run Township
Post Office: 1828 – 1844
Location: 39.789593 -83.415279 
on Yankeetown – Chenoweth Rd at the intersection of Johnston Rd
Remnants: Johnston – McClimans Cemetery on the west side of Yankeetown – Chenoweth Rd about 2 & 1/2 miles south of Johnston Rd, Old Johnston Cemetery on the southeast side of Johnston Rd near Bradford Branch
Description: The town was founded by William Johnston (1781 – 1866) & Margaret (McClimans) Johnston (1784 – 1862 who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania around 1805, residing in Ross County for a while & settled in Madison County in 1813. They had 8 children & a large farm. William & Margaret were buried with relatives in Johnston – McClimans Cemetery.

Markley – Somerford Township
Location: 39.932560 -83.515199   
on US 40 at the intersection of Markley Rd
Remnants: Diamond Rock Stock Farm barn on the west side of Markley Rd, old houses & farms in the area
Description: This small farming town had a school. Jonathan Markley (1780 – 1849) & Rachel Markley (1794 – 1820) moved to Ohio from Maryland & had 3 children. Jonathan married Mary Jane (Cryder) Markley (1800 – 1849) after Rachel passed away & had another child. They were buried with relatives in Somerford Township Cemetery on SR 56 (W Urbana – Loudon Rd). Daniel Lucy (1864 – 1923) was the proprietor of the Diamond Rock Stock Farm & raised hogs for market & built the German style bank barn in 1904. He was buried in Deer Creek Township Cemetery on US 40 in Lafayette.

Myers – Union Township
Location: 39.890221 -83.529241   
on Davis Rd at the railroad crossing between Old Springfield Rd & US 42
Remnants: none known
Description: It was on the Big Four Railroad.

New Hampshire
Location: unknown, was north of West Jefferson
Description: none found

New Hampton – Jefferson Township
Post Office: 1830 – 1833
Location: 39.939210 -83.268697 
on Frey Ave between Lilly Chapel Rd & Little Darby Creek
Remnants: Hampton Cemetery on Frey Ave, Ohio Historical Marker at the cemetery entrance, part of the first state road in Ohio (Ludlow’s Rd) on the south side of the cemetery
Description: The town was platted in 1822 with 93 lots on 8 streets by Samuel Sexton & Samuel Jones who came to Ohio from New Jersey. It had 2 stores, 3 taverns, & a Baptist church but just 7 families were living there at its peak. New Hampton was abandoned when the National Road (US 40) was built north of town & residents moved their houses & businesses to West Jefferson which was growing quickly. Samuel Jones & Samuel Sexton moved back to New Jersey after the town they founded failed.

Nioga – Pleasant Township
Post Office: 1887 – 1900
Location: 39.782838 -83.318805 
on London – Circleville Rd at the intersection of Robinson Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Pleasant Township School No. 5 was in the corner lot on the south side of Robinson Rd at the GPS coordinates. The Robinsons were the largest family in the area during the late 1800s – early 1900s.

Roberts – Jefferson Township
Location: 39.942561 -83.306305 
on US 40 at the intersection of SR 29 (Urbana – West Jefferson Rd)
Remnants: Pleasant Hill Cemetery on US 40
Description: The original proprietors were Thomas Roberts (1775 – 1864) & Susan (Boisel) Roberts (1779 – 1864) who moved to Ohio from Virginia in the early 1800s, had several children, & accumulated much of the land on the west side of West Jefferson. A portion of it was donated for tracks for the Columbus & Xenia Railroad. The land was split up between the Roberts children & they continued the family’s success in the area. Sebastian Roberts (1814 – 1869) platted Pleasant Hill Cemetery in 1864. Thomas was the first interment & most of the family is buried there.

Wahoo – Deer Creek Township
Post Office: 1852 – 1867
Location: 40.001451 -83.435227 
on SR 29 (Urbana – West Jefferson Rd) between SR 38 (Marysville – London Rd) & the northwestern township border
Remnants: none known
Description: Wahoo was a small farming town with a school, post office, & church. Land was donated in 1858 for the non – denominational church by Mary A. (Dun) Thurman (1812 – 1891). The Duns were the biggest family in the area & did most of the church construction. Mary was buried with relatives in Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.

Willows
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Wilson – City Of London (formerly in Deer Creek Township)
Location: 39.905616 -83.428530 
on US 42 (Lafayette Rd) between Braxton Blvd & Kenny Blvd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by a branch of the Wilson family in the County. James Wilson (1808 – 1886) & Elanor (Smith) Wilson (1818 – 1904) had several children & a large farm. They were buried with relatives in Deer Creek Township Cemetery on US 40 in Lafayette.

                                                   Marion County Ohio Ghost Towns

Beech – Claridon & Richland Township
Location: 40.557837 -82.976851 
on Marion – Edison Rd at the intersection of Salem Rd
Remnants: Salem Evangelical Church & Salem Cemetery on Salem Rd north of the intersection, Lutheran Cemetery on SR 746 (S Caledonia – Ashley Rd) north of Marion – Edison Rd, old houses & farms in the area
Description: It was a crossroads town named after the abundance of beech trees in the area & had a steam saw mill, school, blacksmith shop, & two churches in the mid 1800s to early 1900s.

Belvuron – Claridon Township
Location: 40.582088 -83.040201   
on SR 98 (Columbus – Sandusky Rd S) at the intersection of SR 95 (Marion – Mt. Gilead Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was platted in 1829 by War Of 1812 veteran Colonel James Kilbourne (1770 – 1850) from Connecticut. He was a minister, surveyor, & served in the US Congress & state legislature. James also founded a few other towns in Ohio & was buried with relatives in St. Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery in Worthington, Franklin County.

Bethlehem – Waldo & Pleasant Township
Location: 40.483731 -83.131743   
on Bethlehem Rd W at the intersection of Smeltzer Rd
Remnants: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran (Bethlehem) Church 1 mile north at the intersection of Smeltzer Rd & Newmans – Cardington Rd W, old houses & farms in the area
Description: The original group of settlers arrived in 1832. It had two churches, a blacksmith shop, & a school in the late 1800s.

Clyde Settlement – Tully Township
Location: 40.689658 -82.938946   
on Morral – Kirkpatrick Rd E at the intersection of Timpson Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: This first settlement in the township was named by Alanson Packard after the song “Banks Of The Clyde” referring to a river in Scotland, which was routinely sung by Samuel Hazlet.

Gurley (Gurleys Station) – Big Island Township
Post Office: 1879 – 1901
Location: 40.586169 -83.255751   
on Espyville Rd N at the intersection of SR 95 (Marion – Agosta Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by John Gurley (1813 – 1892) & Hannah (Monnett) Gurley (1817 – 1880) who were prominent citizens in the township, had a 160 acre farm, & one son. The town had a train station on the Bee Line of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad. There was also a school on the north side of SR 95. John & Hannah were buried with relatives in Marion Cemetery on Delaware Ave in Marion.

Harvey – Grand Prairie Township
Location: 40.652015 -83.119040   
on SR 4 (Marion – Bucyrus Rd) at the intersection of Linn – Hipsher Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietor David Harvey (1821 – 1902) from Pennsylvania accumulated about 1200 acres in Grand Prairie Township, Marion Township, & Crawford County. He farmed grains, wool, & dealt livestock. David had 7 children with his first wife Calista (Everett) Harvey (1829 – 1861) & helped raise his second wife’s children, Lucinda (Morris) Bell – Harvey (1830 – 1887), who was also widowed. On top of that, his brother William Harvey (1819 – 1861) passed away of typhoid less than a month after being elected Marion County Sheriff & David looked after his widow & their younger children. He was buried with relatives in Marion Cemetery on Delaware Ave in Marion.

Holmesville (Parrtown) – Bowling Green Township
Post Office: dates not listed
Location: 40.542834 -83.359643   
on SR 37 (Richwood – Larue Rd) at the intersection of Guthery Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Thomas Parr (1814 – 1898) & Sarah Ann (Pitzer) Parr (1817 – 1899) who moved to Bowling Green Township from Licking County & had a few children. Holmesville had a tavern, wagon shop, blacksmith shop, a few stores, & a horse powered grist mill built by Thomas. It was abandoned as it couldn’t compete with La Rue, which drew away businesses & grew quicker. Thomas & Sarah moved to Illinois & were buried with relatives in West Serena Cemetery in Serena.

Hoover – Scott Township
Post Office: 1892 – 1898
Location: unknown
Description: It had a freight station on the Columbus, Sandusky, & Hocking Railroad.

Hords – Big Island Township
Location: 40.592558 -83.192971   
along the Marion Tallgrass Trail between Herr Rd & Marion – Williamsport Rd W
Remnants: none known
Description: This small farming town was founded by a branch of the Hord family in the county & was on the Chicago & Atlantic Railroad.

Kirbys – Grand Prairie Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Little Scioto
Post Office: 1842 – 1852
Location: unknown, was along the Little Scioto River
Description: none found

Logan – Marion & Claridon Township
Location: 40.605059 -83.073522   
on Pole Lane Rd at the railroad crossing & intersection of E Fairgrounds Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Logan was on the Bee Line of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad.

Longville (Bryan Station) – Big Island Township
Post Office: 1873 – 1894
Location: 40.585613 -83.217416   
on SR 203 (Prospect – Upper Sandusky Rd S) at the railroad crossing & intersection of SR 95 (Marion – Agosta Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was named after Peter Long, had a school, & was on the Bee Line of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, & Indianapolis Railroad.

Middle Spring – Salt Rock Township
Post Office: 1837 – 1838
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in The Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841.

Salem – Big Island Township
Location: 40.607753 -83.279143  
on Decliff – Big Island Rd at the intersection of Schmidt Rd
Remnants: Salem Cemetery at the intersection
Description: This small farming town had a church & school.

Slab Camp – Pleasant Township
Location: 40.483828 -83.102200   
on Bethlehem Rd W at the railroad crossing between Benzler Rd & SR 423 (Marion – Waldo Rd)
Remnants: Drake Cemetery on the east side of SR 423 next to Qu Qua Creek
Description: Newly arriving settlers  built temporary tents & cabins to reside in before purchasing lots in the area on the eastern edge of what would later be the town of Bethlehem. The land was owned by War Of 1812 veteran William Drake (1769 – 1850) & Rebecca Drake (1768 – 1855). They moved to Ohio from New York in 1808 & had 7 children. Their son Daniel Drake (1805 – 1881) inherited the property & kept the camp going. William & Rebecca were buried with relatives & other early pioneers in Drake Cemetery.

Slicks (Slicks Station) – Marion Township
Location: unknown, was northwest of Logan
Description: The town was on the Erie Railroad & founded by Philip Slick who operated a tavern & inn for travelers.

Smiths Mills – Richland Township
Location: 40.512865 -83.031435   
on Cardington Rd along the Olentangy River between Whetstone River Rd S & East River Rd
Remnants: Smith Cemetery on the north side of Whestone River Rd S between Mautz – Yeager Rd & Cardington Rd
Description: The patriarch & matriarch of the family were blackmith William Smith (1792 – 1835) & Elizabeth Smith (1792 – 1862) from Maryland who had a nice farm & a few children. Their son William Washington Smith (1821 – 1912) was the proprietor of the Smith & Co. mills. Titus King (1793 – 1868) & Margaret (Storm) King (1808 – 1861) from Vermont also owned a saw mill in town & were the namesake of the present day Kings Mills Golf Club. Their son George King (1832 – 1883) expanded the saw mill with a grist mill. Some of the town’s residents were buried in Smith Cemetery.

Stringtown – Tully Township
Location: 40.674503 -82.948518   
on Marseilles – Galion Rd E at the intersection of Lyons Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area, Bruchlacher (Brooklocker) Cemetery north of the gps coordinates at the intersection of Morral – Kirkpatrick Rd E & Lyons Rd
Description: It had a school & church on Morral – Kirkpatrick Rd E east of the cemetery.

Stumptown
Location: unknown
Description: There are a couple references to it in the 1883 History Of Marion County Ohio with no location or town info.

Wilson
Post Office: 1848 – 1856
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Winnemac – Bowling Green Township
Location: 40.572366 -83.394164   
on Winnemac Pike at the intersection of Larue – Mt Victory Rd
Remnants: Bonner Cemetery north of the intersection & railroad tracks on the west side of Winnemac Pike, former one room schoolhouse west of the GPS coordinates at the intersection of Larue – Mt Victory Rd & Clark Rd S
Description: The town had a church, the school, & a brickyard across from the cemetery. Land for the cemetery was donated by John Bonner (1811 – 1894) & Elizabeth (Young) Bonner (1801 – 1883) who were buried there with relatives.

                                                  Medina County Ohio Ghost Towns

Bagdad – Medina Township
Location: 41.170907 -81.829033 
on Fenn Rd at the intersection of Huffman Rd
Remnants: Medina Center (Badgad) Cemetery on the north side of Fenn Rd between Huffman Rd & Weymouth Rd
Description: Bagdad was settled in the late 1810s & had hopes of contending for the county seat in the future, but it never grew much. The town had a saw mill, grist mill, general store, & a church. Bagdad faded away into oblivion in the mid to late 1800s.

Chamberlain – Montville & Lafayette Township
Location: 41.129221 -81.878470   
on US 42 (Lafayette Rd) at the railroad crossing between Ryan Rd & Oak St
Remnants: none known
Description: It was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railway & was founded by a branch of the Chamberlain family in the county.

Crow Town (Crow’s Corner) – Litchfield Township
Location: 41.186807 -82.053314   
on Crow Rd at the intersection of Yost Rd along Crow Creek
Remnants: Crow Road (Crow Corner) Cemetery on the south side of Crow Rd between Yost Rd & Vermont St, old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was founded by John Crow (1790 – 1867) from Massachusetts & Nancy Crow (1794 – 1873).  It had a school & the residents were mostly farmers. John & Nancy were buried with relatives & other early pioneers in the cemetery.

East Montville – Montville Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Fishermans Corners – Hinckley Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Geisingers Corners – Chatham Township
Location: 41.074777 -82.024590   
on Avon Lake Rd at the intersection of Shaw Rd along East Fork Black River
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were John Geisinger (1827 – 1911) & Mary (Myers) Geisinger (1825 – 1907) who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania & had a large family. John was a carpenter & employed a few workers in local construction. The town had a school & grist mill. John & Mary were buried with relatives in Blake Cemetery on Guilford Rd in Guilford Township.

Goodmans Corners
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Hales Corners – York Township
Location: 41.142291 -81.923649 
on Branch Rd at the intersection of Columbia Rd
Remnants: Branch Cemetery on the south side of Branch Rd east of Columbia Rd
Description: It was founded by Samuel Hale (1812 – 1877) & Nancy (Cranmer) Hale (1817 – 1868). They moved to Ohio from New York in 1847, purchased 300 acres, & had a few children. Samuel was a farmer & brick maker but was very anti-Mason. The Hales assisted runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad who were headed to Canada & donated money for a Methodist church at York Center. Samuel & Nancy were buried with relatives in Branch Cemetery.

Lake Junction
Location: unknown, was between Chippewa Lake & Lester along the Medina Subdivision of the B & O Railroad
Description: none found

Newtons – Homer Township
Location: 41.027450 -82.149914   
on US 224 (Greenwich Rd) between Firestone Rd & Camp Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by a branch of the Newton family in the county. It was along the B & O Railroad & had a school.

Pekin – Hinckley Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Pierces Corners – Granger Township
Location: 41.155635 -81.756071   
on Granger Rd at the intersection of Beach Rd
Renmants: Ganyard Cemetery on the west side of Ridge Rd (SR 94) between Granger Rd & Wilbur Rd, old houses & farms in the area
Description: Pierces Corners could have just as aptly been named Spencers Corners. Nathaniel Pierce (1813 – 1888) was a bee raiser, sheep trader, & wool dealer & moved to Ohio from New York. He met Harriet (Spencer) Pierce (1821 – 1910) in Granger Township & married her in 1841. Harriet was the only child of Thomas & Hannah (Phelps) Spencer. They were from Connecticut & became pioneers in Medina County upon their arrival in 1818. Harriet inherited the family land & had 2 children with Nathaniel. The town had a school & many fine farms. Nathaniel & Harriet were buried with relatives, including Harriet’s parents, in Ganyard Cemetery.

Pliny – Liverpool Township
Post Office: 1901 – 1904
Location: 41.215331 -81.903470   
on Abbyville Rd at the railroad crossing between Muntz Rd & E Law Rd
Remnants: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church & Cemetery on the south side of the GPS coordinates
Description: It was on the Cleveland, Lorain, & Wheeling Railway & had the church & a school. The church congregation was formed by German immigrants in the 1830s. Its current structure was completed in 1896 & replaced the old frame building that was nearly 60 years old.

Risley – Litchfield & Chatham Township
Post Office: 1892 – 1905
Location: 41.136242 -82.044232   
on W Smith Rd at the intersection of Bryenton Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Risley had a school, general store, & a train station on the Northern Ohio Railway.

Sheldons Corners – Granger Township
Location: 41.188464 -81.710106   
on Remsen Rd at the intersection of State Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by David Sheldon (1794 – 1873) & Anna (Searles) Sheldon (1800 – 1855). It had a school & shoe shop. A tragic death occurred on the Sheldon’s property when Lyman Isbell (1764 – 1820) was struck by a 40 foot rafter log as it rolled off a barn that local residents were helping build for David. Lyman was buried in Coddingville Cemetery on the east side of Dunsha Rd & his family later moved out of the state. David married Rebecca (Green) Sheldon (1808 – 1885) after Anna passed away. They were buried with relatives in Reid Hill Cemetery at the intersection of State Rd & Reid Hill Rd south of town.

Silver Creek – Wadsworth Township
Location: 41.011912 -81.711701   
on Silvercrest Rd between Durling Dr & Silvercreek Rd
Remnants: old houses & buildings in the area
Description: Silver Creek was a coal mining town & had a train station on the New York, Pennsylvania, & Ohio Railroad with a branch running to the mines. It’s large residential section has a plat map in the 1897 Medina County Atlas. The mines & railroad branch stretched southeast along Silver Creek & employed much of the local population.

Steam Town (Steamtown) – Guilford Township
Location: 41.047034 -81.814598   
on Tower Rd at the intersection of Blake Rd
Remnants: Blake Cemetery on the west side of Guilford Rd between Blake Rd & Good Rd, old houses & farms in the area
Description: It was named after a steam saw mill that was built there in the mid 1800s. The original one was destroyed by fire in 1867 & a second was constructed to serve the area through the late 1800s. The town also had two schools, a Mennonite church, blacksmith shop, & a wagon shop. Many residents were buried in Blake Cemetery.

Thompsons (Thompson’s Crossing) – York Township
Location: 41.142319 -81.967604   
on Branch Rd at the railroad crossing between Erhart Rd & Bachtell Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was on the Northern Ohio Railroad & its proprietor was P.M. Thompson.

Weaverville – Wadsworth Township
Location: 40.994821 -81.692596    
on Weaverville Rd west off of Medina Line Rd between Eastern Rd & Silver Fox Dr
Remnants: old houses & buildings in the area
Description: It had a mine owned by the Wadsworth Coal Mine Company & a school.

Mercer County Ohio Ghost Towns

Boetia – Center Township
Post Office: 1850 – 1865
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed as a postal town in the Ohio State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1860-61.

Brehm – Liberty Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1897
Location: 40.622501 -84.746880   
on Wabash Rd along Black Creek between Shaadt Rd & Oregon Rd
Remnants: St. Pauls Church & Cemetery at the GPS coordinates, St. Pauls United Church of Christ Cemetery at the intersection of Wabash Rd & Oregon Rd
Description: The town was founded by John Brehm (1828 – 1907) & Margaretha (Bollenbacher) Brehm (1833 – 1897) who had 3 children. John also had 8 other children from a previous marriage. They were buried with relatives in St. Pauls United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Byrds Station (Birds Station) – Union Township
Location: 40.688293 -84.456149 
on Mercer Van Wert County Line Rd between Shelley Rd & Deep Cut Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Joseph Bird donated land for a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway. Ironically the Parrott family was one of the biggest in the area. Some residents were buried in Hussey Cemetery on the south side of Deep Cut Rd across from the end of Elgin Rd.

Coil Town (Coiltown) – Union Township
Location: 40.695167 -84.484807   
on Coil Rd between Shelley Rd & Deep Cut Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1823 by Andrew Coil (1770 – 1845) who hoped the town would be the future county seat. The town didn’t sell many lots or last long, but Andrew had 12 children, 6 with Elizabeth (Foster) Coil (d. 1850) & 6 with Frances (Conrad) Coil (1768 – 1824) who did well around Mendon. Andrew moved out of the county before passing away.

Deep Cut – Union Township
Post Office: dates not listed
Location: unknown, on Deep Cut Rd
Description: It’s listed as a postal town in the 1854 A New And Complete Gazetteer Of The United States.

Earley (Oregon Station) – Hopewell Township
Post Office: 1881 – 1912
Location: 40.611405 -84.590160   
on Oregon Rd at the intersection with Weitz Rd along Twelvemile Creek
Remnants: Union Cemetery on the north side of Oregon Rd west of the GPS coordinates, Roberts Cemetery on the north side of Oregon Rd east of the GPS coordinates
Description: Oregon Station sat on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway. Its general store & post office called Earley was on the east side of Weitz Rd near Oregon Rd. Samuel Brookhart (1829 – 1916) & Mary Ann (Sinift) Brookhart (1830 – 1894) donated land for the train station & were buried in Roberts Cemetery.

Grove Crossing – Union Township
Location: unknown, was between Mendon & Byrds Station
Description: It sat on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway & has only been spotted on a railroad map from 1898.

Guilford (Mendon) – Union Township
Post Office: 1839 – date
Location: 40.673377 -84.518645   
on SR 707 at the intersection of E Market St
Description: Guilford is listed as a ghost town in several places online, but it’s just the original name of Mendon when it was platted in 1834. It was changed by 1839 when the post office was established.

Marcellus
Post Office: 1858 – 1861
Location: unknown

Reservoir (Reservoir Station) – Jefferson Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1884
Location: 40.553333 -84.494066   
on Riley Rd at the railroad crossing between SR 29 & SR 703
Remnants: none known
Description: This town sat on the Lake Shore & Western Railroad. It’s proprietor was Calvin Riley (1830 – 1914) who owned . He was buried with relatives in North Grove Cemetery on US 127 (N Main St) in Celina.

South Celina – Jefferson Township
Location: unknown, was on the west side of Grand Lake
Description: none found

Steinman (Steineman Station) – Marion Township
Location: 40.365562 -84.493754   
on SR 716 at the intersection with Indian Trail Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by the Steinman family in the area which has a few surname variations. The town had a steam saw mill & a train station on the Cincinnati, Hamilton, & Dayton Railway.

Striptown – Liberty & Hopewell Township
Location: 40.589213 -84.689404   
on Township Line Rd at the intersection with Sleucher Rd along Prairie Creek
Remnants: old houses in the area
Description: none found

                                                   Morrow County Ohio Ghost Towns

Aaronsburg – South Bloomfield Township (formerly in in Knox County)

Location: 40.398394 -82.695172  
on SR 229 at the intersection of Columbus  Fredericktown Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1824 by Aaron Macomber who had a wood bowl making business with a turning machine run by horses. The town also had a wool hat shop owned by Hugh Hartshorn. The residential lots in Aaronsburg never sold & it was quickly abandoned.

Centerburg
Location: unknown, was 8 miles southeast of Mt Gilead
Description: none found

Florida Grove – Franklin Township (formerly in Knox County)
Location: 40.550729 -82.776623 
on Cardington Williamsport Rd at the intersection of Morrison Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded in the early 1820s by Reverend George Van Eman (1786 – 1870) from Pennsylvania, Plumb Sutleff, & Samuel Hardenbrook. Some of the residential lots sold but the town never flourished & reverted back to farmland in the mid 1800s. George later moved out of the county & was buried with relatives in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, Hancock County.

Friendsboro – Cardington & Gilead Township (formerly in Marion County)
Location: 40.516561 -82.864181 
on US 42 at the intersection of Cardington – Edison Iberia Rd along Whetstone Creek
Remnants: Union Cemetery on the south side of US 42 between Furbey Rd & Worthington – New Haven Rd
Description: Friendsboro was founded in 1822 by Asa Mosher (1771 – 1843) & Bethiah Mosher (1771 – 1856) who were Quakers. They moved to Ohio from Bristol County, MA & had 11 children. The land was surveyed by War Of 1812 veteran Colonel James Kilbourn who founded Worthington, OH & a few smaller towns. Friendsboro had a cabinet shop built by John Shaw on Whetstone Creek, but the water power was insufficient for its needs & the town never grew any. Asa & Bethiah were buried with relatives in Union Cemetery.

Grays Corners
Post Office: 1858 – 1865
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Gray family in the county.

Indigo – Peru Township
Post Office: 1854 – 1864
Location: unknown, was in the southern portion of the township near Indigo Creek
Description: This small farming & postal town had a saw mill & school.

Jamestown (Kelly’s Corner) – Franklin Township (formerly in Knox County)
Post Office: dates not listed
Location: 40.538664 -82.777821   
on SR 95 at the 3-way intersection with Pulaskiville Rd & Criswell Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by James Bailey who built a general store & Appleton Rich had a blacksmith shop. Bailey’s store was bought by Allen Kelly (1785 – 1871). He also opened a tannery & was the postmaster. The town faded out of existence after Allen retired & sold the store. He was buried with relatives in Bryn Zion Cemetery northeast of town on Bryn Zion Rd in Gilead Township.

Kelker – Congress Township
Post Office: 1898 – 1903
Location: 40.620061 -82.747180   
on Williamsport  Crestline Rd between Marion – Johnsville Rd & Trimbe Rd
Remnants: Pleasant Grove Church & Cemetery on Williamsport Crestline Rd south of the GPS coordinates, former one room schoolhouse across the street from the cemetery, old houses & farms in the area
Description: The proprietors were Rudolph Kelker (1841 – 1908) & Ida (Cook) Kelker (1836 – 1909) who had a few children, nice farm, & were prominent members of the community. Rudolph was the postmaster & the church, school, & cemetery all pre-date the establishment of the town. The Kelkers were buried with relatives including Rudolph’s parents in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Morehouse – Peru Township (formerly in Delaware County)
Location: 40.407010 -82.901775 
on SR 229 (Marengo – Norton Rd) along Turkey Run between Kilbourne – Cardington Rd & Benedict Rd
Remnants: Morehouse Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: Morehouse was founded in the early 1830s by Stephen Morehouse (1771 – 1855) & Elizabeth (Steinbeck) Morehouse (1775 – 1868). They had 11 children & moved to Ohio from New Jersey. Some of their children came to Ohio too & some stayed behind. The town had a few saw mills over the years, two tanneries, & a school. Stephen & Elizabeth were buried with relatives in Morehouse Cemetery.

Moshers Mill – Cardington & Gilead Township (formerly in Marion County)
Location: 40.517152 -82.866701 
on US 42 at the intersection of Mosher Rd
Remnants: Union Cemetery on the south side of US 42 between Furbey Rd & Worthington – New Haven Rd
Description: The proprietors were  Asa Mosher (1771 – 1843) & Bethiah Mosher (1771 – 1856) who were moved to Ohio from Bristol County, MA & had 11 children. Asa was a township trustee & constructed a grist & saw mill on Whetstone Creek that was completed in 1821. Asa & Bethiah were buried with relatives in Union Cemetery.

Peerless (Peerless Station) – Bennington Township, Morrow County (formerly in Delaware County) & Porter Township, Delaware County
Location: 40.350617 -82.765175 
on Peerless Rd (Mt Vernon Olive Green Rd) at the former railroad crossing between SR 656 & Moody Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: Peerless was on the Toledo & Ohio Central Railroad. The train station was purchased by a local farmer in 1941 & converted to a corn crib.

Penlan – Harmony Township
Post Office: 1898 – 1901
Location: 40.445441 -82.746309   
on Penlan Rd (Co Rd 184) at the intersection of Township Rd 179
Remnants: Mt Pisgah Baptist Church at the intersection, old houses & farms in the area
Description: This crossroads town had a general store, school, & the church that was constructed in the mid 1870s.

Queen Settlement (formerly in Marion County) – Canaan Township
Location: unknown
Description: The town had a church & school & was founded by War Of 1812 veteran William Queen (1789 – 1851) & Elizabeth Queen (1795 – 1879). They were buried with relatives in Glendale Cemetery on Glendale St in Cardington.

Rome – South Bloomfield Township (formerly in Knox County)
Location: 40.408755 -82.705301   
on SR 314 (Chesterville – Sparta Rd) at the intersection of Prospect Mt Vernon Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1827 by Lemuel Potter (1778 – 1860) & Anna (Terry) Potter (1785 – 1849) but never grew any. Lemuel & Anna were buried with relatives in Bloomfield Cemetery on Rich Hill Bloomfield Rd.

Steiners Corners (Stiners Corner) – Lincoln Township (formerly in Delaware County)
Location: 40.481369 -82.820646 
on SR 61 at the intersection of SR 529 (Cardinton – Chesterville Rd),
Remnants: Asbury Cemetery on the south side of SR 529 west of the intersection, Buck Cemetery on the north side of SR 529 across from Asbury Cemetery
Description: The town was founded by William Stiner (1772 – 1837) & Marian Stiner (1792 – 1874). It had two saw mills (one steam powered), a Methodist church, & a school in the 1850s. William & Marian were buried with relatives in Asbury Cemetery. The Bucks were also a large family in the area.

Surprise – Washington Township (formerly in Marion County)
Post Office: 1826 – 1903
Location: 40.610779 -82.842085 
on Marion – Williamsport Rd at the intersection of Mt Gilead – Iberia Galion Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: This farming & postal town had a school & was on the Big Four Railroad (Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, & St. Louis).

                                                   Noble County Ohio Ghost Towns

Billings – Beaver Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1899
Location: 39.874529 -81.338337   
on Grant Moore Rd at the intersection of Palestine Ridge Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a small farming town with a post office.

Brookton – Brookfield Township
Post Office: 1896 – 1904
Location: 39.793186 -81.627841 
on Chapel Dr at the intersection of Brookton Heights
Remnants: none known
Description: Much like Billings, it was a small farming town with a church & post office. The center of town later moved northeast to present day Brookton Heights.

Center – Center Township
Location: 39.799297 -81.465872   
on SR 147 (Seneca Lake Rd) at the intersection of Town Hwy 214 (Center Free Methodist Rd)
Remnants: church & cemetery at the intersection, Valley View Cemetery north of the intersection
Description: This religious community was founded to serve residents at a central location in the township. The area still goes by the same name but its days as an official town are long gone.

Claytona (Claytonia) – Jackson Township
Post Office: 1849 – 1905
Location: 39.610753 -81.531609   
on Lowell Rd between Crooked Tree Rd & Lower Big Run Rd
Remnants: none known

Cliffyville – Stock Township
Post Office: 1887 – 1914
Location: 39.706183 -81.332338   
on Crum Ridge Rd between Town Hwy 236 (Spence Hill Rd) & Town Hwy 242A (Bettinger Ridge Rd) along Mallet Creek
Remnants: Crum Ridge Church Of Christ & Cemetery in Elk Township south of the GPS coordinates
Description: The Mallet family was the largest in the area. There are a lot of old houses & farms along Crum Ridge Rd, built before or during the time Cliffyville was a town. Residents were buried in Crum Ridge Cemetery.

Fredericktown (Crum Town) – Elk Township
Location: 39.673857 -81.339129 
on SR 260 (Road Fork Rd) between Crum Ridge Rd & Bettinger Ridge Rd along Duck Creek
Remnants: Crum Ridge Church of Christ & Cemetery on Crum Ridge Rd north of the GPS coordinates, Rd Fork Baptist Church & Cemetery on SR 260 south of the GPS coordinates, old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was platted with 19 lots in 1854 by William Crum (1821 – 1866) & had a general store, school, & church. William & his brother David were pioneers of Elk Township & sons of German immigrant & Revolutionary War veteran Adam Crum who settled in Monroe County. William was also a justice of the peace & David (m. Mary (Crow) Crum) was a school teacher. William was buried with many relatives in Crum Ridge Cemetery.

Gardner – Olive Township
Post Office: closed in 1871
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Gardner family in the county.

Hunter – Brookfield Township
Location: 39.827850 -81.635126   
on the northern end of Hunters Cut Rd at the intersection of SR 340 (Belle Valley Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Samuel Hunter (1806 – 1891) from Pennsylvania & Eliza (Chapman) Hunter (1810 – 1897). They had 8 children & large farm. The town was on the Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati railroad & had a school & a coal mine in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Samuel & Eliza were buried with relatives in Cumberland Cemetery on SR 83 (N Church St) in Guernsey County.

Leeds
Post Office: 1900 – 1905
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Lexington – Marion Township
Location: 39.777264 -81.355088   
on Lexington Ridge Rd between SR 78 (Woodsfield Rd) & SR 260 (Road Fork Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: Lexington was the first proposed town in the county & was platted in 1818 by Thomas Emery & Jacob Young who were unable to pay off the land purchase. However, the location still acquired settlers, was an important trading point for a couple of decades, & kept the name Lexington. It had a  tavern, blacksmith shop, general store,  grist mill, & a family of weavers. James Shankland (1800 – 1879) moved his general store from Summerfield to Lexington & purchased most of land & town plats. He converted it back to farmland around 1850 after Summerfield won the competition for businesses & residents. James was buried with relatives in Eastern Cemetery in Summerfield at the intersection of N Main St & Cemetery Rd.

Rado – Jefferson Township
Post Office: 1884 – 1903
Location: 39.699239 -81.382340   
on Rado Ridge Rd at the intersection of Novella Rd (Town Hwy 1117)
Remnants: Rado Cemetery on the east side of Rado Ridge Rd north of the intersection
Description: It had a school & Knights Of Pythias Lodge.

Scott – Brookfield Township
Location: 39.810670 -81.610348   
on SR 340 (Belle Valley Rd) between the northern & southern ends of Hunters Cut Rd along Coal Run
Remnants: former Scott Farm & Scott Cemetery on private property between SR 340 & Brookton Heights
Description: The town founders & proprietors were John Scott (1822 – 1907) & Miriam (Thompson) Scott (1828 – 1891). They were married in 1849 & had 6 children. John was a farmer, township trustee & treasurer, & lived all his life on the farm where he was born. The cemetery has over 100 burials including John, Miriam, many of their relatives, & other families from the area.

Soakum (Matrom) – Olive Township
Location: 39.732545 -81.519504   
on Town Hwy 64 at the intersection of SR 821 (Marietta Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: Soakum was platted in 1846 by Joseph Schofield (1782 – 1856) & originally called Matrom. It was a merchant town & didn’t grow well but had a grist mill, school, general store, whiskey stores, & a few other shops. Matrom was also on the Cleveland & Marietta railroad but there wasn’t much left by the time it reached town. The name never really changed but was commonly referred to as Soakum (Soak ’em) in its later years, with whiskey drinking & selling pretty much all there was to do. Unfortunately the town didn’t make it into the 1900s. The Soakum Festival was held for 25 years at at Heritage Park in the Noble County Fairgrounds & showed what life was like around there in the 1800s. When the festival was no longer viable, the committee ended its yearly tradition & donated over $25,000 in proceeds to the county historical society. Joseph Schofield was buried with relatives in Olive Cemetery on Olive St in Caldwell.

Vorhies – Center Township
Location: 39.795906 -81.465954   
on Seneca Lake Rd at the intersection of Or And W Tunnel Rd along Buffalo Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by Peter Vorhies (1829 – 1910) & Mary (Williams) Vorhies (1833 – 1920). They were farmers & Peter was the county infirmary director in 1886. They were buried with relatives in Guernsey County at Northwood Cemetery on N 10th St in Cambridge.

Wharton – Brookfield Township
Post Office: 1827 – 1860
Location: 39.803039 -81.674455   
on SR 83 (Renrock Rd) at the intersection of Town Hwy 2
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietor Andrew Wharton moved to Ohio from Wheeling, WV in 1816. He was the first justice of the peace in the township from 1819 – 1822, Morgan County Commissioner from 1820 – 1823, & built combination general store & post office in 1827. Andrew passed away around 1835.

                                                  Ottawa County Ohio Ghost Towns

Maple Grove – Benton Township
Location: 41.589362 -83.200238
on W Duff – Washa Rd along Turtle Creek between N Lickert – Harder Rd & N Benton Carroll Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: Maple Grove was a popular gathering place for picnics & special occasions in the 1920s – 1950s. It had a dance hall, baseball field, & a baseball team. The former dance hall appears to still be standing on the north side of the road at the GPS coordinates.

Middleton – Benton Township
Location: 41.546080 -83.273024
on the north side of W Elliston East and West Rd between Elliston & Graytown
Remnants: none known
Description: Middleton was a plat extension of Sheldon on the north side of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railway in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Piccola – Danbury Township
Post Office: 1881 – 1899
Location: 41.518976 -82.781169
on Englebeck Rd between SR 163 & E Bayshore Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: This small farming town had a post office on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway.

Sheldon – Benton Township
Location: 41.542256 -83.274061
on W Toussaint North Rd between the railroad & W True Rd
Remnants: Elliston Cemetery on W Toussaint North Rd at the GPS coordinates
Description: Sheldon was platted with around 50 lots along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway on the south side of the tracks between Elliston & Graytown.

Violet – Danbury Township
Location: 41.518380 -82.807741
on Church Rd at the intersection of Port Clinton Eastern Rd
Remnants: Saint Paul Lutheran Church & Cemetery at 541 Church Rd Lakeside – Marblehead, OH
Description: Violet was a small farming town along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. The church, which was also the school, was built in 1845 & is an impressive sight to see as it proudly stands the test of time.

                                                 Paulding County Ohio Ghost Towns

Arena – Paulding Township
Post Office: 1892 – 1902
Location: 41.135339 -84.631426   
on SR 111 at the intersection of Rd 87 north of Big Run
Remnants: Cooper Haines Cemetery on SR 500 at the intersection of Rd 93, St Paul’s Church & Cemetery at the intersection of Township Hwy 114 & Rd 87
Description: This small farming town had a school & church. Civil War veteran John Cooper (1838 – 1888) & Catherine (Reidel) Cooper (1842 – 1923) were of German descent & met & married in Marion County before moving to Paulding in 1873. They had a nice farm, a few children, & donated the land for the cemetery on SR 500 where they were buried with relatives.

Craneville (Cranesville) – Crane Township
Post Office: 1829 – 1865
Location: 41.211523 -84.685467   
on Rd 192 (C-192) between Town Hwy 63 & the Maumee River
Remnants: Horatio Nelson home & trading post at the GPS coordinates
Description: The town was founded by General Horatio Curtis (1802 – 1874). He named the town after Oliver Crane who was another early settler & also had the township named after him. Horatio built a trading post in 1825, was the first county clerk & recorder, a surveyor, Freemason, & justice of the peace. A wood addition to the brick house & trading post that was built in 1826, & has since been demolished, was reportedly haunted by former residents. Horatio also platted Antwerp in 1841 & was buried there with relatives in Riverside Cemetery on Island St.

Carryall – Caryall Township
Post Office: 1863 – 1874
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Doylestown – Washington Township
Post Office: 1851 – 1851
Location: 41.032267 -84.368985 
on T-199 (Township Hwy T-199) south off of Rd 48 along the former Miami & Erie Canal path on private property
Remnants: none known
Description: It was named after canal boat captain Samuel Doyle Sr. who ran mail from Cincinnati to Toledo & was a pickup point for timber.

Ettiesburg (Etties-Burg) – Brown Township
Location: 41.092474 -84.361258   
on Rd 209  (T-209) at the intersection of SR 613
Remnants: Prairie Chapel & Cemetery north of the intersection at the corner of Rd 209 & Rd 104 (T-104)
Description: The town was platted in 1860 by Samuel Shisler (1793 – 1870) & Mary (Bollinger) Shisler (1794 – 1874) & named after their daughter Arettie. It couldn’t keep up with Oakwood, which had a train station on the Nickel Plate Road.  Although Ettiesburg was never completely abandoned, it lost its status as a town. The Shislers were buried with relatives in Prairie Chapel Cemetery.

Flat Rock (Flat Rock City) – Harrison Township
Location: 41.088737 -84.702196 
on SR 613 between Town Hwy 51 & Rd 94 (C-94)
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by War Of 1812 veteran Thomas Wentworth & Rachel (Townsend) Wentworth who were both born in Maine in 1791 & moved to Ohio in the late 1830s. They were the first settlers in the township, had a large family, & Thomas was a county commissioner, judge, & justice of the peace.

Follmer (Folmer) – Blue Creek Township
Post Office: 1882 – 1896
Location: 41.033785 -84.582704   
on Rd 48 (T-48) between US 127 & McDonald Park along the former railroad track bed
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Andrew Follmer. It had a school & was on the Cincinnati Northern Railroad.

Gilberts Mills – Latty Township
Post Office: 1871 – 1889
Location: 40.997271 -84.476339   
on SR 637 at the intersection of Rd 18 (T-18)
Remnants: Middle Creek Cemetery on the north side of Rd 24 (C-24) between Rd 151 & Middle Creek
Description: Its proprietor Philander Gilbert (1813 – 1887) was born in New York & moved to Ohio in the mid 1860s. He reconstructed a saw & grist mill that was purchased in Franklin County & was a justice of the peace & postmaster. Philander had several children with 3 wives & was buried with relatives in Middle Creek Cemetery.

Giauque (Goodwin) – Brown & Jackson Township
Post Office: 1903 – 1904
Location: 41.092164 -84.457345 
on SR 613 at the intersection of Rd 151 (County Hwy 151)
Remnants: none known
Description: Giauque was originally called Goodwin & had a train station on the Nickel Plate Road. It was renamed by Civil War veteran & lawyer Florien Giauque (1847 – 1921) & Mary (Miller) Giauque (1858 – 1913) who owned the land in the early 1900s. They later moved out of the county & were buried in Spring Grove Cemetery on Spring Grove Ave in Cincinnati.

Hamer – Washington Township
Post Office: 1857 – 1893
Location: 41.003535 -84.346101   
on T-203 (Rd 203) at the intersection of Rd L
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was platted in 1848 along the Miami & Erie Canal & named after Mexican War veteran & congressman General Thomas Hamer (1800 – 1846).

Holcombe (Holcombeville) (Morrison) – Paulding Township
Location: 41.149868 -84.602766 
on Rd 144 (W Gasser Rd) at the intersection of Rd 103 (C-103)
Remnants: none known
Description: It was on the Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw Railroad. The propritor & mayor A.B. Holcombe owned a lumber company & barrel hoop shop. Henry Howe traveled through Holcombe in 1886 & noted its existence in his updated version of Historical Collections Of Ohio.

Link – Caryall Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1902
Location: 41.237272 -84.795238 
on Co Hwy 230 at the intersection of Rd 7 (T-7)
Remnants: none known
Description: Link was a small farming & postal town with a school in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Murat (Hipp’s Lock) (Timberville) – Washington Township
Post Office: 1852 – 1864 & 1868 – 1895
Location: 41.042140 -84.380763 
on Rd 197 (T-197) along the former Miami & Erie Canal path between Co Rd 60 & Rd 48
Remnants: Carlton (Burbage) Cemetery on T-42 (Township Hwy T-42) south of the GPS coordinates between Rd 193 (T-193) & the Little Auglaize River
Description: It was originally called Murat & named after French military leader & politician Joachim Murat. In the 1860s John Hipp (1836 – 1907) & Amelia (Burbage) Hipp (1847 – 1916) built a general store & mill near lock 31 on the canal. The town was called Timberville in the late 1800s & served as a shipping point for local lumber companies. John & Amelia were buried with relatives in Carlton (Burbage) Cemetery.

New Harrison – Carryall Township
Post Office: 1837 – 1841
Location: 41.165906 -84.800652 
on Rd 250 (C-250) between Old US 24 (County Rd 424) & the Maumee River
Remnants: none known
Description: This early settlement along the Indiana border had hopes of getting a canal, but the Wabash & Erie bypassed it & the town disappeared.

Newburg  (Royal Oak) – Brown Township
Post Office: 1864 – 1882
Location: unknown, was along the Miami Extension Canal on the north side of Melrose
Description: It was platted in 1851 by David Shriver & Leonard Kimmel. A guy with the last name Darling put up a sign on an oak tree for his grocery store & post office which read “Royal Oak Grocery”.

Nindeville – Harrison Township
Location: 41.135884 -84.784787 
on SR 111 at the intersection of Rd 11 (C-11) along South Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: In 1902 pike bonds were sold at $1,000 each to raise $45,000 for the Nindeville Pike. The road was constructed but the town never grew at all.

Plumbs Cross Roads (Plumb’s X Road) – Washington Township
Post Office: 1878 – 1892
Location: 41.008746 -84.399614 
on T-32 (Rd 32) at the intersection of C-187 (Rd 187)
Remnants: Fought Cemetery at the end of T-265 between Rd 193 & Dog Creek
Description: The town was founded by Caleb Plumb (1808 – 1890) & Eliza Plumb (1811 – 1871) & named after their grocery store sign that was simply marked with a large x. It also had a school & two churches. Caleb & Eliza were buried with relatives in Fought Cemetery.

Renollet – Emerald Township
Location: 41.245605 -84.496059 
on Town Hwy 139 (Rd 139) where it meets T-236 (Rd 236) at the railroad tracks on the south side of US 24
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were a branch of the Renollet family & descendants of German immigrants Paul Renollet Sr. (1801 – 1875) & Mary (Odon) Renollet (b. 1805). It had store, grain elevator, & a train station on the Wabash Railway. Many of the family members were buried in Renollet Cemetery on private property between T-135 & Town Hwy 139 along Six Mile Creek.

Smiley – Harrison Township
Post Office: 1883 – 1902
Location: 41.077669 -84.794259   
on SR 613 at the intersection of T-5 (Rd 5)
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Josiah Smiley (1848 – 1934) from Pennsylvania & Martha (Bushong) Smiley (1854 – 1922) who had a large farm & a few children. The town had a train station on the Nickel Plate Road. Josiah & Martha were buried with relatives in Park Cemetery in Fairmount, Indiana.

Sophia – Blue Creek Township
Post Office: 1893 – 1895
Location: 41.018809 -84.707329   
on SR 114 at the intersection of Co Rd 49
Remnants: none known

St. Andrews – Brown Township
Location: 41.104022 -84.427149   
on Town Hwy 108 at the intersection of T-181 (Rd 181)
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1850 along the Miami Extension Canal by Scottish immigrants & brothers James Mather (b. 1801) & Alexander Mather (1806 – 1876). St. Andrews couldn’t compete with faster growing towns & was abandoned in 1881. The Mather brothers moved to Missouri with relatives.

Sunnyside – Paulding Township
Post Office: 1881 – 1882
Location: 41.149915 -84.631590   
on Rd 87 at the intersection of Gasser Rd (Rd 144)
Remnants: none known
Description: Sunnyside was a small farming town with a school.

Tate’s Landing (Reids) (Sharp’s Lock) – Emerald Township
Post Office: 1857 – 1903
Location: 41.194200 -84.553456   
on SR 111 at the intersection of Rd 115
Remnants: none known
Description: It was on the Wabash & Erie Canal & named after canal worker Lyle Tate (1820 – 1890) who bought up some land around one of the locks. Captain Robert Reid (1827 – 1875) established the post office & the town had a grocery store & several taverns. The bulkhead of Six Mile Reservoir & 3 locks were destroyed by dynamite in 1887 by a group of 200 local men (mostly farmers) known as the “Dynamiters”. They were tired of continuous floods from the reservoir overflowing after the canal shut down & a bill they proposed to fix the problem failed to pass in the state legislature. They also burned down the former lockmaster’s house at Tate’s landing. By the time law enforcement arrived, the damage was already done & the Dynamiters were long gone. The events were called the Reservoir War & the Dynamiters final task was blowing up the town’s last saloon in 1900. None of them were ever captured or had their identities revealed. Lyle Tate was buried with relatives in Live Oak Cemetery on Emerald Rd in Paulding.

Worstville – Paulding Township
Post Office: 1882 – 1904
Location: 41.082764 -84.669739   
on Co Rd 71 at the railroad crossing between SR 613 & Town Hwy
Remnants: old houses & town roads in the area
Description: The proprietors were Mexican War veteran John Worst (1847 – 1920) & Sarah (Long) Worst (1849 – 1920). They spent most of their lives in Sandusky County where John was a teacher, county clerk, & lawyer, & purchased land for a stave (barrel) mill in Paulding County. The town quickly grew with a train station on the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad. It also had a general store, church, & school. Worstville stretched north across the railroad on the east side of Co Rd 71 & most of what’s left of the town sits south of the tracks. John & Sarah were buried with relatives in Oakwood Cemetery in Freemont, Sandusky County.

                                                  Portage County Ohio Ghost Towns

Breakneck – Franklin Township
Location: 41.155641 -81.321510 
on Kent Ravenna    Rd (SR 59) at the intersection of SR 261 along Breakneck Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: The town had a grist mill & school & there was a saw mill, wool factory, & ashery about a mile to the east. The Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal ran through town & was used to ship goods & supplies. Residents were buried in Breakneck Cemetery which was originally in the southwest corner of the intersection of Kent Ravenna Rd & Rhodes Rd. It was moved to the northeast corner of Standing Rock Cemetery on N Mantua St (SR 43).

Bright Town – Paris Township
Location: 41.153887 -81.007649  
on Gilbert Rd between McClintocksburg Rd & McMullen Allen Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a small farming town in the mid 1800s with no major businesses. All that was left in the 1870s was a stretch of residences including C. Bright & J. Bright.

Cacklers Corners – City Of Streetsboro (formerly  Streetsboro Township) & Franklin Township
Location: 41.207701 -81.377762 
on Seasons Rd at the intersection of Ravenna Rd along Tinkers Creek
Remnants: Cackler Cemetery on private property between the first & second residences on the north side of Cackler Rd west of Seasons Rd, old houses & farms in the area
Description: Cacklers Corners was founded by War Of 1812 veteran Christian Cackler Jr. (1791 – 1878) & Theresa (Nighman) Cackler (1791 – 1869) who both moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania with their parents in the first decade of the 1800s. They were married in 1814, the first wedding in Franklin Township, & settled in Streetsboro Township in 1816. Christian & Theresa had 12 children, a large farm, blacksmith shop, & donated land for a school at the northwest corner of Seasons Rd & Ravenna Rd. They were buried with relatives, including their parents & many descendants, in Cackler Cemetery.

Cobbs Corners – Mantua Township
Post Office: 1833 – 1850
Location: 41.308674 -81.281174   
on Twinsburg Warren Rd (SR 82) at the intersection of Chamberlain Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Samuel Cobb (1785 – 1852) & Harriet (Sheldon) Cobb (1793 – 1860). They were married in Connecticut in 1820 & moved to Ohio in 1833. Samuel & Harriet had 3 children & a farm of several hundred acres. Their son Henry Cobb (1821 – 1894) helped clear the farm, worked in the post office, & was a school teacher. Samuel & Harriet were buried with relatives in East Lawn (Eastlawn) Cemetery on Mantua Center Rd & Henry was buried with relatives in West Lawn (Westlawn) Cemetery on Twinsburg Warren Rd.

East Davis – Edinburg Township
Location: 41.132005 -81.120389 
on hiking trails north of Cable Line Rd along the Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Davis family in the county. The town had a school at the northeast corner of the intersection of Cable Line Rd & Rock Spring Rd.

Greenleafs Corners – Charlestown Township
Location: 41.191992 -81.109546   
on Greenleaf Rd at the intersection of Ravenna Arsenal Rd along Sand Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: The original proprietors were Israel Greenleaf (1813 – 1985) & Emily (Whitney) Greenleaf (1811 – 1883). They were both born in New York & married there in 1833 before moving to Ohio in 1835. Israel & Emily had 5 children. They were buried with relatives in Charlestown Cemetery on Newton Falls Rd.

Harrisport – Paris Township
Location: 41.181445 -81.009815   
between McClintocksburg Rd & Holcomb Rd in the woods on the east side of the Mahoning River
Remnants: none known
Description: Harrisport was name of McClintocksburg prior to 1835. The town moved south when the Old Pennsylvania & Ohio Canal opened around that time.

Hazen – Hiram Township
Location: 41.332050 -81.104728    
on Norton Rd at the intersection of Mumford Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by John Hazen (1790 – 1846) & Miranda (Mason) Hazen (1794 – 1851) who moved to Ohio from Vermont & were pioneers in Hiram Township. John built a general store in 1820. He was also a deacon & donated land for a Congregational Church in the mid 1830s. They were buried with relatives in Baptist Cemetery in Garrettsville north of Maple Ave.

Hilltown – Brimfield Township
Location: 41.073667 -81.328718   
on Congress Lake Rd between Old Forge Rd & Saxe Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was a small farming town with a blacksmith shop.

Hutson – Deerfield Township
Location: 41.016724 -81.022037   
on the Berlin Lake Trail south off of US 224 between Sheffleton Rd & Diver Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were Harmon Hutson (1827 – 1906) & Charlotte (Vaughn) Hutson (1837 – 1900). Harmon served in the Civil War as a riverboat pilot captain on the Ohio & Mississippi Rivers. After the war they bought a 150 acre farm in Deerfield Township & founded the Hutson Coal Co. when the resource was discovered in the area. It employed residents from the mid 1890s to late 1920s & the coal was shipped on a railroad switch called the A & N. Two of the workers also ran into a mineral water spring which was clean enough to bottle for sale. Harmon & Charlotte had one child who died at the age of 11. They were buried with relatives in Deerfield Cemetery on the north side of US 224 across from Edgewater Blvd.

Keans – Palmyra & Deerfield Township
Location: 41.062279 -81.031760   
on Yale Rd at the intersection of McClintocksburg Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by a branch of the Kean (or Keen) family in the county. It sat along the A & N Railroad switch but didn’t have a train station.

Maple Grove – Rootstown Township
Location: unknown, was in the southeast section of the township west of Industry Rd
Description: It was a farming town & part of an extensive school district system.

Morgans – Ravenna Township
Location: 41.169615 -81.271797 
on Wall St at the railroad & Portage Hike And Bike Trail crossing between Jones Ave & Cleveland Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Its proprietors were D.H. & J.A Morgan who owned a large farm in the mid 1800s. The town sat along the junction of the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad & Atlantic & Great Western Railroad.

Parker – Mantua Township
Post Office: 1893 – 1905
Location: 41.337225 -81.280825   
on Winchell Rd at the intersection of Chamberlain Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was founded by Emerson C. Parker (1874 – 1899) who either purchased or inherited a plot of land south of the intersection. Chauncey Winchel (1799 – 1883) & Persis (Parker) Winchel (1805 – 1875) were pioneers of the township & accumulated nearly 1,000 acres. Emerson, Chauncey, & Persis were buried in West Lawn Cemetery on Twinsburg Warren Rd with many ancestors of the massive Winchel (Winchell) & Parker families.

Sample – Franklin Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Stoddards Mills – Brimfield Township
Location: 41.125308 -81.325162 
on Edison Rd between Meloy Rd & Sherman Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Levi Stoddard (1771 – 1860) & Patty (Burritt) Stoddard (1768 – 1845) who settled in the township in 1830. Levi built a wool mill & there was also a school on the east side of Edison Rd across from the Stoddard’s house. They were buried with relatives in Restland Cemetery on the west side of SR 43.

                                                    Preble County Ohio Ghost Towns

Beechy Mire – Dickson Township
Post Office: 1833 – 1846
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed as a postal town in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841.

Belfast – Jefferson
Location: 39.836160 -84.778569   
on US 40 (National Rd) between SR 320 & Elkhorn Rd
Remnants: none known 
Description: Belfast was platted in 1832 but couldn’t keep up with Gettysburg which was platted the same year. Gettysburg’s proprietor John Curry (1805 – 1875) was determined to have the best town in the area. Some residents of Belfast were buried in Gettysburg Cemetery on Oxford Gettysburg Rd.

Claysburg – Israel Township
Location: 39.626440 -84.759677   
on Cramer Rd at the intersection of SR 725
Remnants: none known
Description: Claysburg was platted in 1833 & listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide from 1837 – 1841.

Corvin – Dixon Township
Post Office: 1885 – 1892
Location: 39.699495 -84.741622   
on California School Rd at the intersection of Wyatt Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Many residents were buried in Concord Cemetery on Concord Fairhaven Rd.

Crawfordsville – Jackson Township
Location: 39.787607 -84.706515   
on Crawfordsville Campbellstown Rd at the intersection of US 35
Remnants: Bonebrake (New Hope) Cemetery on Cemetery Rd off of US 35 south of the GPS coordinates
Description: Crawfordsville was platted in 1842 by Conrad Frey & still had around a dozen houses in the early 1880s, but it couldn’t compete with New Hope which was growing faster. Some of Crawfordsville’s residents, including Daniel Strader (1811 – 1895) who lived there the longest, were buried in Bonebrake (New Hope) Cemetery.

Currystown – Jefferson Township
Location: 39.834971 -84.723267 
on Oxford Gettysburg Rd along Seven Mile Ditch
Remnants: Curry Cemetery at the GPS Coordinates
Description: The town was founded by members of the Curry family in the area prior to the platting of Gettysburg by John Curry in 1832. Currystown never grew much outside of the original family farm  & construction of the National Road (US 40) to the north, made its location obsolete. The family dream of establishing a successful town lived on through Gettysburg though, which is still in existence today. Revolutionary War veteran Robert Curry was the first burial in the cemetery in 1816.

Ernest (Concord) – Dixon Township
Post Office: 1890 – 1902
Location: 39.713233 -84.769597   
on Concord Fairhaven Rd between Concord Rd & California School Rd
Remnants: Concord Church & Cemetery at the GPS coordinates, Harshman Covered Bridge south of the gps coordinates
Description: The post office was in the church. Harshman Covered Bridge was built in 1894 by Everett Sherman (1831 – 1897) & made it onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Hagerstown – Monroe Township
Post Office: 1832 – 1855
Location: 39.909576 -84.607114
on Holtzmuller Rd along Twin Creek at the intersection of Euphemia Castine Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It had the first post office in the township & sat around the crossing of the Cincinnati Northern Railroad & the Dayton & Western Railroad. Their train stations were at West Manchester & Browns Station though. Hagerstown was last seen in the 1871 Preble County Atlas & disappeared in the 1880s.

Mercersburg – Gratis Township
Location: unknown, was east of Greenbush near the Montgomery County line
Description: none found

Morningstar – Lanier Township
Location: 39.698238 -84.537844     
on SR 503 along Twin Creek between Halderman Rd & Carlton Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by George Morningstar (1779 – 1862) & Elizabeth (Sweitzer) Morningstar (1783 – 1851) who had 7 children & a successful farm. They were buried with relatives in Eikenberry (Wheatville) Cemetery on Quaker Trace Rd.

Oklahoma – Washington Township
Location: 39.786440 -84.633842   
on US 127 at intersection with SR 726 along Bantas Fork
Remnants: former school on SR 726 at the interesection of Alexander Rd, old houses in the area
Description: The Bantas family was the biggest in town. Most of them moved to Kansas. Oklahoma also had a steam powered saw mill on the north side of Alexander Rd at the corner of SR 726.

Orangeburg (Orangeburgh) – Jefferson Township
Location: 39.838660 -84.746901   
on Orangeburg Rd at the intersection of US 40 (National Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: Orangeburg had the same story as Belfast. In the 1881 History Of Preble County, Ohio a line reads “Of Oragngeburg it may be said that the town cannot be seen for the houses, and of Belfast, the houses cannot be seen for the town.” Neither lasted much longer. Some residents of Orangeburg were buried in Gettyburg Cemetery on Oxford Gettysburg Rd.

                                                Sandusky County Ohio Ghost Towns

Cooperstown – Townsend Township
Location: 41.364979 -82.877580 
on Coppa Rd at the intersection of Fuller Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by the Stark Brothers, James, Lorenzo, John, & Albert, who were coopers (barrel makers) in the early 1900s.

Demasville (Demassville)
Post Office: 1856 – 1860
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Exeter
Post Office: 1852 – 1864
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Gibsonburg Junction – Woodville Township
Location: 41.432531 -83.318546   
on US 20 at the intersection with SR 300 & Magsig Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area, former school now a private residence in the lot southeast of the GPS coordinates
Description: Gibsonburg Junction was a crossroads town between the Pennsylvania & Northwestern Railroad & Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway.

Hoovers Corners – Ballville Township
Location: 41.263752 -83.131161     
on Tiffin Rd at the intersection of Deran Rd
Remnants: Decker (Hoover) Cemetery on the west side of Tiffin Rd north of the intersection
Description: This small farming town was founded by Lawrence Hoover (1807 – 1882) & Mary Hoover (1811 – 1889). They were buried in the cemetery with two of their children who passed away at young ages.

Teemes (Teems) – Townsend Township
Post Office: 1891 – 1906
Location: 41.414496 -82.862966   
on Teems Rd between US 6 (Chickasaw Trail) & Yetter Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: Teemes was a prosperous farming & postal town with a school.

Tousaint – Woodville Township
Location: 41.479458 -83.387556   
on Rife Rd between Trapp Rd & Emch Rd along Toussaint Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: This small town sat on the Pennsylvania & Northwestern Railroad, formerly the Toledo, Tiffin, & Eastern Railroad.

York North Ridge – York Township
Post Office: 1833 – 1855
Location: unknown: was on S Ridge Rd
Description: The town was named  after the York family in the county & the sand ridge it was on.

York South Ridge – Greencreek Township
Post Office: 1850 – 1852
Location: 41.279152 -82.975109   
on S Ridge Rd at the intersection of S Main St
Description: The town was named after the the York family in the county & the sand ridge it was on.

                                               Seneca County Ohio Ghost Towns

Adamsville – Adams Township
Location: 41.170127 -82.976485 
on SR 18 at the intersection of CR 21 (County Rd 21)
Remnants: Block (English Evangelical Lutheran) Cemetery on the west side of CR 21 north of the GPS coordinates, Zion Lutheran Church & Adams Lutheran Cemetery at the intersection of CR 21 & E Township Rd 128
Description: It was platted in 1846 by Daniel Kistler (d. 1858). The current Zion Lutheran Church was built in 1885 & the town also had a school & Evangelical Lutheran church on land donated by Joseph Neikirk (1806 – 1887) from Maryland & Barbara (Noel) Neikirk (1804 – 1869) from Pennsylvania. Daniel was buried with relatives in Adams Lutheran Cemetery & the Neikirks were buried with relatives in Block Cemetery. As Adamsville faded away into history, Cooper (Cooperstown) sprang up barely south of the location.

Butternut Ridge – Adams Township
Post Office: 1851 – 1867
Location: 41.255256 -82.980900   
on SR 101 (Portland Rd) between E County Rd 62 & N Township Rd 179
Remnants: Butternut Ridge Chapel & Lay (Butternut Ridge Church Of Christ) Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: The town had a school & cooper shop. The post office was on the north side of E Township Rd 178 between CR 21 & Township Line Rd.

Castina – Thompson Township
Post Office: 1828 – 1839
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in The Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s Guide in 1841 as 18 miles from Tiffin, 4 & 1/2 miles from Bellevue, & 9 from Republic.

Elizabethtown – Bloom Township
Location: 41.066573 -83.068471   
on SR 67 at the intersection of CR 16 (E County Rd 16)
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Dr. James Fisher (1801 – 1888) & Elizabeth (Boyer) Fisher (d. 1878) who moved to Ohio from Maryland in 1832. It was named after Elizabeth & had a saloon, wagon shop, & blacksmith shop. The Fishers moved to Missouri & were buried in Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield.

Fitz Henry
Post Office: 1850 – 1852
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in the 1853 W.W. Reilly & Co.’s Ohio State Business Directory.

Hedgetown (Sulphur Springs) – Pleasant & Adams Township
Location: 41.235732 -83.075459    
on Township Rd 169 (Tr 0169) along Beaver Creek between E County Rd 34 (Cr34) & Tr 0164
Remnants: none known
Description: Hedgetown was founded by Josiah Hedges (1778 – 1858) & Eliza (Hammerly) Hedges who moved to Ohio from Virginia in 1820. The town had a church, school, saw mill, & a grist mill. Josiah also served in the state legislature & founded Tiffin. The Hedges were buried with relatives in Greenlawn Cemetery on E County Rd 36 (Cr36) in Tiffin. Some residents of Hedgetown were buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery on the south side of E County Rd 44 (Cr44) west of N Township Rd 169.

Hopewell – Hopewell Township
Location: 41.123513 -83.247008  
on W Township Rd 112 (Center Rd) at the intersection of Tr0113
Remnants: former school at the intersection, Hopewell Cemetery in a farm field on the east side of Tr0021 south of Cr48
Description: It had a grocery store, church, & the school.

Jackson Station – Jackson Township
Post Office: 1868 – 1870
Location: 41.196094 -83.356650   
on W Township Rd 84 (Ecker Rd) at the intersection of N Township Rd 65 (Tr0065) along the former railroad path
Remnants: none known
Description: Jackson Station was on the Fremont & Lima Railroad. The former railroad path can be seen on satellite maps.

Leamansville
Post Office: 1832 – 1845
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed in the 1843 A Table Of Post-Offices In Ohio, Arranged By Counties, Townships, And Towns as being 15 miles from the county seat.

Linden (Maple Grove) – Liberty Township
Post Office: 1874 – 1875 & 1885 – 1909
Location: 41.217275 -83.226588  
on N County Rd 41 at the intersection of Cr42
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: This small farming, railroad, & postal town sat at the crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad & Nickel Plate Road. It had a train station that served both tracks.

Middleburg – Liberty Township
Location: 41.234568 -83.254350  
on SR 12 (Fostoria Fremont Rd) at the intersection of N Township Rd 69
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1832 & disappeared in the late 1830s.

Mohawk – Eden Township
Location: 41.066235 -83.173448   
on SR 231 (Mohawk Rd) at the intersection of W County Rd 16 along Honey Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: Mohawk Tribe members John Van Metre (Van Meter), his wife Susan (Brandt) Van Metre & her brothers Chief Thomas Brandt, Isaac Brandt, & Paulus Brandt were awarded 1,000 acres for a reservation called the Van Metre Reserve in an 1817 treaty. John had been taken captive by Wyandots in West Virginia in 1778, later transferred to the Mohawks, & married Susan in a tribal ceremony. 25 Mohawk families lived on the reserve & John was buried there when he passed away in the mid 1820s. The reserve was sold in 1828 & what was left of the tribe moved west across the Mississippi River in 1829. These days a lake, golf course, & some businesses in the area still bear the Mohawk name.

Palo Alto – Seneca Township
Post Office: 1856 – 1881
Location: 41.029018 -83.232457   
on SR 53 at the intersection of Cr6 (County Rd 6)
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: Palo Alto was a small farming town with a blacksmith shop in the southeast corner of the intersection.

Raineys (Raneys) – Loudon Township
Location: 41.142831 -83.343812   
on Township Hw 47 at the railroad crossing between SR 18 & Township Rd 132 (Punk Hollow Rd)
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietors were Isaac Raney (1841 – 1897 & Susanna (Fox) Raney (1840 – 1914) who were both born in Seneca County. They owned a farm along the Mansfiled, Coldwater, & Lake Michigan Railroad & the B & O Railroad which ran parallel to each other through the area. Isaac & Susanna were buried in Loudon Township Cemetery on the south side of SR 18 in Fostoria.

Saint Nicholas (Frenchtown) – Big Spring Township
Post Office: 1884 – 1885
Location: 41.014221 -83.339645   
on Bloom Rd at the intersection of Clouse Rd
Remnants: Saint Nicholas Catholic Church & French Town (Saint Nicholas) Cemetery north of the GPS coordinates on Cr6 between Clouse Rd & S Co Rd 591
Description: The town founders were the Lafontaine family & few others who arrived in the area from France in the 1840s. Farming was the main industry & a Catholic congregation formed in 1855 which was half German in the early days & more French as time went on. The impressive church structure was built in 1856.

Sheatenhelm – Pleasant Township
Location: 41.212037 -83.088169   
on E County Rd 44 (Cr44) between Lamalie Rd & N Township Rd 169 (Adams – Pleasant Township Line Rd)
Remnants: Bunker Hill Cemetery on the south side of E County Rd 44 west of N Township Rd 169
Description: The town was founded by Grafton Shedenhelm ( 1813 – 1882) from Maryland & Mary (Shaul or Schall) Shedenhelm (1817 – 1849) from Virginia. They had 8 children & a 240 acre farm with a steam saw mill along the Big Four Railroad. After Mary passed away, Grafton married one of Mary’s sisters or cousins, Catharine (Shaul or Schall) Shedenhelm (1825 – 1880) & had another 7 children. They were buried with relatives in Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Steinerville – City Of Tiffin (formerly in Hopewell Township)
Location: 41.109229 -83.201532   
on Fair Ln off of Hopwell Ave
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted in 1852 by Henry Steiner (Stoner) (1781 – 1857) who owned over 300 acres  along the Sandusky, Dayton, & Cincinnati Railroad & stretching south across the current Seneca County Fairgrounds. Henry was buried with relatives in Fairmont (Stoner) Cemetery on the south side of Tyber Rd in Tiffin.

Thomsontown  (Thompson Center) – Thompson Township
Location: 41.211853 -82.898696   
on E County Rd 32 (Cr 32) at the intersection of N Township Rd 81
Remnants: Thompson Center (Dunkirk) Cemetery on the south side of E County Rd 32 west of the intersection, old houses & farms in the area
Description: Thomsontown had a school, church, & town hall in the mid to late 1800s.

Trumbo – Jackson Township
Post Office: 1873 – 1874
Location: 41.199052 -83.343364   
on Fostoria Fremont Rd at the intersection of Good Rd (Wertz Rd)
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: It was founded by Enoch Trumbo (1804 – 1894) from Pennsylvania & Elanor (Robertson) Trumbo (1812 – 1873) who had 6 children & a large farm. Enoch was a stone mason, farmer, county commissioner, justice of the peace, & township trustee. The town was along the Fremont & Lima Railroad (later bought by the Lake Erie & Louisville Railroad) but didn’t have a train station. Enoch & Elanor were buried with relatives in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at the intersection of W County Rd 592 (Cr592) & Cr39 south of town.

                                                   Shelby County Ohio Ghost Towns

Botkins Station – Dinsmore Township, Shelby County & Pusheta Township, Auglaize County
Location: 40.482336 -84.183987
on SR 219 on the Auglaize & Shelby County border
Remnants: none known
Description: It had a train station on the Dayton & Michigan Railroad. Residences & businesses were in both Auglaize & Shelby County. It was named after Richard Botkin (1803 – 1858) who donated the land for the station & founded Botkins in Shelby County.

Dingmansburg – Clinton Township
Location: 40.284066 -84.146605
on East Court St (SR 29) at the intersection of High St

Remnants: none known
Description: Dingmansburg was the first village in the township platted in 1816 with 18 lots on three streets by War Of 1812 veteran Daniel V. Dingman (1782 – 1861) who was the first sheriff of Shelby County. It was replatted as East Sidney in 1837 & annexed into Sidney in 1919.

Hageman – Green Township
Location: 40.208321 -84.077508
on Dorsey Hageman Rd at the intersection of Kirkwood Rd

Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Jonathan Hageman (1830 – 1916) & Elizabeth (Robinson) Hageman (1834 – 1908) who had three children. Jonathan built a steam powered saw mill with his brothers along Leatherwood Creek in 1854 & operated it for several decades. The Hagemans were buried with relatives in Plattsville Cemetery on Leatherwood Creek Rd.

Hale – Cynthian Township
Post Office: 1838 – 1842
Location: 40.306919 -84.384595
on Cardo Roman Rd between SR 66 & Barger Rd along the Miami & Erie Canal
Remnants: none known
Description: This small farming & mill town was founded by members of the Hale family in the area. The portion of SR 47 which runs through the township was formerly the Hale Turnpike.

Mix
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Northumberland – Dinsmore Township
Location: 40.453103 -84.180224
on Sidney – Wapakoneta Rd at the intersection with Lock 2 Rd along Loramie Creek
Remnants: Old Loramie Valley Cemetery at the intersection, New Loramie Valley Cemetery on the east side of Sidney – Wapakoneta Rd north of the intersection
Description: The town was founded by settlers from Northumberland County, PA. Most of them were German immigrants.

Valentine – Green Township
Location: 40.222000 -84.058198
on SR 589 at the intersection of Middleton – Hume Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietor was William F. Valentine (1865 – 1936) who was a farmer & bought the only tile mill in the township. William was buried with his wife Nelly (Duffy) Valentine (1872 – 1941) in Cedar Point Cemetery east of Sidney on SR 706.

                                                   Union County Ohio Ghost Towns

Buck Run – Allen Township
Post Office: 1829 – 1843
Location: 40.223969 -83.462755
on SR 245 at the intersection of Buck Run Rd
Remnants: Buck Run Cemetery on the north side of SR 245 east of the GPS coordinates
Description: Buck Run was one of the oldest towns in the township. Many pioneers & War Of 1812 Veterans were buried in the cemetery.

Coberlys (Coberly’s) – Allen Township
Post Office: 1832 – 1863
Location: unkown, was on Darby Creek
Description: The town founder & postmaster was Joseph Coberly. It’s listed in several state gazetteers printed during the post office dates & was 2 miles from Lewisburg, 4 & 1/2 from Middleburg, 7 miles from Milford Center, & 10 from Marysville.

Haynesville – Washington Township
Location: 40.481723 -83.434090
on Cunningham Arbela Rd at the intersection of Shertzer Rd along Rush Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: It was platted with 21 lots & a public square in 1838 by Jonathan Haynes. The lots didn’t sell well & town wasn’t around long.

Homer – Union Township
Location: 40.131043 -83.456001
on Homer Rd along Treacle Creek between SR 161 & Winget Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: Homer was platted with 35 lots in 1834 by Elisha Reynolds (1779 – 1843). He arrived from New York in 1817 with his wife Mary (Witter) Reynolds (1781 – 1828). They had 7 children & Elisha was a successful merchant & county treasurer for two terms. The town thrived in its early years but never had a big population boom & was last seen in the 1877 Union County Atlas. Elisha & Mary were buried with relatives in Milford Center Cemetery on Middleburg – Plain City Rd.

Kokosing (Magnetic Springs) – Leesburg Township
Post Office: 1880 – 1881
Location: 40.352964 -83.262535
on SR 37 between SR 347 & Hopewell Rd
Description: Kokosing is listed as a ghost town in several places online but it’s just the former name of the post office at Magnetic Springs.

North Liberty – Darby Township
Location: unknown, was in the southeastern part of the township
Description: This first village in the county was platted in 1797 by Lucas Sullivant (1765 – 1823). The only lots that sold were purchased by James & Joshua Ewing who were county pioneers & lived there with some other family members in three cabins. They moved to Jerome Township around 1800, abandoning North Liberty. Lucas Sullivant also platted Franklinton (Columbus) & has a road named after him there.

Robinsons – Darby Township
Location: 40.132819 -83.311248
on Robinson Rd between the southwestern end of Taylor Rd & SR 736
Remnants: none known
Description: The original proprietors were Samuel Robinson (1814 – 1886) & James Robinson (1811 – 1898) who arrived in Ohio from Connecticut in 1800. They met Lucas Sullivant in Tennessee, joined his surveying party on its way back to Ohio, & purchased 600 acres of land in Darby Township. Samuel was a carpenter, James a cooper, & they farmed & planted corn together. Both later married & their brothers Thomas, John, Alexander, & George also settled in the area. The Robinsons grew to be one of the largest & most successful families in the county. Samuel & James were buried with relatives in Mitchell (Robinson) Cemetery at the intersection of SR 38 & Burns Rd.

Taylor Centre – Taylor Township
Post Office: 1857 – 1864
Location: 40.344780 -83.395755
on SR 347 at the intersection with SR 31
Remnants: none known
Description: Taylor Centre had a saw mill & a school. Many of the residents including Harvey Goff (1814 – 1884), who owned the saw mill, were buried in Broadway Cemetery on the south side of SR 347 east of the GPS coordinates.

Westford
Post Office: 1843 – 1850
Location: unknown
Description: Although the post office had been closed for a few years, the town was listed in the 1853 W.W. Reilly & Co.’s Ohio State Business Directory for 1853-54.

Wilkins – York Township
Post Office: 1839 – 1866
Location: 40.429951 -83.399592
on Osborn Rd between Miller Rd & Meddles Rd
Remnants: East York Cemetery on the north side of Miller Rd (Township Rd 307) west of Osborn Rd
Description: The town was founded by Beriah Wilkins (1792 – 1858) & Amanda (Rhodes) Wilkins (1797 – 1877) who owned 77 acres of land on the east side of the GPS coordinates. Beriah was also the postmaster & the Presbyterian congregation was organized at their house in 1839. Its church stood next to East York Cemetery where Beriah & Amanda were buried with relatives.

Williams – York Township
Location: 40.429951 -83.399592
on SR 31 at the intersection with Miller Rd (Township Rd 307)
Remnants: none known
Description: Its proprietor was a D. Williams & the town can be found northeast of York Center in the 1877 Union County Atlas

Van Wert County Ohio Ghost Towns

Buena Vista – York Township
Post Office: 1866 – 1880
Location: 40.778619 -84.551804 
on SR 709 at the intersection with Mendon Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: This small farming town had  an L shaped block of businesses on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Dasie – Harrison Township
Post Office: 1881 – 1904
Location: unknown, was near the middle of the township

East Wren – Willshire Township
Location: 40.793806 -84.746676   
on Harrison Willshire Rd between Wren – Landeck Rd & Glenmore Rd at the former Railroad Crossing
Remnants: East Wren Cemetery on Cemetery Rd south off of Wren – Landeck Rd
Description: East Wren was a mile or so southeast of Wren along the Erie Railroad. Residents were buried in East Wren Cemetery.

Frances – Harrison Township
Post Office: 1893 – 1903
Location: unknown, was in the southeastern portion of the township

Leslie – Willshire Township
Post Office: 1858 – 1891
Location: 40.800733 -84.794335 
on Leslie Rd between Wren & the Indiana border
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by members of the Leslie family in the area.

Liggett – Union Township
Post Office: 1888 – 1903
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by members of the Liggett family in the area.

MacAdam – York Township
Location: 40.771238 -84.551793   
on Mendon Rd at the intersection of Jonestown Western Rd along Mown Prairie Creek
Remnants: none known

Nowlan
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Shasta – Liberty Township
Post Office: 1880 – 1904
Location: 40.771431 -84.571355   
on Greenville Rd between SR 709 & Walnut Grove Rd along Mown Prairie Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: Shasta was a small farming & merchant town on the Toledo, St. Louis, & Western Railroad.

                                                  Wayne County Ohio Ghost Towns

Beaver Hat – Wooster Township
Location: 40.788630 -81.934719 
on Madison Ave at the intersection of Timken Rd
Remnants: memorial for the area’s Native American trails at the intersection of Freelander Rd & S Bever St
Description: It was a Delaware (Lenape) Native American town run by Chief Pappellelond (Beaver Hat) & the site of a large apple orchard that was his summer home. The town land stretched from current day Schellin Park on Maple St in Wooster to Wooster Cemetery on Madison Ave.

Bloomingdale
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Branstetter – Wooster Township
Location: 40.810612 -81.980423   
on Silver Rd at the intersection of McAfee Rd along Killbuck Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietor was Civil War veteran Andrew Branstetter (1843 – 1936) who owned the Wooster Brickyard & the Wayne County Fairgrounds in the late 1870s. The town was on the B & O Railroad. Andrew was buried with relatives in Wooster Cemetery on Madison Ave.

Brownfield – Salt Creek & Franklin Township
Location: 40.702581 -81.876999  
on S Honeytown Rd along North Branch Salt Creek between Moreland Rd & Graber Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by John Brownfield (1803 – 1883) & Phebe (Crow) Brownfield (1806 – 1876) from Pennsylvania. They had a nice farm & a few children. Their 15 minutes of fame was due to finding a wooly mammoth tooth on the island of a glacial pond on their property. The Cleveland, Columbus, & Mt. Vernon Railroad rolled through town in the late 1800s. John & Phebe were buried with relatives in Fredericksburg East Side Cemetery on E Clay St (Harrison Rd) in Fredericksburg.

Centersburg
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Custaloga – Clinton Township
Location: 40.670615 -82.072650   
along the railroad tracks between Newkirk Rd & S Elyria Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was on the Panhandle Route of the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne, & Chicago Railway & named after Delaware (Lenape) Chief Custaloga (Packanke).

Douglas – Milton Township
Location: 40.916166 -81.871805   
on E Pleasant Home Rd at the railroad crossing between Honeytown Rd & Eby Rd
Remnants: Chippewa Church Of The Brethren & Beech Grove Cemetery northwest of the GPS coordinates on Eby Rd, Mt Zion Church & Cemetery on E Pleasant Home Rd east of the GPS coordinates, old houses & farms in the area
Description: Douglas was on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway & had a school & two local churches. Residents were buried in Beech Grove Cemetery & Mount Zion Church Cemetery.

East Liberty
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Eight Square – Chester Township
Location: 40.857996 -82.068123   
on Smithville Western Rd (Co Hwy 86) along Little Killbuck Creek between Lattasburg Rd & Rutt Rd
Remnants: Eight Square Mennonite Church & Cemetery & former town hall & large school at the GPS coordinates, old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was named after an octagon shaped school that stood where the Mennonite church is. The public buildings were constructed on land donated by Joseph Hagerman (1837 – 1927) & Elizabeth Hagerman (1829 – 1902) who were buried with relatives in the cemetery. George Dintaman (1821 – 1881) owned a blacksmith shop & was also buried in the cemetery.

Georgetown – Green Township
Location: 40.888561 -81.819365    
on SR 585 (Akron Rd) at the intersection of Fox Lake Rd
Remnants: former school west of the GPS coordinates in the northeast lot at the intersection of Fox Lake Rd & Egypt Rd
Description: Georgetown had a church & the school which is currently a private residence. It  flourished in the 1870s with hopes of attracting a railroad but that never happened. Some residents were buried in East Chippewa Church Of The Brethren Cemetery at the intersection of Fox Lake Rd & Chippewa Rd.

Green Valley
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Horace – Plain Township
Location: 40.734041 -82.077068   
on Wilderness Rd between S Funk Rd & Clay Plant Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The proprietors were Horace Camp (1838 – 1907) & Amelia (Babb) Camp (1852 – 1938) who engaged in many business pursuits & had a few children. Horace was the president of several companies, owned a terra cotta works, clay mine, & coal mine in Plain Township, & built two railroads. The Ashland & Western Railroad connected to the terra cotta works & the other was the Lake Erie Terminal Railroad. Horace & Amelia also built the Amelia Flats, an upscale apartment complex near Grace Park in Akron. They were buried with relatives in Oakwood Cemetery on Oakwood Dr in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County.

Jericho – Sugar Creek Township
Location: 40.736624 -81.730879   
on Jericho Rd at the intersection of Zuercher Rd along North Fork Sugar Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: It had a wool mill & blacksmith shop in the early to mid 1800s. The town was annexed into Kidron as it outgrew Jericho.

Killbucks Town
Location unknown, was 10 miles south of Wooster on the east side of Killbuck Creek
Description: This Native American town was named after Delaware (Lenape) Chief Killbuck (or Gelelemend) (1722 – 1811) who was a Revolutionary War veteran & sided with the Americans against his own tribe which agreed to help the British forces. He was baptized with the name William Henry, lived out a peaceful life after the war, & was buried in Zeisberger Memorial Cemetery on Goshen Valley Rd SE in Goshen, Tuscarawas County.

Lancetown – Milton Township
Location: 40.967198 -81.821909   
on Shorle Rd between Rittman Ave & Sterling Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by the massive Lance family in the county descended from Christopher Lance (1749 – 1824) & Sarah (Johnson) Lance (1751 – 1833) who moved to Ohio from New Jersey. The town had a blacksmith shop, school, & well cultivated farms. Many members of the Lance family were buried in Rittman Cemetery at the intersection of Rittman Ave & Decoursey St in Rittman.

McDowell – Sugar Creek Township
Location: 40.808838 -81.668570   
on W Lebanon Rd N between Krug Rd & Blosser Rd
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: The town was founded by War Of 1812 veteran John McDowell (1787 – 1872) & Mary (Marshall) McDowell (d. 1873) who had a large farm & 11 children. John also built a grist mill & saw mill. Most of the family was buried in Dalton (Union) Cemetery on South Church St in Dalton.

McQuaid (Moscow) – Sugar Creek Township
Post Office: 1889 – 1903
Location: 40.795888 -81.745686   
on Old Lincoln Way at the intersection of Kidron Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: In 1815 Joseph Larwill (1783 – 1867), Josiah Crawford (d. 1825), & John Larwill (1792 – 1875) platted Moscow. It had a school & church but never saw a population boom & lost its town status in 1878. All of Moscow’s founders were buried in Wooster Cemetery on Madison Ave. Just a decade later, the McQuaid family started up a new town on the same spot & opened a post office. The area’s church & school were carried over into McQauid, but once again the town didn’t grow much & eventually fell off the maps. Some of the McQuaid family members were buried in Arnold Cemetery on the north side of Arnold Rd between Kidron Rd & Sugar Creek.

New Brownsville
Location: unknown, was along Jerome Fork
Description: It was listed in The Ohio Gazetteer And Traveler’s guide from 1837 – 1841 as an “inconsiderable” town. Being on Jerome Fork, the town land was given to Ashland County when it was formed in 1846.

Paradise – Green Township
Location: 40.844777 -81.820691   
on Rohrer Rd at the intersection of Paradise Rd along Sugar Creek
Remnants: Paradise Church Of The Brethren & Paradise Cemetery at the intersection of Rohrer Rd & Apple Creek Rd west of the GPS coordinates
Description: The town had a tavern, saw mill, blacksmith shop, & church in the mid to late 1800s. The church congregation formed in 1826 & is still active.

Pryor – Green Township
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by a branch of the Pryor family in the county.

Smiths Settlement – East Union Township
Location: unknown
Description: The founders were a group of pioneers from Pennsylvania, mainly consisting of a Smith family.

Weavers – East Union Township
Location: 40.798520 -81.873316   
on Lincoln Way E between N Honeytown Rd & Eby Rd
Remnants: East Union Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: The town had a church & saw mill & was founded by the Weaver family who moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania. Many of them were buried in East Union Cemetery.

                                                Williams County Ohio Ghost Towns

Baldwin – Jefferson Township
Location: 41.583106 -84.497171
on County Rd 17 between US 20A & Brown Rd
Remnants: no known
Description: It was a small farming town with a church & school in the 1870s & sat on the Wabash Railroad in the early 1900s but didn’t have a train station.

Deer lick – Madison & Superior Township
Post Office: 1847 – 1889
Location: 41.617550 -84.574395
on Airport Hwy at the intersection with County Rd N
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was named after a local spring which was a little salty & attracted deer. The proprietors were Elias Barrett (c. 1796 – 1870) & Elizabeth (Herbst) Barrett.

Denmark – St. Joseph Township
Location: 41.488384 -84.729400
on Township Rd 5G at the intersection of County Rd E-75 along the St. Joseph River
Remnants: historical marker at the site, old houses & farms in the area
Description: It was platted around 1836 by Judge Payne C. Parker & was the first village in Williams County. Denmark had a public square, general store, tavern, school, church, & an ashery. It never attracted a railroad though & couldn’t compete with nearby towns which were growing faster.

Freedom – Pulaski Township
Location: 41.427828 -84.555506
on County Rd 14 at the intersection of Williams Defiance County Line Rd along Lick Creek
Remnants: none known
Description: Freedom was platted in 1836 by Montgomery Evans, Nathan Shirley, & Thomas Warren. It was intended to be a centrally located future county seat when Williams & Defiance were together. The town was abandoned in 1842 & the counties later split up.

Fuddletown – Bridgewater Township
Location: 41.621450 -84.659813
on County Rd 8-50 at the intersection of County Rd N-30
Remnants: Heritage Cemetery at the GPS coordinates
Description: This mid 1800s crossroads town had a church, school, lumber company & a steam saw mill next to Nettle Creek. Many residents were buried in the cemetery.

Lukes Corners – Florence Township
Post Office: 1854 – 1867
Location: 41.570927 -84.749699
on County Rd 4 at the intersection of County Rd K
Remnants: old houses & farms in the area
Description: It was founded by Judge John Luke II (1801 – 1875) & Mary (Micum) Luke (1802 – 1880) who were born & married in Pennsylvania & moved to Ohio. They had a nice sized farm, several children, & John ran the post office. John & Mary were buried with relatives in Leggett Cemetery on County Rd M-50 east of the County Rd 2 intersection.

Mazes Corners – Center Township
Post Office: 1842 – 1849
Location: 41.499680 -84.671143
on County Rd 8 at the intersection with County Rd F
Remnants: none known
Description: The town was founded by Robert Maze (1798 – 1851) & Sarah (Mitchell) Maze (1802 – 1887). They were married in Union County after Robert’s first wife passed away & moved to Williams. Robert was the postmaster & an Evangelical Lutheran minister. The Mazes were buried with relatives in West Buffalo Cemetery on County Rd 5G.

Mead – Superior or Florence Township
Location: unknown, was west of Montpelier
Description: The town proprietors were a branch of the Mead family in the area.

Mill Creek (Mill Creek Centre) (Alvordton) – Mill Creek Township
Location: 41.665896 -84.437577
on US 20 at the intersection of County Rd 20
Description: Mill Creek was the town at the current location of Alvordton which was platted by Henry Alvord in 1881. It’s listed as Mill Creek Centre in the 1874 Williams County Atlas.

Oberie
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Old Edinburg – Mill Creek Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Phalanx – Springfield Township
Post Office: 1844 – 1849
Location: 41.476669 -84.413684
on SR 34 at the intersection of SR 191
Remnants: none known
Description: The town proprietors were the Doolittle family who had a large farm & ran the post office.

Singers Corners – Florence Township
Location: 41.570921 -84.769122
on SR 49 at the intersection with County Rd K
Remnants: none known
Description: It was founded by German immigrants David Singer (1808 – 1871) & Margaret (Kragore) Singer (1810 – 1888). They were the first settlers in the township & had 8 children. David & Margaret were buried with relatives in Edon Florence Township Cemetery south of Edon on SR 49.

Smith Settlement – Bridgewater Township
Location: 41.643585 -84.611613
on US 20 at the intersection of County Rd 11
Remnants: Cogswell Cemetery about 1/2 mile south of US 20 on County Rd 11-50
Description: Smith Settlement was founded in 1836 by Asa Smith (1810 – 1892). He purchased three tracts of land, one for himself, his brother Anson, & their father Daniel. Asa was buried with his wife Rebecca “Betsy” (Bird) Smith (1808 – 1885) in Cogswell Cemetery.

West Buffalo – Florence Township
Post Office: 1854 – 1874
Location: 41.515689 -84.693905
on SR 34 at the 4-way intersection with County Rd 5G & Township Rd 7G
Remnants: West Buffalo Cemetery south of the intersection on County Rd 5G
Description: West Buffalo was platted with 157 lots in 1836 by John Martin. He built a dam & saw mill with Elias Depew in 1835 on the St. Joseph River. They also built a grist mill in 1838 & their family residences with lumber from the saw mill. Only 4 of the town lots sold & Martin sold his ownership of the mills to Elias’s brother John in 1840. A few more residents later moved to the area, but competition from surrounding towns with railroads kept West Buffalo from growing.

Westburg (Westburgh)
Post Office: 1836 – 1843
Location: unknown
Description: Westburg was listed in the Ohio Gazetteer And Travelers Guides from 1837 – 1841 as a postal town.

Wyandot County Ohio Ghost Towns

Bowsherville – Pitt Township
Post Office: 1837 – 1865
Location: 40.738025 -83.293223   
on SR 294 at the intersection of County Hwy 115
Remnants: Bowsherville Cemetery on private property on the east side of County Highway 115 south of SR 294
Description: Bowsherville was platted with 34 lots in 1828 by “Major” Anthony Bowsher (1799 – 1886) & Catherine (Staley) Bowsher (1801 – 1864) & was the first settlement in the township. The Bowshers had 8 children & built a general store, hotel, & a tavern. The town never attracted a railroad & disappeared in the late 1860s after Catherine passed away & Anthony retired.

Crane Town (Crane’s Town) – Crane Township
Location: 40.863246 -83.254335   
on Indian Mill Dr at Indian Mill Park along the Sandusky River
Remnants: Tarhe Monument on T-37 north off of Tarhee Trail (SR 67)
Description: This Native American Wyandotte village was founded by the Porcupine Tribe & named after Chief Tarhe (1742 – 1818) whose nickname was the “Crane” for being well over six feet tall & having long arms. The Tarhe Monument was built by members of the tribe in 1915.

Douglass (Douglas) – Crane Township
Location: 40.822556 -83.222418   
on Township Highway 124-B  between Upper Sandusky Nevada Rd & T-55
Remnants: Bethel Church & Rock Run Cemetery south of the railroad tracks on Township Hwy 124 B, Hass (Old Rock Run) Cemetery on the north side of Upper Sandusky Nevada Rd west of Township Hwy 124 B
Description: Douglass was on the northwest branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad but didn’t have a train station. In the late 1800s it had a saw mill, school, & the church.

Germantown – Antrim Township
Location: unknown
Description: It was founded by German immigrants including Jacob, Adam, & John Coon, Valentine Mutchler, John Heckathorn, & Jacob Snyder who arrived from Pickaway County in 1819. The attempt of making a permanent town didn’t work out & they all went separate ways from there settling in other places in Wyandot & surrounding counties.

Halifax – Antrim Township (formerly Dallas Township, Crawford County)
Location: unknown
Description: It was listed as a recently platted town in the 1837 Ohio Gazetteer & Traveler’s Guide & appeared in later revised editions

McCullomville
Location: unknown, was west of Sycamore
Description: none found

North Tymochtee – Tymochtee Township
Location: unknown
Description: The only reference to the town is the names of lot owners in the 1884 History Of Wyandot County, Ohio. They were William Smith, Joseph Terry, Charles Boalt, Daniel McCahan, George Frees, & the state owned one lot.

Peru – Tymochtee Township
Location: unknown
Description: The lot owners in 1884 were Ezekiel Ekleberry, Jesse Morgan, John Clinger, Daniel Turflinger, & the state owned one lot. Ezekiel Ekleberry was buried with relatives in Bibler Cemetery on the north side of County Hwy 16 east of the intersection with C-35.

Pleasant Dale – Jackson Township (formerly in Hardin County)
Post Office: 1839 – 1856
Location: unknown
Description: It was a small farming & postal town.

Poplar – Eden Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Ridgeville – Ridge Township
Location: unknown
Description: Ridgeville was platted with 24 lots. The owners were Lemuel Roberts, Daniel Miller, Amos Moore, & John Ragon, & Jacob Plummer. Eli Ragon opened a general store but the lots didn’t sell well & the town was abandoned prior to 1850.

Ruskin – Marseilles Township
Post Office: 1900 – 1903
Location: unknown, was northeast of Marseilles