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.

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Fulton County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1850 – Fulton County Map

1888 – Fulton County Atlas

1888 – History Of Henry And Fulton Counties Ohio

1905 – The County Of Fulton

1920 – A Standard History Of Fulton County Ohio – Vol. 1

1920 – A Standard History Of Fulton County Ohio – Vol. 2