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

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Huron County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1859 – Huron County Map

1873 – Huron County Atlas

1891 – Huron County Atlas

1879 – History Of The Fire Lands

1894 – Commemorative Biographical Record Of Huron And Lorain Counties Ohio

1909 – History Of Huron County Ohio – Vol. 1

https://books.google.com/books?id=qDwVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

1909 – History Of Huron County Ohio – Vol. 2