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.

Ashtabula & Lake County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns

Lake County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1857 – Lake County Map

1898 – Lake County Atlas

1915 – Lake County Atlas

1920’s – Lake County Atlas

1878 – History Of Geauga And Lake Counties Ohio

1910 – History Of The Western Reserve – Vol. 1

1910 – History Of The Western Reserve – Vol. 2

1910 – History Of The Western Reserve – Vol. 3