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.

Lorain & Medina County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns

Lorain County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1857 – Lorain County Map

1874 – Lorain County Atlas

1896 – Lorain County Atlas

1912 – Lorain County Atlas

1879 – History Of Lorain County Ohio

1916 – A Standard History Of Lorain County Ohio – Vol. 1

1916 – A Standard History Of Lorain County Ohio – Vol. 2