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 and Boston Tea Party member George Bacon (1757 – 1834) and Hepzibah (Crease) Bacon (1762 – 1829) owned most of the land in the area. They were buried with many relatives and township pioneers in Brownhelm Cemetery.

Carlisle (Murraysville) – Carlisle Township
Post Office: 1828 – 1847 and 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 and Russia Rd
Description: The town was founded by Philo Murray (1789 – 1854) and Harriet (Minot) Murray (1797 – 1862) who moved to Ohio from Connecticut in the early 1820s and had 7 children. Its post office name changed to Carlisle in 1847. In the mid-1800s there was a saw mill, grist mill, general store, school, and about 25 houses. The town kept growing well on its own and was never abandoned, but was eventually absorbed by the City of Elyria. Philo and Harriet were buried with relatives and 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 and 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 and a fruit office which was mainly used for housing grapes that were ready for shipment. The store and 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 and 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) and Caroline Hart (1838 – 1908) who had a few children, nice farm, and 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 and rock quarries were the main industries and the Grafton – Brunswick Railroad, built by the quarry company, was used to ship stones. There was also a school, blacksmith shop, general store, and creamery in the mid to late 1800s. John and 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 and 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) and Vermilion Rd
Remnants: none known
Description: The proprietors were Albert Kishman (1868 – 1951) and Harriet (Henkes) Kishman (1969 – 1910). Albert was a farmer and fisherman who was born into a large and 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 and Harriet were buried with relatives in Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery on N Ridge Rd.

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, and 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 in 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 and the quarry wharf on Lake Erie. The town also had a hotel, bath house, and 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 and 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 and 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 and married in Massachusetts in 1833 and 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 and Vermilion Rd along the Vermilion River
Remnants: Rugby Cemetery on the south side of N Ridge Rd between Gore Orphanage Rd and Bank St, one-room schoolhouse at the fork of Banks St and 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 and grist mill. The Mill Hollow House was built for Benjamin Bacon (1789 – 1868) and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents were buried in Rugby Cemetery and Brownhelm (North Ridge) Cemetery on N Ridge Rd.

Seaman – Elyria Township
Location: unknown
Description: none found

Shawville (Ridgeville Station) – City Of North Ridgeville (formerly in Ridgeville Township)
Post Office: 1874 – 1881
Location: 41.375602, -82.018754   
at the railroad crossing between Old Avon Belned Rd N and Old Avon Belden Rd S
Remnants: none known
Description: Shawville was founded by Samuel Shaw (1829 – 1918) from New York and Juliaett (Wiley) Shaw 1830 – 1923) from Pennsylvania. It had a train station on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. Samuel and 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) and Mary (Hawley) Spencer (1786 – 1846) who moved to Ohio from New York in 1824 and had 6 children. Calvin built a saw mill and 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, and the cemetery was established in 1833. The congregation’s current church is over 100 years old and stands at the intersection of Detroit Ave (SR 254) and 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) and Mary Webb. They had a a few children and built a tavern near Beaver Creek. They were buried with relatives in Evergreen Cemetery.

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1888 Lorain County Map

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