Ohltown, OH – (early 1800s to present farming & mill town)
Classification: small town
Location: Austintown Township, Mahoning County & Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County – On Ohltown Rd north of I-80
The town was founded by Michael Ohl (1784 -1857) & Eva (Moyers) Ohl (1786 – 1860). They were married in 1838 & had 8 children. Michael constructed a saw & grist mill in 1844 on the banks of the Meander Creek, operated a hotel, & was the first postmaster of the post office that ran from 1841 – 1902. The first church in Ohltown was built in 1838, a school in 1857, & a bank in 1868. During the 1880s the town also had about 30 houses, a blacksmith shop, two stores, a newer grist mill, & a train station on the Niles & New Lisbon Railroad. Many of the local residents worked in coal mines or at the Meander Iron Furnace.
There are several Ohl descendants buried in Ohl Town Cemetery next to the United Methodist Church at the intersection of Ohltown Rd & Austintown Warren Rd. It’s right across the Mahoning County border in Trumbull County. Michael & Eva Ohl were buried in Old North Cemetery on SR 46 (N Broad St) in Canfield. Today Ohltown is basically a suburb squeezed between Youngstown, Austintown, & the Meander Creek Reservoir.