Clarington, OH – (1822 – present farm & river town slowly abandoned over time)

Classification: small town

Location: Salem Township, Monroe County – On SR 7 at the intersection of SR 78

David Pierson opened a grocery store in the area in 1815. Later in 1822, he bought more land from William Henthorn & decided to name a town after his daughter Clarinda Peirson. A post office was established in 1824 & the town had around 1,000 residents in the 1890s, but the population has been declining since then. It was at 384 in the 2010 census. The Ohio Valley River Museum is at 112 Ferry St.

Museum Info –

Belmont & Monroe County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns

Monroe County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1869 – Monroe County Map

1898 – Monroe County Atlas