Maple Grove – Benton Township
Location: 41.589362 -83.200238
on W Duff – Washa Rd along Turtle Creek between N Lickert – Harder Rd & N Benton Carroll Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: Maple Grove was a popular gathering place for picnics & special occasions in the 1920s – 1950s. It had a dance hall, baseball field, & a baseball team. The former dance hall appears to still be standing on the north side of the road at the GPS coordinates.

Middleton – Benton Township
Location: 41.546080 -83.273024
on the north side of W Elliston East and West Rd between Elliston & Graytown
Remnants: none known
Description: Middleton was a plat extension of Sheldon on the north side of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railway in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Piccola – Danbury Township
Post Office: 1881 – 1899
Location: 41.518976 -82.781169
on Englebeck Rd between SR 163 & E Bayshore Rd
Remnants: old buildings in the area
Description: This small farming town had a post office on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway.

Sheldon – Benton Township
Location: 41.542256 -83.274061
on W Toussaint North Rd between the railroad & W True Rd
Remnants: Elliston Cemetery on W Toussaint North Rd at the GPS coordinates
Description: Sheldon was platted with around 50 lots along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway on the south side of the tracks between Elliston & Graytown.

Violet – Danbury Township
Location: 41.518380 -82.807741
on Church Rd at the intersection of Port Clinton Eastern Rd
Remnants: Saint Paul Lutheran Church & Cemetery at 541 Church Rd Lakeside – Marblehead, OH
Description: Violet was a small farming town along the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. The church, which was also the school, was built in 1845 & is an impressive sight to see as it proudly stands the test of time.

Ottawa & Sandusky County - 1888 Ohio Map With Some Ghost Towns

Ottawa County Ohio Ghost Towns Research Resources

1863 – Ottawa County Map

1874 – Ottawa County Atlas

1900 – Ottawa County Atlas

1920’s – Ottawa County Atlas

1896 – Commemorative Biographical Record Of Sandusky And Ottawa Counties Ohio