Dust to Dust...Ohio

Unknown History, Urban Exploration, and Paranormal Research

Index of Abandoned or Forgotten Towns by County                                

Not much remains of these all-but-forgotten ghost towns... abandoned railroad bridges, train trestles, cemeteries, the 'odd' landmark even, but we can reminisce and probe for the history, in hopes of learning more from days gone by...

Brinley Station (above) sprung up with the railroad in northern Preble County.  All that remains is the path of the old rail line which can be seen through the trees along New Paris-Eldorado Road.

New Burlington, Clinton County, (above) was in existence from 1803-1971, and disappeared after being acquired by the federal government when Caesar Creek was dammed and a reservoir created.  The cemetery can be found on New Burlington Road.

Sources:

Ghost Towns of Ohio- Map--Guide to Ghost Towns of Ohio--The Evolution of Ohio 

List by County:

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ADAMS-- Buck Run, Burkitts, Brush Creek Furnace, Elizabeth, Evergreen, Fristoes, Grimes, Irvington, Killinstown, Kopp, McCarty, McCullough, McSherrystown, Moore, Mount Leigh, Mount Zion, Osman, Palestine, Plum, Shimar, Stevens, Waggoner (Ripple)

ALLEN-- Alnora, Armstrong, Bath, Blue Lick, Cramersville, Donnels, Gallatin, Gilderoy, Hartford, Middle Spring, Needmore, Rogues, Sulphur Springs, Tawatown, Townsend

ASHLAND-- Albany, Bunns Settlement, Elizabethtown, Friends, Ganges, Johnstown, Perote, Ruggles Corners, South Loudonville, Tunker Settlement, Uncas, West Loudonville, Williamsburg

ASHTABULA-- Anderson, Barnes Corners, Calm, East Lakeville, Fargo, Hare, Inland, Iona, Middlesex, Northway, Osbornville, Padens Mills, Phoenix, Sherman, Steeles Corners, Watsons Corners

ATHENS-- Alexander, Big Hocking, Bolens Mills, Deans, Detroit, English Town, Ewing, Goose Run, Harmony, Hixon, Hocking, Horton, Ingham, Laurel Hill, Lyda, Marshallville, Medill,  Mortonville, Mount Auburn, New Bern, Newbury, Raccoon, Rock Oak, Salina, Sparta

AUGLAIZE-- Amsterdam, Bay, Bingville, Botkins Station, Layton, Pourcelle, Pusheta Town, Rineharts, Summit

BELMONT-- Acer, Allenhurst, Ault, Bartons, Becket, Bemustown, Black Oak, Brownsfield, Brownsville, Chamberia, Chamberlain, Clarksburg, Clarkson, Clevengers, Dorsey, Dory Mill, Dunfee, Flat Rock, Fulton, Gambletown, Glenhurst, Glenndale, Jobtown, Joe-Tom, Johnson, Kelsey, Kennon, Knoxville, Loretto, Lucile, Media, Mertz, Moore, Moreville, New Laferty, Patton Run, Pigeon Point, Polkville, Pultney, Reiss, Rodefer, Rosemary, Samos, Scotts, Senora, Taylors Creek, Tellesburg, Uniontown, Upland, Wallace, West Brooklyn, Wheatland Mills, Wheeling Valley, Zebra

BROWN-- Bernard, Bloom Rose, Bowling Green, Charleston, Clover Valley, Gerta, Gilletts, Gordonville, Henderson, Hillman, Lewis, Liberty, Monroe, North Feesburg, O'Conners, Salem, Skiffsville, Straight Creek, Sunshine, Todds Run, Traceys, Whiteoak Springs

BUTLER-- Athlone, Belt Junction, Blue Ball, Boggerville, Brownstown, Christiana, Clawson, Hanover, Ixworth, Jones, McDonald, Millikin, Moslers, Ogleton, Old River Junction, Saint Clair, Sheleys, Stillwell

CARROLL-- Atwood, Brown, Cabello, Davis, Figleys Mills, Fullers, Gortin, Hickory, Hortons, North Union, Rose, Shobers Mills, Whitacres, Woodbury, Wyncrest

CHAMPAIGN-- Baker, Brush Lake, Clover Run, Concord Mills, Crimville, Dallas, Funk, Fyffe, Gourdville, Hagenbaugh, Hare, Harrison, Heathtown, Heers, Jennings Park, Long, Lookout, Magrew, Nettleton, New York, Old Pimtown, Proctor, Rohrurtown, Saratoga, Scottsburg, Sodom, Steinberger, Stutzmanns, Tharps Run, Winchester

CLARK-- Aberfell, Allentown, Bethel, Brooks, Brottenburgh, Chambersburg, Chillicothe, Chribbs Station, Columbia, Didcot, Edwardsville, Funderberg, Hennessey, Jerusalem, Kinnane, Melrose, Owl Town, Oxtoby, Piqua, Riceville, Royal, Shattuc, Springfield Station, Spunky Puddle, Stafford, West Boston, Willis, Windsor, Wiseman

CLERMONT-- Angola, Baywood, Beechwood, Beechwood Station, Blowville, Charleston, Clifton, Cohoon, East Liberty, East Mount Carmel, Elk Lick, Elston, Fair Oak, Funston, Gernon, Home, Hulicks, Maywood, Mount Moriah, Newtown, Nice, Ninevah, Olive Branch Station, Pleasant Grove, Pointopolis, Simpkinsville, South Milford Station, Spann, Stanton, Summit Station, Swings, Walkers Mills, Wood

CLINTON-- Big Prairie, Cedarville, Clare, Claysville, Cross Road, Macedonia, Morgantown, Ogles, Quinns Mills

COLUMBIANA-- Azelda, Bell, Bellefont, Boyds, Collinwood, Dale Furnace, East Salineville, Gilmore, Grissels, Hartford, Hastingsville, Haysville, Ingraham, Jamestown, Linton, Little Beaver, Lockbridge, Lucerne, Martinsburg, McGarry, McKaigs Mills, Middle Beaver, Mussers Mills, New Liberty, Newhouse, Peace Valley, Pottersville, Robbins, Saratoga, Seville, State Line, Temple Hill, Teutonia, Thorndon, Wards, Waterford, Weslyville, West Beaver, West Pittsburg

COSCHOCTON-- Bartlett, Berlin, Birmingham, Bluff, Canal Spur, Clowville, Coalport, Coxs Crossroads, Custalogas Town, Delaneysville, Delaware Town, East Plainfield, Haddon, Jones Corners, Killbucks Town, Lichtenau, Lima, McGuire, Mill Creek, Millsville, Mount Airy, Munsville, Old Wyandot Town, Oliopolis, Owls Town, Pleasantville, Providence, Rochester, Rural Vale, Stringtown, Summerset Valley, Wally, White Womans Town, Willowbrook, Wolfes Corners, Zeno

CRAWFORD-- Biddle, Camp Run, Clinton, Crawford, Fauser, Frankfort, Glenville, Holmes, Jacksonville, Little Sandusky, North Liberty, Sycamore, Whetstone

CUYAHOGA-- Alger Settlement, Brighton, Coe Ridge, Columbia Center, Cowans, Eight Mile, Frostville, Griffithsburg, Horse Shoe Glens, Horst, Lake Hamlet, Marcy, Mill Creek, Noble Beach, North Warrensville, Pardee, Phinneys Corners, Spragueville, Town House Corners, Willeyville

DARKE-- Chennowiths, Danemora, Delvin, Hetzlerville, Hunters, London, Matchett, Mina, Mount Pleasant, Saint John, Sampson, Seven Mile Prairie, Strakers, Wiley

DEFIANCE-- Arrowsmiths, Ashwood, Cicero, Clarksville, Domerville, Glenburg, Lawtonville, McCauleys, Midway, Millport, Milo, Nebo, Oakland, Snooksville, Whites Mills, Wilseyville

DELAWARE-- Coles Mills, Columbia, Cones Mills, Cutlers Corners, Edinburgh, Genoa, Haddon,  Lick Town, Lincoln, Little Mill Creek, Middlebury, Millville, Napoleaon, Nimmons Crossroads, Peerless, Pluggys Town, Pomerine, Ralph, Rock Run, Union, Unison, Woodbury

ERIE-- Abbott Bridge, Ashmont, Bloomville, Cooks Corners, Enterprise, Furnace, Groton, Harpens Corners, Huronia Beach, Jay, Lyme, Miami, Muscash, New Berlin, Perkins, Point Hope, Prairieville, Prout, Ransoms, Sandusky Crossroads, Seneca, Shattucks Grove, Spragues Corners, Wells Corners, Yankee Settlement

FAIRFIELD-- Black Diamond, Buckeye Park, Claypool, Flagdale, Gables Station, Hadley Junction, Harrisport, Junction City, Millers, Monticello, Richland, Roby Addition, Sandstone, Sniders, Steele, Tarhe Town, Vicksburgh, Walnut, Wyandotte

FAYETTE-- Carton, Fayette, Fayette Junction, Fayne, Ghormley, Haynes, Kingfred, Olympia, Pearsons, Phillip, Potter

FRANKLIN-- Alum Creek, Avenue, Baker Hill, Big Run, Big Walnut, Borrors Corner, Bright, Burts, Caldwell, Clover Settlement, Deems, Doneys, Eastwood, Flint Station, Hibernia, Highway, Hocking Junction, Lafayetteville, Lisle, Marble Cliff Mills, Marburn, Millers, Mosel, Mount Pleasant, Portersburg, Renner, Ridpath, Scioto, Sharp, Shattucksburg, Slate Run, Smileys Corners, Sullivants, Waldeck, Wheatland, Whittington, Wildwood Springs, Wonderland, Zuber

FULTON-- Ai, Allston, Ambrose, Beta, Blanc, Chesterfield, East Swanton, Emery, Essex, Fluharts Corners, Haller, Handy, Lavona, Lena, Leslie, Mill Creek, Plattston, Ritters, Siney, Townline, Treadway, West Barre, York Center  

GALLIA-- Angola, Anselm, Bays Bottom, Boggs, Bowler, Bull Skin, Chapmans Mills, Charity, Chestnut Grove, Clemma, Creuzet, Domino, Edna, Espop, Flag Spring, Halley, Hilton, Holcomb, Hollis, Klages, Lincoln, Malaby, Mattie, McCormick, Moody, Niles, Obad, Paragon, Prospect Hill, Providence, Ridgeway, Rosebud, Ruby, Siloam, Smiths, Tynrhos, Wigner, Yoho

GEAUGA-- Allens Corners, Baldwins Corners, Beardsley, Beudale, Calm, Center Road, Chardon Centre, Clifton, Damon, Downings Corners, East Munson, Fedo, Geauga Lake, Handy, Joint, Julia, Kelloggs Corners, Little England, Little Ireland, Mansfields Crossing, Munson Center, New Market, Plank Road Corners, Posts Corner, Powders Mills, Roots Corners, Sissons Corners, Slab City, Smithville, Spencer Corners, Summit, Trumbulls

GREENE-- Bryson, Caesars Creek, Caesarsville, Clifton, Harper, Hennessee, Huffeysville, Jayfield, Magnetic Springs, Mechanicsville, Mercers Station, Pierces, Silver Creek, Simms, Valley Mills, Winchester

GUERNSEY-- Bond, Bridgewater, Cable, Campbells Station, Clio, Divide, Eldon, Fishbasket, Liberty, Miller, New Liberty, New Town, Prohibition, Scotts, Skullfork, Sugartree, Toledoville, Uniontown, Williamsburg

HAMILTON-- Allandale, Brachman, Brookfield, Bucktown, Cadberry, Carmargo, Carrsville, Cedar Grove, Centretown, Charleston, Cilley, College Hill Junction, Crosby, Delta Station, Devins, Dunlop Station, East Columbia, East Linwood, East Madisonville, East Norwood, Elizabeth, Elliston, Ernst Station, Fairview, Fort Gass, Foster Hill, Frenchmens Corner, Gerards Station, Gilead, Glen Grove, Glenmore, Glenwood, Grainthorpe, Gravelotte, Greenwood, Griffins Station, Hygeia, Irvina, Lewiston, Lick Run, Lilac, Little Buck, Lyndchester, Mansfield, McCullough, Miamme, Mineola, Mohawk, Montauk, Moscow, Mount Hayden, Mount Weller, New Palestine, Oakley Grove, Obbryonville, Ourys, Perryville, Petersborough, Pleasant Valley, Pleasant Valley Station, Rapid Run, Rittner Station, Riverdale, Robinson, Rolling Ridge, Rose Hill, Russells, Salem, Shaker Village, Sheartown, Shorts Station, Shrewsbury, Simonsons, Snyder, South Fairmount, South Pendleton, Southside, Sweetwine, Texas, Tuckers Station, Undercliff, Valley View, Vernonville, West Riverside, Wisenburg

HANCOCK-- Alba, Ashery, Beagle, Big Lick, Blanchard Bridge, Cannonsburg, Capernaum, Cass, Clements, Cordelta, Crow, El Rose, Elm Grove, Ewings Corners, Frankford, Freedom, Hassan, Hatfield, Huber, Jamestown, Lafayette, Langan, Lewisville, Marion, Martinstown, Marvins Mill, Moffit, North Ridgeville, Olney, Pickensville, Swank, Waterloo, Weidlers, West Union, Willow Creek, Wineland

HARDIN-- Armorsville, Blocktown, Geneva, Grange, Hardy, Marshs, McDonald, McGoldricks Town, Peru, Pleasant Dale, Saint Michaels, West Union

HARRISON--Brownsville, Clendening, Cochranton, Conway, Corydon, Custer, Enfield, Fisher, Ginther, Halls, Hattonia, Hellers Cross Roads, Horton, Laceyville, Limestone, Mechanicsville, Moraville, Newtown, Nottingham, Parlatt, Pennsville, Pleasant Valley, Smithdale, Stacy, Tigers Valley, Titus Store, Vienna, Warfel

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HENRY-- Alma, Beaver Creek, Cloverleaf, Damascus, Durand, Farnham, Girtys Point, Goosetown, Madeira, Milldale, Odessa, Ridgeland, Turkey Foot

HIGHLAND-- Buckley, Clear Creek, Edensborough, Fallsville, Gall, Home, Honolulu Luttleton, Morgantowns, New Amsterdam, New Leesburg, Oak, Sharpsville, Sicily, Sorg

HOCKING-- Blackburn, Brashears, Brush, Cedar Falls, Consol, Dewey Junction, Fork Junction, Happy Hollow, Hopperville, Joe, Kachelmacher, Lost Run, Max, Nancy, Needmore, Pattonsville, Pine Grove, Point Pleasant, Pursell, Reeds, Rockhouse, Smock, South Carbon Hill, Summit, Winona

HOLMES-- Baddow Pass, Carpenter, Charlesburg, DeWitt Ridge, Grade, Huston, Johnville, Jones Corners, Lafayette, Mount Union, New Wheeling, Portersfield, Salt Creek, Tulhillas, Wardsville, Wilmington

HURON-- Blue Fly, Bronson, Carson, Centreville, Fiddlers Green, Germantown, Half Way, Ives, Lyme Station, Miner, New Salem, North Norwich, Ramey, Relief, Reservoir, Sherman, Townsend Center, Union, Yeomans

JACKSON-- Abmac, Agatha, Bud, Cambridge, Coor, Diamond Town, Eastburn, Eckny, Ellsworth, Erie, Green Meadow, Hewit, Jimes, Latrobe, Leach, Levi, Lewisville, Limestone, Maghees Store, Maple Grove, McKitterick, Meadow Branch, Morgantown, Mountain Ridge, Reeds Mills, Simpsons, Weber, Witman

JEFFERSON-- Arnolds Town, Center, Collinwood, Copes Mills, Daysville, Dogtown, Elliotsville, Fells, Florencedale, Fosterville, Georges Hill, Harpersville, Hays, Hayti, Henry, Jefferson, Jeffersonville, Kelleys, McConnelsville, McCulloughs, Mooretown, New Baltimore, Newberg, Old Road, Onslow, Rhodesdale, Thornville, Tunnel Hill, Tler, Unionvale, Warren, Wayco, Wellsmar

KNOX-- Beech Settlement, Clinton, Cornish, Darlings, Fleaville, Florida, Front Royal, Genoa Station, Hains, Harrison, Hilliar, Hollisters, Houcks, Jamestown, Magnetic Springs, Maple Grove, New Lexington, North Georgetown, Owl Creek, Pleasant Valley, Rossville, Sandusky Cross Roads, Umbria, West Liberty, Wolfes, Youngs Mills 

LAKE-- Arcole, Bloominggrove, Boyce Mill, Clarks, Grand Rapids, Hampshire, Heisley, Hobarts Corners, Hopkins, Judds Corners, Kniffins Corners, Krebs Corners, Madison Dock, Marsh Settlement, Mascot, New Market, Pease Mill, Rush Road, Shanungas, Wheeler, Wickliffe Station, Worden

LAWRENCE-- Cherryville, Dean, Ensee, Gold Camp, Grant Town, Ida, Iron Rock, Israel, Jep, Johns Creek, Kennedys Cross Roads, Kerrsville, Long Hollow, Manker, Montreal, Moulton, Raby, Sedgewick, Simmons, Strobel, Symmes Run, Vesuvius, Walnut Ridge, Whitehouse, Willow Grove, Windsor Cross Roads

LICKING-- Albion, Beechland, Belfast, Blanchard, Bowling Green, Canonsburgh, Central City, Chesterhill, Cook Settlement, Cox, Denmans Crossroads, Elberts, Etniers, Exeter, Green, Idlewild Park, Kibler, Lagrange, Livingston, Lockport, Long Run, Morus Hill, Moscow, Mount Hope, New Winchester, Oberlin, Raccoon Town, Rowville

LOGAN-- Bellville, Buckongehelas, Cherokee, Damascus, Downingsville, Flatwoods, Gest, Hooleys, Howell, Jerusalem, Mackachack, Mark, McKees Town, Mount Tabor, Muchinippi, Reads Town, Solomonstown, Thatchersville, Turner, White Town, Yoder

LORAIN-- Benton, Brownhelm Center, Carlisle, Ferguson, Folger, Harts Station, Huff, Hulberts Corners, Kishmans, Murraysville, Nickelplate, Oakpoint, Paradise, Patterson, Rugby, Seaman, Shawville, Spencer, Trinity, Troxel, Webbs Corners

LUCAS-- Austerlitz, Autokee, Birmingham, Bowen, Central Grove, Copeland, East Marengo, Ellenboro, Everett, Hickory, Homestead, Itickok, Lucas City, Manhattan, Marengo, Miami, Midway, Neowash, Nero, New Jerusalem, Ottawa Crossing, Presque Isle, Remnels, Richards, Richards Station, Rockwell Junction, Scotts Corners, Searles, Tondagamies Village, Treadway, Tredwelldale, Tremainsville

MADISON-- Carters, Darby Crest, Deer Creek Village, Deersville, Guilford, Johnstons, Markley, Myers, New Hampshire, New London, Nioga, Roberts, Wahoo, Willows, Wilson

MAHONING-- Amity, Belvidere, Bentley, Boswell, Canfield Junction, Flint Hill, Hannas Mills, Hillsville, Jackson, Kirk, Kyles Corners, Lake Shore Junction, Lansingville, Loveland, McGillsville, Mysticvale, Nebo, Newport, North Sebring, Oakland, Ohlton, Park Place, Sample, Scotts Corners, Sharline, Shaw Junction, Snyder, Subrosa, Williams Corners, Woodland

MARION-- Beech, Belvuron, Bethlehem, Burlington, Clyde Settlement, Gurley, Harvey, Holmesville, Hoover, Hords, Kirbys, Little Scioto, Logan, Longville, Middle Spring, Salem, Slab Camp, Slicks, Smiths Mills, Stringtown, Stumptown, Wilson, Winnemac

MEDINA-- Bagdad, Bairdsville, Beebetown, Briarwood Beach, Centerville, Chamberlain, Cherry Corners, Chippewa-on-the-Lake, Crow Town, East Montville, Fishermans Corners, Geisingers Corners, Goodmans Corners, Hales Corners, Lake Junction, Newtons, Pekin, Pierces Corners, Pliny, Risley, Sheldons Corners, Silver Creek, Thompsons, Weavers, Weaversville

MEIGS-- Barnard, Beach Grove, Buckhorn, Bunker Hill, Calvin, Condorville, Dillsbury, Dutchtown, Elden, Fayal, Forest Run, Ledlies, Martinsburg, McKinsters, Oakgrove, Olive Centre, Rockville, Stedmansville, Sterling, Stony Point, White Rock, Zeal

MERCER-- Boetia, Brehm, Deep Cut, Earley, Grove Crossing, Guilford, Marcellus, South Celina, Steinman, Striptown

MORROW-- Aaronsburg, Centerburg, Florida Grove, Friendsboro, Grays Corners, Indigo, Jamestown, Kellker, Morehouse, Moshers Mill, Peerless, Queen Settlement, Rome, Steiners Corner, Surprise, Tyrone

PERRY-- Asbury, Beanville, Buchanan, Clarksville, Claybank, Coaldale, Dew Creek, Dicksonton, Dogtown, Gordon Cross Roads, Hamburg, Hancock, Hanover, Hansleys Crossroads, Hoboken, Horne, Lyonsdale, Melicks Grove, New Paris, Nugentville, Oconorville, Opera, Perry, Sheldon, Tatmans, Wellan, Worth

PREBLE-- Barnett's Station, Beechy Mire, Belfast, Bethlehem, Brinley Station, Buzzard's Roost, Claysburg, Corvin, Crawfordsville, Currystown, Davisville, Ebenezer (Harrisburg), El Dorado (now known as Eldorado), Ernst, Euphemia, Fosterville, Good Intent, Hagerstown, Harrisburg (Gettysburg), Jughandle, Kitson's Switch, Mercersburg, Morningstar, Muttonville, Oklahoma, Orangeburg, Riota, Westville Station, Winchester

RICHLAND-- Andrews, Barcelona, Conden, Cookton, Davis, De Kalb, Dew Drop, Forest, Greensburg, Harding, Hines, Martins Mills, Myers, Riblet, Richland, Runners, Saint Johns, Spring Grove, Stewart, Webster, Winchester

ROSS-- Knockemstiff

SENECA-- Adamsville, Butternut Ridge, Castina, Elizabethtown, Fitz Henry, Hedgetown, Hopewell, Jackson Station, Leamansville, Linden, Middleburg, Mohawk, Palo Alto, Raineys, Saint Nicholas, Sheatenhelm, Steinerville, Thomsontown, Trumbo, Watsons Cross Roads

STARK-- Bancroft, Bixler, Bridgeport, Brimestone Corners, Burlington, Calcutta, Congress Lake, Danzig, Diamond, Downingstown, Floradora, Geibe, Glaris, Hamburg, Hardscrabble, Lexington, Lonas, Marchand, Marks, New Guinea, New Winchester, Nimishillentown, Northwood, Otterbein, Pauls, Pekin, Pinn, Pleasant Valley, Rhodes, Rocket, Rome, Shaffers, Sherwood, Stark, Summit, Sweetbriar, The Knolls, Toy Town, Washington.

TRUMBULL-- Antietam, Bentley, Boanna, Booths, Brockway, Chestnut Ridge, Clear, Coles, Cornsburg, Deer Creek, Detour, Dewey, Doughton, Earlville, Germantown, Kingsbury, Kirk, Methodist Corners, Mosier, Mosketo, Motts Corners, Oil Diggings, Old Burg Hill, Penza, Smithfield, State Line, Stewarts, Stoups, Sugar Creek, Superior, Sutherland, Walnut Hill, Wassie, York

TUSCARAWAS--Atwood

VINTON-- Ingham, Moonville, Oreton

WILLIAMS--Denmark, Parkersburg

WOOD-- Bassett, Benton, Browns Corners, Carrs Corners, Cass Corners, Cummings, Damtown, East Perrysburg, Eberly, Egypt, Farnham, Fenton, Haney, Holt, Lake, Lawrence, Liberty, Lovetts Grove, Miltonville, Montgomery Cross Roads, New Westfield, Oil Center, Orleans, Potter, Prentice, Providence, Riverdale, Rockwell, Rocky Ford, Ross Creek, Rushtebo, Stockwell, Town Line, Troy, Webb, Whitmore