Ohio Ghost Towns

Ohio ghost towns exist as empty holes in the ground. Nothing remains of the home our town except a stone cellar. Sometimes you can see old, broken bottles, or bits of pottery shards, the only reminders that once upon a time, there was a family, or a town that had lived there.

If you love American history, you and your family can search out these old home sites. It’s an exciting adventure that will give you the opportunity to understand how difficult it was for those first pioneers to live under harsh conditions.

Do you enjoy metal detecting? If so, then searching for these lost old towns will give you the opportunity to find some exciting relics from the past. This page explains where some of them exist.

How to locate these eastern ghost towns is completely explained throughout my website. You can read through many of the 400 pages for all kinds of information to help you not only locate the old towns, but to teach you all about the hobby of metal detecting.


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Here is a list of some of those gone but not forgotten towns. Have fun, and good luck in your trip back in time.

Adams County

Hillsfork, is located approximately 6 miles northwest of West Union.

Brown County

Center Point, is located approximately 3 miles south of Georgetown.

Champaign County

located approximately 4 miles west of Millerstown.

Darke County

Vine, located approximately 6 miles west of New Weston.

Gallia County

Esop, is located approximately 6 miles west of Bidwell.

Ohio ghost towns can be located.