Ohio December 14, 2015
Here Are 8 More Abandoned Places In Ohio That Nature Is Reclaiming (Part II)
One list isn’t enough to cover all of Ohio’s strange, abandoned places that are now mere moss covered skeletons of the animated manmade structures they once were. The following are eight more abandoned places in Ohio that only brave (and extremely careful) people might like to photograph and/or explore.
1. Cincinnati’s abandoned subway
Not many people are aware of the dark, lonely and long-forgotten subway beneath the streets of Cincinnati—the country’s longest abandoned subway system that never transported a single individual. Located under Central Parkway in downtown Cincinnati, (from Walnut Street to just south of Hopple Street,) sits the incomplete, eerie series of tunnels, which have been abandoned since 1928.
2. Findlay Ghost Town
Driving down St. Rt. 68, you might stumble across a sign that points the way to "Ghost Town." Created by the Galitza family, this unique roadside attraction in Findlay features a replica of an 1880s-era ghost town that was first open to the public in the 1950s. Today, the ghost town has an even more authentic ghost town feel due to a lack of upkeep and public attention.
3. The Round House (Logan)
Hidden along Old US 33 in Logan, Ohio stands this mysterious, round and concrete house. Weird Ohio reports that the house was built in the early 70s and completed in 1973 by a Mr. Stewart. Known as "Stewart's Folly," the round house was supposedly a prototype for a new, highly durable type of home for people that lived on hurricane-prone coasts. For unknown reasons, Stewart stopped production and never moved into the house as planned. Additionally, the blueprints and design notes were reportedly lost in a fire. Today, the strange house eerily sits abandoned in the Hocking Hills area.
4. Lima Tuberculosis Hospital
Hidden behind a small neighborhood on Lima's far west side sits this abandoned TB ward, where it is said the ghosts of patients wander the halls and hospital grounds.
5. Higginsport School (Brown County)
Built in 1880, this abandoned public school building is located in Brown County and is used as a haunted house in the fall.
6. Peter’s Cartridge Company (Kings Mills)
The little town of King’s Mill houses the building of a once thriving industry that now stands abandoned, with select portions undergoing renovations. Bullets and explosives are no longer made here—but I wouldn’t be surprised if you faintly and mysteriously heard the sounds associated with them.
7. Ghost Ship (Also known as the Circle Line V)
The 186-foot steam-engine yacht is more than a century old and was first launched in April of 1902, as The Celt, by a rich railroad executive. Since then, the ship has been renamed numerous times and owned by multiple individuals throughout its lifetime. While it actually came to Ohio from Kentucky, it currently sits in a small creek off of the Ohio River, about 25 miles from Cincinnati, according to Roadtrippers.com.
8. Carpenter’s Mill (Delaware)
Very little is left of this early 1800s mill town in Delaware County. Stone bridge pillars and the skeleton of Bieber's Mill are all that remain of this long forgotten town. The ruins of the old mill, which was built in 1840, (pictured) sit along the Olentangy River in Delaware near the Ohio Wesleyan University.
What other abandoned places are there in Ohio that nature is reclaiming? Share your experiences and photos with us in the comments below!