The Story Behind This Ghost Town Cemetery In Ohio Will Chill You To The Bone
By Beth|Published January 09, 2022
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
In the mid-nineteenth century, Moonville was a thriving, albeit small, railroad community. The Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad built a railroad line across the yard of a man by the name of Samuel Coe. The town of Moonville was established quickly after, feasibly for one of the town’s residents, Mr. Moon. By the late 1800s, the town boasted nearly 100 residents; however, due to diminishing coal deposits in the area, Moonville was quickly abandoned. The final family moved away in 1947, and Moonville quickly became a ghost town. Today, all that remains are a few building foundations, the train tunnel, and a haunting ghost town cemetery in Ohio.
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