DATABYTE: A Spooktacular Tour of Ohio's Ghostliest Places to Call Home

While we at OHFA work to ensure a decent, affordable place for the living to call home, this Halloween season we're taking a look at selected spots in Ohio where the spirits of the dead call home. This month's DataByte highlights Ohio's most fascinating and spookiest ghost towns. Once vibrant communities, these ghost towns were partially or entirely abandoned, often as a result of economic decline or—in many cases—a tragic event like a fire or flood. We encourage you to travel across Ohio to visit these places, learn their history, and understand why they became ghost towns. But beware, some of them may be haunted!

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Ohio's Ghost Towns

Sources: Ohio Ghost Town Exploration Co. website (accessed October 2022); George Rogers Clark Park, The Clark County Park District, 2022; "Ghost Neighborhoods of Columbus," Ghost Neighborhoods, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at The Ohio State University, 2022; Schoenbrunn Village, Ohio History Connection, 2022