Ohltown, OH - (early 1800's to present farming & mill town now a part of Youngstown)

Classification: small town

Location: Austintown Township, Mahoning County & Weathersfield Township, Trumbull County - On Ohltown Rd. north of I-80

The town was founded by Michael Ohl (1784 -1857) & his wife Eva (Moyers) Ohl (1786 - 1860). They were married in 1838 & had eight children. Michael built a saw & grist mill in 1844 on the banks of the Meander Creek, operated a hotel, & was the first postmaster of the post office that ran from 1841 - 1902. The first church in Ohltown was built in 1838 & school in 1857, & a bank in 1868. During the 1880's the town also had about 30 houses, a blacksmith shop, two stores, a newer grist mill, & a train station on the Niles & New Lisbon Railroad. Many of the local residents worked in coal mines or at the Meander Iron Furnace. There are several Ohl descendants buried in the Ohl Town Cemetery next to the United Methodist Church at the intersection of Ohltown Rd. & Austintown Warren Rd. It's across the border in Trumbull County. Michael & Eva Ohl were buried in the Old North Cemetery on Rt. 46 (N Broad St.) in Canfield, OH. Today Ohltown is basically a suburb squeezed between Youngstown, Austintown, & the Meander Creek Reservoir but we have it listed as a small town on it's own.