Ghost Towns and Former Settlements

Prepared by Martin E. Nass

There were 37 different settlements that the author was able to identify in Hamilton County. Some of these settlements existed for only a short time. Some were created to serve the stagecoach routes, others to accomodate the possibility of persuading a railroad to come to the area, and others to serve small clusters of settlers for a period of time.  All of these settlements have now faded away; just a footnote to the history of our county.  To learn information about each of these settlements click on the settlement name in the table below.

Hamilton County Settlements
Bach Grove Callanan Christy Town Dakota Druid Siding Flugstad
Hawley High Town Highview Homer Hook's Point Hope Hollow
Kentucky Grove Lake Center Lakin's Grove Little Chicago Marion City Mettamora
Mulberry Center New Saratoga North Skunk Grove  Oak Glen Paris Plow
Poland's Grove Poplar Grove Prairie Queen Red Cedar Reisicker Rose Grove
Rosendale Russell's Grove Saratoga Skunk Grove   Stonega Tunnel