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Ghost Towns and Place names

 

 

Abbott PO

Founded by W.H. Perring October 30th 1884 Logan Township PO in his home

 

Adamsville PO aka Fern

1879 Consisted of a Sawmill employing 25 men. Founded by Joseph Adam of Hart and located near the county line south of Custer.

 

Amber Corners

 

Amber or Slaughtburg PO

1867 Train stop, Land was owned by August Miller

 

Bachellor or Batcheller PO aka Turtle Lake

1884 located at the railroad crossing west of Round Lake

 

Big Sable aka Hamlin

 

Bird Settlement or Rayne’s Corner PO aka Forest City

Victory Township

 

Black Creek – originally south of present day Custer which it became after 2 moves

 

Bloody Run – East of Freesoil

Aka Dead Horse Marsh aka Push Hill aka Jack Balls Ridge aka High Rollaway-Keiseis Cut aka Rattlesnake Rollaway

 

Buttersville PO

1887 –1907

 

Canada Corners-Wilson and South Custer crossroads

 

 

Carr Settlement or McCumber Settlement PO

Logan Township

1900-1907

 

Chapple Corners PO Victory Township

1874-1891 Edmund Chambers

 

Clark’s Corners – aka Sugar Grove Victory Township

 

Collinsburg

Located 3 miles north of Freesoil and was built up around a sawmill

 

Creamery Corners – Amber Township Nels Jensen farm ?

 

Custer

 

Egypt PO

1882-1884 Fredrick King

 

Elm Flats-

 

Elmton- Meade Township railroad Depot on the Manistee and Grand Rapids line.

 

Fairview PO

1860-1876 Wm Quevillion PM Summit Township

 

Fern PO aka Adamsville

1888-1907    intersection of Custer and Sippy Rd

 

Ferryville aka Black Creek aka Custer

 

Finn Town

 

Fountain

 

Forrest City aka Victory Corners

 

Freesoil Mills, Freeman Mills or Gurnee PO

1855 Charles Freeman PM 1860 discontinued

 

Freesoil

 

French Corners- Summit Township

 

German Settlement-

 

Greenwood Lake PO

Greenwood Colfax PM

1868-1871 Rueben Smith PM

 

Grass Lake – near Barothy Lodge

 

Gunn Lake PO

Sherman Township

Named after Luther Gunn

 

Haire’s Rollaway

 

Hamlin aka Big Sable

 

Herrickville PO

A Mill near the south bank of he PM river south of Custer

 

Indian Crossing-

 

Indiantown PO

1865 then East Riverton 1875-1888 South of Custer on Conrad Rd in connection with

 

Indian Town south of Fountain

 

Herrickville

 

Jordan PO

Just west of Scottville on the Carter farm

 

Kistler’s Corners

 

LaBelle’s Landing – Summit Township

 

LaCarp PO

1873-1875 William Barnhart was postmaster

 

Lincoln Valley aka West Amber

 

Little Sable – Lincoln PO previously known as Black Creek

1855-1861 – Charles Mears first postmaster last was George B Elms

 

Point Sable PO

1879-1887    postmaster John R Cook

 

Manistee Junction PO aka Merritt

Located where the Manistee spike led off from the main east west line of the PM RR

 

Marble PO 1880-1890

Located near Darr and Kinny Rd

John B Marsh 1880-1889 PM

John Tracy 1889-1889 PM

Samuel Noyes 1890-1890 PM

 

McCumber Settlement aka Carr

Logan Township

 

Meadville- Meade Township

 

Meisenheimerville Summit Township

Corner of Meisenheimer and US 31

 

Merritt aka Manistee Junction

 

Milleton PO 1898-1915

Located where the Manistee and Grand Rapids RR crossed the North Branch of the Sable River in section 13 of Sheridan Township.

SD Squire PM 1898

Sara Bortz

Richard Cunningham

Hugh B Cunningham 1915 PM

 

Paulson PO 1886-1902

Located at the intersection of Victory Drive and Victory Corners in the Danish Settlement

Rasmus Lykkeby PM 1886

Ken Pedersen PM 1902

 

Paxton’s Crossing aka Poff’s Crossing Fountain area

 

Pelton,s Corners-

 

Pere Marquette PO 1855-1864 name change to Ludington

Located at the foot of S. William St

George W. Ford PM 1855

John Sedan PM

Ephram Hildreth PM 1864

 

River Road- Iris Road

 

Riverton PO 1865-1882

John Saltzgoodon PM 1865

Lucius Hawley PM

Oscar Compton PM

James Wilson 1882 PM

 

Seatonville

 

Sheepdale

 

 

Siddons PO 1882-1902 Victory Township

Located in section 26 of Grant Township intersection of Freeman and Alexander Rd

Will Freeman PM 1882

 

Squireville PO 1895-1902

Located just west of Buck’s Corners

Emma M Squire PM 1895

General Store and Blacksmith Shop

 

Sugar Grove PO

Closed 1901 located in his store.

Stephen Darke PM

 

Swedish Settlement – 3.5 miles north of Branch

 

Sweetland aka Scottville aka Mason Center

 

Tallman aka Wever

 

Taylorsville

Located Buttersville Penninsula

 

Telephone Rd Branch

 

Telegraph Road Branch

 

Victory Corners aka Forrest City aka Bird’s Settlement

 

Walhalla PO 1879 aka Butters Junction aka Merrit

Just north of present Walhalla

 

Weldon Creek

 

Wesley PO 1895-1902

Lewis W Rose PM Located in his General Store corner of US 31 and Hawley Rd.

 

Wever aka Tallman

The name was changed because there was already a town in Michigan by that name

 

Wiley PO 1888-1895

John F Genter PM

Located at the intersection of Scottville and Meisenheimer Rd

 

Woodburn PO

Located 3 miles south of Adamsville in General Store

Charles Brown PM

 

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