For a couple years now I have been meaning to explore the Ghost Town Of San Toy, Ohio only about one hour away from Lancaster. “San Toy is a ghost town in northeastern Monroe Township, Perry County, Ohio, United States.” Wikipedia LINK
I really enjoy traveling the back roads of S.E.Ohio
“San Toy was practically a relic from the Wild West that grew out of the Appalachian foothills. It was a rough town where people frequently died in the saloons and streets.”
Was the town named after the boxer San Toy and was there a murder a day? Some say yes. I do know I should not have worn shorts to go tromping through the woods. LOL. The mine is filled in,the jail/prison only show their foundations but there is a modern church.
Do you think they still pray for the sinners of Old San Toy? Time to go into the woods and see what is left of the Ghost Town.
The only building still standing in San Toy is the old jailhouse.
“In 1931 the 19 registered voters elected to abandon the town. At one time There was a hospital,( only hospital in Perry County ) which was operated by the coal company; a movie theater, three schools; a drugstore; about six general stores; a pool room; seven saloons.” LINK. In doing a little exploring I found the opening to the mines and the poison ivy
“The mine was sold from the New England Coal Company to the Sunday Creek Coal Company in 1915, the new owners of the mine and the town vowed to make it a "modern mining system and a model community." LINK
When the mine failed and was closed down (mine was set on fire) the area turned to moonshine. Check out a previous post of mine for more mining/moonshine history. LINK
Joe Todd reporting from the back roads of Perry County Ohio for That’s My World Tuesday. Click on the LINK to explore more of your world. As Always thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate comments.