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Where did that town Go? Birth Towns of Ancestors


Where did that town Go? Birth Towns of Ancestors

Many times we run across a birth certificate of a town that no longer exists. We would love to see what it looked like. Put your request here.

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Resarching a Non Existent Town

This group is for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the history or information on towns that no longer exist... a ghost town.

Your relatives birth certificate or family papers might have mentioned the name of a town you cannot locate.

Start a discussion on that town and we will help find what we can on it.

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Devil's Slide, Morgan, Utah

Started by Cindy Johnston Sorley. Last reply by Cindy Johnston Sorley Jul 11, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Willette Bryant on July 30, 2009 at 5:09pm
Could someone tell me what happened to the town of Como, Panola, MS.

Comment by Cindy Johnston Sorley on July 11, 2009 at 10:51pm
Hi, I see Ozark was part of Moran Township

My advice is Search for the following

Moran Township
Martel Furnace Company
and contact the Mackinac library or historical society. They will have some photos I am sure.

# Ozark is a mostly unpopulated historic locale in the township at [show location on an interactive map] 46°08′31″N 84°57′56″W / 46.14194°N 84.96556°W / 46.14194; -84.96556 (Ozark, Michigan).[6] It was the site for the charcoal kilns of the Martel Furnace Company and was a flag stop named "Johnson's" on the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway in 1882. A post office named Ozark operated from June 1884 until August 1966. The name was derived from the early French name for the place Aux Arc, meaning "at the bend."


23.09 miles west of St. Ignace Docks). Ozark has two abandoned limestone quarries (2004). The limestone quarry on the southwest side of the DSS&A main line was established first. The quarry that was last "mined" is the quarry on the east side of the DSS&A and can be observed from the M-123 highway. The DSS&A spur served this quarry. The Martel Furnace Company built charcoal kilns at Ozark and a standard gauge railroad to supply cordwood for the kilns.

Cadillac Siding goes east from the DSS&A main line approximately 0.4 miles south of the spur to the charcoal kilns and limestone quarry.

The Ozark depot still exists (2004). It is an old box car that was used as a DSS&A depot, then as a hunting cabin. It has been sitting empty for years. [CB/MIHX8]

The assets of the Martel Furnace Company at Ozark, which consisted of a General Store, Boarding House, and other dwellings, were acquired in 1894 by James A. Hough and a partner. (St. Ignace & Mackinac County, 1895)
Comment by Caren on July 11, 2009 at 8:56pm
I don't have a birth cirtificate (my dad probably does) but my grandfather was born in Ozark, Michigan. It's a ghost town now. It was an old lumber town that died out in 1966 (my family left it around 1920 tho). The only info I've ever found of it is a website about ghost towns.

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