NAME: San Toy
CLIMATE: Snowy winter, hot summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: When it's not snowing
COMMENTS: There are only three buildings in San Toy: one is the San Toy Holiness Church, one is a residence, and the third is an abandoned jailhouse. There are also two abandoned mines somewhere in the woods, which are unbelievably thick. Beautiful views from the hills of the surrounding countryside and, at night, the sky.
REMAINS: Mine shafts, old jailhouse, foundations UPDATE: I just visited, or attempted to visit the ghost town of San Toy, Ohio.  When I arrived I was met by one of the towns current residents who claimed that the land with the remains of foundations is now privately owned.  There are numerous signs posted stating No Trespassing.  Apparently, so-called 'ghost-hunters' would visit frequently and disturb the residents currently living in the area.  
Just wanted to send you this update, as I made a 3 hour trip to San Toy, only to have to turn around and go home.  I wouldn't want any other people to make the same trip, so please update this on your website. 


Supposedly 50 people living here. San Toy was a mining boomtown of the mid- to late-1800's which expired in 1927 after the second mine went bust. The first mine was set on fire by angry miners and ruined three years earlier. It was apparently a very rough place in its heyday, with numerous murders and shootouts. Submitted by: Andy

Perry County is the home of Ohio's wildest ghost towns of the twenties moonshine era. Route 22 cuts across the top of the county of 31,000 people in rural southeastern Ohio. The county, founded in 1817, was named after Oliver Perry, a United States naval hero of the War of 1812. San Toy is considered the county's best ghost town. Isolated, the town was populated by bootleggers, coal miners, Prohibition liquor agents, mean-spirited in-laws and the like. It was not a very nice place and perhaps that is the reason historians have agreed to forget San Toy and its 2,500 people. Deep in the forest, a sign used by the state to identify towns marks San Toy. The woods are dense as to shut out the sunlight. Standing is the San Toy Holiness Church, a turn of the century wood-frame building. Close by are three houses, one uninhabited. Somewhere in the dense tangle of weeds and woods is a jail and a mineshaft or two. When one of two mines closed in March of 1927, so did San Toy. Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.