Rome, Morrow County, Ohio

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Rome is a ghost town in South Bloomfield Township, Morrow County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]


Rome was laid out in 1827 by Lemuel Potter.[2][3] The town failed to meet Potter's expectations, as one 19th-century writer remarks "it did not bear any resemblance to ancient Rome".[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rome (historical)
  2. ^ Baughman, Abraham J.; Bartlett, Robert Franklin (1911). History of Morrow County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 368.
  3. ^ "Morrow County". Ohio Ghost Towns. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  4. ^ History of Morrow County and Ohio: Containing a Brief History of the State of Ohio. O.L. Baskin & Company. 1880. p. 462.

Coordinates: 40°24′32″N 82°42′19″W / 40.408755°N 82.705301°W / 40.408755; -82.705301