NAME: Valentown
COUNTY: Ontario
CLIMATE: Frozen winter, hot sticky summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Fall (the folliage is nice)
COMMENTS: Well maintained museum in original 1879 building. Affiliated with the Victor Historical Society. See web site: on Rt 96 in Fishers near the Monroe County line.
REMAINS: The one original 1879 building.
Perhaps not a true ghost "town", in that it was never incorporated (no Post Office) and was always entirely on privater property. The promise of a railroad being built through Levi Valentine's property prompted him to build a massive multi-story wooden town hall and commercial center for his new town of "Valentown". The railroad venture failed, the tracks never came, but Valentown survived into the twentieth centry as a local meeting house and a venue for several shops and stores and even a local music school, all housed in the one building. In 1940, the then abandoned structure was purchased by Mr. Fishers who turned it into a museum. Submitted by: Kerry Tillerr