Cheshire, Ohio: Toxic Town

Purchased by the American Electric Power company so that it can evict its homeowners and wipe the place off of the Ohio map.
Address:
Hwy 7, Cheshire, OH
Directions:
Hwy 7, eight miles north of the US 35 bridge into West Virginia. The heart of town is the intersection of Hwys 7 and 554, just north of the stinky power plant.
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Toxic Town

Very creepy drive-through near Gallipolis and Point Pleasant. Small, abandoned houses and a general atmosphere of dinginess and doom. Kyger Creek power plant's imposing smokestacks provide an ominous backdrop.

[Kitsa, 06/27/2012]
Power Plant Buys Town, Evicts Residents

We are excited to announce the newest addition to the Roadside America Toxic Town Tour. Joining Times Beach, MO; Love Canal, NY; Hanford, WA; and everyone's favorite, Centralia, PA; is Cheshire, OH, which has been purchased by the American Electric Power company so that it can evict its homeowners and wipe the place off of the Ohio map.

... [05/19/2002] Complete News Story

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