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.
Hwy 7, Cheshire, OH
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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