Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ballston is an unincorporated community, in Polk County, Oregon, United States. It is southeast of Sheridan and southwest of Amity. It is considered a ghost town. Ballston was founded in 1878 by pioneer Isaac Ball on his donation land claim. Ball and his family arrived in Oregon via the Oregon Trail in 1848. Ball named the town "Ballsville" and it had a post office of the same name. The name of the post office was changed to Ballston in 1880. The post office was discontinued in 1953 when it became a rural station of Sheridan, it was discontinued all together in 1969.