Woolworth was once a bustling town along the railroad between Brookhaven and Silver Creek. It happened to be a major stop for passengers. With the increased use of automobiles, roads were built that bypassed Woolworth. The sawmill closed. The train stopped running. Other businesses quickly followed.
The only visible remains of Woolworth are the old general store and the old blacksmith shops, both of which are used by their owners for storage. The train depot was torn down. The boards from it were used after the demise of the town to build a home for Luke Smith. The floor beams in this house were the ceiling beams from the schoolhouse.