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DARKE COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Mercer County

NORTHEAST
Auglaize County

NORTH-NORTHEAST
Shelby County

SOUTHEAST
Miami County

SOUTH-SOUTHEAST
Montgomery County

SOUTH
Preble County

WEST
State of Indiana


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1809

PARENT COUNTY

Miami

COUNTY SEAT

Greenville

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Darke County Probate Court
4th & Broadway (300 Garst Ave.)
Greenville, OH 45331
937-547-7300

Darke County Health Dept
300 Garst Ave, Greenville, OH 45331
937-548-4196

Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore St, Greenville, OH 45331
937-548-3915

Miami Valley Genealogy Online


Robot for Wright State University Archives
Special Collections and Archives
Paul Laurence Dunbar Library
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435
937-775-2092

Also visit the Darke County Genealogical Researchers Page.


At the Darke County OHGenWeb Page are various maps that have been collected about migrations into Ohio. The URL is http://members.tripod.com/~DarkeMan/getting.htm. There have also been installed information about the signing of the Treaty of Greenville (text of treaty and artist's versions of the event) which occurred in Darke Co. in 1795 and officially opened Ohio to settlement.

You can find information on the Treaty of Greenville and some of the surrounding history on the Darke County Web Page at http://web.archive.org/web/20060428154039/http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/dco.html.


OTHER INFORMATION

Darke County borders the state of Indiana about 30 miles northwest of Dayton. The surface is level and the soil productive with the Stillwater River crossing the county.

On the site of present-day Greenville, the county seat, General Anthony Wayne constructed Fort Green Ville. He invited 1,100 Indians to the fort to conclude the famous Treaty of Greene Ville.

The county was the home of Annie Moses, better known as Annie Oakley, the world's best woman marksman. She was later the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Agricultural products in the county include; poultry, eggs, corn, and wheat. Other industries include; transportation equipment, machinery, stone-clay-glass, apparel, food, glass lenses and reflectors, poultry incubators, precision gauges and kitchen appliances.

Probate Court has birth & death records 1867 to 1908, marriage records from 1817; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1820; County Recorder has land records from 1816 & burial records (veterans graves) from 1832.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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