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Darke County, Ohio
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Darke County, Ohio Facts

Darke County

When was Darke County, OH Created?
Darke County was created on January 3, 1809 from Miami County (Organized in 1817) . This county was named for General William Darke (1736-1801), Revolutionary War officer .

What is the County Seat of Darke County, OH?
The County Seat is located in Greenville also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Darke County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Mercer County (north), Shelby County ( northeast), Miami County (east), Montgomery County (southeast), Preble County (south), Wayne County, Indiana (southwest), Randolph County, Indiana (west), Jay County, Indiana (northwest) .

Darke County Townships Map

What cities and towns are in Darke County, OH?
Cities and towns located in the County include Greenville, Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Burkettsville, Castine, Gettysburg, Gordon, Hollansburg, Ithaca, New Madison, New Weston, North Star, Osgood, Palestine, Pitsburg, Rossburg, Union City, Versailles, Wayne Lakes, Yorkshire. Other communities include Beamsville, Dawn, Stelvideo.

What townships are in Darke County, OH?
Townships located in the County include Adams, Allen, Brown, Butler, Franklin, Greenville, Harrison, Jackson, Liberty, Mississinawa, Monroe, Neave, Patterson, Richland, Twin, Van Buren, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, York.

Darke County, OH Vital Records

Where can find Darke County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Darke County vital records can be found at the Ohio Department of Health which has Birth Records since Dec 20, 1908; Death Records since since 1954 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Ohio for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Darke County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Ohio Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail. The Archives Division has copies of births before 1908, death before 1944 and marriage records before 1949.

The Darke County Health Department has Birth & Death Records from 1908-Present. For birth and death records prior to Dec. 20, 1908, contact the Probate Court of this county.

Darke County, OH Census Records

What Darke County, OH census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Darke County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Darke Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Darke Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Darke Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Ohio Census Records Research Guide

Darke County, OH Courthouse and Government Records

Darke County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Darke County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Darke County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Ohio Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Darke County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 504 South Broadway, Greenville 45331
    • Phone: (937) 547-7300
  • Darke County Clerk of Probate Court handles the probating of wills, estate administrations, trusts, guardianships, adoptions, birth corrections, delayed birth registrations and issues marriage licenses. The Probate Court is that the Probate Judge is the ex-officio Clerk of Courts, thus, the Court performs all the duties as its own Clerk of Courts
    • Address: 300 Garst Avenue, Greenville, Ohio 45331
    • Phone: (937) 547-7350
    • Marriage Records: 1817 
    • Probate Records: 1818
  • Darke County Recorder has the duty of keeping specific records which may include: deeds, mortgages, military discharges, plats, etc.
    • Address: 504 South Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331
    • Phone: 937-547-7390
    • Land Records:1822
  • Darke County Clerk of Court of Common Pleas is responsible for duties that include filing, docketing, indexing, and preserving all court pleadings for civil, felony criminal and domestic relations cases. Other services provided by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas are administering oaths, keeping naturalization records, and recording and retention of coroner records.
    • Phone: 937-547-7335
    • Court Records: 1817
  • Darke County, Ohio Common Pleas Court Records, 1817-1860
  • Index to Darke County, Ohio, wills
  •  Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998
  • BLM Land Records
  • Darke County USGenWeb Archives Project

Darke County, OH Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Darke County, OH?
A list of Darke County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Ohio Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Darke County, OH Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Darke County, OH?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Darke County.

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Darke Co. OH Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Darke Co. OH Military Records

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