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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 www.co.darke.oh.us .

What counties are adjacent to Darke County, OH?
Bordering Counties are Mercer County, Shelby County ( northeast), Miami County, Montgomery County, Preble County, Wayne County, Indiana, Randolph County, Indiana, Jay County, Indiana .


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.


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?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Darke County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Ohio courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Ohio residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Darke County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Ohio Corthouse Records Research Guide.


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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