Darke County OHGenWeb
History & Genealogy


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We would like to thank Wally Garchow, for his long dedication to the Darke County OHGenWeb pages over the years.

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Darke Facts

Created: March 1, 1817
Parent County: Miami Co.
Named for: William Darke (1736 – November 26, 1801), a General in the American Revolution.
County Seat: Greenville

In 1809, Darke Co. was formed from Miami Co. which administered it until 1817 when Greenville, site of the fort where the important Treaty of Greene Ville was signed in 1795, was established as the seat of county government. Darke Co. was named for Captain William Darke (1755-1801) who fought in the Revolutionary War, served in the Virginia state convention which approved the U.S. Constitution in 1788, and commanded a Virginia regiment in the Northwest Territory.

Adjacent counties

Earliest Available Dates of Vital Records
Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
1867 1808 1867 1805 1808 1808


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