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Welcome to
Darke County, Ohio
History & Genealogy


A
History
of

DARKE COUNTY
OHIO


Containing
A History of the County; its Cities, Towns, etc.; General and Local
Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men;
History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio;
Map of Darke County; Constitution of the United
States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc., etc.

ILLUSTRATED

CHICAGO
THE W. H. BEERS & CO.
1880

 

CONTENTS


HISTORY NORTHWEST TERRITORY

  Page
History of Northwest Territory 19
- Geographical Position 19
- Early Explorations 20
- Discovery of Ohio 32
- English Explorations and Settlements 34
- American Settlements 59
- Division of the Northwest Territory 65
- Tecumseh and the War of 1812 69
- Black Hawk and the Black Hawk War 73
  Page
History of Ohio 93
- French History 96
- Ordinance of 787, No. 32 105
- Banking 126
- The Canal System 128
- Ohio Land Tracts 129
- Improvements 132
- Boundary Lines 136
- Organization of Counties, and Early Events 137
- Governors of Ohio 160
  Page
History of Ohio  
- Ancient Works 174
- Some General Characteristics 177
- Outline Geology of Ohio 179
- Ohio's Rank During the War 182
- A Brief Mention of Prominent Ohio Generals 191
- Some Discussed Subjects 196
- Conclusion 200


ILLUSTRATIONS

Source of the Mississippi - 22
La Salle Landing on the Shore of Green Bay - 24
Buffalo Hunt - 26
Trapping - 28
Mouth of the Mississippi - 31
High Bridge - 33
Pontiac, the Ottawa Chieftain - 42
Indians Attacking Frontiersmen - 55
Present Site Lake Street Bridge, Chicago, 1833 - 58
A Pioneer Dwelling - 60
Lake Bluff - 62
Tecumseh, the Shawanee Chieftain - 68
Indians Attacking a Stockade - 71
Black Hawk, the Sac Chieftain - 74
Perry's Monument, Cleveland - 91
Niagara Falls - 92


HISTORY OF DARKE COUNTY

  PAGE
Indian History - Organization and Early Settlements of the County, and Early History of Greenville - Township and City, by John Wharry 207
 - Fort Greenville 210
 - Formation of Darke County 215
Darke County, by Prof. W. H. McIntosh 243
 - Introduction 243
 - Line of Organization - Concurrent Events 245
 - Pioneers - Their Record, Incidents of the Times, 1808 to 1816 249
 - Personal Reminiscences 251
 - The County Seat 255
 - County Buildings 257
 - Darke County from 1816 to 1824 - Progress of Settlement 263
 - Reminiscence - Land Prices and Payments - Conditions of County in 1824 271
 - Climate 276
 - Darke in 1824 280
 - Early Preachers - Education - Marriage - Customs and Marriages, etc. 281
 - Darke County in 1840 - Celebration - Commemoration - Mass Meeting at Greenville 287
 - Geographical - Situation - Area - Township - Villages 292
 - Agriculture, Trade & Markets 299
 - The Statistics of 1853 301
 - History of the Darke County Agricultural Society 302
 - Geology 310
 - Civil List, Officers and their Duties 317
 - The Underground Railroad in Darke County 322
 - Roads, Turnpikes and Railroads 325
 - Banks and Bankers 335
 - The Press of Darke County 337
 - Education - Public and Private Schools 340
 - Societies 3343
 - Roll of Pioneers 345
 - Darke County During the War of the Rebellion 352
 - PATTERSON TOWNSHIP - FINISHED 11/27/2016 385
 - WABASH TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 387
 - ALLEN TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 390
 - MISSISSINAWA TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 391
 - JACKSON TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 392
 - BROWN TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 400
 - YORK TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 405
 - RICHLAND TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 409
 - WAYNE TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 413
 - ADAMS TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 416
 - GREENVILLE and GREENVILLE TOWNSHIP from 1849 - NOT STARTED 423
 - WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 438
 - GERMAN TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 444
 - NEAVE TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 449
 - VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 451
 - FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 453
 - MONROE TOWNSHIP - FINISHED 11/27/2016 455
 - TWIN TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 458
 - BUTLER TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 462
 - HARRISON TOWNSHIP - NOT STARTED 465


PORTRAITS

Allen, W. - Greenville Twp. - 115
Buchwalter, L. M. - Greenville, O - 187
Devon, John - Greenville Twp. - 133
Holland, J. R. - Brown Tp. - 223
  St. Clair, Henry - Greenville Twp. - 169


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

Adams Township - 540
Brown Township - 717
Butler Township - 661
Franklin Township - 678
German Township - 570
Greenville Township - 472
 
Harrison Township - 689
Jackson Township - 736
Mississinawa Township - 762
Monroe Township - 621
Neave Township - 707
Patterson Township - 758
 
Richland Township - 742
Twin Township - 646
Van Buren Township - 727
Wabash Township - 761
Washington Township - 751
Wayne Township - 600
York Township - 760

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