DARKE COUNTY OHIO
1895 Map of Ohio
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Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states
MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS
Darke County Probate Court
4th & Broadway (300 Garst Ave.)
Greenville, OH 45331
Darke County Health Dept
300 Garst Ave, Greenville, OH 45331
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore St, Greenville, OH 45331
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.