Darke County, Ohio
Lands
1967 Plat Maps   |   1880 Maps Link   |   Early Land Purchasers
Tables of Townships by Political Names -and- by Ranges


Farmers of Darke Co. in 1967

The following nine large images (over 500 KB each) represent a list of farmers from the booklet identified below. Without typing out the nine pages of very dense text, this image format is the best I can do. Use your BACK key to return to this page.

  • Ackley, P--Brewer, H
  • Brewer, L--Deweese, O
  • Dewey, I--Goubeaux, M
  • Goubeaux, P--James, M
  • Jay, D--Martin, L
  • Martin, W--Paff, K
  • Paff, R--Schmidt, R
  • Schmidt, V--Taylor, F
  • Teaford, Z--Zumbrun, R

  • Township Plat Maps

    There are 20 townships in Darke County, Ohio. They are arranged, more or less, in a 4-townships-across by 5-townships-down grid. The computer-drawn map below shows the townships in relation to one another and the dates they were first formed. The last township was formed in 1841, and in 1848 what was the twenty-first township (called Gibson) became part of Mercer Co. to the north.

    Plat maps show the recorded property owners. City lots are platted separately and are not included in the maps whose links appear below. The large township plat maps available at this site were digitized (scanned) from:

  • Darke County Ohio Farm Plat Book and Directory, Town & Country Publishing, Co., Inc. (POB 689 / LaPorte, Indiana 46350), 1967. The slim paperbound volume has 40 numbered pages. It's cost was then $10.
  • These images are large and require patience in downloding. It is hoped that these images have not been 'shrunk' too much to prevent reading the names hand-lettered on the maps. In the case of Greenville Twp, the map itself was more 'dense' as there are more properties to be platted and the quality is not as good as for the other townships.

    Other items available at this site are a link to the county map which appeared in Beer's History of Darke County, Ohio, which was published in 1880. All the townships were extracted from that larger image to show the various ranges and townships. There are no property owners shown. Below that section are some tables prepared to show which ranges and township numbers assigned for each of the politically named townships. I also reversed that sort so that one can look up a range and township number and see in which politically named township where that range and township can be found. I hope these tables will help those with legal land descriptions (probate court records/deeds) determine where in Darke Co. those properties are located.


    1967 Plat Maps
    Darke County, Ohio
  • Adams - 481 KB
  • Allen - 530 KB
  • Brown - 349 KB
  • Butler - 445 KB
  • Franklin - 550 KB
  • Greenville - 375 KB
  • Harrison - 459 KB
  • Jackson - 391 KB
  • Liberty - 474 KB
  • Mississinawa - 444 KB
  • Monroe - 338 KB
  • Neave - 339 KB
  • Patterson - 412 KB
  • Richland - 433 KB
  • Twin - 352 KB
  • Van Buren - 302 KB
  • Wabash - 311 KB
  • Washington - 387 KB
  • Wayne - 248 KB
  • York - 317 KB
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    1880 Maps
    (at another web site)

    The same computer-drawn image of the townships in relation to one another can be viewed at the TOWNSHIPS OF DARKE COUNTY (another site) where a general map of the county with links to individual township maps taken from Beer's History of Darke County, 1880, is available. The maps at this other site are not plat maps with owners' names of the parcels.

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    Early Darke Co. Land Purchasers

    Arranged by Purchasers' Surnames
    [ A ] [ B ] [ C-D ] [ E-G ] [ H-J ] [ K-L ]
    [ M ] [ N-R ] [ S ] [ T-V ] [ W-Z ]

    Arranged by Ranges

    numbers in parentheses (...) are township numbers
    [ Range 1E (10-12) ] [ Range 1E (13) ] [ Range 1E (14) ]
    [ Range 2E (10-12) ] [ Range 2E (13) ] [ Range 2E (14) ]
    [ Range 3E (8-9) ] [ Range 3E (10-11) ] [ Range 3E (12) ]
    [ Range 4E (7-8) ] [ Range 4E (9-11) ]

    View map showing how Ranges and Townships are arranged and numbered in the lands West of the Miami (scanned from OHIO LANDS: A SHORT HISTORY, c1997, available from the at Ohio State Auditor): Congress Lands: First Meridian Survey

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management produced a CD showing Ohio lands purchased from various government land offices. All of that information is now available on-line at the Bureau of Land Management site. You can find the complete information there and even make arrangements to purchase a copy of specific deeds so indexed.

    I have extracted from the CD all the purchases made for land in Darke Co. and sorted them by purchaser. I have deleted much of the information to permit a single-line entry for each purchase. More information about each purchase can be found at the BLM site. Virtually all of these cash purchases were made at the Cincinnati Land Office. The meridian is West of the Great Miami.

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    Tables of Ranges and Township Numbers
    Arranged Alphabetically by Name
    NAMER'sTWP NUM
    ADAMS3E
    4E
    10N
    9N
    ALLEN2E14N
    BROWN2E13N
    BUTLER2E10N
    FRANKLIN3E
    4E
    9N
    8N
    GREENVILLE2E
    3E
    11N & 12N
    9N & 10N
    HARRISON1E10N
    JACKSON1E13N
    LIBERTY1E11N
    MISSISSINAWA1E14N
    MONROE3E
    4E
    8N
    7N
    NEAVE2E11N
    PATTERSON3E
    4E
    12N
    11N
    RICHLAND2E
    3E
    13N
    10N & 11N
    TWIN3E8N
    VAN BUREN3E9N
    WABASH2E
    3E
    14N
    12N
    WASHINGTON1E12N
    WAYNE3E
    4E
    11N
    10N
    YORK2E
    3E
    13N & 14N
    11N & 12N
    Arranged Numerically by Range
    R'sTWPNAME
    1E  10N     HARRISON
    1E  11N     LIBERTY
    1E  12N     WASHINGTON
    1E  13N     JACKSON
    1E  14N     MISSISSINAWA
    2E  10N     BUTLER
    2E  11N     GREENVILLE
    2E  11N     NEAVE
    2E  12N     GREENVILLE
    2E  13N     BROWN
    2E  13N     RICHLAND
    2E  13N     YORK
    2E  14N     ALLEN
    2E  14N     WABASH
    2E  14N     YORK
    3E   8N     MONROE
    3E   8N     TWIN
    3E   9N     FRANKLIN
    3E   9N     GREENVILLE
    3E   9N     VAN BUREN
    3E  10N     ADAMS
    3E  10N     GREENVILLE
    3E  10N     RICHLAND
    3E  11N     RICHLAND
    3E  11N     WAYNE
    3E  11N     YORK
    3E  12N     PATTERSON
    3E  12N     WABASH
    3E  12N     YORK
    4E   7N     MONROE
    4E   8N     FRANKLIN
    4E   9N     ADAMS
    4E  10N     WAYNE
    4E  11N     PATTERSON

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