Introduction

There is no known "official" history of Darrtown. The best we have to work with are the Darrtown-related articles, journals, and/or stories that are handed down from one generation to the next.

 

This "History" section of Darrtown.com provides an unofficial, well-intentioned, collection of artifacts related to Darrtown history.

 

Some items, in this website, conflict with others; such is the lot of those who attempt to capture history. We gather as many pieces of the puzzle as we can, position them to the best of our ability, and a more accurate record of the past gradually emerges.

 

If you have information that enriches this collection of Darrtown-related history and/or makes it more accurate, please contact the Webmaster.

"History never looks like history, when you are living through it."

John W. Gardner (1933-1982)

Three other sources of Darrtown-related history

The Darrtown Family Tree

The Darrtown community has its own family tree at Ancestry.com!

 

If your family now lives, or formerly lived, in or near Darrtown and you want to learn how your family's history can become part of this interactive project, visit the Darrtown Family Tree.

The L.A. Miller Diaries -

26 years of Darrtown history!

The Stephen D. Cone Biographical and Historical Sketches -

includes four references to Darrtown-related individuals

The amazing power of the Internet was demonstrated in April 2013, when a thoughtful and considerate individual from Colorado sent an email to the Darrtown.com webmaster and offered to share a collection of diaries written by long-time Darrtown resident, Mr. L. A. Miller.

Until the moment that the email arrived, no one associated with the Darrtown.com website knew of the diaries, which chronicle the life and times of Mr. L. A. Miller from 1910 through 1937.

For more  information about this amazing discovery and to view excerpts from Mr. Miller's diaries, visit the L. A. Miller / Diaries-Background page.

This resource may be of interest to persons searching for information about Darrtown and vicinity. Steven Cone's book, available via the link below, is described as providing information about the city of Hamilton, Ohio from 1792 to 1896.

Cone's text cites Darrtown, at least four times:

1. Herbert Eugene Twitchell practiced medicine in Darrtown during the 1880's

2. John W. Erwin "located" the Hamilton and Darrtown Pike, among others in the Butler County area.

3. John Pierson, of Darrtown, lost his life in the Mexican War, while serving under Captain Ferdinand VanDerveer.

4. James R. Fulkerson began farming in the Darrtown area at the age of seventeen. For 12 years, he served as the superintendent of the Hamilton, Darrtown, and Fairhaven turnpike.

This is a digitized Google selection and a search feature is provided within the book. See: Stephen D. Cone's "Biographical and Historical Sketches - A Narrative of Hamilton and Its Residents - from 1792 to 1896" at: http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhist01cone#page/n9/mode/2up

 

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© Darrtown.com established 12/03/07

Questions/comments? Please contact the Darrtown Webmaster