"History never looks like history,
when you are living through it."
John W. Gardner (1933-1982)
Links to Darrtown History Pages:
Maps - See location of Darrtown & historical maps
Early History - The first half-century of Darrtown history.
Historic Time Line - Associating world and local events
Darrtown Chronology - Darrtown events in timely order
Historic Sites - See location of local historical sites
Folklore, anecdotes and trivia - Stories told thru the ages
Railroad plans verified - Proof that a railroad was planned
German heritage - Achtung! Sprechen sie Deutsch?
Unwritten history - Rectifying an overlooked story
The Unknowns - Answers needed!
Darrtown doctors - Who were Darrtown's physicians?
Lanes Mill - One of Darrtown's earliest businesses
Four Mile Valley Railroad - Plans and route revealed
Darrtown Family Tree - Darrtown's pioneer families listed
Murder-1865 - Murder times two
Bus Line - "Next stop...Darrtown!"
There is no known official history of Darrtown.
The best that we can do is collect and conserve the physical artifacts (newspaper accounts, diaries, journals photographs, etc.) along with oral stories – told from one generation to the next.
This history section of the Darrtown.com provides an unofficial, well-intentioned, collection of such information. 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, with a bit of luck, a more accurate record of the past gradually evolves.
If you have information that enriches this collection of Darrtown-related history and/or makes it more accurate, please contact the webmaster.
This website has been, and continues to be, enriched by the contributions of many individuals.
The three following resources warrant particular mention for the breath of information they provide for the Darrtown online community.
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 page.
The L.A.Miller Diaries
The presence of this resource is a testament to the amazing power of the Internet.
For more information about these thoughtful and much appreciated contributions and to view excerpts from Mr. Miller's diaries, visit the L. A. Miller / Diaries-Background page.
The Stephen D. Cone Biographical and Historical Sketches
Cone's book serves as a resource for those who seek information about Darrtown and vicinity.
While this text is described as providing information about the city of Hamilton, Ohio, from 1792 to 1896, it also includes information about other Butler County communities.
Darrtown is referenced four times:
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