"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

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

Murder-1884 - "Where's your mother, George?"

Bus Line - "Next stop...Darrtown!"

In the pursuit of finding and preserving the history of Darrtown, this website draws from multiple resources. These include:

  • The Lewis A. Miller diaries
  • The Darrtown Family Tree at Ancestry.com
  • The Stephen D. Cone Biological and Historical Sketches
  • Donated items in the form of photos, handwritten notes, newspaper articles, books, maps, etc.
  • The HIstory and Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, Ohio (from the Lane Public Library).
  • The Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio (from the Lane Public Library).

An additional source of historical records exists in the Butler County Recorder's office, where pubic records reveal the names of property owners.





(As of February 2017)

If you only want to know the name of the CURRENT owner of real estate in Butler County Ohio, you may conduct an online search at: http://propertysearch.butlercountyohio.org/PT/forms/htmlframe.aspx?mode=content/home.htm


If you want to


...into the history of ALL PREVIOUS owners of a particular piece of property,

...then, you are invited to

use the following guide

to uncover the OWNERSHIP HISTORY.

BACKGROUND: People occasionally contact the darrtown.com webmaster with questions about various pieces of property in or around Darrtown. Marvin Russell, a Darrtown native, has frequently volunteered to research the history of various Darrtown properties.


On the assumption that it would empower others to conduct their own property searches, if they knew how to do so, the Darrtown.com webmaster asked Marvin to share his approach to conducting a property search in Butler County, Ohio.


In response to that request, Marvin provided the guidelines at the right.

1. You will need an accurate address (number and street name) of the property that you wish to research. 2. You may wish to take some means of recording the information that you find during your research. 3. Go to the Butler County Administrative Building at the corner of Riverfront Plaza and High Street (the address is 130 High Street) in Hamilton, Ohio. Parking is available at the rear (north side) of the building. 4. You may enter from the parking lot or you may enter at the front of the building on High Street. 5. Office hours are 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Document recording is available from 8 AM to 3:30 PM. There is a nominal fee for recording. 6. Go to the Recorder’s office, which is located on the second floor. 7. Go to the Customer Service desk for help. Inform the personnel that you wish to look up a certain piece of property and they will assist you. They are very good about helping. They will escort you back to the old books from the early 1800’s, if you want to search that far back in time.


Some Darrtown-related property record searches have been contributed to this website.

To see the property searches that have been donated, CLICK THE "Known Property Searches" IMAGE / LINK AT THE RIGHT.

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