"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!"
In the pursuit of finding and preserving the history of Darrtown, this website draws from multiple resources. These include:
An additional source of historical records exists in the Butler County Recorder's office, where pubic records reveal the names of property owners.
"GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING
A PROPERTY SEARCH
IN BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO"
(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.
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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