In the pursuit of finding and preserving the history of Darrtown, this website draws from multiple resources, such as those listed here...

  • 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).

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 page.

The L.A.Miller Diaries

 

The presence of this resource is a testament to the amazing power of the Internet.

 

  • In April 2013, Mr. Loyd Mowery of Colorado sent an email to the Darrtown.com webmaster and offered to donate a set 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 the diaries existed. Mr. Mowery donated 27 diaries that chronicle the life and times of Mr. L. A. Miller from 1910 through 1937.
  • In February 2018, Mr. Roy Yeomans, another resident of Colorado, contributed  four more Miller diaries from the years 1900, 1902, 1908, and 1909.

 

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:

 

  • 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

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

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

dig...

...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.

MARVIN RUSSELL'S

"GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING

A PROPERTY SEARCH

IN BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO"

(As of February 2017)

YES, THIS Requires you to PHYSICALLY GO TO THE RECORDER'S OFFICE...

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.

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

GOOD NEWS!

 

Some Darrtown-related property record searches have been contributed

to this website.

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