Darke County

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Darke

Darke County is named for William Darke, who was an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

 

Created:  January 3, 1809

County Seat:

Greenville  1817 – present

 

County Courthouse – Greenville 

 

Location:  504 South Broadway / West 4th Street

Built:  1874– 1875

Style:  Second Empire and Renaissance Revival

Architect:  Edwin May

Contractor:  Rouzer & Rouzer of Dayton

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The northeast front has a projecting center section with Statue of Justice at the roof line. Behind rises a tall square white cupola with small round cupola at the top,. The roof line is flat. .On the south side of the building is the County Administration which was constructed in 1870 as a Sheriff’s Residence.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mercer County and Auglaize County

E – Shelby County and Miami County

S – Montgomery County and Preble County

W – Wayne County, Indiana, Randolph County, Indiana and Jay County, Indiana

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011