Darke county was formed in 1809, and was named after the Revolutionary War hero Gen. William Darke. It is located in southwestern Ohio on the Indiana border and calls Greenville its county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 54,063, an increase of 446 over the 1990 census.
Famous county residents include Phoebe Anne Mozee, also known as Annie Oakley. Her life as a sharp-shooter was heavily influenced by her father, who liked to hunt wild game in the mid- to late 1800s, and an older brother, with whom she often tagged along on forays into the nearby woods. Her first kill was a fox squirrel bagged on her first shot at age eight. Her second "kill" was her brother's hat which had been flung into the air as a challenge for the child prodigy.
Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Wapakoneta) Auglaize County
(Urbana) Champaign County
(Springfield) Clark County
(Lisbon) Columbiana County
(Greenville) Darke County
(Xenia) Greene County
07/12 Coming to The Greenville area
Earth Day Indiana Festival Indianapolis IN April27 On the final Saturday of every April, thousands of Hoosiers head to downtown Indianapolis to attend one of the nation's largest Earth Day festivals. The Earth Day Indiana Festival combines 140 environmental and conservation exhibits with live music, special activities for kids and good food.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival Bloomington IN May10 The annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival celebrates the diversity, beauty, and joy of music and arts from cultures around the world.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.