"History never looks like history,

when you are living through it."

John W. Gardner (1933-1982)

WEBMASTER NOTE: Occasionally, Internet links are broken or removed by the host websites. When that happens, valuable content is lost.


To guarantee the continued display of the 1855 map of Milford Township, at this website, the original image (below) was snagged from the host website and replicated below.

March, 15, 2018: The following map of Milford Township, Butler County, Ohio was found at the Butler County Historical website; see: http://bchistoricalsociety.com/main/2015/06/1855-map-butler-county/

Links to Darrtown History Pages:


Introduction/overview - Purpose of this history section

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

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

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

1855 map of Milford Twp.



This 1855 map is significant to the history of Darrtown, because it shows a route for the proposed Four Mile Valley Railroad (see the annotated map, below). As of March 2018, this is the first revelation of the intended route of the railroad - as it was envisioned to extend from Hamilton to Oxford and beyond.

The following map was annotated to show various points of interest in Milford Township during the middle of the 19th century. it seems worth noting that this 1855 map was created six years before the U.S. Civil War commenced.


Milford Township is sub-divided by 36 sections, each one mile square. The following image shows how the sections are numbered.


To make it easier to view, the 1855 map is replicated in 12 enlarged images (shown below).

Each image displays three sections of Milford Township.


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