Darke County Genealogical Researchers > Township > Washington Township

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP was erected in March 1819, and contained all of Greenville Township that lay in Range 1 East, that is, all of Township 12 North, Range 1 East, and of Township 11 North, except the south tier of sections, which belonged to Twin Township. September 7, 1820, Washington Township was made to include all of townships 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Range 1 East. In December 1820, German Township was taken from the south end of Washington. It included the greater part of Township 11 North, but was bounded on the north by a line 40 rods north of the White River road. In December 1833, the north tier of sections of Township 11 North was taken in Washington Township, but was put into German Township a year later. Also, in December 1833, townships 13, 14 and 15 were taken from Washington and formed into Jackson Township.
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Communities in Washington Township

Name Location Lat./Long.


Hillgrove 1857 1875

SR571, Hillgrove-Fort Recovery Rd. and Hillgrove Woodington Rd.


Mount Pleasant (historical)

New Madison-Coletown Rd. and Greenville-Nashville Rd.


Nashville (Darke P.O.) 

Greenville-Nashville Rd. and Palestine-Union City Rd.



SR502 and Palestine-Union City Rd.


Sharps Crossing

SR571 and Fisher-Dangler Rd.


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