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Near Middleburg in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Darby Creek

First Settlement, Church and Cemetery in Logan County, Ohio

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2014
1. Darby Creek Marker
Inscription.
Side A
First Meeting House and Graveyard in the county. Promoted by Jobe Sharp, first settler, and Thomas Antrim, preacher. Quakers and Methodists alternated meetings until 1813 when first Methodist church was built three miles South.

Side B
Built 1807 by Quakers, after home meetings 1804- 1806. First overseer was Joshua Ballinger, 1809. Granted Monthly Meeting in 1811 which continued until Goshen became head of local Friends Society, 1824
 
Erected 1947 by Logan County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 18.383′ N, 83° 35.009′ W. Marker is near Middleburg, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on East Liberty - Middleburg Pike (County Route 152) one mile east of Co Rd 144 (County Route 144), on the left. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middleburg OH 43336, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phebe Haines Sharp (approx. half a mile away); Middleburg United Methodist Church Bellringers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Home of John Garwood / Garwoods Mill Site (approx. 1.5 miles away); East Liberty School

Darby Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2014
2. Darby Creek Marker
side B
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Christopher Crary (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pickrelltown Community Club (approx. 4 miles away); Pickrelltown Monument Honor Roll (approx. 4.1 miles away); Underground Railroad Station (approx. 4.2 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
More about this marker. Marker was erected 1947 by Logan County Historical Society. Older concrete/stone marker and "fake" headstones were erected early 20th century by local DAR ladies. Actually headstones are further up the hill.
 
Regarding Darby Creek. "John Garwood" marker ,nearby in East Liberty is associated with this marker. Mrs. Sharp's grave stone is father east on this same road.
Goshen Church marker is also associated with this marker.
Darby Creek Cemetery is also known as Curl Cemetery.

All the names mentioned are in my personal genealogy.
 
Additional keywords. First Settlement
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Darby Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2014
3. Darby Creek Marker
"fake" headstones of Revolutionary War veterans. part of original monument. real headstones are further up the hill
Darby Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 16, 2014
4. Darby Creek Marker
original stone and concrete monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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