LIVING & WORKING IN DARKE COUNTY

Darke County offers resilient communities that provide the perfect backdrop for your business.

From friendly neighbors to top rated school districts and plenty of room + support for your business...

Darke County is the perfect place to live, work and play.

GREENVILLE

  • Established in August 1808.

  • Population of 12,771 (2017).

  • Home to an array of schools for all ages such as Greenville City Schools, Decolores Montessori School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, and Anthony Wayne Care-A-Lot Early Childhood Center.

  • Features many restaurants such as the famous Maid Rites, The Merchant House, Jim’s Drive-In, and many more.

  • Home to retail stores such as Walmart and Kroger and many more.

  • Greenville features many businesses such as Greeville Technology Inc., FRAM Group, Ramco Electric Motors, and more.

VERSAILLES

  • Established in 1819.

  • Population of 2,595 (2017).

  • Features restaurants such as The Inn at Versailles Resturant and Hotel, Sideliner’s Sports Bar & Grill, Mama Deluca’s Pizza, and more.

  • Home of Versailles Exempted Village Schools.

  • Home to businesses such as Midmark Corporation, King’s Command Foods Inc., Direct Tooling Concepts, Weaver Eggs and more.

ARCANUM

  • Established in 1849.

  • Population of 2,036 (2017).

  • Home to a few small restaurants such as Farmer Brown’s, Millers Tavern, Picnic’s Pizza & Grille, and more.

  • Home of Arcanum-Butler Local Schools.

  • Features businesses such as All American Clothing Co., Calvin Electric, Sutton’s Supervalue, Roth & Co., and more.

UNION CITY

  • Established in 1849.

  • Population of 1,610 (2017).

  • Home to Mississinawa Valley Schools.

  • Features businesses such as Kenny Hatch Trucking, Cast Metals Technology Inc., and Echelon Cabinetry, and more.

ANSONIA

  • Established in 1845 under the name of Dallas.

  • Population of 1,128 (2017).

  • Features restaurants such as the Whistle Stop and Thwaits Bar & Grill.

  • Home to Ansonia Local Schools.

  • Features businesses such as Ansonia Lumber Co., AFS Technology LLC., and American Power Group Inc, and more.

NEW MADISON

  • Established in 1817.

  • Population of 1,088 (2017).

  • Features restaurants such as Schlechty’s Sports Bar & Grill and the Snack Shop.

  • Home of Tri-Village Schools.

  • Features businesses such as Flaig Lumber Company, EG Industries, and Ludy Greenhouse Manufacturing Corporation, and more.

BRADFORD

  • Established in 1817.

  • Population of 1,859 (2017).

  • Features restaurants such as Clark’s Pizza House & Restaurant, Village Pizza & Drive-Thru, and Hershey Bar & Grill.

  • Home of Bradford Exempted Village Schools.

  • Features businesses such as Pepcon Concrete, King & Son’s Poultry Service Inc., and Realco Ltd, and more.

COMMUNITIES

 

EDUCATION

There are eight public school districts in Darke County serving more than 10,000 students.

 

The Darke County ESC also provides a system of services to the county education enterprise. In addition to the public schools in Darke County, there are parochial schools and a Montessori school.

PRESCHOOL

Pre-school programming in cooperation with the Anthony Wayne Preschool, Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and the Darke County ESC, provides comprehensive services for disabled children alongside typically developing youngsters while Person Centered Services delivers vocational training and other services for older participants.

CAREER TECH

Vocational education opportunities are provided at the Career-Technical Center within Greenville City Schools in a partnership with Edison State Community College, and at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Upper Valley Joint Vocational School.

HIGHER EDUCATION

Many advanced educational opportunities are also available to Darke County residents. Edison State Community College operates a main campus in Piqua and a Darke County Center in Greenville. Several two year associate degree programs are offered as well as transfer of credits to many area four year colleges and universities. Indiana University East/Purdue University Programs in Richmond, Indiana, offers 13 certificates and 38 associate and bachelor degree programs. The Ohio Option allows residents of Darke County to enroll at IU East at in-state tuition rates. Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina provides local students with the opportunity to earn associates, bachelors, and masters degrees.

Other colleges and universities nearby include Sinclair Community College in Dayton, the University of Dayton, Ball State University in Muncie, Miami University in Oxford, Bowling Green State University, The University of Cincinnati, and The Ohio State University in Columbus.

CAREER TECH

Vocational education opportunities are provided at the Career-Technical Center within Greenville City Schools, and at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Upper Valley Joint Vocational School.

 
 
HIGHER EDUCATION

Many advanced educational opportunities are also available to Darke County residents. Edison State Community College operates a main campus in Piqua and a Darke County Center in Greenville. Several two year associate degree programs are offered as well as transfer of credits to many area four year colleges and universities. Indiana University East/Purdue University Programs in Richmond, Indiana, offers 13 certificates and 38 associate and bachelor degree programs. The Ohio Option allows residents of Darke County to enroll at IU East at in-state tuition rates. Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina provides local students with the opportunity to earn associates, bachelors, and masters degrees.

Other colleges and universities nearby include Sinclair Community College in Dayton, the University of Dayton, Ball State University in Muncie, Miami University in Oxford, Bowling Green State University, The University of Cincinnati, and The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Edison State Community College Piqua

1973 Edison Dr. Piqua, OH 45356

937-778-8600
www.edisonohio.edu

Edison State Community College Greenville

601 Wagner Ave. Greenville, OH 45331

937-548-5546
www.edisonohio.edu/Edison-State-Darke-County

Wright State University Dayton

3640 Colonel Glen Highway, Dayton, OH 45435

937-775-3333

www.wright.edu

 

Wright State University Lake Campus

7600 Lake Campus, Celina, OH 45822
www.lake.wright.edu

Indiana University East

2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374

800-959-EAST
www.iue.edu

Sinclair Community College

444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402

800-315-3000
www.sinclair.edu

University of Dayton

300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469

937-229-1000
www.udayton.edu

Ball State University

2000 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306 800-382-8540
www.bsu.edu

Miami University

501 E. High St., Oxford, OH 45056

513-529-1809
www.miami.muohio.edu

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH 43403

419-372-2531
www.bgsu.edu

University of Cincinnati

2600 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45221 513-556-6000
www.uc.edu

Ohio State University

154 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

614-292-OHIO
www.osu.edu

Ohio University

Athens, OH 45701

740-593-1000
www.ohio.edu  or  onlinemasters.ohio.edu

MORE INFO:

The Ohio Department of Higher Education www.ohiohighered.org
Ohio's Public Universities visit www.opuac.org
Ohio's private colleges visit www.aicuo.edu

 
COUNTY & REGIONAL DATA
 

Versailles Annual Farefest

Food - Craft Beer - Wine - Community

THINGS TO DO
 

Here in Darke County, we have a mix of people, places, activities, and ideas that will satisfy the tastes of shoppers, cooks, nature lovers, race fans, oenophiles (that's a wine lover for those who don't know), artists, farmers, history buffs, and even a foodie or two.

How do we satisfy all those tastes in one place? Over the years, we've developed the perfect recipe. We're as flavorful here as grandma's strawberry-rhubarb pie.

We may be small, but we've always been about breaking through. Nothing ordinary about us...no siree.

CONTACT

537 South Broadway, Suite 201
Greenville, OH 45331
Telephone: (937) 548-3250
Fax: (937) 547-8446

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