Darlington Indiana is a small town nestled between big cities.
Located just 8 miles northeast of Crawfordsville off of State Road 47 and is a convenient drive to Lafayette and Indianapolis.
Darlington is full of charm and beauty. When you ask residents of Darlington to tell you the first word that comes to mind when they hear “Darlington”, you’ll most likely hear things like “Home”, “Family”, “Friends”, “Indians” (mascot for the old Darlington school), etc. These are all things that Darlington has been known for as far back in history as most can remember and will continue to be known for years to come. The land that the Town of Darlington sits on was bought from the government by immigrants from Randolph County in 1829, and the Town of Darlington was platted by Enoch Cox on February 3, 1836. The original plat contained twelve lots on each side of Main Street. The eastern boundary was Washington Street with the western boundary being located just west of Madison Street.
The research into the naming of Darlington has yielded three different but interesting stories. The one most often told refers to the suggestion of Job Moffitt (a Quaker preacher), who believed the town should be named after Darlington, England. Another story that is told suggests that the town was named for Dr. Darling who lived here in the very early days of the town’s formation. The third story suggests that the town was named by a group of friendly Indians as they sat around a camp fire with the first white settlers to the area.
One thing is for sure, if you’re new to Darlington, or if your family roots date back to the “Glory Days”, your love of the community is the same.