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Darrtown

Darrtown is an unincorporated community in the southwest corner of Section 28 in Milford Township Conrad Darr planned the village in 1803, platted it April 4, 1814, and named the town after himself. Abraham Darr was the first resident and also the first postmaster. There was a Darrtown post office from Jan. 18, 1825, until Jan. 31, 1907.

Darrtown became a prominent point on the professional baseball map in the mid 1950s after a resident, Walker "Smokey" Alston, was hired to manage the Dodgers in 1954. His record in 23 years with the team in Brooklyn and Los Angeles -- including winning the National League pennant seven times and the World Series four times -- earned Alston induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1983. He died Oct. 1, 1984.

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