Captain Benjamin F. Darst

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Shoup-Durnbaugh House Shoup-Durnbaugh House Greene County

The home at 619 N. Fairfield Road dates to 1896 and was built for C. Coy.

After cresting the hill heading south on North Fairfield Road, you‘ll find the farms of Daniel and Moses Shoup on the west.  Just beyond Fairbrook Elementary school is the Shoup-Durnbaugh House located at 182 North Fairfield Road.  Originally built by Moses Shoup, a prominent farmer and 50-year German Baptist minister, in 1820.

Later it became known by another locally famous owner, son-in-law Benjamin F. Darst.  Benjamin served as a Lieutenant and Captain in the Civil War.  Son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Shoup), Harry was a prominent local banker who entertained graciously in the house until his death in 1962.  The home has been lovingly restored by John & Brenda Durnbaugh since their purchase in 1982.

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