Darby Dan Sod Farm

Darby Dan Sod Farm

Darby Creek Drive Galloway, Ohio 43119

Darby House website

Tips for Birding

The sod farm field may be observed from Darby Creek Road. It is on the west side of Darby Creek Road. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park is on the east side of Darby Creek Road in this area.

About this Location

Darby House, the historical estate of John W. Galbreath, is located on the picturesque Darby Dan Farm in Galloway, Ohio – just 20 minutes west of downtown Columbus.

Darby House is situated on 1,200 acres at Big Darby Creek, offering complete privacy and beautiful outdoor and indoor spaces accommodating up to 1,000 guests. The rustic chic setting is perfect for all types of events, including weddings and social events as well as corporate meetings, retreats, and picnics.

Darby House was the home of John W. Galbreath, an incredibly successful real estate developer, sportsperson, and philanthropist.

Galbreath owned the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1946 to 1985, during which the Pirates won the World Series three times. He won the Kentucky Derby twice as well as the Preakness, Belmont Stakes, Breeders Cup and the English Derby.

In 1954, Galbreath built Darby House to entertain guests. He later added the adjacent nine-hole golf course for friends and family, as he was too busy to play golf himself.

The house sits on Darby Dan Farm, named by Galbreath for the Darby Creek which flows through the farm and his son, Dan. He also widened the creek and created three islands with the addition of a dam 100 yards south of the Darby House.

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