About This Place
Versailles is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. It is the only village in Wayne Township. The population was 2,589 at the 2000 census. The proper local pronunciation of the name is "Ver Sales", with the accent on the second syllable.
Founded in 1819, the village is named after the city of Versailles in France. Versailles was originally named Jacksonville. However, as a large majority of early residents were of French descent, it was suggested that the village's name be changed to "Versailles" in memory of their homeland. Versailles became the new name of the village in 1837.
Versailles is located at 40°13′23″N 84°29′06″W / 40.222964°N 84.485077°W / 40.222964; -84.485077. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.5 km2), all of it land.