Darlington is a city in and the county seat of Lafayette County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The city is surrounded by the Town of Darlington. The first white mans residence within the city limits of Darlington was a log house owned by Jamison Hamilton in 1836. He laid out the village of Avon, or Centre, in 1847. Darlington was first organized in 1849, but was known for a long time as the town of Centre. The first town meeting was held on April 3, 1849, with 82 votes being cast.