Hardin County OHGenWeb
History & Genealogy


My name is Kyla Cathey; I am your new Hardin County Coordinator.

Please Note:

This site is being reworked. It will take time for all the resources to be placed back online, though I will begin adding content as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

I don't live in Hardin County, so my ability to do lookups is limited to online resources.

Volunteers wanted: If you have records from Hardin County, I would love to add them to the site! Please email them to me at lostslough[at]gmail.com and I will add them to the site as soon as possible.

If you find any incorrect information or have ideas for new areas of research, feel free to email me.

The Hardin County, OHGenWeb is a proud part of the OHGenWeb and USGenWeb Projects. View other Ohio counties.


Although Hardin was formed from old Native American territory as early as 1820, it was not organized until January 8, 1833, previous to which it formed for judicial purposes a part of Logan County, and when Champaign was organized of that county. [1]

County Facts

Created: April 1, 1820,
Parent County: Created from old Indian Territory.
Named for: John Hardin, an officer in the American Revolution.
County Seat: Kenton, Ohio

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This page was last modified: 1 Sep 2018.


Historical Collections of Ohio: An Encyclopedia of the State, Volume 1 By Henry Howe (1889) Page 875