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HARDIN COUNTY OHIO



SURROUNDED BY:

NORTH
Hancock County

NORTHEAST
Wyandot County

EAST SOUTHEAST
Marion County

SOUTHEAST
Union County

SOUTHWEST
Logan County

WEST SOUTHWEST
Auglaize County

NORTHWEST
Allen County


COUNTY INFORMATION

1895 Map of Ohio
(Click on Thumbnail
for Large Map)

Map modified with permission
of Ray Sterner from http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states

DATE CREATED

1820

PARENT COUNTY

Logan

COUNTY SEAT

Kenton

MAGGIE'S SKELETON CLOSET AKA PLACES TO SEEK YOUR ANCESTORS

Hardin County Probate Court
1 Court House Sq # 210
Kenton, OH 43326-0000
419-673-6283

Hardin County Board-Health
175 W Franklin St # 120, Kenton, OH 43326
419-673-6230

Mary Lou Johnson-Hardin County
325 E Columbus St, Kenton, OH 43326
419-673-2278

Hardin County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 520
Kenton, OH 43326-0520

Center for Archival Collections
Bowling Green State University

Jerome Library, 5th Floor
Bowling Green, OH 43403


OTHER INFORMATION

Hardin County was formed in 1820 and named in honor of John Hardin. Hardin was a Revolutionary War leader who was slain by Ohio Indians while on a peace mission as an ambassador from President Washington.

Kenton, the county seat was established near Fort McArthur during the War of 1812. At one time the town had the largest wire fence factory in the country.

Agricultural products in the county include soybeans. Other principle industries are; machinery, transportation equipment, chemicals, fabricated metals, railroad cars, tank trucks, trailers, aircraft parts, hydroelectric equipment, sporting equipment and phenolic molding compounds.

Probate Judge has marriage & probate records; Clerk of Courts has divorce & civil court records from 1864; County Recorder has land records; Health Department has birth and death records.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Bibliography (Includes detailed sources for all the information on this and the connected pages.)
Covered Bridges - Ohio
Discovering Family Histories - Ohio
Favorite Genealogy Web Links
Genealogy Look Up Forum
Hixson Plat Maps, Ohio Townships W. W. Hixson & Company, Rockford, Illinois (These plat maps were published without dates or copyright notice, but are believed to be from the 1920s and 1930s. The W. W. Hixson Company published an Ohio Atlas around 1925 with individual County maps and Township plat maps.)
Individual Ohio County Selection Table
Join the Maggie_Ohio Mailing List! or the OHROOTS-L Mailing List!
Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
OHGenWeb Archives
Ohio Clickable Map
Ohio County Courthouse Project
Ohio County Information Page
Ohio Government Mapping System - GNIS for land features, historical places
Ohio Memory An Online Scrapbook of Ohio History
Ohio Migration Trails
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
Ohio Tools for Genealogy Researchers
USGenWeb Project - Ohio
Vital Statistics (Includes Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, Land, Will & Estate Records.) This is an area that explains where to look for vital records in the state of Ohio.

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