Hardin, Ohio

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Hardin is an unincorporated community in Shelby County, Ohio.[1]

History[change | change source]

Hardin was platted in 1816.[2] The community was named for John Hardin (1753–1792), a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War.[2] Hardin was the county seat from 1819 until 1820.[2] A post office called Hardin was established in 1820, and discontinued in 1909.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hardin, Ohio
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hitchcock, Almon Baldwin Carrington (1913). History of Shelby County, Ohio, and representative citizens. p. 386.
  3. "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 December 2015.

Coordinates: 40°17′11″N 84°14′32″W / 40.28639°N 84.24222°W / 40.28639; -84.24222