Hardin, Ohio

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Hardin is an unincorporated community in Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]


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]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hardin, Ohio
  2. ^ a b c 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