Hartford, Ohio County, Indiana

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Unincorporated Community
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Coordinates: 38°59′35″N 84°57′25″W / 38.99306°N 84.95694°W / 38.99306; -84.95694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ohio
Township Union
Elevation[1] 502 ft (153 m)
Time zone Eastern (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47001
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 435824
Old Hartford before the flood

Hartford is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Ohio County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


Hartford was laid out about 1817.[3] In its peak years, Hartford was a point on the stagecoach route from Madison to Aurora.[4] Before the flood of 1937 there were four mills, and a general store which opened up in 1978 and closed in the mid-1980s.

A post office was established at Hartford in 1844, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1891.[5]


Hartford is located at 38°59′35″N 84°57′25″W / 38.99306°N 84.95694°W / 38.99306; -84.95694. Laughtery Creek lies to the north of the community.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Hartford, Ohio County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  3. ^ History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana. F. E. Weakley. 1885. p. 476. 
  4. ^ Best Books on; Federal Writers' Project (1941). Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State. Best Books on. p. 375. ISBN 978-1-62376-013-7. 
  5. ^ "Ohio County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved August 29, 2016.