Place:Hardin, Illinois, United States

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NameHardin
Alt namesHardinsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.517°N 88.517°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1839 - )
See alsoPope, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is in the part of the state known as Little Egypt. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 4,320, which is a decrease of 10.0% from 4,800 in 2000. Its county seat is Elizabethtown.

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History

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Hardin County was formed in 1839 from Pope County. Additional area was later added from Gallatin County. Hardin County was named for Hardin County, Kentucky, which was named in honor of Colonel John Hardin, an officer in the Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War. Hardin was murdered by Shawnee Indians while he was on a peace mission in 1792, in what is now Shelby County, Ohio. In the 1790s and early 1800s, the Hardin County area, especially Cave-In-Rock, was notorious as a stronghold used by outlaws, bandits, river pirates, and counterfeiters.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1814 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1844 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 1,378
1850 2,887
1860 3,759
1870 5,113
1880 6,024
1890 7,234
1900 7,448
1910 7,015
1920 7,533
1930 6,955
1940 7,759
1950 7,530
1960 5,879
1970 4,914
1980 5,383
1990 5,189

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Hardin County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~ilhardi2/


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