Place:Hardy, West Virginia, United States

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NameHardy
Alt namesHardysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.017°N 78.817°W
Located inWest Virginia, United States     (1863 - )
Also located inVirginia, United States     (1786 - 1863)
See alsoGrant, West Virginia, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hardy County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,025. Its county seat is Moorefield. Hardy County was created from Hampshire County in 1786 and named for Samuel Hardy, a distinguished Virginian.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1786 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1786 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1795 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 7,336
1800 6,627
1810 5,525
1820 5,700
1830 6,798
1840 7,622
1850 9,543
1860 9,864
1870 5,518
1880 6,794
1890 7,567
1900 8,449
1910 9,163
1920 9,601
1930 9,816
1940 10,813
1950 10,032
1960 9,308
1970 8,855
1980 10,030
1990 10,977

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Hardy County, Virginia was established in 1785, formed from part of Hampshire County. It became part of West Virginia when it became a state in 1863.

From "History of Hardy County, 1786-1986", by MacMaster, Richard K.:

Hardy County was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly on December 10, 1785 and organized in February 1786 from parts of Hampshire County. It was named in honor of Samuel Hardy (1758-1785). He was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia in 1758 and graduated from William and Mary College in 1781. An attorney, he served in the Virginia General Assembly in 1777 and in 1781, represented Virginia in the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1785, served briefly as Virginia's lieutenant governor and was a signer of the Deed of Cession that transferred the Northwest territory to the American government. He died in New York in October 1785.


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