My name is William R. Vincent the person responsible for Hardin County. If you would like to contribute your information to this page, please let me know. If you would like to volunteer for other counties in Kentucky, please contact Sherri Hall KYGenWeb State Coordinator.
New Automated Query System from Rootsweb! This system also has automated boards for Bibles, Bios, Deeds, Obits, Pensions Wills and more!
An excellent County Clerk's web site! Take a look - there is some very good material available including the searchable permanent index to county records. Check it out Hardin County, Kentucky County Clerk's Office SORRY, THIS LINK DOES NOT SEEM TO WORK AT THIS TIME!
Memorial rose graphic created by Betty Sellers.
Click on the rose to see Glenda Trapp's Memorial Page.
Hardin County was formed in 1793 from Nelson County (Nelson was formed in 1785 from Jefferson County, which was formed from Kentucky County, VA in 1780).
It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state.
The elevation in the county ranges from 383 to 1017 feet above sea level.
In 1990 the county population was 89,240 in a land area of
628 square miles, an average of 142.1 people per square mile.
The county seat is Elizabethtown.
Hardin County is the parent county for several counties, thus it gradually decreased in size over time. Therefore, if your ancestors are here early and suddenly disappear at or about the years indicated below, try jumping over to that county's page to find them.
If you have any resource or reference material on Hardin County, your help is needed. Please, if at all possible, volunteer to look up source material for others. For the following Lookups, please limit requests to no more than two individuals per request. Volunteers will respond as soon as they have time to search for your request.
HCPL, North Branch
800 South Logsdon Parkway
Radcliff, KY 40160
Phone: (270) 351-9999
The Brown-Pusey House
128 North Main Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270 765-2515
Open: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM
There is a $3.00 fee to use the library
Research - must be by written request - $10 per hour
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The WEST-CENTRAL-KY is a discussion area for anyone who has an
interest in Genealogy or History related to the Kentucky Counties
of Breckinridge, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Grayson, Hancock,
Hardin, Hart, LaRue, McLean, Meade, and Ohio, which were all derived
in large part from Old Hardin County as it was created in 1792.
Bill Vincent (WmRVincent@aol.com)
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