Welcome to Hardin County
Welcome to Hardin County, “a great place to live, work and prosper.” Hardin County is a fantastic location for you to build, invest, work, live, learn and love!
Hardin County is located in northwest Ohio, about a 60-minute drive time from Columbus and Toledo, Ohio. Our location is referred to as the heartland region, given we are 500 miles within 60% of the U.S. population and centralized to major U.S. cities with corporate headquarters, retail operations, manufacturing facilities.
The population in Hardin County is over 32,000, with a regional population (within 45 minutes) over 820,000, making it a strong centralized hub within northwest Ohio.
The county is made up of 9 communities (Ada, Alger, Dunkirk, Forest, Kenton, McGuffey, Mt. Victory, Patterson and Ridgeway) and 15 townships with the City of Kenton serving as the county seat.