Map of Hardin County, Kentucky

Hardin County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its county seat is Elizabethtown. The county was formed in 1792. Hardin County is part of the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the Louisville/Jefferson County—Elizabethtown-Bardstown, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2020 census, the population was 110,702.

Hardin County is known for being the birthplace of former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, though the location is now part of neighboring LaRue County.

Hardin County overview:
Name:Hardin County
FIPS code:21-093
Named for:John Hardin
Largest city:Elizabethtown
Total Area:630 sq mi (1,600 km²)
Land Area:623 sq mi (1,610 km²)
Total Population:110,702
Population Density:180/sq mi (68/km²)
Time zone:UTC−5 (Eastern)
Summer Time Zone (DST):UTC−4 (EDT)

Hardin County location map. Where is Hardin County?

Hardin County location on the U.S. Map. Where is Hardin County.
Location of Hardin County in the the United States.
Hardin County location on the Kentucky map. Where is Hardin County.
Location of Hardin County in Kentucky.


Hardin County was established in 1792 from land partitioned from Nelson County. Hardin was the 15th Kentucky county in order of formation. The county is named for Col. John Hardin, a Continental Army officer during the American Revolution and a brother of the Capt. William Hardin who founded Hardinsburg.

Courthouse fires destroyed county records in 1864 and again in 1932. The present courthouse dates from 1934.

Hardin County Road Map

Hardin CountyStreet Map.
Street map of Hardin County, Kentucky. Source: OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Hardin CountyMap
Hardin Countypolitical map.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 630 square miles (1,600 km), of which 623 square miles (1,610 km) is land and 6.9 square miles (18 km) (1.1%) is water. It is the fourth-largest county by area in Kentucky.

Adjacent counties

Hardin County borders nine counties, more than any other county in Kentucky.

Hardin County Topographic Map

Topographic Map of Hardin County, Kentucky
Hardin County Topo map.

Hardin County Satellite Map

Satellite Map of Hardin County, Kentucky
Hardin County satellite map.

Hardin County Outline Map

Outline Map of Hardin County, Kentucky
Hardin County outline map.

See also

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