Hardin County, Illinois
Lat/Long: 37.5167, -88.5167
The Illinois General Assembly created Hardin County in 1839 out of Pope County. Originally half its present size, the General Assembly enlarged it in 1847. Elizabethtown is the county seat.
An Act to Establish the County of Hardin; An Act to Amend "An Act to Establish the County of Hardin," Approved March 2, 1839; Ruby Franklin Hall, History of Hardin County Illinois (Carbondale, IL: Ruby Hall, 1970), 13.