Welcome to Hardin County's Official Website! We invite you to
discover exciting new events, attractions and more.
Drawn by the mighty Ohio River and the lush forests along her
shore, early Europeans settled in what is now known as Hardin
County during the late 1700’s. Today, two hundred years later,
the quiet hills and scenic river towns beckon visitors for a
different kind of vacation. Little changed from the early years,
this corner of Illinois offers a pleasant diversion for
travelers seeking the road less traveled. A place where North
meets South…. peacefully. Hardin County may truly represent
Illinois’ first and final frontier.