Hardin, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 16.142 W 093° 49.999
15S E 428114 N 4346962
Small town devastated by the Flood of 1993.
Waymark Code: WM11PWG
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

County of city: Ray County
Location of city hall: Main St. & SE 1st St., Hardin
Location of city: SE quadrant of county, crossroads of MO-10 & MO-A, MO-J
Elevation: 696 ft (212 m)
Population: 538 (2017)

"A town in central Crooked River Township. It was laid out in 1868 and named for a prominent Missouri democrat of Mexico, Missouri, Charles Hardin (1820-1892). In 1874 he was elected Governor of Missouri." ~ Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, Conrad 1901 Vol. III, p. 171

Hardin elevation 695.

It is situated at Sec. 32 & 33, Twp. 52 N, R. 26 W and Sec. 4 & 5, Twp. 51 N, same range, in the southeast corner of the county at the junction of A, DD, & O.

Hardin was named for Governor C. H. Hardin, and incorporated in 1870 with James Darby the first mayor ...

The John Vanderpool family came from Tennessee in 1815 and settled west of Grand River ...

While the history of the Hardin community dates from the settlement of Buffalo on the banks of Crooked River southwest of Hardin in August, 1815, the present town dates from about 1867 when the people of Old Hardin (near the present cemetery) began to build new homes near the new railroad ... " ~ History of Ray County, 1973, pp. 72, 73.

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