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Near Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hardin

Turtle Creek Township

 
 
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
1. Hardin Marker
close up of bronze plaque
Inscription.
First County Seat of Shelby County
1819- 1820
Hardin was founded in October, 1816 by Thomas McClish, Joseph Steinberger and James Lenox. These men were also instrumental in developing Shelby County, which included the areas of Allen county until 1831 and Auglaize County until 1848.
A log schoolhouse, Methodist Church, store, hotel, cabinet shop, and carpenter shop were among the first establishments. The log schoolhouse served as the first courtroom for Shelby County.

 
Erected 2001 by Shelby County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 17.207′ N, 84° 14.713′ W. Marker is near Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Hardin-Wapakoneta Road (County Route 20) and St Rt 47 (Ohio Route 47), on the left when traveling north on Hardin-Wapakoneta Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6703 Hardin-Wapakoneta Rd, Sidney OH 45365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hardin (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick House (approx. 2 miles away); General Harmar Military Trail
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
2. Hardin Marker
full view of marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Sidney Fire Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Monumental Building (approx. 4.7 miles away); Carey's Hall (approx. 4.7 miles away); Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building (approx. 4.7 miles away); Shelby County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sidney.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
3. Hardin Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
4. Hardin Marker
the "other" marker, this is what the traveler sees as they turn off St Rt 47 onto Hardin- Wapak Pike
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
5. Hardin Marker
the "other" marker, close up; reported by Dale K. Benington, in 2010
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
6. Hardin Marker
close up of older marker (WW I) from 1927
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
7. Hardin Marker
machine gun on top of old 1927 marker. Plus, both newer markers can be seen in the distance.
Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 4, 2015
8. Hardin Marker
full view of the old WW I marker. No inscription other than the name- Hardin, and the date - 1927
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 6, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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