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Hardin County is a county located in the southern part of the State of Illinois.|
As of 2000, the population was 4,800 and in 2010 the population was 4,320.
The county seat is Elizabethtown.
Hardin County was formed in 1839 from Pope County. Additional area was later added from Gallatin County.
Hardin County was named for Hardin County, Kentucky, which was named in honor of Colonel John Hardin.
Some of the Cities, Villages and communities are :
Cave-In-Rock, Elizabethtown, Karbers Ridge, Lamb, Rosiclare
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|A bit of Hardin County, Illinois Coal Mining History|
|Extract from History of Hardin County, Illinois, 19392|
There are several coal measures in the county and some of them have been worked but the veins are too narrow for profitable mining.
|Hardin County, Illinois|
|Dickson Coal Mine|
The legal description lists this as : Hardin County - Township 10 South, Range 9 East, Section 30, SW NE SW|
A Drift Mine.
|Willis Coal Mine|
The legal description lists this as : Hardin County - Sparks Hill|
|Unnamed Coal Mines|
1 Coal Mines in Illinois, Hardin County
Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820
2 History of Hardin County, Illinois
by The Historical Committee for the Centennial: 1939
|Coal & Coal Mining in Illinois