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Welcome to Hartford ...

The city of Hartford is located in Ohio County<1> and is the County Seat for Ohio County.

The location of Hartford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Hartford refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hartfordite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hartford has a population of 2,729 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hartford.

Hartford is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Hartford lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Hartford (for example, toward Upton), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Hartford is within the boundaries of the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Hartford: 42347<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hartford had an population of 2,729 people. This is an increase of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hartford had a population of 2,672 people (or 11.21% of the total population of Ohio County). This makes Hartford the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hartford represents 0.06% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,672 people, the population of Hartford increased 3.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,571 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hartford.

Communities Also Named Hartford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 37 communities that are also named Hartford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hartford.

Communities near Hartford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hartford.

  • Central City (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Hartford and is located in Muhlenberg County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<8>
  • Morgantown (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgantown
    • Morgantown lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Hartford and is located in Butler County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,373 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgantown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgantown<8>
  • Livermore (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livermore
    • Livermore lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Hartford and is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livermore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<8>
  • Whitesville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
    • Whitesville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Hartford and is located in Daviess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<8>
  • Fordsville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordsville
    • Fordsville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Hartford and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 522 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordsville<8>
  • Drakesboro (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakesboro
    • Drakesboro lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Hartford and is located in Muhlenberg County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakesboro<8>
  • Island (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island
    • Island lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Hartford and is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Island<8>
  • Centertown (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centertown
    • Centertown lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Hartford and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centertown
  • McHenry (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
    • McHenry lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the south of Hartford and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
  • Rockport (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
    • Rockport lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Hartford and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 263 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hartford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hartford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hartford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hartford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hartford. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hartford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hartford ...

Looking for more information about Hartford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hartford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hartford.

Adding Hartford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hartford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hartford was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hartford on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hartford on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Hartford

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hartford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Ohio, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hartford refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hartford may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hartford.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hartford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hartford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hartford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hartford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hartford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HartfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4507, Longitude: -86.8930       In this case, the coordinates for Hartford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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