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Hardin

Hardin

[hahr-dn]
Hardin, John, 1753-92, Native American fighter, b. Fauquier co., Va. He served in Lord Dunmore's War (1774) and was a noted member of Daniel Morgan's riflemen during the Revolution. His services at Saratoga were particularly noteworthy. He moved to Washington co., Ky., in 1786 and afterward took part in many expeditions against the Native Americans N of the Ohio, winning general recognition for his courage and his ability as a woodsman and a leader of men. He was sent in 1792 to negotiate a treaty with the Miami and was killed by Native Americans at what is now Hardin, Ohio.
Hardin, John Wesley, 1853-95, American desperado, b. Bonham, Tex. In the lawless violence of the frontier the boy early became a gambler and a gunman, but was able by his shooting skill and the help of friends to escape capture until 1877, when he was sentenced to 25 years for killing a sheriff. He studied law in prison and, pardoned in 1894, began practice in El Paso but was shot down a year later by a local constable.

See his autobiography, introd. by R. G. McCubbin (1961); biography by L. Nordyke (1957).

Hardin is a village in Calhoun County, Illinois, United States. The population was 959 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Calhoun County.

Geography

Hardin is located at (39.158271, -90.618239).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (7.89%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 959 people, 391 households, and 245 families residing in the village. The population density was 457.2 people per square mile (176.3/km²). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 212.2/sq mi (81.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.37% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 391 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the village the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,972, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,461. About 7.9% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

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