Kenton Founded in 1886
Kenton was originally the site of Fort McArthur, erected 1812 by Colonel Duncan McArthur as one of the forts along the line of General William Hull’s march against the British headquarters at Fort Detroit during the War of 1812. 

In 1845, Kenton was incorporated as a village; it became a city in 1886. The city was named after frontiersman Simon Kenton. 

Hardin County Seat
Kenton is the Hardin County seat, and is at the hub of five state routes - providing easy access from almost anywhere. For many years, the City of Kenton has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with our Township Trustees and County Commissioners.

Population: 8,300
Kenton has a lot to offer if you are looking for a community with small town values, and a vision for the future. Nestled in northwest Ohio, with a population of 8,300, Kenton has the look and feel of a rural community.

Agriculture & Manufacturing
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While surrounded and supported by agricultural businesses, Kenton also has a diverse group of manufacturing businesses with local, national and international influence.

Close to Larger Cities
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Located in the west central part of Ohio approximately 57 miles NW of Columbus and 70 miles south of Toledo.

Center of Major Roadways
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Physically located almost an equal distance from the larger communities of Findlay, Lima, and Marion. Major highways connect Kenton with all parts of the state and considerable Fort Wayne to Columbus and Toledo to Springfield truck traffic passes through the city.

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