By road, rail or air, Hardin County is an ideal geographical location, providing the transportation and infrastructure needed to ensure business growth and personal accommodation. The county seat, Kenton, is located right on US Route 68, providing easy access to Interstate 75. In addition to US 30, the county is intersected by State Routes 31, 37, 53, 67, and 309.
The Ohio Department of Transportation provides information on the number of vehicles traveling the various federal and state highways. While on this site, you can view the numbers for Hardin County or any of the other surrounding counties.
Rail lines are in abundance and crisscross the county. CSX runs through Dunkirk, Kenton, Mt. Victory, and Ridgeway. The Chicago, Ft. Wayne, and Eastern (CFE) now owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.runs through Forest, Dunkirk, and Ada.
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, FL owns companies providing rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload services that are among the nation's leading transportation companies.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) recently acquired the Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Eastern Railroad (CFE), a short line
offering service from Tolleston, Indiana to Crestline, Ohio. The CFE operates approximately 315 miles of rail between Indiana and Ohio. The CFE provides customers with access through the interchange carriers
to all of North America enabling commodities to move quickly and safely
to and from customers’ doors.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Hardin County has 3 public airports available for landing and takeoff. The largest paved facility is the Hardin County Airport located 3 miles south of Kenton, Ohio on CR 135. The runway is 4803 feet long at an elevation of 1030 feet. Maintenance, fuel and storage are available, for more information on this facility go to the link above.
The 2nd largest facility is Elliots Landing Airport with a turf runway of 2750 feet at an elevation of 1045 feet and is located 1 mile east of Mt. Victory off St. Rt. 31 at the Plaza Inn Restaurant, for more information on this facility go to the link above.
The 3rd and final public airport is the Ada Airport. Also with a turf runway of 1955 feet in length, at an elevation of 949 feet, it is located 1 mile north of the Village of Ada off St. Rt. 235. Check the link above, for additional information on this facility.