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The City of Hartford, Kentucky The City of Hartford, Kentucky


Welcome to the City of Hartford!

The City of Hartford is a small town with friendly people. Our population is 2,571, and we are located in Western Kentucky just off the Natcher Parkway on the Rough River, which is a wonderful resource for canoeing fun. Hartford is the county seat of Ohio County. Our slogan for many years has been the “Home of 2000 Happy People and a Few Soreheads,” but we hope you won’t meet them.

Our city provides a wide range of services to our citizens. Come visit our city and downtown to enjoy the library, a variety of family restaurants, and shops. Nearby will be antique shops and the Ohio County Park for events and camping. 

About Our Famous Town Slogan

Welcome sign to Hartford, KY. It reads, "Welcome to Hartford, KY. Home of 2000 happy people & a few soreheads."

Our famous town slogan is "Home of 2,000 Happy People and a few Soreheads."  The "Soreheads" are community-minded progressive citizens endeavoring to promote civic pride.  Our "Soreheads" generate the enthusiasm needed to accomplish future goals for the betterment of our City, our County, and our Commonwealth.



City of Hartford

116 E. Washington St.
Hartford, KY 42347

(270) 298-3612 Office
(270) 298-3220 Fax



2014 Events


October 17-18

Hartford Harvest Festival



Last Updated 4/10/2014
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