The City of Hardin
HARDIN, TEXAS (Liberty County). Hardin is in the eastern part of Liberty County at the junction of State Highway 146 and Farm Road 834. State Highway 146 is the major highway traveling north to Livingston and south to Liberty. The City is located six miles north of Liberty, Texas. Houston, Baytown and Beaumont are less than an hour drive away.
Hardin grew up after the construction of the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway, when the heirs of the influential Hardin family donated land for a town site. The plat was filed in August 1907 by W. F. Hardin, a railroad officer and R. C. Duff, president of the Western Townsite Company. In 1920 the local post office was changed from nearby Walter to Hardin. By that time Hardin had several stores, a cotton gin, a school, and two churches. The population was eighty. In 1935 the Hardin oilfield was discovered west of town. Other deposits were subsequently found in new fields throughout the area, thus sparking further community growth.
Hardin is primarily an agricultural area. The Hardin Independent School District is a state recognized school system consisting of an elementary, middle school and high school campus. In January of 2003, the Texas Department of Transportation installed a full signalization light at the intersection of Hwy 146 North and FM 834, located in the center of town and close proximity to the school. A beautiful new City Hall brick building was constructed in 2004. The Hardin Community Center provides the Senior Citizens with a balanced meal and fellowship on a daily basis. The Hardin Volunteer Fire Department is a well-equipped department which includes heavy rescue equipment. United Pentecostal Church, Hardin Methodist Church and Hardin Baptist Church are available for your choice of worship. The Hardin Lions Club is always ready to help those in need. Other businesses within the city limits include a large feed store, a home town grocery, a beauty shop, a barber shop, daycare center, a convenience store and a discount store among others.
Hardin is a small yet growing community; a good place to live and raise a family; where people care about people.