Horseshoe Lake, 2016


December 13, 2017

Last modified: December 14, 2017

Hartford is a village in Madison County. Prior to their western expedition, Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1803 to 1804 within the present-day village limits of Hartford. Hartford was incorporated March 9, 1920,((Flagg, James S., editor, Our 150 Years, 1812-1962. (Edwardsville: East 10 Publishing, 1962.), 61.)) and by 1930 had a population of 1,566.((Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Population Volume I (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), 303.)) As of the 2010 census, Hartford village has 1,429 residents.((Illinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 128.))

Hartford in 2017
From the Maps & Plats GIS Division of the Madison County Chief County Assessment Office

To access the village of Hartford’s website, follow this link.

Cite this article: Nichol Allen and Ben Ostermeier, "Hartford," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified December 14, 2017,
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