KENTON, a city in Ohio, the county seat of Hardin co. It is on the Scioto river and on the Toledo and Ohio Central, the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis, and the Erie railroads. It is the center of an important farming and lumbering region and its industries include the manufacture of iron, hardware, tools, etc. It has a court house, city buildings, a public library, and an armory. Pop. (1910) 7,185; (1920) 7,690.