Kenton is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, Ohio, United States, along the Scioto River. The population was 8,336 at the 2000 census. It is named for Kentucky/Ohio frontiersman, Simon Kenton. It is the seat of Hardin County.
Kenton is located at 40°38′48″N 83°36′31″W / 40.64667°N 83.60861°W / 40.64667; -83.60861 (40.646555, -83.608706).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.97%) is water.