Rarden is a village in Scioto County, Ohio, United States. The population was 159 at the 2010 census. It was originally called "Moccasin" by early Pennsylvania settlers, and it originated in 1846. Orvil Grant (1835-1881), brother of Ulysses S. Grant, was an early settler of the town and named it Galena after the Grants' family home in Galena, Illinois. The village was incorporated in 1886 and renamed in honor of an early settler, Thomas Rarden.