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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Harrod

 
 
Fort Harrod Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Fort Harrod Marker
Inscription. Begun in 1774 by James Harrod and Company, the Fort was crucial to the settlement of Harrodsburg and Kentucky. The present replica was erected in 1927 on Old Fort Hill also known as Seminary Hill. President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the Fort in 1934 to dedicate the granite monument commemorating the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 45.)
 
Location. 37° 45.736′ N, 84° 50.743′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of South College Street (U.S. 127) and West Lexington Street, on the right when traveling south on South College Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South College Street, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Marriage Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (within shouting distance of this marker); Osage Orange Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Harrod
S College St & W Lexington Ave image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. S College St & W Lexington Ave
(about 400 feet away); Original Fort Harrod Site (about 500 feet away); Pioneer Graveyard (about 500 feet away); Harrodsburg Springs (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Harrod Trust. Non-profit advocate for historic preservation (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Old Fort Harrod State Park. Kentucky State Parks (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Harrod Blockhouses image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
3. Fort Harrod Blockhouses
Fort Harrod (1927 replica) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
4. Fort Harrod (1927 replica)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 407 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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