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

Graham Springs

 
 
Graham Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
1. Graham Springs Marker
Inscription. As early as 1807, springs in this area were used as a spa. In 1827, Dr. Christopher C. Graham purchased the springs. This "Saratoga of the West" flourished until 1853, when sold to US Gov't. as a military asylum. Fire later destroyed main buildings and the place fell into disuse. Judge Ben C. Allin opened a resort called "Graham Springs" on these grounds, beginning 1912.
 
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1297.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 45.359′ N, 84° 50.866′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Linden Avenue north of Fairground Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Early Derby Winner / Another Derby Winner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrodsburg Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Osage Orange Tree
Graham Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, August 18, 2013
2. Graham Springs Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Marriage Temple (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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