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

The Academy

 
 
The Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. The Academy Marker
Inscription.  In 1847, under the supervision of Rev. John Montgomery, the Presbyterian Church hired James Curry to construct the Harrodsburg Female Academy on land purchased from Christopher Columbus Graham. Housed Civil War wounded from the Battle of Perryville.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.548′ N, 84° 50.625′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Mooreland Avenue & Beaumont Avenue, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mother Town of Kentucky
The Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. The Academy Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Harrodsburg Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrodsburg Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mercer County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named / Mercer County (about 400 feet away); Clay Hill (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
The Academy image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. The Academy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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