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

Old Mercer County Jail

 
 
Old Mercer County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Old Mercer County Jail Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1827, the large building served as a home for the jailer and his family and as jail cells for the prisoners. Most famous inmate was Lizzie Hardin, a Confederate sympathizer, jailed for waving her handkerchief at John Hunt Morgan and his men as they rode through Harrodsburg. The rear building served as the county jail from the 1870s until 1983.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.572′ N, 84° 50.692′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on South Chiles Street north of Mooreland Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 South Chiles Street, 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morgan Row (about 300 feet away); Harrodsburg Baptist Church
Old Mercer County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Old Mercer County Jail Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Academy (about 400 feet away); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer (about 400 feet away); Morgan Row - 1807 (about 400 feet away); Harrodsburg Christian Church (about 400 feet away); Harrodsburg Springs (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Old Mercer County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. Old Mercer County Jail Marker
Old Mercer County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
4. Old Mercer County Jail Marker
 
 
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 55 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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