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

The Mansion of the Pioneer Memorial State Park

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. The Mansion of the Pioneer Memorial State Park Marker
Inscription.  This property was acquired in 1830 and the house erected by Major James Taylor, prominent in civil affairs of that period, whose grandfather, Samuel Taylor, was one of the first town trustees of Harrodsburg, also member of the convention that formed the first constitution of Kentucky, when it became a commonwealth in 1792. Direct descendants of Major Taylor have owned and occupied this home until it passed as a historic shrine into the keeping of the Kentucky Pioneer Memorial Association, June 16, 1925.
 
Erected 1926 by Harrodsburg Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 45.696′ N, 84° 50.751′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on South College Street (U.S. 68) just north of Curry Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 S College St, 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. The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (within
The Mansion of the Pioneer Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. The Mansion of the Pioneer Memorial State Park Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Marriage Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Osage Orange Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Harrod (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home of Rebecca Hart (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United Methodist Church and Parsonage (about 400 feet away); Bowman Memorial Gate (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
The Mansion of the Pioneer Memorial State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. The Mansion of the Pioneer Memorial State Park 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 47 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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