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

Honeysuckle Hill / Fair Oaks

 
 
Honeysuckle Hill / Fair Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Honeysuckle Hill / Fair Oaks Marker
Inscription.  Designed and built by Dr. Guilford Runyon in the early 1840s for his fiancé Kitty Ferrel who died of cholera. Runyon was an orphan reared by the Shakers at Pleasant Hill until he was expelled after announcing his intention to marry. Noted for its Minard Lafever style ornamentation.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.037′ N, 84° 50.264′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Beaumont Avenue just south of Runyon Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 712 Beaumont Avenue, 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. Beaumont College 1895-1915 / Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greystone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Aspen Hall / Dr. James Shannon House (approx.
Honeysuckle Hill / Fair Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Honeysuckle Hill / Fair Oaks Marker
0.4 miles away); G. A. Curry House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dedman House (approx. 0.4 miles away); VanArsdall / Sale House (approx. half a mile away); Poteet House (approx. half a mile away); Tabler House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Additional keywords. Shakers
 
Honeysuckle Hill / Fair Oaks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. Honeysuckle Hill / Fair Oaks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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