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

Mercer County Fair and Horse Show

 
 
Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Marker
Inscription.  Recognized as the oldest continuous Fair and Horse Show in the United States, dating from 1828, the present location was purchased in 1904 having been the site of an African American Fair. The property was once a part of the Harrodsburg Springs.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 43.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.259′ N, 84° 50.834′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Linden Avenue and Fairgrounds Road, on the left when traveling north on Linden Avenue. 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. An Early Derby Winner / Another Derby Winner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Graham Springs (about 600 feet away); Dedman House (approx. ¼ mile away); G. A. Curry House (approx.
Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Marker
¼ mile away); Aspen Hall / Dr. James Shannon House (approx. ¼ mile away); VanArsdall / Sale House (approx. ¼ mile away); Poteet House (approx. ¼ mile away); Tabler House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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