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

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Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
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Inscription.  Located on the land of Gabriel Slaughter, Governor of Kentucky 1816 – 1820, the present Carpenter’s Gothic house was the home of Robert E. Coleman who, along with Crit Davis, were among the first to develop Mercer’s reputation for prizewinning trotters and pacers. William Jennings Bryan was entertained here in the 1890s.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 70.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArchitectureSports. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 37° 48.432′ N, 84° 46.795′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Lexington Road (U.S. 68), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2408 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neighbors-Governors / Mercer Governors (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gabriel Slaughter (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rev. John Rice
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Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
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(approx. 2 miles away); John Gordon's Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Abraham Chapline Plantation / Rufus Henry Vandarsdall House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Boone's Cave (approx. 2.2 miles away); John McMurtry’s Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); High Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
 
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 74 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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May. 22, 2022