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

"The Big Spring"

 
 
"The Big Spring" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. "The Big Spring" Marker
Inscription.  This spring, with its abundant, never-failing flow of water, was reason for the location of Harrodsburg. Capt. James Harrod with his party, on June 16, 1774, began building first settlement in Kentucky along this "town branch." Harrod in the previous year had visited the area and after choosing this site returned to build town bearing his name.
 
Erected 1972 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1449.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.908′ N, 84° 50.27′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of East Factory Street and Pioneer Way, on the right when traveling east on East Factory Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 426 E Factory 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 Big Spring (a few steps from this marker); Charles Ficklin / Alexander Buchanan House
"The Big Spring" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. "The Big Spring" Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Hogue / Williams House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Baptist Tabernacle of The Wilderness (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilderness Revival (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muscoe Garnett House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodsland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lucy Newton Cogar House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .  James Harrod. (Submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
"The Big Spring" image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. "The Big Spring"
James Harrod Signature image. Click for full size.
4. James Harrod Signature
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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