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

Court House Square

 
 
Court House Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Court House Square Marker
Inscription.  A 1786 plat of Harrodsburg designates a public square on which four courthouses have been located. A stone courthouse was built in 1788 followed by a brick structure in 1818. This was incorporated into a larger brick building in 1912 which was rebuilt in 1928 after a fire, and replaced by the present structure in 2012. Artifacts from previous courthouses are displayed on the second floor.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.632′ N, 84° 50.617′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on South Main Street just south of Short Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 S Main 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. Colonel George Morgan Chinn, USMC / Weapons Expert (a few steps from this marker); County Named / Mercer County
Court House Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Court House Square Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Mercer County Before Kentucky Became a State (within shouting distance of this marker); Lawyer’s Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Front Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrodsburg Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrodsburg Christian Church (about 300 feet away); A General's Prayer (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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