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

Harrodsburg Springs

 
 
Harrodsburg Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. Harrodsburg Springs Marker
Inscription.  An exclusive spa was located here from 1820-1853, then sold to U.S. Government as Western Military Asylum for aged veterans. After main building burned, veterans were moved in 1859 to Washington, D.C. Ballroom and cottages were opened Oct. 8, 1862 to care for thousands of CSA and USA wounded from Battle of Perryville. Last of buildings had burned by 1885.
 
Erected 1962 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 551.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 37° 45.505′ N, 84° 50.729′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Mooreland Avenue (Kentucky Route 152) and South College Street (U.S. 127), on the right when traveling west on Mooreland 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. Early Gun Shop Site / Famed Gunsmith (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Mercer County Jail
Mooreland Ave & S College St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Mooreland Ave & S College St
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(about 400 feet away); The Academy (about 600 feet away); United Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Harrodsburg Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); The Mother Town of Kentucky (about 700 feet away); Magoffin / Mills / Gaither House (about 800 feet away); Harrodsburg Christian Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jan. 28, 2023