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

James Harrod

 
 
James Harrod Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
1. James Harrod Marker
Inscription.  Born in Pa., this explorer and military leader came here in 1774. Chose Big Spring as site of Ky.'s first settlement. When that area flooded, he and his men built Fort Harrod on higher ground. James Harrod led in protecting area and promoting statehood. Served in Va. legis., 1784 Danville Conv., and as Harrodsburg trustee. Never returned from a hunting trip ca. 1792.
 
Erected 1990 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1877.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 37° 45.764′ N, 84° 50.818′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lexington Street and Fort Street, on the right when traveling west on West Lexington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South College Street, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Original Fort Harrod Site (a few steps from this marker); Bowman Memorial Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Marriage Temple (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (about 400 feet away); Fort Harrod (about 400 feet away); Osage Orange Tree (about 400 feet away); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .  James Harrod. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
W Lexington St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. W Lexington St
 
 
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 974 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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