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Harrods Creek in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
1. The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home Marker
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The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home
Located at Harrod's Creek, this was the only institution in Kentucky founded for Union Civil War veterans. It was proposed by the J. T. Boyle Post No. 109 of the Grand Army of the Republic. Chartered in 1890, it opened July 1891. It was established as a home for aged and infirm Union veterans not able to support themselves.

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Former Union Gen. Speed S. Fry became the first superintendent and directed the home until his death in 1892. Then, Catherine E. Hirst of the Ladies' Aid Society oversaw operations until it closed several years later. In the few years of its existence, it was home to thirty-five veterans, five of whom died at the Home.
 
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2500.)
 
Location. 38° 19.648′ N, 85° 38.07′ W. Marker is in Harrods Creek, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Wolf Pen Branch Road and Creekside Court, on the right when traveling west on Wolf Pen Branch Road. Touch for map. Located in front Harrods Creek of Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6319 Upper River Road, Harrods Creek KY 40027, United States of America.
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
2. The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home Marker
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8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove / Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove (approx. 3.2 miles away); Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wolf Pen Corridor / Wolf Pen Preservation Association, Inc. (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 3˝ miles away); Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 4.4 miles away); Louisville Water Works (approx. 4.9 miles away); Water Works Pumping Station (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
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The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
3. The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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