Harrods Creek in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home
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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.
Other nearby markers. At least 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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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.