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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Graham Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Early Derby Winner / Another Derby Winner (approx. mile
Mooreland Ave & S College St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. Mooreland Ave & S College St
away); Osage Orange Tree (approx. mile away); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (approx. mile away); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (approx. mile away); Lincoln Marriage Temple (approx. mile away); Fort Harrod (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .  View of Harrodsburg Springs, Ky (engraving). Ford Photo Album Collection, University of Louisville (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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