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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Fort Harrod Site (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Marriage Temple (about 400 feet away, measured in a
W Lexington St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 18, 2011
2. W Lexington St
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); Harrodsburg Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Fort Harrod State Park. Kentucky State Parks (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. James Harrod. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Who was James Harrod?. James Harrod Trust (Submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
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 545 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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