Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
An Early Derby Winner / Another Derby Winner
An Early Derby Winner
Leonatus, the 1883 Kentucky Derby winner, owned by Col. Jack Chinn and George Morgan, at old Leonatus Farm, 7 mi. east, in Mercer Co. By Longfellow, out of Semper Felix, by *Phaeton, as a three-year-old, within a period of 49 days, won ten stakes races. All these races were in Kentucky and Illinois. He was retired to Runnymede Stud, Paris, Kentucky.
Another Derby Winner
George Smith, 1916 Kentucky Derby winner, was bred by Christopher "Kit" Chinn and Fred Forsythe. Foaled at Fountainblue Stud, 5 mi. north, in Mercer Co. This colt, by *Out of Reach, out of *Consuelo II, won considerable money for that time, $42,884 in 31 starts. Besides the Derby, won 10 other stakes between 1915-1918, most in Maryland and Canada.
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1295.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 45.319′ N, 84° 50.828′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Marker is on Linden Avenue north of Fairground Road, on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 536 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graham Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrodsburg Springs (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Gun Shop Site / Civil War Armorer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Osage Orange Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lincoln Move to the Frontier (approx. half a mile away); The Lincoln Marriage Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Marriage Temple (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Graveyard (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.