Original Fort Harrod Site

Original Fort Harrod Site (HMV4K)

Location: Harrodsburg, KY 40330 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.764', W 84° 50.834'

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A crude fortification was located at "The Big Spring," 1774. Warned of impending Indian war, Harrod and his men were ordered east to participate in Dunmore's War. They returned in 1775 and chose this site on high ground; it was more defensible and did not flood. The fort was later used as school and jail; finally deteriorated. Replica constructed on present site, 1927.

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[Metal photograph of original fort with description of items in and around it.]

? 1977 by Reader's Digest Staff Artist, Nick Calabrese
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HM NumberHMV4K
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number1637
Year Placed1978
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:49pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 689625 N 4181672
Decimal Degrees37.76273333, -84.84723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.764', W 84° 50.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 45.84" N, 84° 50' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 313-317 W Lexington St, Harrodsburg KY 40330, US
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