James Harrod

James Harrod (HMV4L)

Location: Harrodsburg, KY 40330 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 45.764', W 84° 50.818'

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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.
HM NumberHMV4L
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1877
Year Placed1990
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 689649 N 4181673
Decimal Degrees37.76273333, -84.84696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.764', W 84° 50.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 45.84" N, 84° 50' 49.08" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 271-313 W Lexington St, Harrodsburg KY 40330, US
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