Fort Harrod History
The original camp on Landing Run Creek quickly became Harrodstown, the first pioneer settlement in Kentucky. The original site flooded and the settlers constructed a new and larger fort on Old Fort Hill. The community of Harrodstown grew into present day Harrodsburg, the county seat of Mercer County.
A 1927 reconstruction of Fort Harrod is located in Old Fort Harrod State Park near the Old Fort Hill location. The original spring still flows inside the stockade.
Visited: 16 Nov 2006
Fort Harrod Picture Gallery