Fort Harrod

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Fort Harrod (1777-?) - First established as a camp by James Harrod 16 Jun 1774. Fort Harrod was built in 1777 on Old Fort Hill and named after James Harrod.

Fort Harrod front gate
Fort Harrod bastion
Fort Harrod Stockade and Bastion

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.

Current Status

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.

Location: 100 S. College St., Harrodsburg, Mercer County, KY 40330-0156

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.761928 Long: -84.84694

  • Multi Maps from ACME
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  • Maps from Google
  • Elevation: 850'



Visited: 16 Nov 2006

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