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  Fort Harrod
by Jim_Eliason

Old Fort Harrod State Park commemorates the first permanent European settlement west of the Alleghenies. In March 1774, Captain James Harrod and 32 determined, brave men left Pennsylvania, and set out for Kentucky to claim lands and make a settlement. After a long and adventuresome journey, on June 16, 1774, Harrod and his men laid out a town, naming it Harrodstown. Today, Old Fort Harrod is a replica of the original.

Address: 100 South College Street, Harrodsburg
Directions: The park is 32 miles southwest of Lexington on US 68 in Harrodsburg
Phone: 859-734-3314
Website: http://parks.ky.gov/ftharrd2.htm

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  • Written Apr 10, 2005
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