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Overview

Introduction to Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Harrodsburg, Kentucky is 25 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky. It is in Mercer county.

Harrodsburg History

Harrodsburg was established in 1774 by James Harrod. The city was formerly recognized as Harrod's Town or Harrodstown. The Native American attacks forced the residents to abandon the area during Dunmore’s War. Harrodsburg was resettled in 1775. The city also witnessed Native American fights during the American Revolutionary War.

Harrodsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Old Fort Harrod State Park
  • Harrodsburg Historical Society
  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
  • Anderson Dean Park

Things To Do In Harrodsburg

Residents are fond of visiting the Old Fort Harrod State Park. Tourists who love history will be attracted to destinations like the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and the Harrodsburg Historical Society. The Anderson Dean Park is also a popular tourist destination. Every year, the Fort Harrod Beef Festival, Shaker Music Day, and Mercer County Fair are celebrated by the city.

Harrodsburg Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Harrodsburg Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities which are near to the city including the University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, Eastern Kentucky University, and University of Louisville.

People

Total Population 8,380
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,945
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,863
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,104

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,137
% Above Poverty Level 71.1%
% Below Poverty Level 28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $553
Median House Value $104,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 10.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Harrodsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 40330
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.762
Longitude -84.843

Harrodsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DIX DAM
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station WAYNESBURG 7 NE
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Harrodsburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cornishville (40330)

Pleasanthill (40330)

Shakertown (40330)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burgin 1,238 $44,375
Danville 16,542 $52,622
Mackville 246 $60,536
Perryville 1,037 $43,571
Willisburg 360 $52,000
Wilmore 6,057 $48,528

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Harrodsburg Public Libraries

Library
Mercer County Public Library
109 WEST LEXINGTON STREET
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
(859) 734-3680
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Harrodsburg High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MERCER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
937 MOBERLY RD
859-734-4364
Serves 657 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

HARRODSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
441 E LEXINGTON ST
859-734-8420
Serves 215 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

HARRODSBURG DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT SCH
371 E LEXINGTON ST
859-734-8445
A Non-traditional School
Serves 19 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

MERCER COUNTY ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CTR
961 MOBERLY RD
859-734-4364
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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