Introduction to Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Harrodsburg, Kentucky is 25 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky. It is in Mercer county. The population of the city is 8,014.
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.
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.