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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,409
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+3,206
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$32,002
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,295
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,857

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,810
% Above Poverty Level73.2%
% Below Poverty Level26.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$566
Median House Value$104,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.5%
German13.2%
English11.5%
Irish9.7%
Dutch6%
Scottish2.1%
Italian2%
Welsh1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Polish0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Russian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
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Harrodsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes40330
Phone Area Codes859
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude37.76
Approximate Longitude-84.84

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)

StationDIX DAM
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationWAYNESBURG 7 NE
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationEASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burgin1,266$45,556
Danville16,645$51,031
Mackville248$60,714
Perryville1,120$41,458
Willisburg312$51,667
Wilmore6,181$57,000

Harrodsburg Public Libraries

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

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Harrodsburg Hospitals

The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
464 Linden Ave.
(859) 734-5441

Harrodsburg Public Schools

Evan Harlow Early Learning Center
530 Perryville Rd.
ZIP: 40330
(859) 733-7020
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Hughes Jones Harrodsburg Area Tech Ctr
661 Tapp Rd
ZIP: 40330
(859) 734-9329
Kenneth D. King Middle School
937 Moberly Rd.
ZIP: 40330
(859) 733-7060
Middle
Total Enrollment 640
Mercer Central
371 East Lexington St.
ZIP: 40330
(859) 733-7120
High
Total Enrollment 23
Mercer County Day Treatment
371 East Lexington St.
ZIP: 40330
(859) 733-7120
Other
Total Enrollment 15
Mercer County Elementary School
741 Tapp Rd
ZIP: 40330
(859) 733-7040
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Mercer County Intermediate School
1101 Moberly Road
ZIP: 40330
(859) 733-7080
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Mercer County Senior High School
1124 Moberly Rd
ZIP: 40330
(859) 733-7160
High
Total Enrollment 863
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