HARRODSBURG, a city and the county-seat of Mercer county, Kentucky, U.S.A., 32 m.
On account of its sulphur springs Harrodsburg became early in the 19th century a fashionable resort, and continues to attract a considerable number of visitors.
The city is the seat of Harrodsburg Academy, Beaumont College for women (1894; founded as Daughters' College in 1856); and Wayman College (African M.E.) for negroes.
Of Harrodsburg is Pleasant Hill, or Union Village, a summer resort and the home, since early in the 19th century, of a Shaker community.
Harrodsburg was founded on the 16th of June 1774 by James Harrod (1746-1793) and a few followers, and is the oldest permanent settlement in the state.
Harrodsburg was formerly the seat of Bacon College (see Lexington, Kentucky).
Of Lexington), Harrodsburg, Crab Orchard in Lincoln county (about 115 m.
Of historical interest are Harrodsburg (q.v.), the first permanent settlement in the state, and Bardstown (pop. in 1900, 1711), the county-seat of Nelson county.
The first permanent English settlement was established at Harrodsburg in 1774 by James Harrod, and in October of the same year the Ohio Indians, having been defeated by Virginia troops in the battle of Point Pleasant (in what is now West Virginia), signed a treaty by which they surrendered their claims south of the Ohio river.