Friday, July 7, 2017

A James Harrod Founded the Oldest American Settlement in Kentucky

But was he "our" James Harrod?

[Etching depicting the reconstructed Old Fort Harrod. Source: The Friends of Fort Harrod ]

Sadly, it's clear that this is a different person. This James Harrod was born in Pennsylvania and disappeared into the wilderness in 1792.

[James Harrod of Harrodsburg. Source: The Friends of Fort Harrod ]

The site of the fort is now a Kentucky State Park.You can check out the website here.

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