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Harrodsburg is a city in Mercer County.

Harrodsburg is in the Bluegrass region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after James Harrod, who surveyed the community

The latitude of Harrodsburg is 37.762N. The longitude is -84.843W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,085.


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Median household income
Local
$27,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harrodsburg demographic reports
Harrodsburg is near the Salt River
Former and merged names include:
· Harrod's Town
· Old Town
Oldest permanent settlement in Kentucky
Local festivals include:
  • Fort Harrod Beef Festival - June 1-3, 2007
  • Mercer County Fair - July 23-28, 2007
  • Shaker Music Day - July 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Harrodsburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Harrodsburg Historical Society Morgan Row, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Old Fort Harrod State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Harrodsburg residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harrodsburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harrodsburg was $15,327, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Harrodsburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Harrodsburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $664.


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Libraries in Harrodsburg include Mercer County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Harrodsburg include Harrodsburg Herald

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Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harrodsburg political report.

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The average commute time for Harrodsburg workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Harrodsburg include Country Hearth Inn, Days Inn Harrodsburg.

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