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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 27 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HARRODSBURG, a city and the county-seat of Mercer county, Kentucky, U.S.A., 32 M. S. of Frankfort, on the Southern railway. Pop. (18go) 3230; (1900) 2876, of whom 1150 were negroes; (1910 U.S. census) 3147. On account of its sulphur springs Harrodsburg became early in the 19th century a fashion-able 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. Among its manufactures are flour, whisky, dressed lumber and ice. About 7 M. E. 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. It was incorporated in 1875. Harrodsburg was formerly the seat of Bacon College (see LEXINGTON, Kentucky).
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