Harrodsburg, Indiana

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Harrodsburg
census-designated place
Harrodsburg is located in Indiana
Harrodsburg
Harrodsburg
Coordinates: 39°00′48″N 86°32′42″W / 39.01333°N 86.54500°W / 39.01333; -86.54500Coordinates: 39°00′48″N 86°32′42″W / 39.01333°N 86.54500°W / 39.01333; -86.54500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Monroe
Township Clear Creek
Elevation 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 691
ZIP code 47403
FIPS code 18-32170[1]
GNIS feature ID 435809[2]

Harrodsburg is an unincorporated census-designated place in Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana. Its population was 691 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Harrodsburg is located at 39°00′48″N 86°32′42″W / 39.01333°N 86.54500°W / 39.01333; -86.54500.

History[edit]

Harrodsburg was platted in 1836.[3][4]

Harrodsburg Community Center, 1002 W. Popcorn Road

Harrodsburg Community Center[edit]

The Harrodsburg Community Building, built in 1992, is a central site for community events and public meetings. It also serves as a polling place for the Clear Creek 3 precinct.[5] Funds to maintain the center are raised in part from the annual Heritage Days Festival.[6]

Attractions and community events[edit]

Harrodsburg Heritage Days Festival is a free-admission event held annually in May.[7]

From 1981 to 2013, the Harrodsburg Haunted House was a popular attraction in Monroe County, running weekends throughout October. Clear Creek Township Trustee Thelma Kelley Jeffries attributed the closing to increasing "government and state permits and laws" required for operation.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Harrodsburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 435. 
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 523. 
  5. ^ "Polling location changes for several Bloomington precincts," Herald Times GovTracker.
  6. ^ "Harrodsburg Heritage Days Festival", Visit Indiana.com.
  7. ^ 2013 Indiana Festival Guide, Indiana State Festival Association, p. 20.
  8. ^ "Harrodsburg Haunted House Closing After This Season," WBIW.com, May 5 2013.


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