Harrodsburg, Indiana

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Harrodsburg, Indiana
Census-designated place
Harrodsburg Church of Christ
Harrodsburg Church of Christ
Location of Harrodsburg in Monroe County, Indiana.
Location of Harrodsburg in Monroe County, Indiana.
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[1] 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 691
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47403
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-32170[2]
GNIS feature ID 435809

Harrodsburg is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] Its population was 691 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Harrodsburg was originally known as Newgene, and under the latter name was platted in 1836.[4][5] The post office at Harrodsburg has been in operation since 1840.[6]

Harrodsburg Community Center, 1002 W. Popcorn Road

Geography[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

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.[8] Funds to maintain the center are raised in part from the annual Heritage Days Festival.[9]

Attractions and community events[edit]

Harrodsburg Heritage Days Festival is a free-admission event held annually in May.[10]

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.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Harrodsburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 435. 
  5. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 523. 
  6. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Polling location changes for several Bloomington precincts," Herald Times GovTracker.
  9. ^ "Harrodsburg Heritage Days Festival", Visit Indiana.com.
  10. ^ 2013 Indiana Festival Guide, Indiana State Festival Association, p. 20.
  11. ^ "Harrodsburg Haunted House Closing After This Season," WBIW.com, May 5, 2013.

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