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Harrodsburg, Kentucky

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“Harrodsburg” redirects here. For the small community in Indiana, see Harrodsburg, Indiana.

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
City
Downtown Harrodsburg, 2007
Downtown Harrodsburg, 2007
Location of Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Location of Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°45′50″N 84°50′46″WCoordinates: 37°45′50″N 84°50′46″W
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Mercer
Founded June 16, 1774
Incorporated March 1, 1836
Named for James Harrod
Government
 • Mayor Eddie Long
Area
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (14 km2)
 • Land 5.3 sq mi (14 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 850 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,340
 • Density 1,573.6/sq mi (607.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40330
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-34966
GNIS feature ID 0493831
Website harrodsburgcity.org

Harrodsburg is a 4th-class city in Mercer County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county.[1] The population was 8,340 at the 2010 census.

Although Harrodsburg was formally established by the House of Burgesses after Boonesborough and was not incorporated by the Kentucky legislature until 1836,[2] it is usually considered the oldest city in Kentucky and has been honored as the oldest permanent American settlement west of the Appalachians.

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Harpers Ferry, Iowa

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Not to be confused with Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Harpers Ferry, Iowa
City
Location of Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Location of Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°12′6″N 91°9′3″WCoordinates: 43°12′6″N 91°9′3″W
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Allamakee
Township Taylor
Area[1]
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 646 ft (197 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 328
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 327
 • Density 520.6/sq mi (201.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52146
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-34590
GNIS feature ID 0457276

Harpers Ferry is a city in Taylor Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. The population was 328 at the 2010 census.

History

Harpers Ferry was platted in 1852; it was then called Winfield.[4] In 1860, the name was changed to Harper’s Ferry (with an apostrophe-s).[5]

Geography

Harpers Ferry is located at 43°12′6″N 91°9′3″W (43.201668, -91.150696).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), of which, 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2) is land and 0.0

Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,331.[1] Its county seat is Harrodsburg.[2] The county was formed from Lincoln County in 1785[3] and is named for Revolutionary War General Hugh Mercer, who was killed at the Battle of Princeton in 1777.[4]

It is a prohibition or dry county, though Harrodsburg and Pleasant Hill allow the sale of alcohol by the drink. In Kentucky, and perhaps elsewhere, this is referred to as being a “moist” county – wet sells package liquor, wine and beer, dry sells no alcoholic beverages (legally), “moist” serves by the drink, primarily in restaurants. Boyle County (Danville) immediately to the south along US Hwy 127, is fully wet, and has two large liquor outlet stores, plus several smaller, privately owned ones.

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