Monday, February 8, 2021

James Harrod Gavel

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Article from The Harrodsburg Herald
January 30, 1968

The original gavel, used by James Harrod at Old Fort Harrod, has been located and is being returned to Harrodsburg. This is just in time for Harrodsburg's Sestercentennial in 2024.


The gavel was used in the James Harrod blockhouse for deciding/issuing land warrants for militia members, ruling court cases (before courthouse moved to Danville), and selling things at auction.

At this time, a finally destination and display site for the gavel ha s not been decided. I will keep you updated and I will have photographs of the gavel to post on Wednesday morning.

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