2014 OLD FORT HARROD SETTLEMENT & RAID

June 21 and 22, 2014

Old Fort Harrod State Park

100 S College Street

Harrodsburg, KY

Old Fort Harrod State Park held its 6th Annual Old Fort Harrod Settlement  & Raid on June 21 and 22, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the Raids at 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday.

This was the Park's signature event for 2014 and was bigger and better than ever. This year's Settlement and Raid featured Don Shaver, John Curry, a British Cannon and a Native Village complete with drums, sponsored by Friends of Fort Harrod. Check out the slideshows of the  2014 Settlement & Raid to your right.

Many re-enactors and volunteers worked hard to re-create the actual look and feel of a real Shawnee attack upon Fort Harrod which occurred in March 1777. It began a year long seige on the Fort during which many settlers would die violent deaths. The Shawnee killed or stole all of the settlers livestock and burn their crops. The year of 1777 became known as the "Year of Despair" and one can only imagine the terror and hardships the settlers in the Fort had to endure. But, the Fort held, attack after attack. Had it not, there would have been no Harrods Town, no Harrodsburg and no State of Kentucky!

Boonesborough fell, Logans Station fell, but Fort Harrod was never overrun. At one point they nearly ran out of gun powder which gave rise to the famous "Powder Run" by George Rogers Clark, James Harrod and others to obtain the much needed powder. They were successful and the Fort was saved

Settlers Cast

Native and British Cast

Highlights from 2014 Old Fort Harrod

Settlement & Raid

2014 Raid at Old Fort Harrod (Lester)

2014 Settlement at Old Fort Harrod (Lester)

2014 Raid on Old Fort Harrod (Barlow)

2014 Settlement at Old Fort Harrod (Barlow)

Faces of 2014 Settlement & Raid

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Photos of 2014 Settlement and Raid

Photos of 2014 Early KY Trade Fair

Donald Shaver

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