James Harrod Trust Historic Plaque Program

​To continue our mission to designate significant sites in Mercer County, the James Harrod Trust has developed a plaque program for historic property owners. They may apply for a JHT plaque to be affixed to their property to permanently mark the importance of the site. The application process involves research and photographs documenting the significance of the home or site.

APPLICATIONS
​Available at the Harrodsburg Tourist Commission located in Diamond Point on US127 ordownload from the JHT website here. Please submit all completely applications to:

James Harrod Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 158
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Property owners must submit a complete application form and photographs of each exterior elevation and payment of $75.00 (checks made payable to the James Harrod Trust). Applications submitted without photographs will not be considered.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS
​One time per month at the plaque review committee meeting.

PLAQUE DELIVERY
Plaques will be hand delivered. The homeowners will be responsible for affixing the signage.

​INFORMATION ON YOUR BUILDING
​Information can be obtained from several sources:
Local County Clerk’s Office—County deeds and data can be found at the Clerk’s office.

​Public library or historical society
Many libraries have a Kentucky room which has publications and resources relating to the county, history and development. Sometimes information on individual houses andneighborhoods can be found within the collection of a local historical society.

Kentucky Historical Society
​100 West Broadway, Frankfort, Ky 40601
​(502) 564­1792 www.kyhistory.org


**Plaques shown are NOT those given through the plaque program

The James Harrod Trust

for Historic Preservation