Learn More About Morgan Row

Morgan Row is the home of the Harrodsburg Historical Society.

Learn more about the history of this building and/or enjoy the virtual exhibit of the historic portraits currently on display at Morgan Row.

Morgan Row

220 Chiles Street, Harrodsburg, KY

The oldest row house in Kentucky, Morgan Row, was built between 1807 and 1830. It is a unique four-unit row house. Laid in Flemish bond brick, the house consisted of several connecting commercial buildings, all under one roof, whose separations were the firewalls extending from the ground to above the roof. Joseph Morgan financed and built the four brick units of Morgan Row that contained lodging rooms, in addition to the tavern during the period from 1807 to 1830. In 1836, Joseph Morgan sold the building to his son-in-law John Chiles. Chiles opened a tavern that became a connecting point for mail and stage routes. The buildings, today owned by the Harrodsburg Historical Society, serve the community as a meeting place for groups and as a museum and library for the society.