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Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Frankfort Barracks

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
1. The Frankfort Barracks Marker
Inscription. (side 1)
The barracks, established in April 1871, and the command moved here in December of that year. Buildings were erected on Alexander Goldsmith Brawner's five acres known as Coleman's Spring lot. Post consisted of barracks, guardhouse, baking oven, and two one-story hospitals.
Presented by Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation

(side 2)
The purpose of the barracks was to provide a military presence and the protection of African Americans in the area. The post quartered members of the 4th and later the 16th U.S. Inf. Regiments. The Frankfort Barracks District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Presented by Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation
 
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2061.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.349′ N, 84° 52.612′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelby Street (Kentucky Route 2259) and New Street, on the left when traveling north on Shelby Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Frankfort Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. The Frankfort Barracks Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emma Guy Cromwell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frankfort Chosen As Capital (about 500 feet away); Frank Lloyd Wright / Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House (about 500 feet away); New Capitol (about 600 feet away); Frankfort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Kentucky's Capitol and Capital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin County, 1795 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kentucky's Executive Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Categories. African AmericansForts, Castles
 
The Frankfort Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
3. The Frankfort Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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