Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Father of Kentucky Historical Society Highway Marker Program
In 1962, eighty percent of the few markers in Kentucky were located in the Bluegrass area. Under leadership of W. A. Wentworth, markers were erected in every county with more than 1100 in the state. Affection for his “adopted state” was displayed by dedication to this program.
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1420.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Broadway Street, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederates Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of American Revolution Elected Governor of Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor William Goebel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. George Madison (1763-1816) (about 500 feet away); First Christian Church (about 700 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort (about 700 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Frankfort Newspapers (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Also see . . . Walter Allerton Wentworth, "Father of Kentucky Historical Society Highway Marker Program". Wentworth was active in the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as President General of the National Society from 1958 to 1959, and as president of the Isaac Shelby (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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