Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Plantation Era Fence
Because of the deep soils in the Inner Bluegrass, most of these fences were built with rock that had to be quarried.
They have a strong foundation, battered sides (sloping sides), tie rocks (rocks going through the fence), a continuous cap course, and a single coping on top that adds weight. The rocks have tight fitting joints. The fence interior is filled with smaller rocks that are pinned and wedged, and bind the two sides together.
The fence you see here in the park includes a drain of the: same design as you see in the arched footbridge at the park entrance.
In the photo below, a Plantation Era fence runs along county road in Clark County, Kentucky.
It is rare to see this type of fence on a roadside. Note the projecting tie rocks and cap Course. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker Architecture.
Location. 38° 12.205′ N, 84° 52.774′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is on Wilkinson Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Located in River View Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Kentucky Edge Fence (here, next to this marker); The R. T. Brooks Pavilion (a few steps from this marker); Turnpike Era Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Farm Entryway and Pillar (within shouting distance of this marker); Franks Ford, Fishtrap Island, and Craw (within shouting distance of this marker); List of CSO Points in Frankfort (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Kentucky's Formation (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky River Water Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.