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

 
 
State Arsenal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
1. State Arsenal Marker
Inscription.  Erected 1850 to replace Arsenal, on Old State House grounds, that burned in 1836. It was seized by Confederates in Sept., 1862, but recaptured by Union in Oct. Scene of a second skirmish, 1864. Fire destroyed building, 1933, but outer walls remained intact. Rebuilt and used by the Department of Military Affairs until conversion to Military History Museum, 1973.
 
Erected 1974 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1490.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 11.866′ N, 84° 52.348′ W. Marker was in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker was at the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and East Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 125 E Main St, Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this location. T-8 90mm Antitank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named State Arsenal (within shouting distance of this marker); Capital Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Annual Award of Merit (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Capital Bridge (about 500 feet away); John Hampton House / Early Stone House (about 700 feet away); The Old Mansion (about 700 feet away); Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .  Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. (Submitted on December 31, 2012.)
 
View on East Main St (US-60) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. View on East Main St (US-60)
Military History Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
3. Military History Museum
State Arsenal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
4. State Arsenal
State Arsenal Marker is missing. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, August 30, 2022
5. State Arsenal Marker is missing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on September 1, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 1, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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