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

The Old Mansion

 
 
The Old Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matt Carter, September 19, 2009
1. The Old Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Home of thirty-three Governors during their terms of office and scene of elaborate political and social functions, 1797 to 1914. Thomas Metcalfe, who laid the stone foundation in 1797, later occupied the mansion as the tenth Kentucky Governor, 1828-32. Not used from 1914 to 1956. Then it was renovated and made residence for the Lieutenant Governors.
 
Erected 1968 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1208.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 38° 11.963′ N, 84° 52.413′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Clinton Street, on the left when traveling north on High Street. 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. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Tunnel in Kentucky / Frankfort Union Station
The Old Mansion - Marker is just to right of Do Not Enter sign. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, March 20, 2022
2. The Old Mansion - Marker is just to right of Do Not Enter sign.
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(about 500 feet away); Early Congregation (about 700 feet away); State Arsenal (about 700 feet away); John Hampton House / Early Stone House (about 700 feet away); Father of Kentucky Historical Society Highway Marker Program (about 700 feet away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
The Old Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pat Filippone, June 20, 2016
3. The Old Mansion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Matt Carter of Lexington, Kentucky.   2. submitted on March 24, 2022, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio.   3. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022