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

The Frankfort Barracks

 
 
The Frankfort Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1871.
 
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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. 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. Emma Guy Cromwell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frankfort Chosen As Capital (about 500 feet away); Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (about 500 feet away); The Freedom Tree (about 500 feet away); Frank Lloyd Wright / Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House (about 500 feet away); New Capitol (about 600 feet away); Cherry Blossom Tree (about 700 feet away); The Kentucky State Capitol Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
The Frankfort Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. The Frankfort Barracks Marker
The Frankfort Barracks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
3. The Frankfort Barracks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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