Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Church of the Ascension
First full time rector was the Rev. John N. Norton. Throughout the Civil War, the parish remained united. The parish founded first free school for the poor in Frankfort and furnished a home for orphans from 1859 to 1939 on this site. It sponsored the first library in Frankfort. Many of Kentucky's Governors have worshiped here. See Over.
Erected 1975 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 1537.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1836.
Location. 38° 11.982′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Washington St, 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. Emily Thomas Tubman House (a few steps from this marker); Morehead House (within shouting distance of this marker); Crittenden House / An Eminent Statesman (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapman Coleman Todd House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Goodman House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. Owsley House Saved (about 300 feet away); Upper Benson Church Sesquicentennial (about 300 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
Also see . . . Church of the Ascension-Episcopal. (Submitted on July 20, 2016.)
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