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

Early Tunnel in Kentucky / Frankfort Union Station

 
 
Early Tunnel in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
1. Early Tunnel in Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  
Early Tunnel in Kentucky
Early transportation tunnel in Kentucky. It was hand bored by Lexington and Frankfort Railroad in 1849. First passenger train went through on February 23, 1850. Replaced incline, built 1835 just east of here, previously used by railroad to enter Frankfort. Incline built by Lexington & Ohio, the first railroad in Kentucky.
Presented by CSX Transportation

Frankfort Union Station
Built by Louisville & Nashville R.R., 1908, to replace depot located here by Lexington & Frankfort R.R. in 1850s. Present station was used by Chesapeake & Ohio, Louisville & Nashville, Frankfort & Cincinnati, and Kentucky Highlands. The last scheduled passenger train was C&O George Washington, April 30, 1971.
Presented by Ky. Assoc. of Highway Contractors
 
Erected 1995 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1955.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1951.
 
Location. 38° 11.913′ N, 84° 52.494′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and Elk Alley on Broadway Street. Located on north side of the railroad station. 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. Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Christian Church (about 300 feet away); John Hampton House / Early Stone House (about 300 feet away); The Famous Old Weisiger House (about 400 feet away); Hiram Lodge No. 4 F. & A.M. (about 400 feet away); Surveyed July 16, 1773 By Hancock Taylor (about 400 feet away); Capital Bridge (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Frankfort Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, March 20, 2022
2. Frankfort Union Station Marker
Frankfort Union Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
3. Frankfort Union Station
Early Tunnel in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, March 20, 2022
4. Early Tunnel in Kentucky Marker
Frankfort Union Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, March 20, 2022
5. Frankfort Union Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,860 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   2. submitted on March 24, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   3. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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