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

Early Tunnel in Kentucky

 
 
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By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
1. Early Tunnel in Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
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. It's on the 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. Frankfort Union Station (here, next to this marker); Paul Sawyier Boyhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / William Clark in Frankfort
Early Tunnel in Kentucky Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 17, 2008
2. Early Tunnel in Kentucky Marker
(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); Hiram Lodge No. 4 F. & A.M. (about 400 feet away); Capt. Daniel Weisiger III / Weisiger House (about 400 feet away); The Old Mansion (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,527 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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