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

Frankfort

 
 
Frankfort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
1. Frankfort Marker
Inscription. Site surveyed July 16, 1773. Founded by General James Wilkinson. Chartered by Virginia Legislature Oct., 1786. Chosen Capital of Kentucky December 1792.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 106.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.24′ N, 84° 52.749′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin County. Marker can be reached from Louisville Road (U.S. 60) 0.3 miles north of Lafayette Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Capitol scenic overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort KY 40601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Kentucky's Capitol and Capital (a few steps from this marker); Franklin County, 1795 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Civil War Reprisal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Frankfort Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emma Guy Cromwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frankfort Chosen As Capital (approx. mile away);
Capitol scenic overlook image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. Capitol scenic overlook
Frank Lloyd Wright / Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House (approx. mile away); Kentucky's Executive Mansion (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View of Kentucky Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
3. View of Kentucky Capitol
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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