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

Franklin County, 1795

 
 
Franklin County, 1795 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
1. Franklin County, 1795 Marker
Inscription. Taken from portions of Woodford, Mercer and Shelby counties. Ky. had become a state 3 years earlier, with Frankfort as capital, 1792. First meeting of the legislature's second session met here, 1793. Frankfort made county seat, 1795. Named for Benjamin Franklin, one of the leaders for independence and creation of United States.
 
Erected 1970 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1359.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.223′ N, 84° 52.75′ 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); Frankfort (within shouting distance of this marker); A Civil War Reprisal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Frankfort Barracks
Capitol scenic overlook image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 30, 2012
2. Capitol scenic overlook
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Emma Guy Cromwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frankfort Chosen As Capital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kentucky's Executive Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank Lloyd Wright / Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
 
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 248 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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