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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Frankfort, Kentucky

 
Clickable Map of Franklin County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Franklin County, KY (170) Anderson County, KY (7) Henry County, KY (9) Owen County, KY (11) Scott County, KY (45) Shelby County, KY (25) Woodford County, KY (49)  FranklinCounty(170) Franklin County (170)  AndersonCounty(7) Anderson County (7)  HenryCounty(9) Henry County (9)  OwenCounty(11) Owen County (11)  ScottCounty(45) Scott County (45)  ShelbyCounty(25) Shelby County (25)  WoodfordCounty(49) Woodford County (49)
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1Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — "Fight as Kentuckians" — A Brief History of the Kentucky Guard — 1975 - —
The Kentucky Guard continued its peacetime role responding to the needs of the citizens and training for war. During the Gulf War of 1990-91 the Kentucky National Guard supplied forces whose missions included water purification, public affairs, . . . Map (db m161764) HM
2Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — "Fight as Kentuckians" — A Brief History of the Kentucky Guard — 1941-1974 —
The Harrodsburg Tankers, then known as the 38th Tank Company, comprised of a Kentucky Army National Guard unit stationed in Harrodsburg who were called to active duty prior to World War II. The Kentucky Guardsmen landed on the Philippines on . . . Map (db m161765) HM
3Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — "Fight as Kentuckians" — A Brief History of the Kentucky Guard — 1912-1940 —
During the early years of the 20th century the National Guard would face some major changes in an attempt to transform the state militia to becoming the National Guard of today. Several pieces of landmark legislation were passed to enhance the . . . Map (db m161766) HM
4Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — "Fight as Kentuckians" — A Brief History of the Kentucky Guard — Pre-Statehood - 1911 —
The Kentucky National Guard finds its roots among the oldest military organizations in the United States. On October 10, 1774, when Kentucky was a county of colonial Virginia, James Harrod, the founder of Harrodsburg, led a group of frontiersmen . . . Map (db m161767) HM
5Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — "Kentucky Scouts" Frankfort Battalion — First Regiment Capital Guards — Fort Hill Civil War Park —
In memory of the officers and men of the "Kentucky Scouts” Frankfort Battalion, First Regiment Capital Guards who helped defend the city of Frankfort from an attack by Confederate forces June 10-11, 1864Map (db m162500) WM
6Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2416 — 1864 Attack on Frankfort
In John Hunt Morgan's last raid, a large CSA cavalry force moved into Ky. to tie down Union soldiers and obtain horses. After telegraph & rail lines were cut, a small force was sent to Frankfort on June l0 to attack Fort Boone, overlooking the . . . Map (db m194249) HM
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7Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 504 — A Civil War Reprisal
Near here on Nov. 2, 1864 four innocent Confederate prisoners were executed in reprisal for the murder of Union supporter, Robert Graham of Peaks Mill, Franklin Co. All Kentuckians: Elijah Horton of Carter, Thomas Hunt and John Long of Mason, . . . Map (db m62244) HM
8Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Albert B. Blanton — Buffalo Trace Distillery
Built in 1890 and renovated in 1936, the building originally served as the boiler house for the distillery. All of the steam heat used to power the distillation process, heat the warehouses, and provide comfort heat for the distillery was produced . . . Map (db m203042) HM
9Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1799 — Amos Kendall (1789 - 1869)
(Side A) This noted journalist-politician lived here. A Massachusetts native, he migrated to Kentucky in 1814 and spent one year with the family of Henry Clay as tutor. From 1816-28, Kendall resided in Frankfort as editor of the Argus of . . . Map (db m85179) HM
10Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Annual Award of Merit — American Institute Of Steel Construction Inc. — Founded 1921 —
American Institute of Steel Construction Annual Award of Merit Most beautiful steel bridge Class B. 1938Map (db m205613) WM
11Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Anthony Crocket
Revolutionary Soldier Anthony Crockett 1776 - 1783 Placed by Frankfort Chapter D.A.R.Map (db m205719) WM
12Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Arrington Wickliffe
1750 - 1820 In memory of Revolutionary War Soldier Arrington Wickliffe Died in Muhlenberg County, KY Placed by Elizabeth Campbell Russell Chapter, NSDAR 2010Map (db m205720) WM
13Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Beneath The Soil In Front Of You — Fort Hill Civil War Park
Beneath the soil in front of you,lie the skeletal remains of about 250 people. They were buried originally in a cemetery below the south face of Fort Hill near downtown Frankfort. This was one of Frankfort's earliest cemeteries, and it was in use . . . Map (db m162494) HM
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14Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1205 — Bibb Burnley House
Site of first house lived in on street, 1786, by John Instone, who came here from England to build boats for General Wilkinson. Wapping Street named by Instone for one of that name in London. John B. Bibb, Lieutenant, War of 1812, represented Logan . . . Map (db m85136) HM
15Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 6 — Bridge Abutments — Switzer Covered Bridge
Look across the river toward Benson Creek and you will see two bridges. Both are steel span bridges, and both share one common aspect - they are supported by dry-laid abutments. Many bridges across Kentucky, including covered bridges . . . Map (db m194222) HM
16Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1999 — Buena Vista / Todd House
Buena Vista One-half mile south is the site of two-story frame house best known as the summer residence of Robert S. Todd (1791-1849), father of first lady Mary Todd Lincoln. The large family took refuge here from the heat and cholera of . . . Map (db m84253) HM
17Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Buffalo Trace
On July 16th, 1773, James McAfee, George McAfee, Robert McAfee, James McCoun Jr., Samuel Adams and Hancock Taylor following the Buffalo Trace from Big Bone lick, crossed the Kentucky River at this point, and made the first survey upon it. Here . . . Map (db m22150) HM
18Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Buffalo Trace Distillery - - Warehouse C
Built in 1881, this graceful whiskey aging warehouse is a fine example of “Rick Construction”. The basic structure is built of massive wooden beams which bear the entire weight of the 24,000 barrels residing herein. The foundation . . . Map (db m22267) HM
19Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Building 28 — Buffalo Trace Distillery
Built in 1881, this structure has seen many uses over the years. Originally constructed as Whiskey Warehouse A, it housed barrels of aging whiskey for several decades. As the distillery grew, the building served as a warehouse for bottling supplies, . . . Map (db m203012) HM
20Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Capital Bridge
Erected pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky enacted in 1934, as a memorial to the men and women of Kentucky who rendered service to their country in the army, navy, and other military service during the World . . . Map (db m205609) WM
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21Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Capital Bridge
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22Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Capital Bridge
Erected pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of Kentucky enacted in 1934, as a memorial to the men and women of Kentucky who rendered service to their country in the army, navy, and other military service during the World . . . Map (db m205611) WM
23Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Capital Bridge
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24Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Capital on the Kentucky
On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state of the United States and adopted one of the most democratic constitutions to that point. A board of five commissioners was appointed to select a capital site. The four sites given 'the most . . . Map (db m194217) HM
25Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2299 — Capt. Daniel Weisiger III / Weisiger House
(side 1) Capt. Daniel Weisiger III 1763-1829 Early Frankfort merchant, farmer, county clerk, city trustee, first postmaster, and host of Weisiger House. 1st Master of Hiram Masonic Lodge. He married Lucy Price and fathered 10 . . . Map (db m62262) HM
26Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Chapman Coleman Todd House
Built circa 1808. East side added approximately 1830. Home of Chapman Coleman Todd, naval officer, grandson of Thomas Todd, Supreme Court Justice of the United States. During modern times used for apartments and offices. William E. Johnson, . . . Map (db m194241) HM
27Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Cherry Blossom Tree — (Sakura) — 2012 —
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary gift of the Cherry Blossom trees to the United States from Japan, these trees are presented to the Commonwealth of Kentucky by the Embassy and Consulate-General of Japan in coordination with the Japan . . . Map (db m205606) HM
28Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Civil War — 1861 - 1865
In 1861, several southern states asserted the sovereignty of individual states within the United States and seceded from the Union. Kentuckian Jefferson Davis of Fairview became president of the newly formed Confederate States of America. . . . Map (db m208263) HM
29Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 522 — Confederates Here
The Kentucky State Government moved to Louisville before CSA entered Lexington Sept. 2, 1862. Confederate cavalry moved through Sept. 3 on way toward Louisville. Richard Hawes was inaugurated second Confederate Governor October 4. Generals Bragg . . . Map (db m123824) HM
30Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 123 — Corner In Celebrities
Homes of Thomas S. Todd • John M. Harlan George M. Bibb • John J. Crittenden John Brown • James Brown Thomas Metcalfe • Robert P. Letcher George C. Vest • Benjamin G. Brown James Harlan • Charles S. Morehead Thomas S. Crittenden . . . Map (db m97496) HM
31Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1154 — Crittenden House / An Eminent Statesman
Crittenden HouseThis building, before west portion was added, was home of John J. Crittenden, 1819 until death 1863. Built in 1800 by Doctor Joseph Scott on land once owned by Aaron Burr. In May, 1837, Daniel Webster and family visited here. In . . . Map (db m84399) HM
32Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Daniel Boone — A Legend in His Own Time ... — Kentucky National Guard Memorial —
A legend in his own lifetime, Daniel Boone was an explorer and hunter whose exploits made him one of the most famous frontiersmen in American history. One of 11 children raised in a Quaker household, he was born on November 2, 1734, in Berks County . . . Map (db m161763) HM
33Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 576 — Daniel Boone - Pioneer / Grave of Daniel Boone
Daniel Boone - Pioneer Born, Pa., 1734. Died, Mo., 1820. Married Rebecca Boone, 1756, N.C. First trip to Kentucky, 1767. Set up Ft. Boonesborough, 1775, blazed Wilderness Trail and settled. Frontiersman, surveyor, settler, legislator and . . . Map (db m9754) HM
34Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 113 — Daniel Boone's Grave
Born 1734; died 1820. Entered Eastern Kentucky, 1767; explored Bluegrass Region, 1769-71; guided Transylvania Company, blazed Wilderness Trail, built Fort Boonesborough in 1775; directed defense of the fort, 1778; emigrated to Missouri, 1799; . . . Map (db m9728) HM
35Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Dry Stone Masonry in Kentucky
Dry stone masonry is an ancient building tradition and occurs wherever rock is available and the craft tradition is known. Kentucky rock fences are a distinct style of folk architecture, locally called “rock fences” even though they . . . Map (db m62264) HM
36Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1495 — Early Congregation
The A.M.E. Church was established in Frankfort, 1839, by Negroes before days of emancipation. First structure built on Lewis Street. Building and ground given by Mrs. Triplett, a white lady, to her servants, Benjamin Dunmore and Benjamin Hunley. In . . . Map (db m185708) HM
37Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1707 — Early Families Here / Early South Frankfort
Early Families Here Owners whose families lived in the original house here - J.W. Denny, State Attorney General; Thomas Loughborough and son Judge Preston Loughborough, Chief U.S. Postal Inspector; Sally S. Jouett, widow of Colonel William R. . . . Map (db m84217) HM
38Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1955 — Early Tunnel in Kentucky / Frankfort Union Station
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 . . . Map (db m9817) HM
39Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Election Of 1860 And 1864 — Kentucky — Fort Hill Civil War Park — Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail —
Kentucky did not support Lincoln in the 1860 and 1864 presidential elections. Many Kentuckians disagreed with Lincoln's policy of prohibiting the expansion of slavery into future U. S. territories and states. Some Kentuckians correctly feared 1860, . . . Map (db m162504) HM
40Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2235 — Emily Thomas Tubman House
Summer home of Emily Thomas Tubman, philanthropist and emancipator. Born in Virginia in 1794, she was reared in Kentucky as ward of Henry Clay. She married Georgia merchant Richard Tubman in 1818. A widow after 1836, she gave to many Kentucky . . . Map (db m85105) HM
41Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2167 — Emma Guy Cromwell — 1865-1952
(side 1) The first woman in Kentucky elected to statewide office, Cromwell was elected sec. of state in 1923. She held many political positions during a long career. Chosen state librarian in 1896 by legislature; was elected treasurer in . . . Map (db m62257) HM
42Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 5 — Farm Entryway and Pillar
This is an example of a farm entryway, a type that has become prevalent in the Bluegrass region. Currently masons are asked to build new entrances at farms and estates, and this adds to the work they do in private gardens and on fence . . . Map (db m194223) HM
43Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1420 — Father of Kentucky Historical Society Highway Marker Program
After a full career of distinguished public service, W. A. Wentworth directed rapid expansion of Ky. Historical Highway Marker Program as Chairman, 1962 until his death, 1971. Born New Hampshire, 1888. Public Relations executive with Borden Co., . . . Map (db m123823) HM
44Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Firehouse Cafι — Buffalo Trace Distillery
Originally constructed in 1950 to protect the many barrels of aging whiskey on site, the firehouse remained in use until the advent of modern sprinkler systems. The fire truck was purchased in 1964 and is used only once annually to chauffeur Santa . . . Map (db m203043) HM
45Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1464 — First Baptist Church
Organized in 1833, issuing from an integrated worship, this church was established by John Ward and Ziah Black. Ward donated first lot. Members worshipped in private homes before occupying the first structure. Construction for present church began, . . . Map (db m35849) HM
46Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1535 — First Baptist Church
Second church in city; organized, Feb. 25, 1816, with 13 members. Met in homes, then in House of Public Worship on southwest corner of Old Capitol square. An early pastor, Silas M. Noel, helped to establish Georgetown College. He was . . . Map (db m194255) HM
47Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1710 — First Christian Church
Organized Dec. 2, 1832, by noted minister and educator Philip S. Fall, aided by John T. Johnson. Services held at various locations until 1842 when church erected on this site. Alex. Campbell preached here. Church burned , 1870; Emily T. Tubman gave . . . Map (db m62246) HM
48Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1476 — First Methodist Church
Organized by Reverend William Holman in 1821. First Methodist Conference in Kentucky, 1790, made Frankfort, then a frontier station, part of the Lexington Circuit. The first small church built on Ann Street. Present site of church purchased, 1856; . . . Map (db m84401) HM
49Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1540 — First Presbyterian Church
Organized 1815, Presbyterians built first denominational church in city, 1824, on north side of Wapping, near St. Clair. This was outgrowth of Sunday School, begun in 1810 by Margaretta Brown. In 1849, the present modified Gothic church was built . . . Map (db m84394) HM
50Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Fort Hill Overlooking the Kentucky River
Once known as Blanton’s Hill after the family that owned the property, the hill that overlooks the Kentucky River and downtown Frankfort from the north has been called Fort Hill at least since the Civil War. There may have been a small, log . . . Map (db m62265) HM
51Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1726 — Frank Lloyd Wright / Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler House
(side 1) Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959) Famous primarily as a residence architect, Wright also planned many impressive public structures, including the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and Guggenheim Museum in New York City. This is the . . . Map (db m62247) HM
52Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 105 — Frankfort
Site surveyed July 16, 1773. Founded by General James Wilkinson. Chartered by Virginia Legislature Oct., 1786. Chosen Capital of Kentucky December 1792Map (db m9815) HM
53Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 106 — Frankfort
Site surveyed July 16, 1773. Founded by General James Wilkinson. Chartered by Virginia Legislature Oct., 1786. Chosen Capital of Kentucky December 1792.Map (db m62242) HM
54Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Frankfort Bridge Site
Frankfort Bridge Site In 1810, the Frankfort Bridge Company was chartered to erect a bridge at this site. The bridge was completed here in 1816 at a cost of $25,000.00. In July, 1834 the bridge collapsed. A replacement bridge collapsed in . . . Map (db m84879) HM
55Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Frankfort Cemetery
Opened Jan. 1, 1846 Successor to Bellevue, Frankfort's first public cemetery located 3 miles northeast on Wilkinson Blvd. Bellevue, also known as Old State Cemetery was the burial place of two Kentucky Governors victims of the Massacre at . . . Map (db m205709) HM
56Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1774 — Frankfort Chosen As Capital
(side 1) After Kentucky became a state, five commissioners were appointed on June 20, 1792, to choose a location for the state capital. They were John Allen and John Edwards (both from Bourbon Co.), Henry Lee (Mason Co.), Thomas Kennedy . . . Map (db m62249) HM
57Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2423 — Frankfort State Hospital And School Cemetery
Front In 1860, Governor Magoffin signed a bill establishing the Kentucky Institution for the Education and Training of Feeble-Minded Children. In the 1940s, the name changed to the Kentucky Training Home. Adults were admitted and housed with . . . Map (db m84220) HM
58Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1164 — Franklin County Hemp / Hemp in Kentucky
Side A Kentucky River Mills began making hemp yarns for backs of Brussels carpets in 1878, and started producing binder twine in 1879. Finest quality imported machinery used. Employed 125 persons year round. In 1941, received contract from . . . Map (db m22152) HM
59Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Franklin County Veterans Memorial
These Died in Defense of the American Way of Life Korea Chadwick O. Burns • Henry E. May • Charles H. Snelling • Marvin E. Viel • Edward I. Wilson Viet Nam Frank E. Brawner • Donald C. Gay • Thomas A. Harp • . . . Map (db m194254) WM
60Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Franklin County Veterans Memorial
"To the men and women of Franklin County who served their country during the twentieth century" June 29, 1986Map (db m194260) WM
61Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1359 — Franklin County, 1795
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 . . . Map (db m62243) HM
62Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Franks Ford, Fishtrap Island, and Craw
Frankfort takes its name-many people believe-from an episode that took place near here during the frontier era. A group of explorers camping near the mouth of Benson Creek was attacked by Indians. One member of the group, Stephen Frank, was killed. . . . Map (db m62266) HM
63Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Free House — Buffalo Trace Distillery
In the early days of whiskey production, a tax was levied on the product as soon as it left the still. Knowing that bourbon improved through aging, distilleries convinced the government that the tax should not fall due until the maturation process . . . Map (db m22394) HM
64Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2406 — Garden Hall
This Georgian home was built by Graham Vreeland in 1913. He was founder, publisher, and editor of the Frankfort News, which later became the State Journal. The architect was D. X. Murphy, who designed the grandstand and twin spires . . . Map (db m84461) HM
65Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1796 — Garrard/Crittenden House
This early 19th century house is architecturally notable because of brick and log construction. It has series of timbers filled in with brick and mortar and covered with clapboard, a technique uncommon to central Kentucky. Owned by several prominent . . . Map (db m84389) HM
66Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — General John Hunt Morgan's Cavalrymen
This memorial was raised honor of the detachment of cavalrymen from General John Hunt Morgan's command who attacked Fort Hill on June 10th and 11th, 1864 during Morgan's last raid in Kentucky.Map (db m162496) HM WM
67Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — George T. Stagg Distillery
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance as an exceptional distillery complex with the associated post-prohibition expansion of the distilled spirits industry. The district contains a diverse . . . Map (db m203015) HM
68Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1444 — Glen Willis
Willis A. Lee, Jr., built a double two-story log house here in 1793. Tract of land on which the house stood was given to Lee by his uncle, Hancock Lee, founder of Leestown, the first settlement in Franklin County. In 1815 Lee erected a story and a . . . Map (db m22126) HM
69Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Gold Star Families Memorial Monument
A tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home...... The solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar . . . Map (db m194262) WM
70Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Gone But Not Forgotten – Frankfort’s “Craw”
The Capitol Plaza complex, a twenty-two-acre government, business, and civic mall adjacent to the Kentucky River covers an area of North Frankfort once referred to as the “Craw” or the “Bottom.” Following the Civil War an . . . Map (db m62271) HM
71Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2057 — Good Shepherd Church
An active Catholic presence was established in Frankfort in 1808 with with Reverend Angier as priest. In 1820s mass was offered at house on Broadway, opposite Capitol. In 1835 worship held in house near railroad tunnel; in 1837 Bishop Flaget of . . . Map (db m97498) HM
72Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1896 — Gov. George Madison (1763-1816)
A youthful Rev. War. soldier from Va., Madison was appointed auditor of Ky. public accounts by Governor Shelby; served some 20 years. His heroic service in the War of 1812 helped propel him to governorship, 1816; died shortly after taking office. . . . Map (db m123822) HM
73Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Gov. Owsley House Saved
After a disastrous fire in 1999 this historic house was preserved by the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation. William Owsley bought the house in 1835 and lived here when elected Governor in 1844. The house was built in 1813 by William . . . Map (db m194243) HM
74Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Governor William Gobel
Born January 4, 1856 Died February 3, 1900 "Tell my friends to be brave and fearless and loyal to the great common people" -His last words- "We'll lift thy name on high place thy grown with martyrs there, who dared . . . Map (db m205712) HM
75Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Governor William Goebel
(panel 1) Governor William Goebel The able and most effective advocate and champion of the peoples cause their loved and loyal friend. On January 30th, 1900, he was shot down by an assassin from the private office of the . . . Map (db m123826) HM
76Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Great Buffalo Trace
On July 16th, 1773, James McAfee, George McAfee, Robert McAfee, James McCoun, Jr., Samuel Adams, and Hancock Taylor, following the Buffalo Trace from Big Bone Lick, crossed the Kentucky River at this point and made the first survey upon it. Here in . . . Map (db m55725) HM
77Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Here Lie The Remains of 250 Citizens Of Frankfort
Here lie the remains of 250 citizens of Frankfort disinterred from a forgotten 19th century cemetery at the base of Fort Hill in 2002. Reinterred here in 2006.Map (db m162495) WM
78Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2028 — Hiram Lodge No. 4 F. & A.M.
(side 1) Chartered on December 11, 1799, by Virginia, as Hiram Lodge No. 57. It was renamed Hiram Lodge No. 4 on September 8, 1800, when the Grand Lodge of Kentucky was formed. The Ann Street lot was purchased on May 20, 1892; cornerstone . . . Map (db m62261) HM
79Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — History of Kentucky's Formation
Between 1776 and 1780 Kentucky was a single county of the commonwealth of Virginia. In 1780 the Virginia legislature divided Kentucky County into three smaller counties–Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln. These became Kentucky's first three counties . . . Map (db m194233) HM
80Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — History of Memorial Project
The first discussions of creating a memorial began in April of 2004 as the Kentucky Guard community struggled with the losses of Technical Sergeants Martin A. Tracy & Christopher Matero while training. That was followed by the deaths of Sergeant . . . Map (db m161761) HM
81Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Inauguration Elm
Traditionally, governors of Kentucky were inaugurated under this elm during the first century of statehood.Map (db m194251) HM
82Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — John Goodman House — Circa 1790's
In 1799, John Goodman manufactured furniture on Cross Street in Lexington. By 1801, he had moved his furniture factory to Frankfort, where, in this house he produced the first Kentucky-made piano. He made it for the daughter of Governor James . . . Map (db m194242) HM
83Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1688 — John Hampton House / Early Stone House
John Hampton House Earliest surviving stone house in city. Built before 1840, it is constructed of patterned river limestone with jack arches over windows and doors. The builder, John Hampton, was a tavern owner and operator in the county by . . . Map (db m35603) HM
84Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1323 — Justice Todd House
Home of Thomas Todd, built 1812. Clerk, the 10 Danville conventions leading to Kentucky statehood. Court of Appeals, 1801-06. Its chief justice, 1806-07. Justice on the United States Supreme Court, 1807-26. Born in Virginia, 1765. Died in 1826. His . . . Map (db m84431) HM
85Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky African American Civil War Memorial
(North face) Erected by Woman's Relief Corps No. 8 G.A.R. July 1924 Monument Commission E.T. Strauss, President N.C. Coleman, Secretary L.C. Redding Mary L. Brooks Clara C. McWilliams Susan Butcher M.B. McCary Sallie Handy Kate Richardson . . . Map (db m84704) WM
86Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 3 — Kentucky Edge Fence
Edge fences are so named because the rocks are placed on their edges instead of being laid horizontally. They are primarily built using field-collected rocks. The edge fence in the park has a drain covered by a flat rock called . . . Map (db m194227) HM
87Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky National Guard Memorial
(Front) Dedicated to the men and women of the Kentucky National Guard Past, Present and Future (Back) Solemn price ... to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. — Abraham Lincoln . . . Map (db m161760) WM
88Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial — 1775 - 1783
. . . Map (db m205724) WM
89Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky River Water Trail — A Project Of America's Great Outdoors
The Kentucky River Water Trail in Kentucky is designated a keystone conservation and outdoor recreation project under President Obama's America's Great Outdoors program. Here, we celebrate the partnerships and collaboration that resulted in . . . Map (db m194234) HM
90Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 1752 — Kentucky State University
(Front) School was chartered 1886; opened 1887 with three teachers and 55 students. The first state-supported institution of higher education for blacks, school gained funds from legislature for building and teachers, and from Frankfort city . . . Map (db m84462) HM
91Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky War Memorial
Mexico Lt. J. W. Powell Boonsborough Harmar's Defeat Capt. J. McMurtry Wayne's Campaign Col. John Hardin Monterey Maj. P. N. Barbour Buena Vista Col. William R. McKee • Lieut. Col. Henry Clay • Adjutant E. P. Vaughn Raisin . . . Map (db m205717) WM
92Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky: Union Or Confederate? — Fort Hill Civil War Park — Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail —
Shortly after the election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860, Kentuckians debated the future of the commonwealth; would Kentucky support the United States government or the fledgling Confederacy? As a border state wedged between the North and . . . Map (db m167578) HM
93Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky's Civil War Governors — Fort Hill Civil War Park — Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail —
During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln frequently tangled with the governors of Kentucky. Disagreements usually erupted over Union military policies involving civilian arrests, the emancipation of slaves, and the enlistment of African . . . Map (db m162502) HM
94Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2229 — Kentucky's Executive Mansion
State's second governor's residence. Governor James B. McCreary, chair of the Sinking Fund Commission, guided the two-year (1912-14), $95,000 construction project. On the National Register of Historic Places—1972. Patterned after Marie Antoinette's . . . Map (db m62255) HM
95Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky's State Mound — 1847-1987
In 1847 the Kentucky Legislature appointed a committee to select an appropriate location for a military cemetery and burial place for distinguished Kentuckians. The Frankfort Cemetery was found to be “remarkable for its commanding situation . . . Map (db m123860) HM
96Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Kentucky's United States Colored Troops
Officially, 23,703 African Americans in Kentucky responded to the call to arms by President Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to join the ranks of the newly organized United States Colored Troops. Units were organized with men from across the . . . Map (db m84675) HM
97Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — Korean Conflict — 1950-1953
Assisting in the peacekeeping mission of the United States, 88,273 Kentucky soldiers served the United States during this period. The combined forces fought against the armies of North Korea and The Peoples Republic of China. Kentucky . . . Map (db m209403) HM
98Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 2226 — KY African American Civil War Memorial — Greenhill Cemetery
The African American Civil War Memorial in Greenhill Cemetery is only monument in state honoring the nearly 25,000 Kentuckians who served in the United States Colored Troops. The names of 142 men from central Ky are etched on monument. Memorial . . . Map (db m161756) HM
99Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 50 — Lafayette's Tour — The Lafayette Trail — Mapping the Farewell Tour ™ —
On May 14, 1825, General Lafayette was entertained with a ball at Weisicer's Tavern. He also visited Margaretta Brown here.Map (db m205527) HM
100Kentucky (Franklin County), Frankfort — 103 — Leestown
In 1773 McAfee Company and Hancock Taylor came here and surveyed area, an early pioneer stopping place. By 1775 Leestown settled and named by Hancock and Willis Lee; established by Va. Assembly, 1776. Temporarily abandoned in 1777 because of . . . Map (db m22153) HM

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