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Encyclopedia > Frankfort, Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky
City flag City seal

Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
County Franklin County, Kentucky
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

38.9 km² (15.0 mi²)
38.2 km² (14.7 mi²)
0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) 1.87%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density

27,741
727.1/km²
Time zone Eastern: UTC–5
Location 38°11′50″N, 84°51′47″W
Mayor William I. May, Jr.
City website

Frankfort is the capital of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. It is also the county seat of Franklin County. The city has a population of 27,077 (July 2006 est.). Image File history File linksMetadata KY_State_Capitol. ... It has been suggested that the section intro from the article Civil flag be merged into this article or section. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Adapted from Wikipedias KY county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...

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History

Gen. James Wilkinson purchased in 1786, the 260-acre tract of land on the north side of the Kentucky River, which is now downtown Frankfort. He was an early promoter to make Frankfort the State Capitol. General Wilkinson is called by some the father of Frankfort. General James Wilkinson James Wilkinson (1757 – December 28, 1825) was a U.S. soldier and statesman, who was associated with several scandals and controversies. ...


The town of Frankfort probably received its name from an event that took place in 1780 when Indians attacked a group of pioneers from Bryan’s Station who were making salt at a ford in the Kentucky River. One of the pioneers, Stephen Frank, was killed and the crossing became known as “Frank’s Ford.” Later this name was shortened to Frankfort.


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 (Madison Co.), and Robert Todd (Fayette Co.). A number of communities competed for this honor, but Frankfort won by perseverance and, according to early histories, the offer of Andrew Holmes' log house as capitol for seven years, a number of town lots, £50 worth of locks and hinges, 10 boxes of glass, 1500 pounds of nails, and $3000 in gold.[1]


John Brown a Virginia lawyer and statesman built a home, now called Liberty Hall in Frankfort in 1796. Before statehood he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress (1777-1778) and the U.S. Congress (1789-1791). While in Congress he introduced the bill granting Statehood to Kentucky. Once that was accomplished, he was elected a U.S. Senator for Kentucky. For other people with the same name, see John Brown. ... Liberty Hall (Kentucky) was built in 1796 in Frankfort, Kentucky was the home of Senator John Brown (Kentucky). ... POOP HS;JHGF;JADHGJHASGHASJHGJSAHGJWJITHADHSGJHDASJLGFNKRA The Continental Congress was the first national government of the United States. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ...


The Kentucky General Assembly appropriated funds to provide a house to accommodate the governor in 1796. Construction was completed in 1798. The Old Governor's Mansion is reputed to be the oldest official executive residence still in use in the United States. The Kentucky State Capitol Building in Frankfort, KY The Kentucky General Assembly, also called the Kentucky Legislature, is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... The Old Governors Mansion is located at 420 High Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. ...


In 1829 the Old Capitol, the third Capitol of Kentucky was built in the Greek Revival style by Gideon Shryock. The building served the Commonwealth as its Capitol from 1830 until 1910. The Old State Capitol (Kentucky) is the third Capitol of Kentucky. ... Personal residence of Catherine the Great Greek Revival was a style of classical architecture which became fashionable in Europe in the 18th century, and in the United Kingdom and United States in the early 19th century. ... Gideon Shryock (November 15, 1802 - 1880), was an American Greek Revival architect. ...


During the American Civil War fortifications overlooking downtown Frankfort were built on what is now called Fort Hill. The Confederate Army occupied Frankfort for a short time. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Fort Hill is a hill overlooking downtown Frankfort, Kentucky, where military fortifications were built during the American Civil War to protect the city and its pro-Union state government. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


On February 3, 1900 Governor-elect William Goebel was assassinated in Frankfort while walking to the capitol to be inaugurated. Former-Secretary of State Caleb Powers was later found guilty in a conspiracy to kill Goebel. is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ğ: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... William J. Goebel (January 4, 1856 – February 3, 1900)[3] was a controversial American politician who served as Governor of Kentucky for a few days in 1900 before being assassinated. ... The new, permenant Kentucky State Capitol building The Kentucky State Capitol is located in Frankfort and is the seat of the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the state government of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Caleb Powers (February 1, 1869 - July 25, 1932) was a United States Representative from Kentucky and the first Secretary of State of Kentucky convicted as an accessory to murder. ...


The city has seen considerable growth since the 1960's. The State Office Building (SOB) was completed in 1967. Capitol Plaza was established in the 1970's. The Plaza consists of the Capitol Plaza Office Tower, the Capitol Plaza Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn, Frankfort), and the Fountain Place Shoppes.


Frankfort is home to several major distilleries of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey, including: Distillation is a means of separating liquids through differences in their boiling points. ... The List of bourbon brands is a list of bourbon whiskeys and their distilleries. ... Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. ...

Ancient Age is a brand of bourbon whiskey distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky, and aged there in large warehouses which literally seem to overhang the Kentucky River, which flows through the city in a deep gorge. ... Bottle of George T Stagg bourbon George T. Stagg is a limited-production bourbon whiskey distributed by Buffalo Trace Distillery, as part of the distillerys Antique Collection series. ...

Historic Churches

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Geography

Bird's eye view of the city of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky 1871. Downtown Frankfort is seen in the foreground, while South Frankfort lies across the river in the background. Fort Hill is in the lower left hand corner.
Bird's eye view of the city of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky 1871. Downtown Frankfort is seen in the foreground, while South Frankfort lies across the river in the background. Fort Hill is in the lower left hand corner.

Frankfort is located at 38°11′50″N, 84°51′47″W (38.197274, -84.863110)GR1. It is in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3888x3496, 7442 KB) de: Vogelperspektive auf Frankfort, die Hauptstadt des US-Bundesstaates Kentucky, 1871 en: Birds eye view of the city of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky 1871. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3888x3496, 7442 KB) de: Vogelperspektive auf Frankfort, die Hauptstadt des US-Bundesstaates Kentucky, 1871 en: Birds eye view of the city of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky 1871. ... Bluegrass and rock fence of local limestone in central Kentucky. ...


The city is bisected by the Kentucky River, which makes an s-turn as it passes through the center of town. The river valley widens at this point, which creates four distinct parts of town. The valley within the city limits contains "downtown" and "south" Frankfort districts, which lie opposite one another on the river. The suburban areas on either side of the valley are referred to as "west" Frankfort and "east" Frankfort, respectively. The Kentucky River is a tributary of the Ohio River, 259 mi (417 km) long, in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.9 km² (15.0 mi²). 38.2 km² (14.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (1.87%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Frankfort does not have its own airport and all travellers should either fly into Bluegrass Airport or Louisville Airport. Blue Grass Airport is an airport in Fayette County, Kentucky serving the city of Lexington, Kentucky. ... Louisville International Airport (IATA: SDF, ICAO: KSDF) is a public airport centrally located in the city of Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA. The airport covers 1,200 acres (4. ...


Climate

Frankfort is located at the northern extreme limit of the humid subtropical climate of the Southeastern United States. It is proximal to the climatic transition zone where the subtropical Southeast blends with and then eventually changes to a humid continental climate further north (roughly just beyond Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana). The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: , County Marion Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,741 people, 12,314 households, and 6,945 families residing in the city. The population density was 727.1/km² (1,883.2/mi²). There were 13,422 housing units at an average density of 351.8/km² (911.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.84% White, 14.70% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hispanics in the United States or Hispanic American is an American citizen or resident of Hispanic ethnicity and can identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 12,314 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.9% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.83. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 11.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,980, and the median income for a family was $47,855. Males had a median income of $31,339 versus $25,361 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,512. About 9.5% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Frankfort is the focal point of a micropolitan statistical area consisting of Frankfort and Franklin County as well as adjacent Lawrenceburg and Anderson County. The city has also achieved classification into a combined statistical area with Lexington and Richmond to the east. United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lawrenceburg is a city located in Anderson County, Kentucky. ... Anderson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ... Richmond is the 6th largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Madison County. ...

Education

Frankfort is the home of Kentucky State University, a historically black university situated near the downtown area. Two school districts serve the city, with two public high schools and one city high school located within the city limits: Kentucky State logo Kentucky State University (KSU, or less commonly, KYSU, to differentiate from Kansas State University) is a four-year institution of higher learning, located in Frankfort, Kentucky, the states capital. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...

Frankfort also has several private schools: Frankfort High School is located at 328 Shelby Street in Frankfort, Kentucky. ... Franklin County High School is the largest of three public high schools in Frankfort, Kentucky and is one of two high schools operated by Franklin County Public Schools. ... Western Hills High School is located at 100 Doctors Drive in Frankfort, KY. Western Hills High School is the more recently constructed of the two high schools in the Franklin County Public Schools district, having opened to students in 1981. ...

  • The Frankfort Christian Academy (P-12)
  • Capital Day School (P-8)
  • Good Shepherd School (K-8)

Sister City

Frankfort has one sister city: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... San Pedro de Macorís is a port city in the Dominican Republic, the capital of San Pedro de Macorís Province, and home of the Universidad Central del Este. ...

Notable residents

William Wirt Adams (March 22, 1819 – May 1, 1888), was a United States district court judge for the state of Mississippi, a soldier for the Republic of Texas, and a Confederate officer and general in the American Civil War. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Elijah Craig (1738 (?) – May 18, 1808) was a Baptist minister from Kentucky, who is remembered chiefly for being an important figure in the invention of bourbon whiskey. ... See also Impressionist (entertainment): A girl with a watering can by Renoir, 1876 Impressionism was a 19th century art movement, which began as a private association of Paris-based artists who exhibited publicly in 1874. ... George Graham Vest (1830–1904) was a man born in Kentucky, but who moved to Missouri to begin a career in law. ... Elizabeth Ann Hulette (November 19, 1960 – May 1, 2003), known best as Miss Elizabeth, was a U.S. professional wrestling manager. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Franklin County High School may refer to: Franklin County High School, Carnesville, Georgia Franklin County High School, Brookville, Indiana Franklin County High School, Frankfort, Kentucky Franklin County High School, Meadville, Mississippi Franklin County High School, Winchester, Tennessee Franklin County High School, Rocky Mount, Virginia Categories: | ... George C. Wolfe (September 23, 1954 - ) is an African-American playwright and director of theater and film. ... The Lion King at the New Amsterdam Theatre, 2003 Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... A theatrical producer is the person ultimately responsible for overseeing all aspects of mounting a theatrical production. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ...

References

    1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

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