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Franklin County, Kentucky


"The State Capital"

Page Contents for Frankfort, Kentucky

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Weather & Climate

City Attractions


Historical Events

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Frankfort is approximately 28,708 (1994), 25527 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,880 (1990), 11140 (2010).
The amount of land area in Frankfort is 37.728 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.724 sq kilometers.
The distance from Frankfort to Washington DC is 447 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Frankfort is positioned 38.19 degrees north of the equator and 84.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Frankfort elevation is 510 feet above sea level.
Frankfort per capita income is $ 13,383.
Frankfort median income is $ 27,484.
Frankfort average annual rainfall is 49.09 inches per year
Frankfort average annual snowfall is 7.30 inches per year.
Frankfort average temperature is 55.10 degrees F.


approximately 50 miles east of Louisville via I-64 or US 60 and 25 miles west of Lexington
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seasonal with warm summers and cool winters. The prevailing winds are from the south.
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The Floral Clock
Phone: 502-564-3449
on the west lawn of the Capitol Grounds with thousands of flowering plants. The face of the clock is 34 inches in diameter. Throw a coin into the fountain for good luck!

Liberty Hall Historic Site
218 Wilkinson Street
Frankfort, Kentucky
Phone: 502-227-2560
Liberty Hall was built in 1796, the home of Kentucky's first senator, John Brown. The formal boxwood garden is the largest in Kentucky. Please call for hours.

Kentucky Military History Museum
East Main Street at Capital Ave.
Frankfort, Kentucky
Phone: 502-564-3265
This museum is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky National Guard. It is housed in the Old State Arsenal (1850).

Daniel Boone's Grave at Frankfort Cemetery
215 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky
Phone: 502-227-2403
The gravesite of both Daniel and rebecca Boone are located here overlooking the city of Frankfort. Please call to confirm hours of operation.

Kentucky Vietname Veteran's Memorial
Coffee Tree Road
Frankfort, Kentucky
The names of the Kentuckians who died in Vietnam are etched into the granite under the sundial. One of the most original and unusual memorials in the country.

Zeigler-Brockman House
509 Shelby Street
Phone: 502-227-7164
the only house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to be built in the state of Kentucky. Built in 1910, it has been restored by Jane and Jim Brockman. It is listed on the National Register of Historic PLaces. Please call to confirm hours and fees, if any. Kentucky History Center
presented by the Kentucky Historical Society.
The Kentucky History Center, a state-of-the-art museum and research library, will preserve the memories of Kentuckians. It will help to record the challenges faced by the ordinary people who built our commonwealth.

Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory
Home of the Bourbon Ball Chocolate Candy.
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Frankfort City Government

The City of Frankfort is governed through the commission-manager form of government. The members of the City Commission, headed by the mayor are elected.
Reach the city by calling 502 875 8500

Frankfort Historical Events

Kentucky bicentennial of statehood

Dedication ceremony of the new Capitol.

Frankfort chosen as the state capital when Kentucky is made a state.

Frankfort Schools

Kentucky State University
East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky
Phone: 502-227-6000 Frankfort


Frankfort is in the Eastern time zone.
The median age in Frankfort is 34.5 years

The area code for Frankfort is 502.

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