The satellite view shows Frankfort, the seat of Franklin County and the capital of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
, one of the fifty states in the United States
. The city is located in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky on both banks of the Kentucky River.
Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. The Beaux-Arts building houses the Kentucky state government.
The region of today Frankfort was settled at the end of the 18th century. In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state, and Frankfort its capital.
Today the town has an estimated population of 27,600 inhabitants (in 2018). About 72,000 people live in Frankfort's Micropolitan Statistical Area.
About half of the population is working in state or local government agencies.
Frankfort is home to the Kentucky State University (kysu.edu
), a historically black university.
is a trading center for mid-Kentucky, and home to auto part producers and several major distilleries of Kentucky Bourbon, including the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Frankfort places of interest:
Jackson Hall, Kentucky State University in Frankfort. The Recitation Hall, the college's first permanent building, was built in 1887.
Image: Matthew Peek
Kentucky State Capitol
, Kentucky's capitol was built between 1905 and 1909; it houses all three government branches, the Governor of Kentucky, the Senate Chamber, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court Chamber.
The Old State Capitol
was the third Capitol of Kentucky, it served as the seat of Kentucky's government from 1830 to 1910, since 1920 it is home to the Kentucky Historical Society.
Buffalo Trace Distillery
) is among the oldest continuously operating distillery in the United States.
is the only building in the state of Kentucky designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
, the US$50,000 giant watch is a landmark on the lawn of the state capitol.
is the supposed burial site of Daniel Boone, an American folk hero, pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman.
Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
), the memorial in the form of a sundial contains the name of 1,103 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War.
Commemorative plaque in Frankfort commemorates Daniel Boone and his wife Rebecca.
Image: Chris Light
Capital City Museum
), a museum "two stories filled with history and character", and Leslie Morris Park atop Fort Hill features two Civil War forts, the Sullivan House interpretive center, and a picnic pavilion.
Kentucky Military History Museum
), is a museum dedicated to Kentucky’s military past and to the Kentuckians who fought in the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. The museum is housed in the former State Arsenal.
Capitol View Park
is a 150-acre park with a scenic view of the Kentucky River.
Capitol View Mountain Bike Trail
) is an off-road bicycle trail.
Salato Wildlife Education Center
) explore Kentucky's diverse regional ecosystems and learn to hunt, fish and shoot.
Just zoom in (+) to see Governor's Mansion and Kentucky State Capitol, which houses the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the state government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Office of the Governor of Kentucky, the Senate Chamber, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court Chamber.
Frankfort's Capital City Airport (IATA code
: FFT) is an airport used entirely for general and military aviation.
Nearest major public airports serving Frankfort are Blue Grass Airport
in Lexington, (bluegrassairport.com
- IATA code
: LEX), Louisville International Airport
- IATA code
: SDF) about 54 mi (86 km) by road, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
- IATA code
: CVG) situated in Hebron, Kentucky, about 76 mi (122 km) north of Frankfort.
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