Frankfort, Kentucky

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Frankfort
The Kentucky State Capitol is one of 45 sites in Frankfort listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Kentucky State Capitol is one of 45 sites in Frankfort listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location of Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky
Location of Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky
Frankfort is located in Kentucky
Frankfort
Frankfort
Location of Frankfort in Franklin County, Kentucky
Frankfort is located in the United States
Frankfort
Frankfort
Frankfort (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°12′N 84°52′W / 38.200°N 84.867°W / 38.200; -84.867Coordinates: 38°12′N 84°52′W / 38.200°N 84.867°W / 38.200; -84.867
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyFranklin
Established1786
IncorporatedFebruary 28, 1835
Government
 • TypeCouncil/Manager
 • MayorWilliam May
Area
 • Total15.07 sq mi (39.02 km2)
 • Land14.77 sq mi (38.25 km2)
 • Water0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Elevation
509 ft (155 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total25,527
 • Estimate 
(2019)
27,755
 • Density1,879.53/sq mi (725.71/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
40601-40604, 40618-40622
Area code(s)502
FIPS code21-28900
GNIS feature ID517517
WebsiteCity website

Frankfort is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It has been the state capital since December 8, 1792. It is the county seat of Franklin County, and has been since 1795. It's located between Lexington and Louisville Kentucky.

Frankfort is beside the Kentucky River. This is how the city earned its name, because the land was owned by pioneer Stephen Frank. First called "Frank's Ford", the name was soon shortened to Frankfort.

Within a century the population of Frankfort grew from 9,487 in 1900, to 27,741 in 2000. The members of the city commission and the mayor are elected by the citizens.

The mayor of Frankfort in 2008 is Gippy Graham.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.

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