|Incorporated||February 28, 1835|
|• Total||15.07 sq mi (39.03 km2)|
|• Land||14.77 sq mi (38.25 km2)|
|• Water||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|Elevation||505 ft (154 m)|
|• Density||1,900/sq mi (730/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||517517|
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 population was 28,602 in 2020. The members of the city commission and the mayor are elected by the citizens.
References[change | change source]
- "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frankfort, Kentucky
- "QuickFacts: Frankfort city, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2023.