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Frankfort, Kentucky (KY)

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Where is the Capital of Kentucky?
The Map of Kentucky (KY) shows the location of the state capital in the "Bluegrass State". Kentucky has 120 counties, and the capital of the State is Frankfort. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Frankfort including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Frankfort, Kentucky.


The Map of Kentucky and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 40,411 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Frankfort, is 14.63 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Frankfort located?
The location of Frankfort is in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky on both banks of the Kentucky River. The city is located in Franklin county.

Capital of Kentucky - Frankfort
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Frankfort is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Kentucky? (KY)

The State of Kentucky is located in east central United States.


History & Facts on Frankfort, the Capital of Kentucky
The History and Fast, fun facts about Frankfort, the capital city of Kentucky:

History & Facts about Frankfort, Kentucky - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Frankfort but the largest City is Louisville

Fact 2: The state covers 40,411 square miles and the size of the capital is 14.63 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city - 27,590. Nickname "Mainhattan"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Franklin county

Fact 5: History - Frankfort was founded in 1786 on the Kentucky River by General James Wilkinson.

Fact 6: History - It was named after Stephen Frank, a pioneer and frontiersman, who was killed in 1780 in an Indian skirmish at a local ford on the Kentucky river

Fact 7: History - Both the cities of both Louisville and Lexington made failed attempts to take over the seat of state government

Fact 8: History - The town became the capital of the new state in 1792. It was incorporated in Kentucky in 1835.

Fact 9: History - Frankfort was the only Unionist state capital ever held by Confederate troops during the Civil War (1861-1865).

Fact 10: History - The Old State Capitol, was designed by Gideon Shryock and constructed in 1830. It was replaced by the new building in 1910 and is now a museum

History & Facts about Frankfort, Kentucky - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Frankfort, Kentucky
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Frankfort, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Frankfort was 27,590, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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