Introduction to Frankfort, Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky, in Franklin county, is 26 miles NW of Lexington, Kentucky. The city has a population of 27,741.
The city of Frankfort is the county seat of Franklin County. It is also the state capital. The city is located near the Bluegrass region. The community was named after Stephen Frank. He was killed in this region by the Indians. The town of Frankfort received its name from an incident which took place in 1780s, when the Indians attacked a group of pioneers from Bryan’s Station. One of the pioneers, Stephen Frank, was assassinated and the crossing where he was assassinated came to be known "Frank’s Ford." Later this name shrunk to Frankfort.
Frankfort and nearby Attractions
- International Museum of the Horse
- Kentucky State Capitol
- Waveland State Historic Site
- Taylorsville Lake State Park
- Versailles State Park
Things To Do In Frankfort
Waveland State Historic Site is a heritage site, where tourists can get information and remnants of the historic city of Frankfort. Tourists can also relax in the Taylorsville Lake State Park which offer facilities for fishing, camping, and boating. The Versailles State Park is also a popular tourist attraction. One can also take a look around the International Museum of the Horse.
Tourists can avail air transportation from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International airport.
Frankfort Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued from Kentucky State University, Lexington Community College, Transylvania University, and University of Kentucky.