The Frankfort City is the capital of the Kentucky State and it is the county seat of the Franklin County. The city is the 5th smallest city in the state and the 5th smallest capital city in the country. The Frankfort City is a second-class city in the Kentucky State and it is situated on the banks of the Kentucky River. The city is the major city of the Frankfort, Kentucky City Statistical Region that incorporates all of Anderson and Franklin counties.
The city of Frankfort probably got its name from an episode that happened during the 1780s. American Indians assaulted a group of early pioneers of America from the Bryan Station, who were manufacturing salt along the banks of the Kentucky River. Consequently, one of the pioneers, Stephen Frank, was slaughtered during the incident, and the pioneers subsequently called the crossing as the "Frank’s Ford." Afterward, this name was erroneously considered as Frankfort.
After the Kentucky State became the fifteenth state of the union during the early 1792, five representatives were appointed on the 20th of June 1972 to decide a site for the capital. Many communities contended for this credit, but finally Frankfort got the honor.
The Frankfort City had a post office by the year 1794, and Daniel Weisiger was appointed as the postmaster. However, in 1836, the records of the Post Office Department were destroyed due to fire. The 1st October 1794 was the date of the initial quarterly account mailed by Mr. Weisiger to Washington.
The Frankfort City has developed significantly since the 1960s. A recent accumulation to the State Office Building was done during 1967. The original structure was completed during the 1930s on the site of the former Kentucky State Penitentiary. A few of the stones from the old jail was exploited for the walls, bordering the office building.
The City of Frankfort is an abode to a number of main distilleries of Kentucky Bourbon, as well as the Buffalo Trace Distillery.
The Frankfort City is situated at the northern extreme boundary of the moist subtropical type of weather of the Southeastern part of the United States. The city is proximal to the climatic changeover zone where the subtropical Southeast mixes with and after that finally changes to a moist continental type of weather further north approximately just further than Ohio, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The average high temperature of the city in a year is 19 C (66.2 F), whereas the average low temperature of the city in a year is 5.9 C (42.6 F)
The Frankfort City is the abode of Kentucky State University, a traditionally black university, located close to the city center area. Two school districts cater the Frankfort City, with three community high schools inside the city borders. The city includes Frankfort Independent School, such as the Frankfort High School, whose limits approximately coincide with the city center, South Frankfort, and the Tanglewood and Bellepoint areas. The city includes Franklin County Public Schools, such as Western Hills High School, which caters the western Franklin County and the West Frankfort, and the Franklin County High School, which chiefly caters the eastern half of the Franklin County.