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Welcome to Frankfort ...

The city of Frankfort is located in Franklin County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Kentucky.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Frankfort has a population of 27,692 people<2> (see below for details).

Frankfort was established in 1786.

The community of Frankfort is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Frankfort lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Frankfort lies within the (502) area code.

The ZIP codes for Frankfort: 40601-40604, 40618-40622<4>

Websites for Frankfort ...

Official Website: www.cityoffrankfortky.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Frankfort had an population of 27,692 people. This is an increase of 8.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Frankfort had a population of 25,527 people (which is 51.79% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Frankfort the county's most populous community.

The population of Frankfort represents 0.59% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,527 people, the population of Frankfort decreased 7.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,741 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Frankfort.

Communities Also Named Frankfort ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Frankfort - they are located in Alabama, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Maine, Michigan (2), Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Frankfort.

Communities near Frankfort ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Frankfort.

  • Georgetown [Scott County]
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    • Georgetown [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Frankfort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,847 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<7>
  • Shelbyville [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelbyville
    • Shelbyville [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Frankfort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,790 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelbyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbyville<7>
  • Lawrenceburg [Anderson County]
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    • Lawrenceburg [Anderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Frankfort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,529 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrenceburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceburg<7>
  • Versailles [Woodford County]
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    • Versailles [Woodford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Frankfort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,308 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Versailles have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Versailles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Versailles<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Midway [Woodford County]
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      • Midway [Woodford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Frankfort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<7>
    • Pleasureville [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasureville
      • Pleasureville [Henry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Frankfort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 875 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasureville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasureville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasureville<7>
    • Stamping Ground [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamping Ground
      • Stamping Ground [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Frankfort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamping Ground
    • Monterey [Owen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Owen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Frankfort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Gratz [Owen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gratz
      • Gratz [Owen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Frankfort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gratz have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gratz
    • Duckers [Woodford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duckers
      • Duckers [Woodford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Frankfort
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duckers have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duckers

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Frankfort. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Frankfort.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Frankfort. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Frankfort.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Frankfort. Our list includes 72 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Frankfort.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Frankfort ...

Looking for more information about Frankfort? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Frankfort, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Frankfort.

Adding Frankfort to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Frankfort in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Frankfort was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Frankfort on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Franklin County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Frankfort: www.cityoffrankfortky.com/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Frankfort.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Frankfort - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Frankfort). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Frankfort or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Frankfort includes: 40601, 40602, 40603, 40618, 40619, 40620, 40621 & 40622.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Frankfort) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Frankfort. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FrankfortOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frankfort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1996, Longitude: -84.8731    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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