Population 29,000 • Franklin County (Seat) • EST/EDT • Wet*
Established 1786; chosen as Capital when Kentucky was formed in 1792; US 60, 127, off I-64, on the Kentucky River. Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission, Frankfort Visitor Center, 100 Capital Ave., Franklin, 40601; www.visitfrankfort.com;
Kentucky State Capitol Building; 700 Capital Ave.
* sale and consumption of alcohol allowed