What Is the Capital of Kentucky?


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The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort. Frankfort is located in the northern part of the state, midway between the cities of Louisville and Lexington. Frankfort became Kentucky's capital in 1792 after promising to put more manpower into the construction of a statehouse than any other city.

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As of the 2010 census, the population in Frankfort was 25,527, making it the fifth smallest capital city in the United States. Frankfort does not have a commercial airport, forcing visitors to fly into Lexington, Cincinnati or Louisville before driving to Frankfort. During the American Civil War, Frankfort and Kentucky were on the side of the Union, although the Confederacy did occupy Frankfort for a short period of time, making it the only Union capital to be controlled by the Confederacy at any point in the war.

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