John Jordan Crittenden was born September 10, 1787 near Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky. He was the second child and first son of Revolutionary War veteran John Crittenden and Judith (Harris) Crittenden. John and Judith Crittenden ultimately had four sons and five daughters, all but one of whom survived infancy. On his father's side,...more
He was married to Margaretta Mason on February 21, 1799.They had five children; only two lived to adulthood. Mason Brown (November 10, 1799 – January 27, 1867) was born in Philadelphia. Orlando (September 26, 1801 – July 26, 1867) was born at Liberty Hall. Alfred was born at Liberty Hall on February 23, 1803 and died less than a year later on...more
George Mortimer Bibb (October 30, 1776 – April 14, 1859) was an American politician.Bibb was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, attended Hampden-Sydney College and graduated from the College of William & Mary, then studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Virginia and Lexington, Kentucky. After making a permanent move to...more
Prior to 1833 black and white Christians worshiped together. Later, some leaders of the white Baptists thought it was wise to separate in 1833. Thus, the First Baptist Church became two congregations – one black and one white.First Baptist Church was led by able pastors throughout the years and a strong laity help insure the progress of the...more
In 1850 the Kentucky legislature ordered the building of the State Arsenal and appropriated $8,000 to pay for its construction. The initial appropriation bill required that the State Arsenal be at least one-half mile away from the state capitol. This distance would protect the capitol from damage like that suffered in 1836 when an earlier arsenal...more
BRIEF HISTORY: “At a meeting of a number of Baptists at the house of Simon Beckham in the town of Frankfort to consult on the propriety of establishing a church in this place Brother S. M. Noel was requested to act as moderator and j. Dudley as clerk. The objects of the being having been stated by Brother Noel, the following resolutions were...more
William Justus Goebel (January 4, 1856 – February 3, 1900) was an American politician who served as the 34th Governor of Kentucky for a few days in 1900 after having been mortally wounded by an assassin the day before he was sworn in. Goebel remains the only state governor in the United States to be assassinated while in office.more
We crossed into the Eastern Time Zone, and got gas in Indiana before we crossed into Kentucky....more
80 Chenault Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601, United States
Good for: Solo
1000 Vandalay Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601, United States
Good for: Business
We ate dinner at nearby O'Charley's. This was another chain that I had never heard of, probably because there are none in Maryland. We had to wait awhile for a table. It seemed to be quite the local place to go and many people who were waiting for tables appeared to know each other and when we were seated, there were a lot of people circulating...more
For dinner, Shoneys has a great menu of "american" food.Burgers, Sandwiches, Fish and Chicken Strips, Chicken Breast, Steaks, Chef Salads.You can also choose from a limited selection of seafood items, spaghettis and soups.We had the Southern Fried Chicken Salad with homestyle soup-of-the-day and coffee and apple crisp for dessert. Delicious,...more
This place has a bakery and a diner.The bakery specializes in delicious hot bread but also has bagels, danish, muffins and sweet pasteries.I am partial to the brownies and my wife likes the cheese pockets.The diner is fairly small, open space with round tables (four chairs). Utilitarian decor.The menu has an eclectic selection of soup and...more
can you say bahr bee cue..... That is what the name of the place is and that is what it specializes in. Ribs' juice on the fingers and chin is a sure sign that they are good ribs.And they also had some good "sweet tea" and bakery goods for dessert.Price is cheap (and so is the decor). If you like ribs and you are in Frankfort, you gotta stop here...more
After we went around the exhibits in the Frankfort Historical Society Museum, I asked one of the docents for a recommendation for lunch. She told us about Gibby's, so we walked down the street to have lunch. I had a small apple waldorf salad ($1.95) and a three cheese sandwich ($4.50). I also got a small drink, thinking that I would get root beer....more
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I travel around Kentucky and go to thrift stores. While in Frankfort i came upon this very unique consignment store called Family tree consignment. I LOVED IT!!this store has a little bit of everything and at great deals. The other consignment/thrift stores in Frankfort don't even compare to this little unique store. While I found the other shops...more
It wasn't exactly completely Kentucky because I did not see the kitchen sink for sale but they had just about everything else.Figurines, knick-knacks, salt-pepper sets, wooden carvings, jams/jellies, sauces, beverages, pies, cheeses, coffees, ornamented glasses and mugs, sausages, candies, kettlecorn, nuts, lamps, picture frames, stained glass,...more
Completely Kentucky is a good place to buy a craft made in Kentucky. While downtown, you can look at new and used books at Poor Richard's bookstore, drink coffee at the nearby coffee shop, or visit the nearby antique stores. This is also just across the street from the historic old capitol building and near the wonderful history center, recently...more
You have two choices for fine bourbon Candy.
One is the historic Rebecca Ruth Candy Shop. It has been featured on the Food Network and in magazines. We stopped there and it is... well, just a very little candy store. Their web site says they give tours but we were not offered a tour. We were not even offered samples. And I did not think the girl there was very friendly (I call them like I see them). So...
The OTHER choice is to get the bourbon candy that has now won the award for BEST bourbon candy at Buffalo Trace Distillery (just two minutes from downtown Lexington. Their candy is delicious!!
Frankfort is about average in crime risk for most crimes but murder and theft are well above the normal risk levels. There are over 60 sex offenders registered in Frankfort. That is about 1 offender for every 500 people.That does not make Frankfort an overly dangerous place but it does mean that tourists with children might want to check out the...more
Inside the Wildlife Center was an exhibit which had the poisonous snakes of Kentucky (copperhead, cotton mouth and rattlesnake). Above the exhibit, it said "Please to not tap on the grass" There was a sign at the entrance which warned about invasive speces.The Salito Wildlife Center gave us a little leaflet to guide us around the outdoor...more
East of Frankfort is the Switzer Covered Bridge. It's a Howe Truss that has been restored and is no longer in use for vehicles. There is parking at both ends and you are able to walk across it.Kentucky as lost most of it's covered bridges. Less than an dozen still exist. This bridge was nearly destroyed by a flood and has been restored. To see this...more
Public golf course in the capital of Kentucky; owned and operated by the county/city.
The establishment will celebrate 50 years of service in 2008.
$25 gets a cart and 18 holes (5700 yards short, 6400 yards long).
There are no practice areas on this course and food is available off-site.
There is a dress code of shirt and shorts or long pants.
The course itself is made for mountain goats (cart is a must). Elevated tees and greens with sinuous fairways. Trees block line-of-sight on the doglegs and bunkers guard most greens.
The signature hole is a thread-the-needle type of fairway where the trees block your view of the lake you must then shoot over on the approach shot to the green. Be sure you have extra balls with you.
The greens are relatively flat and true; bent grass that is kept short and tuns fast in summer heat. The fairways are bluegrass which tends to slow the roll of the ball.
This is a free center for public education about wildlife. They have animals which are being rehabbed. Outside of one of the center's windows there were some bird feeders where I saw cardinals, blue jays, red winged blackbirds and a dove, plus a squirrel and a chipmunk on the ground. Habitrek is a short nature trail through the woods and fields...more
While I was occupied in the History Center, Bob walked around Lexington. He took my camera (which I left in the trunk of the car) and took a photo of the hand dug railroad tunnel which was next to the station, and also the sign about it. I had already taken a photo of the train station and the sign for that Two of the signs pictures are...more
Now you can get a good look at what the weather is in Frankfort on the day that you plan to arrive. Just click on the link below to access a live webcam that overlooks that capitol area.http://weatherbug.excite.com/LiveCameras/Excite/LiveCameras.aspx?zcode=z4639&camera_group=1&enlarge=1&camera_id=FRKHC&lid=CNXCCECamera is located at 100 West Main...more