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Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort

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The Frankfort Cemetery is located on East Main Street in Frankfort, Kentucky. The cemetery is the supposed burial site of Daniel Boone and contains the graves of other famous Americans including seventeen Kentucky governors and a Vice President of the United States.HistoryIt was created by Judge Mason Brown, son of statesman John Brown, inspired by a visit to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Boston.Brown enlisted other Frankfort civic leaders and on February 27, 1844 the Kentucky General Assembly approved the cemetery's incorporation. The 32acre property, then called Hunter's Garden, was purchased in 1845 for $3,801. Additional land was purchased in 1858 and in 1911 for a total of.Brown hired Scottish-born landscape architect Robert Carmichael to design the cemetery.Buildings and groundsThe cemetery is designed in a style similar to Mount Auburn, with curving lanes, terraces and a circle of vaults. Carmichael imported flowers from around the state, intending the cemetery to double as an arboretum in a time when residents could not easily travel to see mountain flowers not native to the region. A central feature is the State Mound, featuring a Kentucky War Memorial designed by Robert E. Launitz.The cemetery has views of the Kentucky River, which forms its western boundary. A bluff overlooking the river gives a view of downtown, south Frankfort, and the Capitol District.
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  • Lt Presley O'Bannon is one of the few buried here. Daniel Boone is another famous citizen. Many well known names are buried here. It is loaded with history as well as views of the city.  more »
  • Since moving to Frankfort I always bring visitors to the cemetery if they have time for a quick tour of the city. Go see Daniel Boone’s gravesite and enjoy the view of the capitol building, downtown F...  more »
  • This is one of the most interesting places in Frankfort. It a must for any visitors we have...one of the first places we take them. you are surrounding by beautiful scenery and history. Just walk amon...  more »
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  • to see daniels grave, would be awe some LOL i would have lots more reasearch done w dat
  • Closed on Saturday and Sunday.. The only days I'm off. 😒
  • If I was to be buried, over looking the river here would be nice!
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