Frankfort State Hospital And School Cemetery

Frankfort State Hospital And School Cemetery (HM1L0D)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
Country: United States of America
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N 38° 11.611', W 84° 51.797'

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FrontIn 1860, Governor Magoffin signed a bill establishing the Kentucky Institution for the Education and Training of Feeble-Minded Children. In the 1940s, the name changed to the Kentucky Training Home. Adults were admitted and housed with the children due to overcrowding. Capacity was 616, but rose to 1129 residents.


By 1963, the name changed to Frankfort State Hospital and School. It closed in 1972. Many residents spent their entire lives here working as unpaid staff by maintaining the institution. More than 411 people are buried in the cemetery, with most graves marked as "unknown."

Dedicated to the Kentuckians with disabilities who lived and died at Frankfort State Hospital.
HM NumberHM1L0D
Marker Number2423
Year Placed2014
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 687114 N 4229444
Decimal Degrees38.19351667, -84.86328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.611', W 84° 51.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 36.66" N, 84° 51' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cold Harbor Dr, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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