The Church of the Ascension Historical

The Church of the Ascension Historical (HM1T5G)

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 11.982', W 84° 52.733'

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In January 1836 the first Bishop of Kentucky, the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Bosworth Smith, received from the Church of Ascension on Canal Street in New York City, a "gift or loan" to found an Episcopal Church in Frankfort. The present church building was erected in 1850 with funds donated by Judge John Harris Hanna, first president of the Farmers Bank. Over.

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First full time rector was the Rev. John N. Norton. Throughout the Civil War, the parish remained united. The parish founded first free school for the poor in Frankfort and furnished a home for orphans from 1859 to 1939 on this site. It sponsored the first library in Frankfort. Many of Kentucky's Governors have worshiped here. See Over.
HM NumberHM1T5G
Year Placed1975
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 685732 N 4230099
Decimal Degrees38.19970000, -84.87888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.982', W 84° 52.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 58.92" N, 84° 52' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 307-399 Washington St, Frankfort KY 40601, US
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