This bird's eye view of Frankfort shows us the seat of government in 1871. The state capitol building is located near the center of the map and is represented in an inset drawing. The second inset highlights the three- story public school building. There are steamboats on the Kentucky river and trains using the railroad bridges indicating that the city is a hub of commerce. Also included is the state prison on the left.
Maps, Mapmaking, Cartography, Kentucky, Frankfort