Frankfort, Kentucky, with a population of 27,590, (2012), is one of the smallest state capitals in the nation. The town is located in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky, and has an interesting if not turbulent history dating back to the Civil War when the Union Army built forts overlooking Frankfort, and the Confederate Army also occupied the area for a short time. Frankfort is bisected by the Kentucky River which flows right through the center of town. The Kentucky River Development Plan was formed in 2005 with a misssion to redevelop and increase the use of the waterfront with a Riverwalk, amphitheater, and public marina to help make the river part of everyday life for the residents of the city. Other popular organizations within the city are Commonwealth Gardens which was formed to encourage gardening in neighborhood parks and schools throughout Frankfort, and WalkBike Frankfort, an organization dedicated to making Frankfort a city of pedestrians and cyclists with interconnected paths, sidewalks, and bikelanes connecting neighborhoods, schools, parks and shopping. Frankfort is also a college town as it is home to Kentucky State University. Photo of the Governor's Mansion courtesy of Wikipedia and Acdixon; photos of Frankfort and Downtown Frankfort courtesy of Wikipedia and Kaplansa.