From "The Heritage of Morgan County"
Courtesy of Glenna Mae Hawn Murphy Morgan
daughter of Loren Hawn
Frankfort was founded in 1885 by A. J. Dreutzer a prominent lawyer and industrialist from Chicago. He knew Thomas Hughes, founder of Rugby and had very much wanted to establish a colony just as Mr. Hughes had done. Mr. Dreutzer's community was founded and promoted as a summer resort.. Located on the Cumberland Plateau and promoted to wealthy Northerners as the ideal climate to retire to.
The town of Frankfort does not exist anymore.
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