An interesting map of a town that was never built in the present-day state of Kentucky. Franklinville located in Mason County was formed on paper in 1794 by a group of London speculators. The town was to be built beside the North Fork of the Kentucky River on plans drafted by a London engineer. It reflected the aspirations of the time in the classical precision of its plan. Seventy six squares were to be developed about a central park. There was to be a college, a church, a theater, and a town hall. Ref.: Clark, Historic Maps of Kentucky, p. 64. One of the earliest printed American Town Plans.
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