Living in Frankfort
Home to more than 16,400 residents, Frankfort is called the Gem City for its brightness back in the new electric light era. It was said you could see Frankfort shine from miles away on the prairie due to the new electric lights and its location.
The capital of Clinton County and “home of the Hot Dogs,” Frankfort boasts a large Industrial Park, employing more than 3,500 people who work at such places as Frito-Lay, Land ‘O Lakes Purina Feeds and Lake Erie Products Special Fasteners. The Frankfort Public Library has been nationally recognized as one of the top five libraries in the nation.
Area youth can attend one of the City’s three elementaries, middle school or high school. With six City parks, residents and visitors alike have plenty to choose from for their recreational needs, including an Olympic-size swimming pool.
Proud to have a low crime rate, Frankfort’s neighborhoods are filled with quality homes and friendly residents. The downtown square is home to a variety of numerous small businesses, including restaurants, florist, day spa, furniture store, bank and much more. Between trash collection, curbside recycling, alley maintenance, snow removal and street sweeping, City employees work hard to keep Frankfort’s infrastructure in top shape.
Frankfort’s locally owned and operated radio station, WILO 1570 FM and WILO 2 94.1 FM communicates local, state, national and international news, as well as entertaining programming. The Frankfort Times is a daily newspaper covering news in the City and Clinton County.
The City of Frankfort is proud to have three elementaries: Blue Ridge Primary for pre-kindergarten – second grade, Suncrest Elementary for kindergarten – fifth grade and Green Meadows Intermediate for students in third, fourth and fifth grades. Frankfort Middle School is home to sixth, seventh and eighth graders before they move on to Frankfort Senior High School for ninth graders through seniors.
Frankfort’s Case Arena at FHS is named for Everett Norris Case, winning coach of four Indiana state basketball championships while coaching in Frankfort (1925, 1929, 1936, 1939). The Arena is famous as the site of several scenes in the movie, Blue Chips.
The Clinton County Purdue Extension Office and Frankfort Adult Learning Center complement the community’s learning options
Proudly recognized as one of the top five libraries in the country, the Frankfort Public Library hosts a variety of quality programming year-round, including art classes, concerts, jewelry making and even cooking classes! Home to the often-used Skanta Theatre, the library also houses the Anna and Harlan Hubbard and Mary and Joe McKown Art Galleries, a music room and Harry’s Bar: The Coffee Bar Down Under.
Organizations and Clubs
Volunteer spirit runs long and deep in Frankfort! All types of opportunities are available to volunteer your time, energy and talents, ranging from the Rise & Shine Group to Partners in Progress to multiple faith-based organizations at local churches, to Jaycees.
Want to fly in or out of Frankfort? It’s doable! Montgomery Aviation at the Frankfort Municipal Airport is a business and personal air service for Clinton, Tippecanoe and northern Hendricks Counties. With a 5,000 foot runway, the airport offers a wide variety of services from pilot training to aircraft parts sales.
Frankfort, Clinton County and the surrounding area is serviced by two rail lines, the Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines.
Staff at St. Vincent Hospital at 1300 South Jackson Street is dedicated to providing a full range of health care services for Frankfort and Clinton County residents. A proud member of the St. Vincent Health and Ascension Health family since 2000.
The IU Health Arnett Family Medicine Clinic at 550 South Hoke Avenue in Frankfort is an urgent care clinic, providing a wide variety of medical services for the entire family, including sports physicals, preventative care, cancer screenings and geriatric care. For more information on the facility, call (765) 659-1110.