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 elementary, 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.
Southeast Neighborhood Livability Study 2014
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 elementary schools: 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.
Frankfort and Clinton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
This Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP) is the result of ongoing partnerships between the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition (HCCCC), the Clinton County Community Foundation, Clinton County, the City of Frankfort and the Towns of Colfax, Kirklin, Michigantown, Mulberry and Rossville.
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! First Wing Jet Center at the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport is a business and personal air service for Clinton, Tippecanoe and northern Hendricks Counties that provides concierge services, fueling, and overnight hangar space. Their new executive lobby and office space are connected to a brand new, heated hangar now open! 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 IU Health Frankfort Hospital at 1300 South Jackson Street is dedicated to providing a full range of health care services for Frankfort and Clinton County residents. IU Health Frankfort Hospital strives to deliver extraordinary patient care every day. They offer a comprehensive range of healthcare services that includes a 24-hour emergency department, diagnostic imaging services, general medical and surgical services, cancer care and more.
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.
Witham Health and St.Vincent Medical Group provide the community with a new ambulatory care center at 2485 E. Wabash Street in Frankfort, across from Walmart. The new facility which opened in 2018 offers immediate care, primary care, imaging, rehabilitation, and laboratory services, in addition to a variety of specialty care providers. The center is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information about the new ambulatory care center or to schedule an appointment call St. Vincent at (765) 656-3900 and Witham at (765) 485-8000.