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Switzer, Kentucky
Switzer, Kentucky

Switzer is a Franklin county community on North Elkhorn Creek about six miles northeast of Frankfort. Settlement began by about 1838 and the name comes from an early family. Kissinger Station on the Frankfort and Cincinnati Railroad was located here, mainly to service local lead mining and processing. The source of the Kissinger name isn't known. The Switzer post office operated from 1882 until 1957.

The Switzer covered bridge is still standing over the creek, although the road now crosses on a more modern bridge nearby. The original bridge was built circa 1850 and it has been rebuilt several times.


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