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Kentucky State Facts

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  • Capital: Frankfort


  • Largest city: Louisville


  • Highest point: Black Mountain, 4,145 ft (1263 m)


  • Lowest point: Mississippi River at Kentucky Bend, 257 ft (78 m)


  • Admission to Union: June 1, 1792 (15th)

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Kentucky State Information

  • In Bourbon County, an early distiller named Jacob Spears is credited with being the first to label his product as Bourbon whiskey


  • The biggest day in American horse racing, the Kentucky Derby, is preceded by the two-week Derby Festival in Louisville


  • Elizabethtown, known for its proximity to Fort Knox and the nation’s gold bullion depository


  • Kentucky has more navigable miles of water than any other state in the union, other than Alaska


  • Cumberland Gap, chief passageway through the Appalachian Mountains in early American history


  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace near Hodgenville


  • Kentucky is the only state outside of the first 13 that uses "Commonwealth" in its name


  • Before statehood Kentucky was Kentucky County, Virginia. Commonwealth of Kentucky


Kentucky Points of Interest

Kentucky Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Kentucky, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Kentucky State Counties

120 Counties in Kentucky

  1. Adair County


  2. Allen County


  3. Anderson County


  4. Ballard County


  5. Barren County


  6. Bath County


  7. Bell County


  8. Boone County


  9. Bourbon County


  10. Boyd County


  11. Boyle County


  12. Bracken County


  13. Breathitt County


  14. Breckinridge County


  15. Bullitt County


  16. Butler County


  17. Caldwell County


  18. Calloway County


  19. Campbell County


  20. Carlisle County


  21. Carroll County


  22. Carter County


  23. Casey County


  24. Christian County


  25. Clark County


  26. Clay County


  27. Clinton County


  28. Crittenden County


  29. Cumberland County


  30. Daviess County



  31. Edmonson County


  32. Elliott County


  33. Estill County


  34. Fayette County


  35. Fleming County


  36. Floyd County


  37. Franklin County


  38. Fulton County


  39. Gallatin County


  40. Garrard County


  41. Grant County


  42. Graves County


  43. Grayson County


  44. Green County


  45. Greenup County


  46. Hancock County


  47. Hardin County


  48. Harlan County


  49. Harrison County


  50. Hart County


  51. Henderson County


  52. Henry County


  53. Hickman County


  54. Hopkins County


  55. Jackson County


  56. Jefferson County


  57. Jessamine County


  58. Johnson County


  59. Kenton County


  60. Knott County


  61. Knox County


  62. Larue County


  63. Laurel County


  64. Lawrence County


  65. Lee County


  66. Leslie County


  67. Letcher County


  68. Lewis County


  69. Lincoln County


  70. Livingston County


  71. Logan County


  72. Lyon County


  73. Madison County


  74. Magoffin County


  75. Marion County


  76. Marshall County


  77. Martin County


  78. Mason County


  79. McCracken County


  80. McCreary County


  81. McLean County


  82. Meade County


  83. Menifee County


  84. Mercer County


  85. Metcalfe County


  86. Monroe County


  87. Montgomery County


  88. Morgan County


  89. Muhlenberg County




  90. Nelson County


  91. Nicholas County


  92. Ohio County


  93. Oldham County


  94. Owen County


  95. Owsley County


  96. endleton County


  97. Perry County


  98. Pike County


  99. Powell County


  100. Pulaski County


  101. Robertson County


  102. Rockcastle County


  103. Rowan County


  104. Russell County


  105. Scott County


  106. Shelby County


  107. Simpson County


  108. Spencer County


  109. Taylor County


  110. Todd County


  111. Trigg County


  112. Trimble County


  113. Union County


  114. Warren County


  115. Washington County


  116. Wayne County


  117. Webster County


  118. Whitley County


  119. Wolfe County


  120. Woodford County






Our Story

  • Kentucky is located in the eastern central region of the U.S. And is one of four states that are constituted as a commonwealth. The state was actually originally a part of Virginia, but in 1792 it became the 15th state admitted to the union. Kentucky is the 37th ranked most extensive state in the country, covering roughly 40,400 square miles and is the 26th ranked state in terms of population with roughly 4.4 million people in the state.


  • Kentucky has been nicknamed the “Bluegrass State” since bluegrass is found in many regions throughout the entire state due to the very fertile soil prevalent in these areas. This in turn led to high quality live stock breeding. The overall geography of the state is mixed and is made up of various environments and several abundant resources. Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the entire world is located in Kentucky as well as the longest amount of navigable inland waterways. Kentucky is also home to the two biggest man made lakes on the east side of the Mississippi River. The state has a high population of wildlife, particularly turkey and deer along with the largest free ranging herd of elk east of the state of Montana. Other well known attributes to Kentucky include horse racing, college basketball, bourbon distilleries, automobile manufacturing, bluegrass music, and tobacco.


  • Many of the state borders of Kentucky are based on the paths of rivers as they existed when the state was admitted to the union in 1792. In many of these areas the rivers have changed course away from where the original border used to be. The climate in Kentucky is considered to be humid subtropical, as the state experiences all four seasons and a variety of various weather patterns.


  • Kentucky shares the state bird with a few other states as the Cardinal. The wild animal of the state is the gray squirrel while the state horse is recognized as the Thoroughbred. The state fish is the Kentucky Bass while the state flower is the Goldenrod and the state tree is the Tulip tree. Kentucky is also home to several big lakes such as Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake, and Lake Barkley. Kentucky played a major role in its early times in the formation of the United States and continues to play a major role with the wide variety of agriculture and industry within the state.


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