Facts About Kentucky



Facts About Kentucky


Kentucky became the 15th state of the United States when it entered the union in June 1, 1792. The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort and its largest city is Louisville. Kentucky has borders with Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

  • Counties of Kentucky: 119

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    * Adair * Allen * Anderson * Ballard * Barren * Bath * Bell * Boone * Bourbon * Boyd * Boyle * Bracken * Breathitt * Breckinridge * Bullitt * Butler * Caldwell * Calloway * Campbell * Carlisle * Carroll * Carter * Casey * Christian * Clark * Clay * Clinton * Crittenden * Cumberland * Daviess * Edmonson * Elliott * Estill * Fayette * Fleming * Floyd * Franklin * Fulton * Gallatin * Garrard * Grant * Graves * Grayson * Green * Greenup * Hancock * Hardin * Harlan * Harrison * Hart * Henderson * Henry * Hickman * Hopkins * Jackson * Jefferson * Jessamine * Johnson * Kenton * Knott * Knox * Larue * Laurel * Lawrence * Lee * Leslie * Letcher * Lewis * Lincoln * Livingston * Logan * Lyon * McCracken * McCreary * McLean * Madison * Magoffin * Marion * Marshall * Martin * Mason * Meade * Menifee * Mercer * Metcalfe * Monroe * Montgomery * Morgan * Muhlenberg * Nelson Nicholas * Ohio * Oldham * Owen * Owsley * Pendleton * Perry * Pike * Powell * Pulaski * Robertson * Rockcastle * Rowan * Russell * Scott * Shelby * Simpson * Spencer * Taylor * Todd * Trigg * Trimble * Union * Warren * Washington * Wayne * Webster * Whitley * Wolfe * Woodford *

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  • State Motto: "United we stand, divided we fall "

  • State Abbreviation: KY

  • State Name of Residents: Kentuckians

  • State Size: 40,411 square miles; the 37th biggest state of the United States]

  • State Song: "My Old Kentucky Home"

  • State Nick Name: Bluegrass State

  • State Tree: Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

  • State Flower: Goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

  • State Wild Animal: Gray squirrel

  • State Horse: Thoroughbred

  • State Bird: Cardinal

  • State Fish: Kentucky Bass

  • State Fossil: Brachiopod

  • State Insect: Viceroy Butterfly

  • State Gem Stone: Freshwater pearl

  • State Soil: Crider; unofficial

  • State Major Rivers: Ohio River, Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Kentucky River, Green River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley

  • State Highest Point: Black Mountain - 4,145 feet (1,263 m) above sea level

  • State Bordering Country: None

  • State Bordering Body of Water: None

  • State Name Origin: Kentucky is from the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," which means "land of tomorrow."

  • State Largest Cities:
    * Lexington-Fayette * Louisville * Lexington * Owensboro * Bowling Green * Covington * Richmond * Hopkinsville * Henderson * Frankfort *




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