Kentucky State of America

Kentucky, 15th State
(United we stand, divided we fall)
  • Name (Iroquoian word): “Ken-tah-ten”; “land of tomorrow”.
  • Governor: Andy Beshear (DemocraticParty)
  • Capital: Frankfort
  • Population: 4,499,690 (2020), (26th most populous)
  • Location: It is located in an area known as the Upland South, the east south-central region along the west side of the Appalachian Mountains.
    1. Northeast: West Virginia,
    2. North: Indiana, Ohio,
    3. Northwest: Illinois,
    4. Southeast: Virginia.
    5. South: Tennessee,
    6. West: Missouri.
  • Area: 104,664 km2/40,411 mi2, 37th by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: KY
  • Admitted to Union: June 1, 1792
  • official language: English

 

1.      State’s Symbols
  • State tree: Tulip Poplar
  • State Grass: none
  • State flower: Goldenrod
  • State food:
    1. State Fruit: Blackberry
    2. State Soft Drink: Ale-8-1
    3. State Drink: Milk
  • State Agricultural Insect Honeybee
  • State Fish: Kentucky Spotted Bass
  • State Amphibian: none
  • State Dinosaur: none
  • State Reptile: none
  • State Bird: Northern Cardinal
  • State Horse: Thoroughbred
  • State Dog: none
  • State Butterfly: Viceroy Butterfly
  • State Wild Game Animal: Gray Squirrel
  • State Fossil: Brachiopod
  • State Rock: Kentucky Agate
  • State Gemstone: Freshwater Pearl
  • State mineral: Coal
  • State Sports:
  • State Tug-of-War: Championship Fordsville Tug-of-War Championship
  • State Song: My Old Kentucky Home
  • State Holidays:
  • State Bourbon Festival: Kentucky Bourbon Festival
  • State Honey Festival: Clarkson Honeyfest
  • State Dance: Clogging
  • State Music: Bluegrass Music
  • State Bluegrass Song: Blue Moon of Kentucky
  • State Musical Instrument: Appalachian Dulcimer
  • State Pipe Band: Louisville Pip
  • State Tartan:

  • State Poet Laureate: Frederick Smock
  • e Band
  • State Firearm: Kentucky Long Rifle
  • State Theater Pipe Organ: Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
  • State Tall Ship: none
  • State Steam Locomotive: Old 152
  • State Sports Car: Corvette
  • State Theater: none
  • State Science Center: Louisville Science Center
  • State Covered Bridge: Switzer Covered Bridge
  • State Botanical Garden: University of Kentucky Arboretum
  • State Arboretum: Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
  • State Museum: Kentucky Museum Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
2.       Geography Facts
  • Land: 102,905 km(39,732 mi2), 26th
  • Water: 1,759 km(679 mi2), 38th
  • Shoreline: 3,322 km, 2,064 mi
  • State Forests: 5
  • National Forests: 2
  • State Parks: 52
  • Public Beaches: 10
  • National Parks: 7 (Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Mammoth Cave National Park)
  • Water: 2.3%
  • Largest city (by area): Louisville (1,030 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Louisville (624,890 people)
  • Lowest point: Kentucky; 257 feet, 31st lowest
  • Highest point: Black Mountain; 4,145 feet, (1,263 m), 27th tallest
3.         Facts about Kentucky
  • The first electric lightbulb was introduced by Thomas Edison to the public for the first time at the 1893 Southern Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Some say more than 4,500 light bulbs were used to illuminate the exhibition at night.
  • It is the biggest gold reserve in the world. Fort Knox, Kentucky, keeps more than $6 billion worth of gold in underground vaults.
  • The first Mother’s Day celebration was held by a teacher named Mary S. Wilson in 1887.
  • Muhammad Ali, Commander of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis. Hodgenville, Fairview, and Abraham Lincoln all belong to Kentucky.
  • Bourbon barrels outnumber people in Kentucky, Strange!
  • The song “Happy Birthday to You” was ”invented” in here by two Louisville sisters in 1893.
  • Kentucky is also known as the horse capital of the world.
  • Nickname/s: Bluegrass State
  • Key Cities: Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Frankfort
  • Major industries: Agriculture(Livestock, Crops), manufacturing, mining, services
  • Famous for: Race Horse Farms, Kentucky Derby, Mammoth Cave National Park, bourbon, moonshine, automobile manufacturing, service industry
  • Area codes: 270, 502, 606, 859

 

4.        Natural Resources
  • Agriculture:

    1. Tobacco
    2. Soybeans
    3. Corn
    4. Wheat
    5. Hay
    6. Greenhouse and nursery crops
  • Fruits:

    1. Apples
    2. Bananas
    3. Oranges
    4. Pears
    5. Peaches
    6. Grapes
  • Vegetable:

    1. Beets
    2. Cabbage
    3. Carrots
    4. Cauliflower
    5. Lettuce
    6. Onions
    7. Parsley
    8. Parsnips
    9. Peas
    10. Radishes
    11. Spinach
    12. Turnips
  • Livestock:

    1. Horses
    2. Hogs
    3. Chickens
    4. Cattle
  • Livestock products:

    1. Milk
    2. Beef
  • Gemstones and Minerals:

    1. Kentucky Agates
    2. Chert
    3. Concretions
    4. Flint
    5. Fluorite
    6. Galena
    7. Geodes
  • Fossil fuel:

    1. Coal
    2. Petroleum
    3. natural gas
5.          Mountains

                Mountains Ranges: 3

                Best Mountains to hike:

  • Battleship rock trail (in natural bridge state resort park)
  • Double arch trail (in Daniel Boone national forest)
  • Raven run nature sanctuary trail
  • Breaks interstate park loop
  • Indian staircase and Indian arch loop (in red river gorge)
  • Eagle falls trail (in Cumberland falls state resort park)
  • Pinnacle trail (in Cumberland gap national historic park)
6.        Divisions
  • 120 Counties
  • 419 Cities
  • N/A Towns

 

 

 

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