Sunday, April 8, 2018

April - Week 15 - Kentucky - the Bluegrass State

15 Kentucky
Date admitted to the US – June 1, 1792
Postal abbreviation – KY
Capital – Frankfort
Area – 40,409.02 [37th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 4,339,367 [26th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 109.9 [24th largest in the US]
Area codes – 270, 502, 606, 859
Zip codes – 40003 - 42788
Number of counties –120
State nickname –  Bluegrass State
State motto – “United we stand, divided we fall" 

State Flag of Kentucky
Fun facts
-The Boy Scouts of America Scouting Museum is located on the campus of Murray State University.
-The Kentucky Derby, the oldest continuously held horse race in the country, is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
-Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave and the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States. Niagara Falls, New York is first.
-The song "Happy Birthday to You" was written by two Louisville sisters in 1893.
-Middlesboro is the only city in the United States built inside a meteor crater.
-More than $6 billion worth of gold, the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world, is stored in the underground vaults of Fort Knox.
-Pike County is famous for the Hatfield-McCoy feud, an Appalachian vendetta that lasted from the Civil War to the 1890s.

Law Schools
University of Kentucky College of Law
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P Chase College of Law

Military facts
Military Schools
Military Bases
Fort Knox
Fort Knox Bullion Depository


  1. Some fascinating facts about a part of the US I don’t know a lot about.

    1. I'm having a lot of fun writing about our states this year, for exactly this reason. Some of the info is fascinating.