Kentucky State Facts and History

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Kentucky Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Andy Beshear (Democrat)
  • Capital: Frankfort
  • Population: 4,467,673 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 39,486.34 sq km
  • Water Area: 921.46 sq km
  • Total Area: 40,407.80 SQ KM
  • Width: 170 mi (250 km)
  • Length: 379 mi (610 km)
  • State Motto: “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”
  • Nickname: Bluegrass State
  • Electoral votes: 8
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 6 (of 435)
  • State Song: “My Old Kentucky Home”
  • Date of Statehood: June 1, 1792
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Kentucky: kentucky.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: KY
  • Origin of name: The origin of the name “Kentucky” is not known with any certainty. One suggestion is that it is derived from an Iroquois name meaning “land of tomorrow”

State Symbol of Kentucky

State BirdCardinal
State ButterflyViceroy butterfly
State DanceClogging
State DrinkMilk
State FishKentucky spotted bass
State FlowerGoldenrod
State FossilBrachiopod
State FruitBlackberry
State GemstoneFreshwater pearl
State HorseThoroughbred horse
State MineralCoal
State MottoUnited we stand, divided we fall
State MusicBluegrass music
State Musical InstrumentAppalachian dulcimer
State NicknameBluegrass State
State RockKentucky agate
State Silverware PatternOld Kentucky Blue Grass, The Georgetown Pattern
State SoilCrider soil series
State TreeTulip tree
State Wild Animal Game SpeciesGray squirrel

College & Universities

Alice Lloyd CollegeJenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology
Appalachian Beauty SchoolKentucky Christian University
Asbury Theological SeminaryKentucky Community and Technical College System
Asbury UniversityKentucky Mountain Bible College
Ashland Community and Technical CollegeKentucky State University
Ashland Technical CollegeKentucky Wesleyan College
Barrett and Company School of Hair DesignLexington Beauty College
Beckfield College-FlorenceLexington Community College
Bellarmine UniversityLexington Theological Seminary
Bellefonte Academy of BeautyLindsey Wilson College
Berea CollegeLouisville Bible College
Big Sandy Community and Technical CollegeLouisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Big Sandy Community and Technical College-Mayo CampusMadisonville Community College
Bluegrass Community and Technical CollegeMaysville Community and Technical College
Bowling Green Technical CollegeMid-Continent University
Brescia UniversityMidway College
Brighton Center’s Center for Employment TrainingMorehead State University
Brown Mackie College-HopkinsvilleMotif Beauty Academy
Brown Mackie College-LouisvilleMr Jim’s College of Cosmetology
Brown Mackie College-Northern KentuckyMurray State University
Campbellsville UniversityNational College-Lexington
Centre CollegeNorthern Kentucky University
Clear Creek Baptist Bible CollegeNutek Academy of Beauty Inc
Collins School of CosmetologyOwensboro Community and Technical College
Daymar College-BellevuePat Wilsons Beauty College
Daymar College-Bowling GreenPaul Mitchell the School-Lexington
Daymar College-LouisvillePaul Mitchell the School-Louisville
Daymar College-OwensboroPikeville College
Daymar College-Paducah MainPJ’s College of Cosmetology-Bowling Green
Decker College IncPJ’s College of Cosmetology-Glasgow
Decker College-louisvilleSaint Catharine College
E-Town Beauty SchoolSomerset Community College
Eastern Kentucky UniversitySoutheast Kentucky Community and Technical College
Elizabethtown Community and Technical CollegeSoutheast School of Cosmetology
Elizabethtown Technical CollegeSouthwestern College
Empire Beauty School-ChenowethSpalding University
Empire Beauty School-DixieSpencerian College
Empire Beauty School-ElizabethtownSpencerian College-Lexington
Empire Beauty School-FlorenceSullivan College of Technology and Design
Empire Beauty School-HighlandSullivan University
Empire Beauty School-HurstborneThe Salon Professional Academy-Lexington
Employment Solutions-College for Technical EducationThe Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ezell’s Cosmetology SchoolThomas More College
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family NursingTransylvania University
Galen College of Nursing-LouisvilleTrend Setters Academy of Beauty Culture-Elizabethtown
Gateway Community and Technical CollegeTrend Setters Academy-Louisville
Georgetown CollegeUnion College – Bennett Center
Hazard Community and Technical CollegeUniversity of Kentucky
Heads West Kentucky Beauty CollegeUniversity of Louisville
Henderson Community CollegeUniversity of Phoenix-Louisville Campus
Hopkinsville Community CollegeUniversity of the Cumberlands
Interactive College of Technology-NewportWest Kentucky Community and Technical College
ITT Technical Institute-LouisvilleWest Kentucky Technical College
Jefferson Community and Technical CollegeWestern Kentucky University
Jefferson Technical College

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Maker’s Mark
  2. Churchill Downs
  3. Kentucky Kingdom
  4. Newport Aquarium
  5. Creation Museum
  6. Keeneland
  7. Louisville Zoo
  8. Red River Gorge
  9. Kentucky Horse Park
  10. Waverly Hills Sanatorium
  11. Lake Cumberland
  12. Land Between the Lakes
  13. Louisville Slugger Museum
  14. Mammoth Cave National Park
  15. Lost River Cave
  16. Beech Bend Park
  17. Buffalo Trace Distillery
  18. Muhammad Ali Center
  19. National Corvette Museum

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
John Adairpioneer and political leader;
Muhammad Aliboxer;
Alben W. Barkleyvice president;
Louis D. Brandeisjurist;
John Mason Browncritic;
Kit Carsonscout;
Champ Clarkpolitician;
George Clooneyactor;
Rosemary Clooneysinger;
Irvin S. Cobbhumorist;
Jefferson Davispresident of the Confederacy;
Johnny Deppactor;
Irene Dunneactress;
Crystal Gaylesinger;
David W. Griffithfilm producer;
John M. Harlanjurist;
Elizabeth Hardwickwriter;
Casey Joneslocomotive engineer;
Ashley Juddactress;;
Barbara Kingsolverwriter;
Abraham Lincolnpresident;
Loretta Lynnsinger;
Bill Monroebluegrass musician;
Carry A. Nationtemperance leader;
Patricia Nealactress;
Diane Sawyerbroadcast journalist;
Adlai Stevensonvice president;
Allen Tatepoet and critic;
Hunter Thompsonwriter;
Frederick M.Vinson jurist;
Robert Penn Warren novelist.novelist.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. George Clooney
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Jennifer Lawrence
  4. Patricia Neal

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