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|Wickliffe and Bardwell|| Kentucky is located in the central United States. It is bounded by the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers on the west, the Ohio River on
the north, the Big Sandy River, Pine Mountain, and Cumberland Mountain on the east, and the state of Tennessee on the
south. The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort in Franklin county. In
1999 the population of Kentucky was 3,896,900 in an area of 40,395 square
Kentucky is one of four states to call itself a "commonwealth." In 1792 when Kentucky became the 15th state, the first on the western frontier, both "commonwealth" and "state" were used. Commonwealth, meaning government based on the common consent of the people, dates to the time of Oliver Cromwell's England in the mid-1600s. The other U.S. commonwealths, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia, were originally British colonies. Originally part of Virginia, Kentucky chose to remain a commonwealth when it separated from Virginia.
The land that is now Kentucky was formed into Kentucky county, Virginia in 1776. Four years later it was divided into the Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties of Virginia. It became the fifteenth of the United States in 1792. The name Kentucky is of American Indian origin and as been attributed to several languages with several possible meanings from "land of tomorrow" to "cane and turkey lands" to "meadow lands." This last may come from the Iroquois name for the Shawnee town Eskippathiki. The name Kentucky referred originally to the Kentucky River and from that came the name of the region.
Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State". Bluegrass is not really blue, it's green. But in the spring, bluegrass produces bluish-purple buds that when seen in large fields give a rich blue cast to the grass. Early pioneers found bluegrass growing on Kentucky's rich limestone soil, and traders began asking for the seed of the "blue grass from Kentucky." The name stuck and today Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State.
|Berkley and Columbus|
|Oakton and Moscow|
|Cayce and Hickman|
|Sassafras Ridge and Miller
towns are listed from north to south
|Bird:||Kentucky Cardinal||Tree:||Tulip Tree|
|Butterfly:||Viceroy Butterfly||Fish:||Kentucky Bass|
|Dog:||Beagle||Wild Animal:||Grey Squirrel|
|Motto:||United We Stand, Divided We Fall||Flower:||Goldenrod|
|Gemstone:||Fresh Water Pearl||Fossil:||Brachiopod|
|Song:||My Old Kentucky Home||Bluegrass Song:||Blue Moon of Kentucky|
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