Kentucky United States North America

Kentucky first attracted attention in the aftermath of the French and Indian War, when the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone made it his home. After the American Revolution, settlers flooded Kentucky, which separated from Virginia and was admitted as the 15th state on June 1, 1792. Its capital is Frankfort.Kentucky is perhaps most famous for its horse country concentrated in the "Bluegrass" region, in the vicinity of the largest city, Lexington. The Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday of every May, is a race of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds at Churchill Downs and among the most famous such races in the world.

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See Also:
  • The Kentucky Quarter - U.S. Mint website describes the design on the special 25-cent coin issued in 2001.
  • Wikipedia: Kentucky - Hyperlinked directory of encyclopedia articles about the commonwealth.
  • Kentucky - A list of state symbols and emblems with dates of united states adoption.
  • - Kentucky State Symbols - Features state symbols, flag, maps, constitution, representatives, song, united states bird, flower, and tree. Includes related links.
  • - An "umbrella" web site that incorporates categories of united states services, forms, and products within the state.

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