Kentucky is home to the largest per capita wild turkey and deer population in the United States. The largest free-ranging elk herd east of Montana also lives in Kentucky.
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis were both born in Kentucky but during the Civil War, Kentucky was a border state that officially remained neutral.
One thing I found about Kentucky is there are stone walls everywhere in the countryside. I thought New England had a lot of stone walls but they've got nothing compared to Kentucky.
Fast Facts about Kentucky
Largest City: Louisville
Admitted to the Union: June 1, 1792 : 15th
Area: 40,409 square miles : 37th
Highest Point: Black Mountain : 4,145'
Lowest Point: Mississippi River : 257'
2010 Kentucky Population Demographics
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Photo of Kentucky State Capital courtesy of Wikipedia userid RXUYDC. Photo of tour group in Mammoth Cave courtesy of Daniel Schwen, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License
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. Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt US Terrain