Kentucky - The Bluegrass State

  • A typical country lane in Kentucky
  • Creation Falls in Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest
  • Lincoln Birthplace Memorial
  • The Louisville skyline
  • A tour group in Mammoth Cave National Park
The Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort

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
Capital: Frankfort
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
Total Population 4,339,367
Males 2,134,952
Females 2,204,415
Population by Age
Under 18 1,023,371
18 & over 3,315,996
20-24 289,968
25-34 566,216
35-49 900,304
50-64 858,448
65 & over 578,227
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 132,836
Non Hispanic or Latino 4,206,531
Population by Race
White 3,809,537
African-American 337,520
Asian 48,930
Native American 10,120
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2,501
Other 55,551
Two or more 75,208
Map of Kentucky