50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Kentucky State to Discover Story

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50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Kentucky State to Discover Story

There are many interesting and fun facts about Kentucky state to learn, including weird, random...

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Kentucky Fun Facts

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Bill Monroe called Kentucky home

No list of fun Kentucky facts would be complete without mentioning Bill Monroe. Though you...

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It's also called the "Bluegrass State"

After reading that last fact, it's no surprise that the Kentucky state nickname is the...

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Bobby Mackey's Music World is world-famous

When Bobby Mackey's Music World first opened in 1978, the owners likely had no idea...

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The state may have invented bourbon

While whiskey may have been invented in Scotland, its bourbon variation has more American roots...

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The Daniel Boone National Forest spans 21 counties

The Daniel Boone National Forest is often underrated despite its size. Spanning 21 counties and...

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You can't take lizards to church

People love their pets, whether they have fur, feathers, or scales. However, while some churches...

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The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has its birthplace in Kentucky

The Louisville Slugger baseball bat has become practically synonymous with the sport. As it's also...

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You can take an underground tour of Lost River Cave

When walking around in Bowling Green, Kentucky you may not realize that there might be...

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Mammoth Cave National Park is a world wonder

Kentucky is home to many things. Did you know it has one of the 7...

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The World Peace Bell holds a world record

The World Peace Bell Association is a Japanese organization aiming to spread world peace. They're...

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Thomas Edison called Kentucky home

Before he became known as the inventor of the lightbulb, Thomas Edison was a young...

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Kentucky Fried Chicken had humble beginnings

One of the interesting things about Kentucky has to do with one of the state's...

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Kentucky was important in the Civil War

Kentucky may be considered part of the south today, but during the United States Civil...

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The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious horse races

Even if you've never seen a horse race, you've heard of the Kentucky Derby. It's...

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Kentucky used to own the Ohio River

The Ohio river might be named after a different state and flows through 6 states...

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The "Thunder Over Louisville" kicks off the derby

The Kentucky Derby itself may be 3 days of horse racing, but the festivities begin...

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Liberty Hall Historic Site archives state history

The Liberty Hall Historic Site is one of the most important landmarks in Kentucky. Made...

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Happy Birthday to You was written in Kentucky

One of the little-known interesting facts of Kentucky has to do with one of the...

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The Mississippi River cuts off part of the state

When you look at a map, you'll notice the state of Kentucky's shape isn't what...

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Interesting Facts About Kentucky

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It's home to Fort Knox

Fort Knox has become synonymous with "highly secure" and "difficult to enter or escape." However...

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It borders 7 other states

Being in the heart of the Appalachian region, Kentucky is no stranger to borders. It...

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Three of its borders are drawn by rivers

Though Kentucky is completely bordered by other states, not all of these borders are on...

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It's the 26th most populated state

Kentucky is a famous state, but it's not a very crowded one. With under 5...

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The state was home to three Native American groups

Native Americans play a huge role in Kentucky's facts and history. There are artifacts showing...

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Only two cities have over 100 thousand residents

When you consider Kentucky's statewide population, it's not surprising that it's mostly made up of...

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It's actually called the "Commonwealth of Kentucky"

The state may be most commonly referred to as Kentucky, but that's not the state's...

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The state motto is "united we stand, united we fall"

If you ever look at the Kentucky state seal or the Kentucky state flag, you'll...

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The state gem is the freshwater pearl

If you're curious about some of Kentucky's official state symbols, you'll be interested to learn...

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Middlesboro is built in a crater

In Kentucky, you can find a 3-mile-wide crater caused by a meteor 300 years ago...

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Weird Facts About Kentucky

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The highest temperature on record was 114 F

If you're looking for Kentucky information to impress your friends, then you should share that...

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Benedictine is a state specialty

Tea and sandwiches are a Kentucky tradition for relaxing spring and summer days. However, no...

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Traffic lights were invented by a Kentuckian

Anyone who has ever been on the road is very familiar with traffic lights. However...

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Post-It notes were invented in Kentucky

Post-It notes are a staple item in offices around the world. You can thank Kentucky...

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You can only remarry the same person 3 times.

Sometimes it takes a few tries to make things work out in a relationship. However...

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Scary Facts About Kentucky

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium was opened for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis may be practically unheard of now, but it was once a global problem that...

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Sleepy Hollow Road is haunted

If you're looking for scary or fun facts of Kentucky, here's one you'll love. Sleepy...

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Mammoth Cave used to be an experimental hospital

Today Mammoth Cave is just known as a natural marvel, but that wasn't always the...

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Camp Taylor was hit by a flu epidemic

Camp Taylor was a much-needed army training camp located around the Louisville area. The camp...

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Drivers hear ghosts in the Nada Tunnel

Nada Tunnel is also known as the Gateway to The Red River Gorge, and it's...

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Historical Facts About Kentucky

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President Abraham Lincoln was born here

One of the most interesting Kentucky history facts has to do with one of the...

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Louis Jolliet and Hernando de Soto were the first explorers

Every state in the US became territory after explorers and settlers found their way to...

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Fort Harrod was the first permanent settlement

Though explorers made their way through Kentucky's territory in the 1500s and 1600s, the first...

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It was home to the longest siege in the frontier

There are many historical facts on Kentucky, but one of the most important takes place...

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It was the 15th state in the Union

Kentucky may not have been one of the original 13 colonies, but it was still...

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People have lived in Kentucky for 14 thousand years

Kentuckians are proud of their state, but the history of the current Kentucky population is...

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Random Facts About Kentucky

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The state flower is the goldenrod

If you find yourself in the Bluegrass State, make sure to keep an eye out...

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The tulip tree is famous

Kentuckians love nature. So it's no surprise that they nominated the tulip poplar as the...

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Black Mountain is the state's highest point

As part of the Appalachians, Kentucky has many mountains and hills. Its highest point is...

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It's the most fertile state for agriculture

If you want to learn one of many weird Kentucky facts, remember that the state...

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The Kentucky Derby is one of the most profitable sports

The Kentucky Derby may just take up one weekend a year, but it's one of...

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