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Kentucky Geography






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Kentucky Geography Quick Facts

Capital City is Frankfort

Known as the Bluegrass state because of the blue blossoms of the grass

Name comes from the Cherokee Indian word "Kentake" which means meadow or pasture

Bordered on the North by the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illiois

Bordered on the West by the state of Missouri

Bordered on the South by the state of Tennessee

Bordered on the East by Virginia and West Virginia

SE is characterized by rugged and heavily forested mountains

Another dominant area of Kentucky is the Bluegrass Region


Kentucky Rivers and Falls


Bordered by Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
Other major rivers in Kentucky include: Kentucky River,Green River, Cumberland River

Cumberland Falls-nicknamed the Niagara of the South


Kentucky Points of Interest

Fort Knox-Nation's depository of gold in vault
Lincoln's Boyhood Home
Lincoln's Birthplace
Fort Boonesoro-Founded by Daniel Boone
Echo River
Mammoth Cave National Park-largest cave system which is ~300 miles long


Kentucky Events of Interest


Bluegrass Music Fest
Kentucky Derby



Kentucky Industry and Income


Thoroughbred Horses-raising and selling
Manufacturing
Bourbon Whiskey




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