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A Concise History of Kentucky$

James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124988

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124988.001.0001

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(p.217) Appendix Four Kentucky Facts 

(p.217) Appendix Four Kentucky Facts 

A Concise History of Kentucky
University Press of Kentucky

Area: 40,395 square miles

Population: 4,041,769 (in 2000)

Capital: Frankfort

Counties: 120

U.S. representatives: 6

U.S. senators: 2

State representatives: 100

State senators: 38

State song: “My Old Kentucky Home”

Nickname: Bluegrass State

Statehood: June 1, 1792 (fifteenth state)

State motto: “United we stand; divided we fall”

State musical instrument: Appalachian dulcimer

State bird: Kentucky cardinal

State horse: Thoroughbred

State flower: Goldenrod

State tree: Tulip poplar

State animal: Gray squirrel

State fish: Kentucky bass

State insect: Viceroy butterfly

State fossil: Brachiopod

State mineral: Coal

State gemstone: Freshwater pearl (p.218)


Adapted from James C. Klotter, ed., Our Kentucky: A Study of the Bluegrass State (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000).