Kentucky is the 15th state of The United States Of America. At one point in time, Kentucky was a county of Virginia. Ten constitutional conventions took place at the courthouse of Constitution Square in Danville, Kentucky between 1784-1792. In 1790, Kentucky delegates accepted Virginia's terms for separation, and the state constitution was drafted at the final convention in April 1792. On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state in the union and Isaac Shelby, a Revolutionary War hero, was named the first Governor of the Commonwealth Of Kentucky.
State bird: Cardinal. State Flower: Goldenrod. State Capital: Frankfort, Kentucky.
Kentucky, also known as The Bluegrass State, borders the Midwest and Deep South. It touches West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. There are four main regions, the Cumberland Mountains and Cumberland Plateau in the southeast, the north-central Bluegrass Region and the western Pennyroyal Plateau.
Kentucky and its residents are probably most well known for thoroughbred horses and racing, local whiskey distilleries and unbridled fanaticism for University Of Kentucky basketball.
The largest city in Kentucky is Lexington, although Louisville has the largest metropolitan population.
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