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State of Kentucky

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Facts about Kentucky

  • The State of Kentucky is the 15th U.S. state.
  • Kentucky received statehood on June 1, 1792.
  • Kentucky's state capital is Frankfort.
  • Kentucky's state postal abbreviation is KY.

Kentucky's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Cardinalis cardinalis

  • Official State Flower: Goldenrod
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Solidago canadensis var. scabra
  • Year: 1926

  • Official State Motto: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: My Old Kentucky Home

  • Official State Tree: Tulip poplar
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Year: 1994

Kentucky's State Government and Public Safety


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