U.S. STATE FACTS

Kentucky Facts

Horses racing at the 2009 Kentucky Derby
2009 Kentucky Derby

Introduction - Kentucky Facts

The state of Kentucky is part of the Southeast region of the U.S. It is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents who ever lived. It is also home to the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox where millions of ounces of gold have been stored since 1937. Its seven bordering states include West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Illinois. The Appalachian mountains, the many historic hamlets, the Kentucky Derby and the scenic waterways are just a few examples of why both adults and kids want to come back year after year to visit this state. Discover more about what makes this state so special when you read the interesting and historical facts below.

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