Kentucky State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Kentucky as the 15th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Kentucky.
State Name: Kentucky
Capital of Kentucky State: Frankfort
Date of Statehood: June 1, 1792
Kentucky State Population: 4,173,405 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Kentucky produces some of the nation's best tobacco, horses, and whiskey. While corn, soybeans, wheat, fruit, hogs, cattle, and dairy products are among the agricultural items produced.
Primary Industry: Manufactured items produced in Kentucky include motor vehicles, furniture, aluminum ware, brooms, apparel, lumber products, machinery, textiles, and iron and steel products. Kentucky also produces significant amounts of petroleum, natural gas, fluorspar, clay, and stone. Coal accounts for 90% of the total mineral income.
Kentucky State Nickname: The Bluegrass State
Kentucky State Motto: United we stand, divided we fall.
Kentucky State Flower:
Goldenrod (Solidago altissima)(Legislation of 1926)
Kentucky State Tree: Tulip Poplar (Legislation of 1994)
Kentucky State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)(Legislation of 1926)
Kentucky State Fish: Kentucky Spotted Bass (Legislation of 1956)
Kentucky State Insect: Viceroy Butterfly (Legislation of 1990)
Kentucky State Gemstone: Freshwater Pearl (Legislation of 1986)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Kentucky State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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