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All About Kentucky

State Facts

Kentucky was the 15th state to join the union. It became a state on June 1, 1792.

State facts about Kentucky

Capital - Frankfort

Abbreviation - KY

Nickname - Bluegrass State

Motto - "United we stand, divided we fall "

Song - My Old Kentucky Home

Bird - Cardinal

Flower - Goldenrod

Insect - Viceroy Butterfly

Area - approximately 40,411 square miles

Websites for studying about Kentucky

Kentucky State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Kentucky

A to Z Kids Stuff - Kentucky

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Kentucky

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Kentucky

Mr. - Kentucky

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Kentucky resources.

Explore the States - Kentucky

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Kentucky

Facts & Trivia about Kentucky - Kentucky

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Kentucky

Awesome America - Kentucky

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Kentucky.

Kentucky Map/Quiz Printout

Kentucky State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Kentucky Virtual Field Trips

Dinsmore HomesteadBurlington

Virtual field trip onlinehe Dinsmore Homestead is a unique historic site where visitors can learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the hiking trails developed in cooperation with the Kentucky Nature Conservancy and the Boone County Parks Department. It is a resource for students and scholars and an area where artists can sketch and paint. Those who enjoy antiques and historic interiors delight in touring the house that contains the original accumulated belongings of five generations of the Dinsmore family.

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