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Kentucky Facts: History, Government and Traditions

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From horse racing and Bourbon Country, to the culture of Appalachia, Civil War significance and Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky is a state enriched with deep traditions, important history and authentic heritage.

Here you'll find a number of Kentucky facts including the state’s history at a glance; Kentucky state facts such as the location of the state capital, city populations, geography and natural resources; Information on Kentucky’s government, symbols and traditions; and even a list of famous Kentuckians.

Click the links below to discover all of the fascinating historical facts about Kentucky.