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Kentucky has 120 counties to make up its' state.

The Kentucky Motto is "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"

Bordering states are:
Illinois - Missouri - Indiana - Ohio -
Tennessee - Virginia - West Virginia

A few of Kentucky's symbols include:

State Bird: Northern Cardinal
State Horse: Thoroughbred
State Flower:The Goldenrod
State Tree:Tulip Poplar
State Mineral:Coal
State Butterfly:Viceroy
State Gemstone:Fresh-Water Pearl
State Fossil:Brachiopod State Wild Animal Game Species:Gray Squirrel
State Song:My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Foster

Mammouth Cave National Park is in Kentucky. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave and was first promoted in 1816. This makes it the second oldest tourist attraction in the U.S., preceded only by Niagara Falls. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Bluegrass country around Lexington is the home of some of the world's finest race horses. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In 1774, Harrodstown (now Harrodsburg) was established as the first permanent settlement in the Kentucky region. It was named after James Harrod who led the team of surveyors. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaelin's restaurant in Louisville. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
All Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured in Bowling Green. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The first commercial oil well was on the Cumberland River in McCreary County Kentucky in 1819.

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