Moving to Kentucky
Kentucky is a place of beauty and wonder. Perhaps known to some as being the home of the Kentucky Derby, this state has so much more to entice you: Scenic beauty, historic sites, and spelunking to name a few. The world's largest cave is in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park. Modern archaeologists classify Kentucky's prehistoric past into six cultures which spanned from 13,000 BC to 1,650 AD.
Kentucky's history crosses many years, but is especially appealing to Civil War buffs. When the Civil War erupted in 1861, Kentucky was torn apart by conflicting loyalties. Officially a neutral state, brother often fought against brother as Kentucky supplied approximately 100,000 troops to the North and 40,000 troops to the South. Ironically, Kentucky was the birthplace of the Union president, Abraham Lincoln, and the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis. The two great men were born in log cabins within one year and 100 miles of each other.
Natural beauty, mild climate, and year round activities make Kentucky a great state to live. Now that you are moving to the Bluegrass State, impress your friends and family with these quirky Kentucky facts:
State Capital is Frankfort.
Kentucky became the 15th state in 1792.
Daniel Boone visited Kentucky in 1767.
Kentucky was originally declared to be a part of Virginia and was made a separate county of that state in 1776.
State Motto: United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
Largest city is Louisville.
Cumberland Falls is known as the "Niagara of the South."
At the Cumberland Falls State Park, at night during a full moon you can see a moonbow.
Middlesboro is the only city in the U.S. built within a meteor crater.
The U.S. Treasury Gold Vault was established at Fort Knox in 1936. More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults, the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.
All Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured in Bowling Green.
The world's longest cave, Mammoth Cave, was first promoted in 1816, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the U.S., preceded only by Niagara Falls.
Prototypes of both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge can be found in Northern Kentucky.
State Song is "My Old Kentucky Home."
The first observance of Mother's Day was in Henderson in 1887.
State Bird is the Cardinal.
Kentucky is one of America's leading coal-mining states.
The electric light bulb was first demonstrated in Louisville in 1883.
State Flower is the Goldenrod.
The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously-run horse race in America.
Bourbon County's most famous resident wasn't a pioneer or politician, but a horse, Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.
Enjoy your new home Kentucky!