Everything you should know when Moving to Kentucky
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MovNow that you are moving to Kentucky , it might interest you to know that Kentucky was the first region west of the Allegheny Mountains to be settled by American pioneers. Today it is ranked the 31st Smartest State* in America.
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Politically, the Kentucky region was originally part of Virginia, but statehood was gained in 1792. Some of the nation’s best tobacco, horses, and whiskey are made in Kentucky . Corn, soybeans, wheat, fruit, hogs, cattle, and dairy products are among the agricultural items produced. Among the manufactured items produced are: motor vehicles, furniture, aluminum ware, brooms, apparel, lumber products, machinery, textiles, and iron and steel products. Significant amounts of petroleum, natural gas, fluorspar, clay, and stone are also produced here. Coal accounts for 85% of the total mineral income.
Louisville is famous for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, and the Bluegrass Country around Lexington is the home of some of the world’s finest race horses. Other attractions are Mammoth Cave, the George S. Patton, Jr., Military Museum at Fort Knox, and Old Fort Harrod State Park.
Here are some quick facts about Kentucky :
Racial break-up: White: 3,640,889 (90.1%); Black: 295,994 (7.3%); American Indian: 8,616 (0.2%); Asian: 29,744 (0.7%); other race: 22,623 (0.6%); Two or more races: 42,443 (1.1%); Hispanic/Latino: 59,939 (1.5%).
Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
Tree – tulip poplar
Flower – goldenrod
Bird – Kentucky cardinal
Nickname: Bluegrass State
Origin of name: From an Iroquoian word “Ken-tah-ten” meaning “land of tomorrow”
10 largest cities: Louisville/Jefferson County,1 556,429; Lexington-Fayette,2 268,080; Owensboro, 55,459; Bowling Green, 52,272; Covington, 42,811; Richmond, 30,893; Hopkinsville, 28,821; Henderson, 27,666; Frankfort, 27,210; Florence, 26,349
State forests: 5 (35,809 ac.)
State parks: 52
The world’s largest underground cave – Mammoth-Flint Cave System, which is 300 miles long, is located in Kentucky .
* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s annual reference book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks.