Kentucky By: Dana B. and Spencer D.
Nickname and Region in the U.S • Nickname: Bluegrass State • Region: Southeast
Capital city, major cities and population • Capital city: Frankfort • Majorcities: Bowling Green, Harrodsburg, Paducah • Population: 4,339,367 people
State flag, state bird and state tree • State flag: • State bird: Northern Cardinal • State Tree: Tulip-Poplar
Government • Governor: Steve Beshear • Senators: Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell
Borders and Geography • Borders: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Missouri • Geography: This large, triangle-shaped region consists of mountain ridges, plateaus, valleys, and streams.
Agriculture/Farming • The state of Kentucky is sometimes good for farming and sometimes not good for farming. It is good for farming because it has lots of land in some places, it also is good for farming because it rains sometimes and it grows lots of crops there. It is also not good for farming because it has some mountains, plateaus, and valleys.
Statehood: June 1, 1792 • Fact 1: In 1811 and 1812, severe earthquakes in the zone caused the formation of ReelfootLake near the Kentucky /Tennessee border. • Fact 2: From 1904 to 1909, Kentucky farmers fought a group of tobacco firms in what became know as the Tobacco Wars. • Fact 3: According to the 2010 census, Kentucky ranks 26th in population among the 50 states. History
Colleges/Universities : Georgetown College, and Brescia University • Places to Visit: You would want to visit the John James Audubon Museum because he has a lot of paintings and he paints birds that you might like. Also you might want to visit the Fort Knox. It is the home of the nation’s main gold depository. It makes a lot of things that you might be interested in. Colleges/Universities and Places to Visit
Additional Facts • Fact 1: More than half of Kentucky has soils that are good for farming. • Fact 2: Kentucky has a warm, rainy climate with generally warm summers and cool winters. • Fact 3: The Ohio River forms the entire northern border of the state. • Fact 4: Kentucky yearly precipitation is about 46 inches. • Fact 5: Kentucky’s most important mined resources is bituminous coal. • Fact 6: The mining companies built towns overnight to house the workers.
Resources Used • 1: Campbell, Tracy, and Scott A. Dobler. “Kentucky.’’ World Book Student. World Book, 2013. Web.28. Jan.2013. • 2: McNair, Sylvia. America The Beautiful Kentucky. Chicago: Children's Press. 1992 print.