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Many symbols of Kentucky can be found in our Kentucky coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Kentucky Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Kentucky OutlineState Name: Kentucky
State Nickname: The Bluegrass State
State Capital: Frankfort
State Governor: Steve Beshear
State Abbreviation: Ky.
2 letter Postal Code: KY
Area: 40,395 square miles
Date Entered the Union: June 1, 1792
State #: 15
Borders: Ohio, W. Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio River
Kentucky flagFlag Meaning: The words "Commonwealth of Kentucky" appear around a seal on a field of blue. A garland of goldenrod appear around the bottom of the seal. The state motto "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" appears on the seal. the seal, adopted in 1792, portrays two men shaking hands in agreement. The flag is trimmed in gold and was adopted in 1918 and finalized in 2002.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 6
State Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
State Flower: Goldenrod
State Bird: Kentucky Cardinal
State Song: "My Old Kentucky Home"
State Tree: Tulip Poplar
State Mammal: Thoroughbred; Gray Squirrel
State Fish: Kentucky (Spotted) Bass
State Butterfly: Viceroy
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Louisville/Jefferson County, Lexington-Fayette, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington, Richmond, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Frankfort, Florence
Famous Residents:
- Muhammad Ali, boxer
- Alben W. Barkley, vice president
- Kit Carson, scout
- George Clooney, actor
- Rosemary Clooney, singer
- Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy
- Johnny Depp, actor
- Crystal Gayle, singer
- Ashley Judd, actress
- Naomi Judd, singer
- Wynona Judd, singer
- Abraham Lincoln, president
- Loretta Lynn, singer
- George Reeves, actor
- Diane Sawyer, journalist
- Adlai Stevenson, vice president
Attractions: Fort Knox, Churchill Downs, Boone Memorial, Boonesboro, Lincoln Birthplace, Mammoth Cave, Jefferson Davis Memorial, Elizabethtown (where Lincoln's father lived), Fort Thomas Military Reservation, Hurrican hall, Liberty Hall, Shakertown
Agriculture: corn, hay, horses, seed grasses, tobacco, cheese
Industries: manufacturing
Natural Resources: clay, coal, lumber, fluorite, natural gas, petroleum, rock asphalt

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