Kentucky Facts

KENTUCKY 1792 – Kentucky was the first state on the western frontier to join the Union.

1816 – (First promoted) Mammoth Cave, with 336+ miles of mapped passages, is the world’s longest cave. It is 379 feet deep and contains at least 5 levels of passages. It became a National Park on July 1, 1941

1856 – The first enamel bathtub was made in Louisville

Shaker Village (Pleasant Hill) is the largest historic community of its kind in the US.

Christian County is “wet”, while Bourbon County is “dry”. Barren County has the most fertile land in the state.

One part of Kentucky is completely separated from the rest of the state by the Ohio River.