Welcome to the Kentucky information page! Learn more about Kentucky's rich cultural and historical background through Kentucky trivia, history and facts. You can explore all that Kentucky has to offer with our suggested scenic road trips and information about driving in Kentucky. If you are thinking about moving to the great state of Kentucky, check out tips to help you get started and the handy Allstate Moving Checklist.
The state of Kentucky encompasses 40,444 square miles and is ranked 37th in the nation's total area. It was the 15th state to enter the union on June 1, 1792. Kentucky's name has never been definitively identified. The most likely etymology is that it comes from an Iroquoian word for meadow or prairie.
- The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
- Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.
- More than 100 native Kentuckians have been elected governors of other states.
- The song "Happy Birthday to You" was the creation of two Louisville sisters in 1893.
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Visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to learn more about important basics like vehicle registration, obtaining your driver's license, and requirements for ID Cards.
Things to Consider Before Moving
The First Step When Moving
Contact your Allstate agent or call 1-800-ALLSTATE (1-800-255-7828).
Will I need to change my insurance coverage? Should I buy or rent my new place? What can I afford? Relax! We'll help you sort through your options
Moving Tools and Tips
There's a lot to keep track of when you move. Our checklists
will help you so moving will be a breeze.
Always check out the moving company's
registration number, references and complaint history at Relocation.com
. This is important, even if your move is within Kentucky.
Need an Insurance Policy in Kentucky?
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to get a quote over the phone.
Some suggested scenic road trips.
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the Kentucky State Tourism site.
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