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Commonwealth of Kentucky
Frankfort, KY // Southern Region // Eastern/Central Time
(The Bluegrass State)
Statehood granted[1]: June 1, 1792 // 15th state
[1] Until statehood part of the Commonwealth of Virgina
[View Virginia cession map]
Russellville alternate government sympathized with the CSA,
but Kentucky was never under effective control of the Confederacy.

#4293 // August 6, 2009
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Kentucky State Flag
horses and "bluegrass" region
#1969 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Red Cardinal
(Cardinalis cardinalis)
and Goldenrod
#1647 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Kentucky State Flag

#904 // June 1, 1942 // Frankfort, KY
Kentucky Statehood

Daniel Boone,
(Pioneer and trapper, * 1734, † 1820)
and three frontiersmen, based on a mural in
the Kentucky State Capitol
by Gilbert White
(* 1877, † 1936)
#1528 // May 4, 1974 // Louisville, KY
Centenary of
Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs,
Central Avenue in South Louisville, KY

Horses Rounding Turn

#1542 // June 15, 1974 // Harrodsburg, KY
Fort Harrod
First Kentucky Settlement

Ox-drawn prairie schooners (covered wagons)
and early settler families at Fort Harrod
#2636 // June 1, 1992 // Danville, KY
Kentucky Statehood

"My Old Kentucky Home"
State Park, Bardstown, KY

FDC with cachet and FDI postmark
more ...

#3577 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Kentucky

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Kentucky state quarter
View Kentucky state map
View Kentucky clock

The state name derives from the Iroquian Indian word
"ken-tah-ten", meaning "land of tomorrow".
Lexington, KY ist the breeding center of US thoroughbreds
and world-famous as "Horse Capital of the World".

The Kentucky Derby is a Grade One stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbreds,
held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville , KY on the first Saturday in May since 1874.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
39,728 [102.895]
ranked 36th
(census 2010)
ranked 26th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
110 [42]
ranked 23th
The State of Kentucky has 120 counties.

The ZIP code turned 50 in 2013

Stamped Envelope 

#U668 // May 11, 2009 // Kansas City, MO
Stamped Envelope
Legendary US thoroughbred race horse
(Stallion, foaled 1933)

The design of the imprinted stamp depicts a scene from the exciting match race
on November 1, 1938 between "Seabiscuit" and "War Admiral"
at the Pimlico racetrack near Baltimore, MD

Seabiscuit, an inconspicuous champion, raised the hopes and spirits of the beleaguered
US nation during the Great Depression with a series of incredible victories.


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