Why was Kentucky named Kentucky?
The specific reason is unknown, but the most logical belief is that it came from an Iroqouian word meaning meadow or prarie
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It is between Tennessee and Indiana, in the Eastern Central part of the United States. Kentucky is sometimes called a southern state, more specifically of the upland south. It is also occasionally referred to as being in the midwest. Kentucky is located in the south right below Ohio
Answer . After the battle of Lexington and Concord, word of the colonial militia's victory spread through out the colonies and beyond by riders. Two weeks after the famous battle, word reached a group of campers in Kentucky where present day Lexington is located. The campers upon hearing the news… decided to name their camp site Lexington. (MORE)
Kentucky is a state in the USA that is famous for horse racing. It is located in the middle eastern part of the US.
Kentucky got its name from the river Kentucky and the tiroquois. Kentucky was originally called Ken-tah-tan. Kentucky got its name form Iroquoian word meaning ''meadow" or "prairie". if you mean the state of Kentucky, the name was based on the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," meaning "land of… tomorrow" (MORE)
Kentucky is also known as The Bluegrass State. Bluegrass is not really blue - it's green - but in the spring it has bluish-purple buds that give a rich blue cast to the grass in fields. In early pioneer days, traders began asking for the seed of the 'blue grass from Kentucky.' The name stuck and it …is still called that today. (MORE)
The place in Kentucky that is named for a famous scout is DanielBoone County. Cumberland Falls State Park is located in thiscounty.
They named it Cantucky The spelling of the word changed over the years but the word Cantucky actually is the Indian word meaning Dark and Bloody Ground. Algonquin Indian word although there is some dispute between "dark and bloody ground" and also an Iriquois word that sounds similar to Kentucky t…hat means "meadowland" (MORE)
They changed it from Kentucky fried chicken to the acronym KFC years ago I doubt if they would go through the expense again.
Etymology: . Debunked:. Dark and bloody ground because no known Native American language has anything that comes close. . George Rogers Clark's contention that it was a Native American word for " Tiver of blood" for the same reason. . A corruption of "cane" and "turkey". . Still possible (…Maybe).. A Wyandot word for " Land of Tomorrow". . Algonquian for " river bottom". . Shawnee for " origin or source of a river". . The truth is we simply don't know where that name comes from, what it means or how it changed from some of the earlier spellings like Cane-tuck-ee, Kain-tuck-ee or Cantucky to what we use today. Maybe it was a joke. Perhaps it was only a tongue tied, cleft lipped and lisp impaired Native-American with a stutter, answering the question asked by a hearing impaired trapper while high on Fire-Water. (MORE)
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Big Brown [foaled Aprl 10, 2005] was the winner of the 134th Kentucky Derby. The winning date was May 3, 2008. The winning jockey was Kent Desormeaux [b. February 27, 1970]. The winning time was 2 minutes 01.82 seconds.
One thing you could do in Kentucky in go to the Kentucky Derby. You can visit Mammoth Cave National Park, Lincoln's Birthplace and childhood home, as well as see the world's largest wooden baseball bat. At certain time of the year you can even see a moonbow.
Arlington, Blaine and Gratz are small cities in Kentucky. Mackville, Mentor and Prestonville are small cities in Kentucky.
Kentucky acquired the name Kentucky Bluegrass because of its bluegrass. Not all grass in Kentucky is bluegrass. Bluegrass grows heavily in the central part of the state, and becomes more sparse in the further areas. When you're in an area where all the grass is bluegrass, you can't tell that it's bl…uegrass, because it really is green. But - in parts of the state where the bluegrass is more sparse, you can look out over a grass-covered area and notice that certain patches have a blue-ish tint. Then can you really tell the difference in bluegrass and green grass. (MORE)
Black Mountain which has the highest elevation in the state and others include Pine Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain.
If I'm not mistaken, the town is named after Piqua Shawnees that lived in the area.
Florence, Kentucky was previously known as Connersville however the town was renamed as there was another Connersville in Harrison County. The name Florence presumably honors Florence, Italy.
As a state, Kentucky has never had presidents. Kentucky's first governor was Isaac Shelby and it became a state in 1792, under President George Washington. One US President was born in Kentucky but did not reside there when he took office and that was Abraham Lincoln who was born near Hodgenville. T…he other President closely associated with Kentucky would be Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America who was born in Christian County. In about 1868, James Kennedy Patterson became the first president of what would become the University of Kentucky, which at that time was the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. (MORE)
There are many horses that won in the Kentucky Derby, here are the names of some. . Super Saver 2010 . Mine That Bird 2009 . Big Brown 2008 . Street Sense 2007 . Barbaro 2006 . Giacomo 2005
Here are a few of the little known and more obscure:. Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. . Midway College . University of the Cumberlands. . Transylvania University. . Spalding University. . Union College. . Alice Lloyd College. . Georgetown College. . Saint Catharine College.… . Brescia College. . Lindsey Wilson College. . Centre College. . Berea College. . Bellarmine University. . Simmons College of Kentucky. . Cambellsville University. . Pikeville College. (MORE)
Muhammad Ali boxer, Louisville* Alben W. Barkley vice president, Graves Cty* Louis D. Brandeis jurist, Louisville* John Mason Brown critic, Louisville* Kit Carson scout, Madison Cty* Champ Clark politician, Anderson Cty* Rosemary Clooney singer, Maysville* George Clooney… actor, Lexington Irvin S. Cobb humorist, Paducah* Jefferson Davis president of the Confederacy, Fairview* Irene Dunne actress, Louisville* Crystal Gayle singer, Paintsville* David W. Griffith film producer, Oldham Cty* Casey Jones locomotive engineer, Cayce* Abraham Lincoln U.S. president, Hodgenville* Brian Littrell singer, Lexington* Loretta Lynn singer, Butchers Hollow* Bill Monroe songwriter, Rosine* Carry Amelia Nation temperance leader, Garrard Cty* Patricia Neal actress, Packard* Kevin Richardson singer, Lexington* Wiley B. Rutledge jurist, Cloverport* Diane Sawyer broadcast journalist, Glasgow* Allen Tate poet and critic, Winchester* Hunter Thompson writer, Louisville* Frederick M. Vinson jurist, Lousia* Robert Penn Warren author, Guthrie* Jim Varney actor, Lexington Ashley Judd actress, Although she was "accidentally" born in California, Ashley says she is "eighth generation Kentuckian" and was named after her "real" birthplace, Ashland, KY. Wynona Judd singer, Ashland Naomi Judd singer, Ashland Johnny Depp actor, Owensboro *These names were found at: http://www.50states.com/bio/kentucky.htm (MORE)
The settlement that became the City of Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France.
The Licking River, The Green River, The Kentuky River, The Cumberland River, The Ohio River, The Mississippi River.
Adolph Rupp. He was the coach at the University of Ky from 1930-1972. He won 4 NCAA championships and 27 SEC championships. He was 4 time national coach of the year. He had an 82.2 winning percentage which is 2nd all time.
kntucky comes from the Wyandot Indian name for "plain" in reference to the central plains of the state
It is in Kentucky (and Tennessee), plus the dam which impounds it is called Kentucky Dam.
because Bill monroe (father of bluegrass) was born in Kentucky and there is actual blue grass there
Here are a few chosen only because of their names: . Barren River Lake . Bullock Pen Lake . Doe Run Lake . Fishtrap Lake . Pan Bowl Lake . Shanty Hollow Lake . Swan Lake
The french found kentucky.Legend identifies Daniel Boone as the founder of Kentucky. In the colonial days, most colonists lived along the Atlantic seaboard and in land to the first range of mountains. Legend has it that Daniel Boone led a group of patriotic pioneers west, over the mountains, and car…ved Kentucky out of the wilderness. The actual events are not so simple. The land that became Kentucky was land originally claimed by Virginia. In the earliest colonial days, no one really knew how far the land extended west, or what the geography of the land was west of the first range of mountains. Early politicians agreed on the northern and southern boundaries that divided each state; each state, in turn, claimed all lands west that lie within their northern and southern boundaries. The earliest exploration followed waterways, such as - the Ohio River. Once the major waterways were explored, the land could be divided into sections. These territories had rivers and mountain ranges as natural boundaries; thus the unique shape of many states including Kentucky. Kentucky has natural boundaries on all sides, except the southern, which uses the boundary line between Virginia and the Carolinas. This interior region was primarily Indian hunting grounds, and relatively unexplored when Kentucky was first identified as a county of Virginia by the Parliament in 1776. So there you have it: the real founder was the Virginia Parliament. No one person can actually be attributed as Kentucky's founder. To Daniel Boone's credit, however, he was instrumental in developing the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap in 1775 as a migration route. But, French fur-traders and later the British had long established outposts in the region. Finally, it was Virginia's declaration of the territory was an official county that mostly stimulated the westward migration of Virginians into the area. (MORE)
2010-Super Saver(Calvin Borel) 2009-Mine That Bird(Calvin Borel) 2008-Big Brown(Kent Desormeaux) 2007-Street Sense(Calvin Borel) 2006-Barbaro(RIP)(Edgar Prado) 2005-Giacomo(Mike Smith) 2004-Smarty Jones(Stewart Elliot) 2003-Funny Cide(Jose Santos) 2002-War Emblem(Victor Espinoza) 2001-Monarchos(Jorg…e Chavez) 2000-Fusaichi Pegasus(Kent Desormeaux year-horse(jockey) (MORE)
Kentucky got its name from the Wyandot Indians name for"plain" in reference to the central plains of the state
It got its name from the high populations of beavers that lived along the creek.
You can first off go to the Kentucky derby if you are there at the right time. then you can also go to the Louisville slugger factory where they make the bats and it is a museum.
You can get the list of the jockeys that won the Kentucky Derby in the related links.
Eight Belles a filly that ran 2nd in the 2008 Derby was put down after tripping and breaking both forelegs in the gallop out
Churchill Downs is the name of the track that's used for the Kentucky Derby. It's located in Louisville, Kentucky. It has been the site of the world-famous race since 1875.
The "sister race" for the Kentucky Derby is the Kentucky Oaks. The Oaks is a mile-and-an-eighth race is for 3-year-old fillies. It is held the Friday before the Derby.
It is just about certain that native Americans who hunted in that area referd to the area as Katawba. The Iroquois tribe referred to the area as Cane-tuck-ee or Cantucky. The modern name derives from these words
There are so many state parks it would be hard to count them all! If you are looking for a great park to visit there is a great app for Kentucky called Pocket Ranger that you can download. This app can not only list out the parks near you but it can tell you exactly what activities you can do at …each park! If you download the pro version of this app it can actually GPS your location without needing cell service. So if you are a hiker this is a great tool so that you will never get lost. Hope this helps! . (MORE)
This is the story that I heard. In the late nineteeneth century the Presbyterian Church built a boarding school with a High Shcool, a domitory, and a tabernacle in the community now called "Mount Victory, Kentucky" located on KY 192 near the Rockcastle River and the edge of the Daniel Boone National… Forest. There is a high hill top nearby named "Mount Starling" that used to have a U.S. Forest Service firetower on it. Sometime in the early years of the Presbyterian Church a revival brought a large number of converts into the church. The minister asked someone, "What is the name of that mountain over there?" The reply was, "Mount Starling". "Well", said the minister, "We will call this place Mount Victory". (MORE)
The costumed mascot's name is Scratch but the University also has a live bobcat named Blue who resides at the Salato Wildlife Education Center. Blue does not attend games since he, like all bobcats, is very shy by nature and would not do well with the large crowds and noise of collegiate sporting ev…ents. (MORE)
The origin of the name for the state of Kentucky is quite interesting, although the exact origin has never been definitively identified. Historically, Kentucky has been spelled as Canetuckee, Cantucky, Kaintuckee and Kentuckee. There are many theories, some of which have been debunked. One debunk…ed theory is that the name "Kentucky" was a combination of "cane" and "turkey," because there's no known word in any Native American language to prove it. Nor does it mean "dark and bloody ground," although settlers in Kentucky were warned by a young Cherokee Chief named Dragging Canoe that they were purchasing dark and bloody ground, as the area was ancestral hunting grounds. The more generally accepted theory is that "Kentucky" originated from the Iroquoian word "kenhta:ke," or the Senaca word "kehta'keh," meaning "meadow" or "prairie." Kentucky pioneer George Rogers Clark suggested that name "Kentucky" means "the river of blood". He also thought it may have originated from a Wyandot word meaning "land of tomorrow," from a Shawnee word meaning "head of a river," or from an Algonquian word meaning "river bottom." (MORE)
The nickname "Wildcats" became synonymous with UK shortly after a 6-2 football road victory over Illinois on October 9, 1909. Commandant Philip W. Corbusier, then head of the military department at old State University, told a group of students in a chapel service following the game that the Kentuck…y football team had "fought like Wildcats." Later the name Wildcats became more and more popular among UK followers as well as with members of the media. As a result, the nickname was adopted by the University. (MORE)
No, it was named for an Iroquois word that was something like kain-tuk-ee and meant "meadow lands".
Kentucky doesn't have a president; it has a governor. In 2012, the present governor of Kentucky is Steve Beshear.
From the Native Americans who referred to the region as Catawba. From that Cane-tuck-ee, Cantucky, Kain-tuck-ee, and Kentuckee before its modern spelling was accepted
Kentucky isn't the "Show me" state. Kentucky is the "bluegrass" state. Missouri is the "Show me" state.
Postmaster Delbert Eversole has an explanation of how the townearned its name. "The railroad had names for their stops," saysEversole. "We had a depot about 100 feet from the Post Office andthe depot had krypton gas bulbs, so I think that may have hadsomething to do with it."
The name of the water park in Somerset Kentucky is SomerSplashWaterpark. Some attractions the park has include body slides, tubeslides, wave pools, and a lazy river.
Well I would start off as I'm well known to be from Kentucky, soI'm going to tell you that his name is Ben D. Dover or some peoplecall him Bend datass over. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .