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When did Kentucky become a state?

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Kentucky became a state of the United States in 1792. It was the first state to be added that geographically lies west of the Appalachian Mountains. Kentucky was the 15th state to be added to the country.

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The capital city of Kentucky is Frankfort, while the largest city is Louisville. The state's nickname is the Bluegrass State. Other facts about the state include the state bird is the Cardinal, the state flower is the Goldenrod and the state tree is the Tulip Poplar. Residents of the state are known as Kentuckians. It is the 37th largest state in the United States.

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