Birthplace of

16th US president Abraham Lincoln (1809–65), 'gonzo' journalist Hunter S Thompson (1937–2005), boxer Muhammad Ali (1942–2016), actress Jennifer Lawrence (b 1990)

Capital

Frankfort

Driving Distances

Louisville to Lexington 77 miles, Lexington to Mammoth Cave National Park 135 miles

Famous for

Horses, bluegrass music, basketball, bourbon, caves

Home of

Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger, bourbon

Major Cities

Louisville, Lexington

Nickname

Bluegrass State

Ongoing Internal Conflict

North vs South allegiance during the Civil War

Politics

From generally to extremely conservative in rural areas

Sales Tax

6%