Q:

What year did Kentucky become a state?

A:

Quick Answer

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to be admitted to the Union. The land and its inhabitants were originally part of the state of Virginia. After the American Revolution, the area west of the Appalachian Mountains sought separation and autonomy as a separate state.

Know More

Full Answer

The current-day state of Kentucky was previously home to various Native American tribes, including the Iroquois, Shawnee and Cherokee peoples. Two native tribes are officially recognized in Kentucky in modern times: the Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky and the Ridgetop Shawnee. As of 2014, Kentucky is one of four states of the United States designated as a commonwealth, along with Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Learn more about The South

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How did Virginia become a state?

    A:

    Virginia became a state on June 25, 1788, by ratifying the United States Constitution, written primarily by Virginian James Madison. Virginia was the 10th state to ratify.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is Virginia famous for?

    A:

    Because Jamestown, Va., was the site of the first English settlement in the United States, the state is known as “the birthplace of a nation.” Virginia has a rich history, spanning from colonial times to the Civil War. As of April 2014, it is recognized for its excellent seafood.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What four border states remained loyal to the Union?

    A:

    The four border states that did not secede and therefore remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War were Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri. In addition, 50 Virginian counties chose to remain loyal to the Union despite Virginia's secession, and these counties eventually became the state of West Virginia.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What historic sites are located in Kentucky?

    A:

    There is a great wealth of historic sites in Kentucky, with 30 National Historic Landmarks in the state including the Lincoln Hall, Indian Knoll, Perryville Battlefield and Old Bank of Louisville being just some examples. Kentucky also has around 90,000 listed historical sites, according to the Kentucky Heritage Council.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore