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Mammoth Cave National Park

(Encyclopedia) Mammoth Cave National Park, 52,830 acres (21,396 hectares), central Kentucky, authorized 1926, est. 1941. Located in a hilly, forested region, it offers numerous outdoor…

Green River

(Encyclopedia) Green River. 1 River, 370 mi (595 km) long, rising in central Ky. and flowing generally NW, through Mammoth Cave National Park, to the Ohio River near Evansville,…

cave

(Encyclopedia) cave, a cavity in the earth's surface usually large enough for a person to enter. Caves may be formed by the chemical and mechanical action of a stream upon soluble…

Kentucky Overview

(Encyclopedia) Kentucky kəntŭk´ē, kĭn– [key], state of the SE central United States. It is bordered by West Virginia and Virginia (E); Tennessee (S); the Mississippi River, across…

John Durrett CRADDOCK, Congress, KY (1881-1942)

CRADDOCK, John Durrett, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Munfordville, Hart County, Ky., October 26, 1881; attended the public schools of Hart County; during the Philippine Insurrection…

World Heritage Sites in the United States

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified 878 World Heritage sites that it considers of “outstanding universal value.“ In the United States…

Kentucky

Kentucky State Facts Official Name: The Commonwealth of KentuckyEntered Union: June 1, 1792 (15th State)Present constitution adopted: 1891 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Ky./…