In 1792, the land now known as Kentucky separated from Virginia and became a state in its own right. Bluegrass flourishes in the state’s vast pasture region, earning it the nickname of “The Bluegrass State.” Other natural attractions include the world’s most extensive cave system (the Mammoth Caves) and the Lower 48’s longest navigable waterways and streams.

A man-made attraction is the world-famous Kentucky Derby in the major city of Louisville. The state boasts some of the country’s best horses, whiskey, and tobacco but also thrives in its production of wheat, soybean, and corn. Its economy is on the up and up, making it a good place for businesses to start out.

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