Kentucky’s 227th birthday is coming up! Kentucky was granted statehood June 1, 1792, becoming the first U.S. state west of the Appalachian Mountains and the 15th state admitted into the union. National Band & Tag is proud to have been in Northern Kentucky for 117 of those 227 years.
To celebrate Kentucky’s birthday, check out these facts about Kentucky’s history:
1816 – Mammoth Cave (the world’s longest cave) was first promoted, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States (behind Niagara Falls)
1875 – First Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs.
1892 – The radio was invented by a Kentuckian named Nathan B. Stubblefield of Murray.
1902 – National Band & Tag was founded.
1909 – Present State Capitol completed.
1912 – McCreary County, the last to be created of Kentucky’s 120 counties, was formed in 1912.
1937 – United States gold depository built at Fort Knox.
How are you celebrating Kentucky’s birthday? Share with us in the comments below.