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Kentucky State Flag
State Bird: Cardinal
State Wild Game Animal: Gray Squirrel
State Horse: Thoroughbred
State Fish: Kentucky Spotted Bass
State Butterfly: Viceroy Butterfly
State Flower: Goldenrod
State Tree: Tulip-Poplar
State Fossil: Brachiopod
State Mineral: Coal
State Rock: Kentucky Agate
State Gemstone: Freshwater Pearl
State Arboretum: Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
State Soil: Crider Soil Series
State Song: "My Old Kentucky Home"
State Bluegrass Song: "Blue Moon of Kentucky"
Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
Origin of State Name: The
name is derived from a Cherokee word for the area south of the Ohio River.
Its meaning is disputed, but
Nickname for State: The Bluegrass State. The nickname is derived from the famed bluegrass pastures of central Kentucky.
Nickname for residents: Kentuckians