(because in Kentucky's first constitution, the term "state" was used), Kentucky is one of four U. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts).
Only Missouri and Tennessee, both of which border eight states, touch more.
Kentucky's northern border is formed by the Ohio River and its western border by the Mississippi River. 41 from Henderson, after crossing the Ohio River, will be in Kentucky for about two miles (3.2 km).
Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, moonshine, coal, the "My Old Kentucky Home" historic state park, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, bluegrass music, college basketball, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Others have put forth the possibility of Kenta Aki, which would absolutely come from Algonquian language and, therefore, would probably have derived from the Shawnees.
Kentucky has a non-contiguous part known as Kentucky Bend, at the far west corner of the state.