Kentucky has five major land regions: the Bluegrass region, the Cumberland Plateau, the Western Coal Fields, the Pennyroyal Plateau, and the Jackson Purchase region.
Agriculture generates about $5.3 billion in revenue for the Bluegrass state. There are approximately 76,500 farms in the state, covering 13 million acres. The average size farm comprises 171 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 120 counties.
Kentucky’s top commodities are soybeans, equine and cattle products, and corn. The state also grows substantial quantities of hay, tobacco, and broilers. Most of the cropland is found in the Bluegrass region of the state.
With its mountains and lush forests, Kentucky wildlife is abundant on both land and water. Elk, black bear, white-tailed deer, squirrels, and raccoons are among the primary wildlife found. Kentucky is committed to conserving its wildlife habitats and natural resources.
Diverse fishing opportunities across the state include smallmouth bass, striped bass, blue catfish, shellcrackers, muskellunge, crappie, trout, largemouth bass, walleye and spotted bass.
Major Rivers and Lakes
The Bluegrass state’s major rivers are the Mississippi River, Ohio River, Cumberland River, Tennessee River, Green River, and Kentucky River. Their main tributaries include the Ohio River, Obey River, Caney Fork River, Barren River, and the Nolin River.
Kentucky Lake, the largest lake in Kentucky, is located on the Tennessee River and splits the Kentucky/Tennessee border. The surface area of this lake is approximately 160,320 acres (250.5 square miles). Other large lakes include Lake Cumberland and Lake Barkley, which exceed 123,360 surface area acres.
Iowa consists of seven major landform regions: Northwest Iowa Plains, Des Moines Lobe, Iowan Surface, Paleozoic Plateau, Missouri Alluvial Plain, Loess Hills, and Southern Iowa Drift Plain.
State and National Parks
Kentucky has 45 state parks and 6 national parks.
|Neighboring States||Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Missouri|
|Regions||Bluegrass, Cumberland Plateau, Western Coal Fields, the Pennyroyal Plateau, and Jackson Purchase|
|State Flower||Giant Goldenrod|
|State Bird||Northern Cardinal|
|Big Game||White-tailed deer, bear, elk, and turkey|
|Small Game||Squirrels, northern bobwhite, crow, quail, and rabbit|
|Freshwater Fish||Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, black bullhead, and freshwater drum|
|Total Acreage||25.8 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||1.9 million acres|
|Average Annual Rainfall||58 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||13 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||12.4 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Soybeans and Corn|
|Main Rivers||Columbia River, Snake River, and Deschutes River|
|Largest Lake||Kentucky Lake|
|Other Lakes||Lake Cumberland, Lake Barkley, and Watts Bar Lake|
|Major Rivers||Mississippi River, Ohio River, Cumberland River, Tennessee River, Green River, and Kentucky River|
|Other Tributaries||Ohio River, Obey River, Caney Fork River, Barren River, and Nolin River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
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