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Science In Your Backyard: Kentucky


  • Kentucky Water Science Center
    USGS Building
    9818 Bluegrass Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40299
    Phone: (502) 493-1900
    Fax: (502) 493-1909
    Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: KY, TN, WV, Appalachian Region)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Kentucky Mapping Partnership Office
    9818 Bluegrass Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40299
    Phone: (317) 600-2722

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Kentucky Real-Time Information:

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Kentucky State Facts

Image of Kentucky with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Frankfort(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 39,728 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 4,339,367
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Black Mtn. at 4,145 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Harlan
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Mississippi River at 257 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Fulton
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Marion County approx. 3 miles north-northwest of Lebanon
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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