Kentucky (County) (DC Comics)



Kentucky (i/kɨnˈtʌki/), officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the Upper South of the United States. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.
Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the fact that bluegrass is present in many of the pastures throughout the state, because of the fertile soil. It made possible the breeding of high-quality livestock, especially thoroughbred racing horses. It is a land with diverse environments and abundant resources, including the world's longest cave system, Mammoth Cave National Park; the greatest length of navigable waterways and streams in the contiguous United States; and the two largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. It is also home to the highest per capita number of deer and turkey in the United States, the largest free-ranging elk herd east of Montana, and the nation's most productive coalfield. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, automobile manufacturing, tobacco and college basketball.

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: Detective Comics Vol 1 #48 (February, 1941)
Created by: Whitney Ellsworth, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos, Bill Finger

In story information

Official Name: State of Kentucky
Phonetic: kəntə́ki
Translation:
Aliases: The Bluegrass State, The Commomwealth State
Type: County
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Location Details

Universe: Real World, Earth-One, New Earth, Super Friends
Galaxy: Milky Way
Star System: Sol
Planet: Earth
Continent: North America
Country: USA

History

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a state located in the East Central United States of America. Kentucky is normally included in the group of Southern states (in particular the Upland South), but it is sometimes included, geographically and culturally, in the Midwest. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states to be officially known as a commonwealth. Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 it became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th largest state in terms of land area, and ranks 26th in population.

Points of Interest

Fort Knox

Fort Knox is a United States Army post in Kentucky south of Louisville and north of Elizabethtown. It is also the site of the U.S. Bullion Depository and the General George Patton Museum, both located on or near the army post.

House of Mystery

House of Secrets

Residents

  • Abel
  • Cain
  • Goldie the Gargoyle
  • Gregory the Gargoyle
  • Rain Harper

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