Happy Birthday, Kentucky!

On June 1, 1792, The Commonwealth of Kentucky came into existence. The movement to form the state from part of Virginia had been in effect since the mid-1700s. Ten political conventions were held; the final of those was for the intent of framing a constitution. On June 1, Kentucky became the 15th state admitted into the union, with Isaac Shelby serving as governor. The Kentucky constitution was signed at what is now known as Constitution Square in Danville.

Happy Birthday, Kentucky!

 

For more on Kentucky's road to statehood, read this excellent post from our friends at the Kaintuckeean and this in-depth history of the Kentucky Constitution.


Happy birthday, Kentucky!!