Kentucky's State Symbols

  • State Seal
    The Kentucky State Seal The Kentucky State Seal
  • State Flag
    The Kentucky State Flag The Kentucky State Flag
  • State Bird
    The Cardinal, the Kentucky State Bird Cardinal
    (Cardinalis cardinalis)
  • State Flower
    Goldenrod, the Kentucky State FlowerGoldenrod
    (Soldiago gigantea)
  • State Tree
    Tulip poplar, the Kentucky State TreeTulip Poplar
    (Lirodendroan tulipifera)
  • State Nickname The Bluegrass State
  • State Motto "United We Stand, Divided We Fall"
  • Official Latin Motto "Deo gratiam habeamus" ("Let us be grateful to God")
  • Official State Slogan "Unbridled Spirit"
  • State Song "My Old Kentucky Home (contemporary version)", by Stephen C. Foster
  • State Bluegrass Song "Blue Moon of Kentucky" , William S. "Bill" Monroe
  • State Language English
More State Symbols
  • State Fossil Brachiopod
  • State Butterfly Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus)
  • State Wild Animal Game Species Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
  • State Horse Thoroughbred (Equus caballus)
  • State Fish Kentucky Spotted Bass (Micropterus punctulatus)
  • State Fruit Blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
  • State Drink Milk
  • State Rock Kentucky Agate
  • State Gemstone Freshwater Pearl
  • State Soil Crider Soil Series
  • State Mineral Coal
  • State Musical Instrument Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer
  • State Music Bluegrass Music
  • State Silverware Pattern "Old Kentucky Blue Grass, The Georgetown Pattern"
  • State Dance Clogging
Official Events and Locations


State Symbol Statutes

For more information about the official state symbols for Kentucky, please visit the Kentucky Legislature web site