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Where Is Kentucky?

Looking at the map to the right, you can see Kentucky highlighted in red.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky is bounded by Indiana on the north, by Tennessee on the south, by West Virginia on the east, and by Missouri on the west.  It is bounded by Ohio on the northeast, by Virginia on the southeast, and by Illinois on the northwest.

Kentucky Maps

Kentucky is the 36th largest state in the United States, and its land area is 39,728 square miles (102,896 square kilometers).  Kentucky is subdivided into 120 counties.  This Kentucky map site features road maps, topographical maps, and relief maps of Kentucky.  The detailed, scrollable road map displays Kentucky counties, cities, and towns as well as Interstate, U.S., and Kentucky state highways.  The pannable, scalable Kentucky street map can be zoomed in to show local streets and detailed imagery.

Kentucky Highway Map

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KY Topo Map

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KY Relief Map

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The detailed Kentucky map and the regional Kentucky map display cities, roads, rivers, and lakes as well as terrain features.  The detailed map shows only the Commonwealth of Kentucky, while the regional map shows Kentucky and the surrounding region. 

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Kentucky's capital city is Frankfort.  Other major cities on the Kentucky map include Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro and Bowling Green.  In 2005, the population of Kentucky was estimated at 4,172,608, which is about 105.0 people per square mile.  In 2010, Kentucky's population rose to 4,339,367 people.  The state's Interstate Highways include I-24, I-64, I-65, I-71, and I-75.

Kentucky Topography and Attractions

The name Kentucky may be derived from the Iroquois word "ken-tah-ten", which means "land of tomorrow" or from the Iroquois word for "prairie".  Much of Kentucky consists of rolling plains drained by the Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee Rivers.  The Pine Mountains in southeastern Kentucky overlook the Cumberland plateau region.  Tourist attractions in Kentucky include Mammoth Cave, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site.  For more Kentucky travel and tourism information, visit the official Kentucky tourism site and Kentucky Atlas

Other Kentucky Maps

This online Kentucky reference map shows major cities, roads, railroads, and physical features in Kentucky, and this Kentucky county map can be used to find census data about Kentucky's counties.

Several map publishing companies offer printed maps of Kentucky.  For example, the Kappa Map Group offers several maps of Kentucky that feature points of interest, airports, and parks, as well as selected local attractions and insets of major Kentucky cities.  Rand McNally offers a selection of Kentucky maps and atlases at their online map store.


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