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Kentucky State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Kentucky have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Kentucky State Seal

[Image of The Kentucky State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Kentucky State Flag

[Image of The Kentucky State Flag]

Placed on a navy blue field is the seal and words "Commonwealth of Kentucky".

The two people on the seal, a pioneer and a statesman, represent all the people. They are acting out the meaning of Kentucky's motto "United We Stand Divided We Fall".

Sprays of goldenrod extend in a half circle around the picture.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Latin motto: Deo gratiam habeamus Let us be grateful to God
  • Motto: United we stand, divided we fall
  • Nickname: The Bluegrass State
  • Slogan: Kentucky Unbridled Spirit
  • Bird: Cardinal
  • Butterfly: Viceroy Butterfly
  • Fish: Kentucky Spotted Bass
  • Flower: Goldenrod
  • Fruit: Blackberry
  • Horse: Thoroughbred
  • Insect: Honey Bee
  • Tree: Tulip Poplar
  • Wild animal game species: Eastern Gray Squirrel
  • Fossil: Brachiopod
  • Gemstone: Freshwater pearl
  • Mineral: Coal
  • Rock: Kentucky Agate
  • Soil: Crider Soil Series
  • Beverage: Milk
  • Song: My Old Kentucky Home

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