Kentucky General Information
Statehood: June 1, 1792, the 15th state
State Motto: “United we stand, divided we fall”
State Flower: Goldenrod
State Tree: Coffee Tree
State Nickname: Bluegrass State (the name comes from the kind of grass that grows around Lexington and Louisville. Though not really blue, the grass has a blueish tinge in early spring.)
State Song: “My Old Kentucky Home” by Stephen Foster
State Flag: The state seal in the center of a navy blue field.
State Seal: In the center of the seal are two friends embracing. The words of the state motto are above and below them. At the bottom of the border are sprays of goldenrod, and at the top are the words “Commonwealth of Kentucky”.
[Used in the United States, the term “commonwealth” means the same as “state”. It is applied officially to Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.]
Clay County Offices
Clay County Clerk
123 Town Square
Manchester, KY 40962-1265
Phone: (606) 598-2544
FAX: (606) 598-7199
Clay County Historical Society
Clay County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 394
Manchester, KY 40962-0394
The Clay County Public Library
211 Bridge Street
Manchester, KY 40962
Telephone: (606) 598-2617
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