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Locator Map of Kentucky

A
  • John Adair leadership developer, author
  • David Akers football player
  • Shaun Alexander football player
  • Muhammad Ali boxer
  • James Lane Allen author
  • Derek Anderson basketball player
  • Sherman Armstrong jockey, trainer
  • Harriette Simpson Arnow author
B
  • Karen Ballard photographer
  • Alben William Barkley u.s. vice president
  • Roy Bean judge, "law west of the pecos", "hangin' judge"
  • Ned Beatty actor
  • Adrian Belew musician
  • Wendell Berry author, poet
  • James Best actor
  • Stephen Bishop slave, mammoth cave explorer, guide
  • Stephanie Bond author
  • Nathan Boone guide, militia officer, politician
  • James Bowie pioneer, soldier
  • Louis D. Brandeis u.s. supreme court justice
  • John C. Breckinridge u.s. vice president
  • Madeline McDowell Breckinridge leader women's suffrage
  • Foster Brooks actor
  • John Mason Brown drama critic, author
  • John Y. Brown, Jr. politician
  • W. Earl Brown actor
  • William Wells Brown author
  • Tod Browning actor, director, screenwriter
  • John Buford, Jr. Civil War Union cavalry officer
  • Laura Bell Bundy actress
  • Jim Bunning baseball player, politician
  • Chris Burke baseball player
  • Lance Burton magician
C
  • Kit Carson guide, soldier, frontiersman
  • Edgar Cayce psychic
  • Henry M. Caudill author
  • Steve Cauthen jockey
  • Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler politician, baseball commissioner
  • Ray Chapman baseball player
  • Rex Chapman basketball player
  • Steven Curtis Chapman musician
  • Jerry Claiborne college football coach
  • Champ Clark politician
  • Anna Mac Clarke WAC, first black officer in command of white unit
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay abolitionist, editor
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. "Muhammad Ali" boxer, social activist
  • Henry Clay statesman (born in VA)
  • George Clooney actor
  • Nicholas Clooney television journalist
  • Rosemary Clooney singer
  • Irvin S. Cobb author, humorist, columnist
  • Floyd Collins cave explorer (entrapment and death widely reported)
  • Martha Layne Collins first female governor of kentucky
  • Earle Combs baseball player
  • John Conlee singer
  • William Conrad actor
  • John Sherman Cooper politician, ambassador
  • Tim Couch football player
  • Dave Cowens basketball player, coach
  • Joe Creason journalist
  • J. D. Crowe singer, banjo player
  • William J. Crowe, Jr. u.s. navy admiral, diplomat
  • Billy Ray Cyrus singer, songwriter

D

  • Jefferson Davis president confederate states of america during civil war
  • Skeeter Davis singer
  • Kassie DePaiva actress, singer
  • Johnny Depp actor
  • Mary Desha co-founder daughters of american revolution
  • Jackie DeShannon singer
  • E. A. Diddle college basketball coach
  • Irene Dunne actress
  • Frank Duveneck artist
E - F
  • Bob Edwards radio host
  • Don Everly musician
  • Farah Fath actress
  • John Fetterman journalist, pulitzer prize winner
  • Larry Flynt publisher
  • Fontaine Fox cartoonist, illustrator
  • John Fox, Jr. author
  • Heather French miss america 2000
  • Joe Fulks basketball player
G
  • Tyson Gay sprinting medalist
  • Rebecca Gayheart actress
  • Crystal Gayle singer
  • Troy Lee Gentry singer
  • James Lamont "Haven" Gillespie composer, lyricist
  • Joey Goebel author
  • Sue Grafton author
  • Darrell Griffith basketball player
  • David "D. W." Griffith film producer
  • Robert H. Grubbs chemist, nobel laureate
H
  • Tom T. Hall singer, songwriter
  • Mordecai Ham evangelist
  • Lionel Hampton musician
  • Elizabeth Hardwick author
  • John Marshall Harlan supreme court justice
  • Larnelle Harris singer, songwriter
  • Nicky Hayden motorcycle racer
  • Duncan Hines founder duncan hines company
  • J. B. Holmes golfer
  • Joseph Holt u.s. postmaster, judge advocate general
  • Telma Hopkins singer
  • Paul Hornung football player
  • Silas House author
  • Allan Houston basektball player
  • Joshua Ryan Hutcherson actor
J
  • Richard Mentor Johnson u.s. vice president
  • John "Casey" Jones railroad engineer (born in MO)
  • Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones singer, banjo player
J continued
  • Matthew Harris Jouett artist
  • Ashley Judd actress (born in CA)
  • Naomi Judd singer
  • Wynona Judd singer
K
  • Mae Street Kidd politician, civil rights activist
  • Roy Kidd college football coach
  • Husband E. Kimmel commander u.s. pacific fleet, pearl harbor
  • Mac King magician
  • Juanita M. Kreps u.s. secretary of commerce
L
  • Nick Lachey singer, actor
  • Lily May Ledford musician, songwriter
  • Abraham Lincoln sixteenth president of the united states of america
  • Mary Todd Lincoln u.s. first lady
  • William Lipscomb chemist, nobel laureate (born in OH)
  • Brian Littrell singer
  • Matt Long actor
  • Patty Loveless singer
  • Loretta Lynn singer
M
  • Joe Maggard actor
  • Alexander Majors established Kansas City stockyards
  • Lee Majors actor (born in MI)
  • Terrence Mann actor
  • Bobbie Ann Mason author
  • Victor Mature actor
  • Jeremy Mayfield automobile racer
  • Ed McClanahan author
  • Mitch McConnell politician
  • Tamara McKinney world champion ski racer
  • Mary Meagher olympic medalist swimmer
  • Thomas Merton author, trappist monk (born in France)
  • Dwain Messer singer
  • Samuel Freeman Miller u.s. supreme court justice
  • Trever Miller baseball player
  • Bill Monroe singer, composer, "father of bluegrass"
  • Eddie Montgomery singer
  • John Michael Montgomery singer
  • Garrett A. Morgan inventor tri-color traffic signal
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan geneticist, embryologist, nobel laureate
  • Isaac Burns Murphy jockey
N
  • Carry Amelia Nation social reformer
  • Patricia Neal actress
  • J. T. Cotton Noe first kentucky poet laureate
  • Marsha Norman playwright
O
  • Warren Oates actor
  • Chris Offutt author
  • Theodore O'Hara mexican-american army officer, civil war confederate colonel, poet
  • Will Oldham singer, songwriter
  • Joan Osborne singer, songwriter
  • Osborne Brothers (Bobby and Sonny) musicians
P
  • Kenny Perry golfer
  • David Pitts author
  • Annie Potts actress
  • Francis Gary Powers CIA pilot in 1960 U-2 incident
R
  • Dottie Rambo singer, songwriter
  • Venus Ramey miss america 1944
  • Frank Ramsey basketball player
  • Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph musician
  • Jeffrey Reddick screenwriter, producer
  • Stanley Forman Reed u.s. supreme court justice
  • Harold "Pee Wee" Reese baseball player
  • Alice Hegan Rice author
  • Kevin Richardson singer

S

  • Jean Ritchie singer, songwriter
  • Elizabeth Madox Roberts author, poet
  • Don Rosa comic book writer, illustrator
  • Jack Roush founder, co-owner nascar race team
  • Wiley B. Rutledge, Jr. jurist
  • Harland David "Colonel" Sanders founder kentucky fried chicken (born in IN)
  • Diane Sawyer television journalist
  • John T. Scopes educator, defendant in "monkey trial" for teaching evolution
  • Phillip A. Sharp geneticist, molecular biologist, nobel laureate
  • Gideon Shryock architect
  • Phil Simms football player
  • Ricky Skaggs singer, musician
  • Moneta Sleet, Jr. photographer, pulitzer prize winner
  • Effie Waller Smith poet
  • Tony Snow broadcaster, columnist, commentator
  • Franklin Sousley u.s. marine corps, flagraiser iwo jima photo, ww II
  • James Speed politician
  • Harry Dean Stanton actor
  • Chrishell Stause actress
  • Woody Stephens thoroughbred horse trainer
  • Aldai E. Stevenson I u.s. vice president
  • Cora Wilson Stewart educator, developed adult education program
  • Jesse Stuart author, poet
  • Nathan Stubblefield inventor wireless voice transmission (radio)
  • Danny Sullivan automobile racer
  • Madame Sul-Te-Wan actress
T
  • Allen Tate poet
  • Helen Thomas reporter
  • Hunter Thompson author
  • John T. Thompson inventor thompson machine gun
  • Edgar Tolson woodcarver, folk artist
  • Mary Travers singer
  • Merle Travis singer, songwriter
U - V
  • Dan Uggla baseball player
  • Westley "Wes" Unseld basketball player
  • Gus Van Sant director
  • Jim Varney actor, comedian
  • Frederick M. Vinson former u.s. chief justice
W
  • Darrell Waltrip automobile racer, race commentator
  • Michael Waltrip automobile racer, nascar team owner
  • Robert P. Warren author
  • Brandon Webb baseball player
  • Keith Whitley singer
  • Terrence W. Wilcutt astronaut
  • Chuck Woolery television show host
Y
  • Enid Yandell sculptor
  • Dwight Yoakam singer, songwriter
  • Whitney Young civil rights leader

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