Famous People From Kentucky

There are a LOT of famous people who were born in Kentucky. Here are just a few.

Abraham Lincoln – The 16th U.S. President was born in Hodgenville in 1809. I visited his birthplace a few weeks back.

Kit Carson – American Frontiersman was born on Christmas Eve 1809 in Madison City.

Carrie Amelia Nation – Temperance Leader was born in Garrard County in 1846.

Muhammad Ali – The “Greatest of ALL time” was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.in Louisville in 1942.

Jefferson Davis – President of the Confederate States of America was born in Fairview in 1808.

Patricia Neal – Actress of stage and screen was born in Packard in 1926.

George Clooney – TV and Movie star, as well as world philanthropist, was born in Lexington in 1961.

Robert Penn Warren
– Author and poet was born in Guthrie in 1905.

Crystal Gayle – Grammy Award-winning singer was born in Paintsville in 1951.

Loretta Lynn – Singer and older sister of Crystal Gayle was born in Butcher’s Hollow

Diane Sawyer – Broadcast journalist and co-host of Good Morning America was born in Glasgow in 1945.

Hunter Thompson – Journalist and author was born in Louisville in 1937.

There are many, many more that you can find here, here and here.

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I'm a freelance writer and blogger who has written for, among others, Tribune Media Services, Suite101 and Athena Guides. As an intrepid traveler I have chronicled some of my travels at The Verbal Vagabond, my travel blog. And, being an avid amateur photographer, I also have a photography blog spotlighting photos I have taken of areas around my hometown at Postcards From Maggie Valley. Speaking of Maggie Valley, that is where my wife, our Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Bella, our Orange Tabby, Tigger and I live in a log cabin on a mountain in Western North Carolina, just at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I enjoy hiking, camping, art, travel, photography (as mentioned above), and an occasional glass of good wine while reading or writing in front of the fireplace.
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