Physical map of Kentucky
Information about the geography of KentuckyKentucky is located in the eastern central section of the United States of America, between Tennessee and the Ohio river. The north central part of the state is called Bluegrass region, while the eastern section, the Cumberland Plateau is considered to be part of the Appalachian regions.
In the southeast part lies the somewhat lower Pennyroyal Plateau, north of which is the Western Coal fields. Jackson Purchase occupies the far western areas within the state. Kentucky is the only state that has an exclave, the Kentucky Bend, surrounded by the Mississippi river, and the state of Tennessee on the south.