Kentucky is the 37th largest state in the U.S. in terms of total area, as well as 26th in the U.S. in terms of total population and 22nd in the U.S. in terms of population density. Though originally part of the state of Virginia, Kentucky split in 1792 and became the 15th state to join the Union that year. The years preceding the American Civil War saw a sharp rise in slaveholding within the state of Kentucky – its fertile soil was (and still is) great for growing tobacco, cotton and hemp in large quantities. After the end of the civil war Kentucky’s agricultural importance waned, especially in the latter half of the 20th century, though the state is still a major producer of tobacco and cotton.
Kentucky is serviced by five main interstate highways, which auto transport carriers will often travel on when they are running routes across the country. I-65, I-71 and I-75 are all major north-south interstate routes that run through the area, making Kentucky a popular stop-by for auto transport haulers running north-south routes. East-west routes through Kentucky are served primarily by I-24 and I-64, which are two major interstates running through the middle of the country. Some auto shippers may avoid certain areas of Kentucky, especially the southwest which is mostly made up of swamps and hard-to-navigate areas. Kentucky, however, is still a relatively popular auto transport location.
Summer shipping is perhaps easier to find and book quickly if you’re transporting to or from Kentucky, given that temperatures in the state during the summer months typically don’t get much hotter than 90 degrees or so during the day. Winter months bring snow and cold temperatures, which can make it more difficult for auto transporters to run routes in or out of the state. However, prices around the country tend to drop a bit in the winter months, given the fact that there are fewer customers and fewer carriers to haul loads. Make sure to watch the weather reports for possible severe weather affecting your auto transport to or from Kentucky, as average highs reach into the low-to-mid 30’s while overnight lows can drop into the low 20’s.
Though long based on farming and agriculture, Kentucky’s economy has been forced to diversify over the course of the 20th century, and today agriculture and livestock are not nearly as large of economic sectors as they once were – though they are still important. One of Kentucky’s largest economic outputs, ironically, is automobiles – Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Toyota all have manufacturing plants located in the state. It is known today as well for its goat and cattle production and corn as well – it ranks 14th in the U.S. for annual corn production.
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