Valley Farms Bed & Breakfast & Gift Shop offers a unique
country experience. This Bed & Breakfast is located on a 100
acre working farm in south central
, convenient to
Cumberland & Green River
(Only 10 miles +/- to
& Only 8 Miles +/- to
The Bed & Breakfast offers three guest rooms with private
baths, satellite TV, wireless internet, and more! Walking and
exercise trails, nearby creek and abundant wildlife and farm
life makes this Bed & Breakfast’s claim to fame of “RELIVING
THE COUNTRY EXPERIENCE”.
country charm offers a relaxing lifestyle that might just make
your short drive to this country landscape worthwhile.
Whether you’re just passing through or you’re
visiting one of our area attractions, you are sure to have a
comfortable stay at Hill & Valley Farms Bed & Breakfast.
To Make Your Reservation Online”
“You don’t just stay here when you
come – You come here to stay”
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take a virtual visit of some of the area’s attractions through
the following links:
Area Real Estate
Rule-Wilson Real Estate & Auction
- Adair County, KY
County Chamber of Commerce
Springs/Jamestown - Russell County, Kentucky
County Chamber of Commerce
Valley Farms Bed & Breakfast is happy to provide you with
the following general information about the South Central
INFO ~ RELOCATING OR RETIRING
DISCOVER KENTUCKY’S UNBRIDLED SPIRIT
OFFERS SOME GREAT TRADITIONS, EVENTS, & SOUTHERN
HOSPITALITY THAT MAKES FOR LASTING MEMORIES &
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estate perks such as low property tax rates (including
homestead & farmstead property tax exemptions),
affordable insurance premiums, rural utilities services,
& affordable prices are just a few of the incentives
to relocate or retire to South Central Kentucky!
Also don’t forget about excellent local,
regional, & world-renowned health care services
Kentucky has to offer.
is one of four states to call itself a
"commonwealth." In 1792 when Kentucky became the
15th state - the first on the western frontier - both
"commonwealth" and "state" were used.
Commonwealth, meaning government based on the common
consent of the people, dates to the time of Oliver
Cromwell's England in the mid-1600s. The other U.S.
commonwealths, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia,
were originally British colonies. Kentucky, once part of
Virginia, chose to remain a commonwealth when it separated
is not really blue - it's green - but in the spring,
bluegrass produces bluish-purple buds that, when seen in
large fields, give a rich blue cast to the grass. Early
pioneers found bluegrass growing on Kentucky's rich
limestone soil and traders began asking for the seed of
the "blue grass from Kentucky." The name stuck
and today Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State.
official insignia was authorized in 1792; six months after
Kentucky became a state. The motto is believed to be from
"The Liberty Song," popular during the American
Revolution, and a favorite of Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's
state seal imprinted on a field of navy blue was approved
by the General Assembly in 1928. The original flag is
displayed in Frankfort at the Kentucky History Center.
Flower - Goldenrod
golden plumes of this wildflower line Kentucky's roadsides
in the fall. Native to all of Kentucky, 30 of nearly 100
species of this herb are found here.
Bird - Cardinal
pleasant melodies of this red crested song bird are heard
year round in Kentucky. The male boasts a vivid red
plumage; the female is light brown with red highlights.
Horse - Thoroughbred
first thoroughbred was brought to Lexington in 1779, and a
1789 census showed even more horses than people. Horses
are a multibillion dollar industry in Kentucky. Central
Kentucky's Bluegrass Region has the world's greatest
concentration of thoroughbred breeding farms. More
registered thoroughbred foals are produced here than any
other state - more than 10,000 were foaled in 2000.
Wild Animal - Grey Squirrel
State Butterfly - Viceroy Butterfly
State Fish - Kentucky Bass
State Gemstone - Fresh Water Pearl
State Fossil - Brachiopod
State Tree - Tulip Tree
called the tulip poplar, it is not a poplar at all, but a
member of the magnolia family. It can grow up to 145 feet
and live for 200 years. It blossoms in May with
yellow-green flowers resembling tulips.
Song - "My Old Kentucky Home" Stephen Collins
Foster - 1853.
Bluegrass Song - "Blue Moon of Kentucky" Bill
Monroe - copyright 1947.
Facts State Facts
Gross State Product (GSP) increased to a record $128.98
billion during 2003. Kentucky’s GSP for 2002 was $122.28
billion. The largest industry groups, based on their
contribution to the total state gross product are:
manufacturing; services; government; insurance and real
estate; retail trade; transportation and public utilities;
wholesale trade; construction; mining; farming and
agricultural services, forestry, and fisheries. For more
information, please visit the Kentucky
Cabinet for Economic Development web site.
had 84,000 farms in 2005, according to the Kentucky field
office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Kentucky farm size averaged 164 acres.
2004, Kentucky set a record for farm income with $4.13
billion. Horses were the leading source of farm income for
Kentucky farmers, followed by broilers, cattle, tobacco,
soybeans and corn. Kentucky is home to some of the
world’s leading thoroughbred farms and thoroughbred
still leads the nation in burley tobacco production, even
though the federal tobacco price support program was
discontinued in 2005. The state is second in the U.S. in
total tobacco production and is in the top 20 in corn,
soybeans, winter wheat, hay, barley and sorghum.
is the leading beef cattle state east of the Mississippi
River and is eighth in the nation overall. Kentucky is
seventh in broilers and in the top 20 in goats, dairy
cows, swine and chickens other than commercial broilers.
For more information about Kentucky agriculture, visit
the Kentucky Department of Agriculture web site.
in the south central United States along the west side of
the Appalachian Mountains, Kentucky ranks 37th in land
size, with 39,732 square miles (102,907 square
kilometers). The Commonwealth is bordered by seven states:
Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee,
Missouri and Illinois. The Ohio River flows 664 miles
(1,068 kilometers) along the northern and western borders
of the state. Kentucky's highest point is Black Mountain
in Harlan County, 4,145 feet (1,264 meters) above sea
level; its lowest point, the Mississippi River in Fulton
County, 257 feet (78 meters) above sea level.
has more miles of running water than any other state
except Alaska. The numerous rivers and water impoundments
provide 1,100 commercially navigable miles (1,770
has 12.7 million acres of commercial forest land - 50% of
the state's land area. The main species of trees are white
oak, red oak, walnut, yellow poplar, beech, sugar maple,
white ash and hickory. Kentucky ranks third among hardwood
total value of Kentucky's mineral production in 1999 was
$3.8 billion. Principal minerals and by-products produced
in order of value are coal, crushed stone, natural gas and
petroleum. Kentucky is the nation's third largest coal
producer - 152.4 million tons in 1996. For more
information, please visit the Environmental
and Public Protection Cabinet web site.
2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kentucky's
population was 4,041,769. The largest cities are listed
central location and excellent road system makes us only
minutes away from some of the above-listed popular
the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway virtually linking us
directly to I - 65 & I - 75, easy access to many
central destinations are only a short and easy drive from
community offers a relaxed country atmosphere, yet
exciting day trips are only a short distance away.
CENTRAL LOCATION IS LESS THAN A DAYS DRIVE FROM MOST OF
of the best places to understand Kentuckians and our love
of Southern fare is in our kitchens. From down-home
country cooking to the five-star splendor of the Culinary
Institute, Kentucky has something for every palate. So,
sink your teeth into cuisine at Kentucky's white linen
restaurants, cozy cafes and roadside diners. We've set a
place for you at our table.
states can claim a native cuisine as defined as that of
Kentucky. For starters, there's the state's famed country
ham, different from that of other states in that it's
cured by dry-rubbing rather than soaking. Our justly
famous barbecue is also a bit different from that of our
Southern neighbors in that the meat - usually pork or
mutton rather than beef - is smoked in a hickory pit,
sometimes for a full day to achieve its unique flavor.
knows about Kentucky Fried Chicken, developed by Colonel
Harlan Sanders in the southeastern part of the state, and
the Kentucky Hot Brown, a tasty combination of bread,
turkey, bacon and pimento browned under a broiler and
topped with Mornay sauce, originated in the kitchen of
Louisville's Brown Hotel in 1923.
You’ll find southern comfort in knowing a
pleasing meal is just around the corner.
and enjoy Kentucky and what we have to offer, you’ll be
glad you did!!!