Do You Know How Many ‘Presidents’ Currently Live in Kentucky?
When I was in college, I had a friend named Jimmie Hendrix. It's spelled differently, but the name's the same.
My dad's boss' wife, WAY back in the day, was named Betty Davis. It's spelled differently, but the name's the same.
With that in mind, do you realize that we have quite a few former presidents currently living in Kentucky?
Yeah. We have a John Adams in Somerset.
There's a Lyndon B. Johnson in Letcher County. However the "B" in this case stands for Bernard not Baines.
However, there really is a Warren Gamaliel Harding in Vine Grove. And, yeah, that was deliberate.
I mean, you don't just pull "Gamaliel" out of the air.
And, gang, Owensboro has a president in residence, too. His name is Gerald R. Ford.
This is so cool.
There are others and my hat's off to Joseph Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal for doing the digging required to relate this fun Kentucky fact.