I consider myself somewhat knowledgable about geographic factoids, and yet I had never heard of the Kentucky Bend until I stumbled upon this problem! Chalk it up to East Coast bias, I guess
The Kentucky Bend is a piece of land on the inside of an oxbow loop meander of the Mississippi River. Surrounded by the states of Tennessee and Missouri without touching any other part of Kentucky, it is an exclave of Kentucky.
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