On June 1, 1792, Kentucky was admitted as the 15th state of the United States. Four years later, Tennessee became the 16th state. By: Redactor Camille Paglia April Fool’s Day Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website − 5 = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.