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Looking Back: Families stayed on the Fork NEW

March 21, 2005|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

The Forkland community is a place where people settled in the late 1700s. Many stayed while others moved on to other states as the western territory opened up to pioneers.

The "Fork," as it is referred to by those familiar with the area, once was located in three counties - Casey, Mercer and Boyle. It was first in Kentucky County, Va., then twice in Mercer, and in Lincoln, Casey, Marion and Boyle.

When Casey County was formed in 1806, 21 people petitioned for the community to be located in Mercer rather than Casey.

Shirley Sheperson, who lived in the community most of her life, talked about her community recently.

"Many of the early family names of people who lived on the Fork between 1820 and 1840, have descendants who still live there," she said.


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