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Letter: Pyrus needs to be added to community map

Phillip Coffey writes:
Pyrus, KY is not shown on map shown of Adair County. It is where Great Aunt Minnie Coffey had Vance store, snuggled between Keltner and Tarters Chapel. Aunt Minnie was Mark Parnell's Great Grandmother. Confident he has memorabilia from that store/Post Office.

Mark's Great Uncle Bradford Parnell is listed as being from Pyrus, KY as listed on the WWI soldiers list in WWI on the Bank of Columbia building.

I have stacked a lot of hay in that [Parnell's] store building in my day - swapping work with Enos Moss who owned the building at the time. Did not know the history of the building at the time. Knew it was Aunt Minnie's store. Too hot at the time to have such discussions.
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Researching questions about Pyrus, KY



2021-10-18 - Adair County, KY - Photo from the ACPL.
The historic Adair County community of Pyrus, KY should be added to the community map, as claimed by Phillip Coffey. The little community is, however, written about in Mike Watson's book pictured here, and it is named on a road map available at the Adair County Public Library. Its location was "snuggled between Keltner and Tarters Chapel," according to Coffey.

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Proof of Pyrus, KY on road map



2021-10-18 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com.
To add more weight to the claim that Adair County has a community named Pyrus, this road map, also at the Genealogy Department of the AC Public Library, has the little town named on it. (The white dots are ceiling lights reflected on the page.)

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