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Craycraft, Adair Co. KY: Near Oak Grove, Ozark, New Concord

Earlier article: Wonders about exact location of Craycraft, Adair Co., KY

By E.H. Lepiarczyk II

Craycraft is a community very near Oak Grove, Ozark, and New Concord.

Although all of my grandfather and grandmother's sons and daughters were born at Concord, their birth certificates indicate they were born at Craycraft and Garlin.

Concord did not have a post office. Craycraft's post office was discontinued and citizens of the Concord community largely used the Garlin post office for mail deliveries when my mother was growing up in the 1930s and 1940s.

Concord became known as New Concord after the Concord School closed in the early 1950s.

My grandfather, the late Daniel Marion Grider, was a rural mail carrier who delivered mail from the Craycraft post office.

Many of my relatives lived in the Craycraft community including members of the Samuel Dowell Pierce family.

The former Murrell family residence is one of the most prominent landmarks of the Craycraft commuity today.

During my mother's generation many Craycraft community children attended Oak Grove School or Concord School in communities near Craycraft. -E.H. Lepiarczyk II

This story was posted on 2010-03-06 05:35:54
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