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Kentucky Color - Looking for Elroy

By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry

While looking for the Elroy Community in Southern Adair County I ran into an old map and what a jewel it is.

It was drawn in 1794 and some really interesting geographic anomalies exist.

According to the map:
  • Green River starts in Adair or Taylor County and is formed by three tributaries: Bryans Lick Creek, Cases Creek and Pitmauls Creek.
  • Bryans Lick Creek would be present day Green River from its intersection with Casey Creek.
  • Cases Creek is obviously Casey Creek at Knifley.
  • Pitmauls Creek would be Pitmans Creek, I believe.
  • It appears that Adair, Cumberland, Monroe, Russell, and Casey County were in Mercer County wedged in between Logan County on the West and Lincoln County on the East.
  • Bryans Lick appears to be the only identifiable community in South Central Kentucky and would almost have to in the Plum Point area where Casey Creek enters into Green River.
  • Prices Settlement is shown on the South side of Cumberland River and would be in between Jamestown, Monticello and Nancy.
  • Prices Settlement is shown as being the end of the trail coming from the major crossroads at Crab Orchard.

This story was posted on 2012-01-24 09:33:28
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