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Kentucky Color - Elroy, Kentucky

Elroy, KY, is pinpointed by Noel Harvey of Breeding, KY, a community which came into existence after Elroy. Billy Joe Fudge is providing the information in the hopes that Mike Watson and his wayward cousin JIM can dig up more information about this fascinating, almost the location of Lindsey Wilson College, community
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By Billy Joe Fudge
Retired State Forester, KY Division of Forestry

According to Noel Harvey, elder statesman and retired gentleman store owner at Breeding Kentucky, Elroy is located in the little piece of bottomland at the intersection of Old Highway 61 and Harrods Fork Creek.

When the community was a bustling center of trade in the late 1800's with it's own school and post office none of the area's residents could have ever imagined that the community would have disappeared and then would be rediscovered between two bridges over Harrods Fork Creek.

Of course, Noel is not old enough to remember Elroy in its heyday since he was only born in 1924 but he remembers the stories about Elroy and how it served the needs of the residents from up and down Harrods Fork and the surrounding countryside.

Noel says that Elroy preceded Breeding as a post office according to the older folks who passed on the oral history to him.

Hopefully, Mike and Jim can use the location to "dig up" more information about this most fascinating community. - Billy Joe Fudge

This story was posted on 2012-05-11 05:29:52
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Kentucky Color : Where Elroy, KY, was Old Bridge marker

2012-05-11 - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester, KY State Division of Forestry.
This bridge crossing Harrod's Fork Creek was built in the late 1920's, the best Noel Harvey can remember, and serves as a sentinel marking the spot where Elroy Kentucky is located. The view is up the hill toward Sparksville and Columbia. - Billy Joe Fudge

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Kentucky Color - Elroy, KY, was - new bridge marking place

2012-05-11 - Between Sparksville & Breeding, Adair Co., KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester, KY State Division of Forestry.
Elroy Kentucky's location is forever marked upstream by the New Highway 61/Harrods Fork Bridge and downstream by the Old Highway 61/Harrods Fork Bridge. I can just imagine store buildings with a post office and a school setting in the little bottom beside the creek.

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