Poor Fork Cemetery

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The information on "Poor Fork Cemetery" comes from the Kentucky Death Records. I am not from this area and have no knowledge on this cemetery.

According to different sources, the town of Lynch, Kentucky was plotted in 1917 by the U.S. Coal and Coke Company as a company town that was home to the workers at the company's coal mines. Lynch is Kentucky's highest incorporated city and is adjacent to Appalachia, Virginia.

From 1917 to 1940, the population grew in Lynch, Kentucky. By the 1960's, the population declined dramatically.

From the Rootsweb message boards, information was given that
above Lynch in what is called Looney Creek, at the foot of Big Black Mountain, there are all kinds of old cemeteries that are no longer in use. They were burial sites for workers who lived and worked in the coal mines during the early time period. This Cemetery (Poor Fork Cemetery) may be among them.

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  • Added: 30 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2608311