Plum is a Bourbon county community located at the intersection of KY 57 and KY 537 at the confluence of Plum Lick Creek and Boone Creek about 11 miles east of Paris. The name Plum is said to come from a grove of plum trees that grew from stones discarded by Indians passing through the area. It was originally known as Pinhook, for reasons unknown, and has since become known as The Levy. The post office moved from nearby Flat Rock (later Little Rock) in 1873. In 1874 the post office was renamed Plum Lick and in 1894 it was shortened to Plum. The post office closed in 1905.
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