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Frogue, Kentucky
Frogue, Kentucky

Frogue is in Cumberland county about 12 miles southeast of Burkesville. The settlement began around 1800 and was known as Chestnut Grove for the once abundant local trees. The post office was named for a storekeeper named Frogue or Frogge.

The Frogue post office opened in 1904 and closed in 1963.

Frogue is now surrounded on three sides by Dale Hollow Lake. It was formed in 1943 when the Obey River was dammed near Celina, Tennessee by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is about seven miles above the mouth of the Obey on the Cumberland River. The reservoir covers about 27,700 acres, mostly in Tennessee. The impoundment also affects the Wolf River, which entered the Obey near the southeastern end of Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. The dam provides flood control and hydroelectric power generation.

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