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Lone Oak, Kentucky
Lone Oak, Kentucky

Lone Oak is a McCracken county community adjoining Paducah to the southwest on US 45. The community grew up around an 1873 mill built by a Dr. Pepper and was originally known as Pepper's Mill. It may have been known as Pottsville, for D. M. Potts, who owned a local store, as well. The name Lone Oak came from a large tree in the area. Lone Oak was incorporated from 1979 to 2008. Parts of historical Lone Oak have been annexed by Paducah. The Lone Oak post office operated from 1892 until 1908. The population in 2000 was 454.

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