Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Oven Fork, Kentucky
Oven Fork, Kentucky

Oven Fork is a Letcher county community on Pine Mountain and the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River about five miles southwest of Whitesburg. The source of the name is obscure. Oven Fork post offices operated at various locations in the vicinity from 1879 to 1922 and from 1945 to 1993.

Just northeast of Oven Fork, accessible from KY 932, is the Bad Branch State Nature Preserve. The Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail intersects with US 119 just north of Oven Fork.

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