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Kentucky Color - Pettit's Fork Watercourse.
'I can only surmise that the Pettits Fork spelling is the correct spelling and that the current Petty's Fork is a variation with no historical basis.' - BJF
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By Billy Joe Fudge
Retired District Forester, President of Homeplace on Green River.
I am so happy to see that the apparent original spelling of Pettit's Fork is coming back into vogue these days.
According to what is deemed to be the first Adair County Tax List in 1802 as transcribed by Sharon Bell, there were by my count, 11 landowners who had paid taxes who listed Pettit's Fork as the watercourse location.
Of those 11, two were listed as Pettitts Fork, one as Petits Fork and the other 8 spelled it Pettits Fork.
I can only surmise that the Pettits Fork spelling is the correct spelling and that the current Petty's Fork is a variation with no historical basis. It is also interesting that the watercourse seemed to be the original \"address\" for the Pioneers, our forefathers, if you will. --
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