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Murphy Fork Cemetery

Morgan County, Kentucky

 


Welcome to the Murphy Fork Cemetery page. Murphy Fork Cemetery is located on Murphy Fork Road across from the oldest house in Morgan County, Kentucky. The cemetery is on the west side of the road near the south end of the farm, and sits on the top of hill.

Across the road from the old log house at the corner of the barn is where  my ancestors John Murphy and Nancy Ransom are buried. The old barn has been replaced by another several years back. We can only hope that John and Nancy's bodies were not disturbed if the information handed down is accurate. We were told that the old log house was the home of my ancestor William Murphy, John's son.

Here you will find some Photos of Murphy Fork Cemetery surrounding area.

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The Murphy Fork Cemetery contains about 150 gravestones, about 50 of them are field stone or head stones that can not be read. This cemetery can be seen from Murphy Fork Road across and just down the road from the old log house. Mr. Jess Lawson the current owner of the farm where the Ben Murphy Cemetery is located informed us that this cemetery has a easement for public access.

Here you find the Murphy Fork Cemetery information such as a layout of the cemetery and a index with the inscription information which will lead you to the photographs of the majority of the gravestones in the cemetery. The family surnames that you will find at the Murphy Fork Cemetery are:  BARKER, BARNETT, BUSH, FORTUNE, GOAD, HALSEY, HARVEY, HENSLEY, HUNTER, LAWSON, MANNING, MURPHY, NICKELL, NOBLE, PHIPPS, PRICE, ROBINSON, ROSS, TAULBEE.

Murphy Fork Cemetery Alphabetical Listing

Murphy Fork Cemetery Layout

To give due credit for  the actual compiling of the cemetery information that you will find on this web pages must go to my cousins William Murphy and his son Douglas Murphy. They did all the surveying, indexing and photographing of the two cemeteries in August 2001. Also, to assist in the preparation of the cemetery information was obtained from the book "Wolfe County Cemeteries 1860 - 1993, Volume II". This research was published by Carole Bays of Dayton, Ohio in 1992.

Murphy Fork Road is located on Route #2 (old County Road 2489), Murphy Fork Road, Morgan County, Kentucky and it runs North and South. For people who are unfamiliar with the area the North approach is the best way to go. Murphy Fork Road is off of highway 460 approximately 5 miles South East of Ezel, KY and a mile West of Mize, KY. Either way you approach it you will be at the North end of Murphy Fork Road and you must turn South. The reason I say this is the best way to go is because there is a Murphy Fork Road sign. The South end of Murphy Fork Road does not have a road sign.

When you turn off of highway 460 onto Murphy Fork Road you will be about a mile from Murphy Fork Cemetery. Be looking for a trailer home and the old log house sitting next to each other on your left "East" hand side of the road. Continue down the road to the red brick ranch house on your left "East" hand side of the road. The Murphy Fork Cemetery easement is located straight across the road on your right "West" hand side near the south end of the farm, and sits on the top of hill. Photo # 10 on this page is a good marker for locating the place were you can park to visit the cemetery.

Hopefully, you will find it interesting and worthwhile. If any of you have found additional information, records or other Murphy Fork Cemetery documentation and would be willing to share it, please feel free to e-mail us at: tmsgen2@hotmail.com


Murphy Fork Cemetery Information Pages

Murphy Fork Cemetery Alphabetical Listing

Murphy Fork Cemetery Layout


Photos of Murphy Fork Cemetery surrounding area

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Hopefully, you will find it interesting and worthwhile. If any of you have found additional information, records or other Murphy Fork Cemetery documentation and would be willing to share it, please feel free to e-mail us at:   tmsgen2@hotmail.com


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