Burning Fork, Kentucky

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Burning Fork
Unincorporated community
Burning Fork is located in Kentucky
Burning Fork
Burning Fork
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°44′0″N 83°1′24″W / 37.73333°N 83.02333°W / 37.73333; -83.02333Coordinates: 37°44′0″N 83°1′24″W / 37.73333°N 83.02333°W / 37.73333; -83.02333
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Magoffin
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41405
GNIS feature ID 507625[1]

Burning Fork is an unincorporated community located in Magoffin County, Kentucky, United States. The etymology of Burning Fork refers to a natural gas vein that was ignited and eventually extinguished by 1865.[2][3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burning Fork, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (2013). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813144016. 
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 536.