Martins Fork Lake

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Martins Fork Lake
USACE Martins Fork Dam and Lake.jpg
Dam and Lake. View is to the west-northwest
LocationHarlan County, Kentucky
Coordinates36°44′45″N 83°15′48″W / 36.7459°N 83.263321°W / 36.7459; -83.263321Coordinates: 36°44′45″N 83°15′48″W / 36.7459°N 83.263321°W / 36.7459; -83.263321
Primary inflowsMartin's Fork
Primary outflowsMartin's Fork
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area340 acres (1.4 km2)
Max. depth45 feet (14 m)[1]
Martins Fork Lake

Martins Fork Lake is a 340-acre (1.4 km2) reservoir in Harlan County, Kentucky. The lake was impounded from the Martin's Fork in 1979 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It is named for James Martin, an early pioneer in the area.[2]


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  2. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Lakes". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.

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