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
Location Harlan County, Kentucky
Coordinates 36°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
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Martin's Fork
Primary outflows Martin's Fork
Basin countries United States
Surface area 340 acres (1.4 km2)
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.[1]


  1. ^ 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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