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Crab Orchard

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Crab Orchard is a home rule-class city in Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 842 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Danville Micropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryCrab Orchard was near the end of the Logan Trace of the Wilderness Road and was an early pioneer station. There are several mineral springs in the area and from 1827 until 1922 taverns and hotels were located at Crab Orchard Springs. The post office was established in 1815, with Archibald Shanks its first postmaster.Crab Orchard was a station on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.Crab Orchard was the birthplace of Thomas L. Smith, also known as "Pegleg" Smith.GeographyCrab Orchard is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4sqmi, all land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 842 people, 373 households, and 227 families residing in the city. The population density was 607.9/sqmi. There were 435 housing units at an average density of 314.1/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 97.15% White, 1.54% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.
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