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Ash Run, formerly known as Mt. Hope, 1 is located on KY 609 east of Butler.2 The area was settled by the Burlew, Ellis, Pribble and other families. 3
From 1844 to 1857, the Ash Run post office was operating. 4 So, at some time prior to 1844, Ash Run was called Mt. Hope. When exactly? Wish I knew.
It's common in Kentucky for a settlement or road to involve in its name some natural feature in the area (Double Beech, Jack's Branch, Blanket Creek).
The abundance of Ash trees didn't go unnoticed.
1] The Histories of Several Communities in Pendleton Co.
"The First 200 Years of Pendleton County" by Mildred Bowen Belew
2] Google Maps: Ash Run in Pendleton County, KY
3] The First 200 Years of Pendleton County
Written By: Mildred Bowen Belew
4] Post Offices of Pendleton County
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