Flat Lick Falls Update
April 22, 2008

When I first added the picture of the Flat Lick Falls to this website, that property was privately owned. Since that time, the ownership of the falls property has changed. This property is located near Gray Hawk, Kentucky and is now owned by Jackson County. Click here for more pictures of the Flat Lick Falls, taken from January 1999 through May 2011.

According to information in local newspapers and by word of mouth I have learned that the county of Jackson, the county in which the Flat Lick Falls is located, has purchased the Falls and the surrounding area. According to the article in the February 13, 2008 edition of The Jackson County Times the tract of land that was purchased for the Flat Lick Falls project is 86 acres in size. There now are plans for developing this area.

According to an April 24, 2008 article in The Jackson County Sun, the county doesn't yet have the money for this development. So all work presently being done is by volunteers. However, several grants have been submitted but, not received. See link below for a picture of the volunteers and the article.

I just found an article today, May 29, 2008, from the February 13, 2008 edition of the Jackson County Times, concerning the Flat Lick Falls project. I'll put a link to that article toward the bottom of the page, along with the article from the Jackson County Sun.

At present, I know of no timeline or target date for the start or completion of any extensive development.

If anyone is interested in contacting any of Jackson County's elected officials for further information, you will find a link for that at the bottom of this page. The city of McKee, KY is the county seat of Jackson County.

Below, you will find links to two separate groups of pictures of the falls and the surrounding area. I took the first group in January of 1999 and the second group on May 24, 2008 with a couple more pictures taken in May of 2011.

The Flat Lick Falls is on Flat Lick Creek and the location of the falls is at coordinates:
N37 22'.248" x W83 56'.421"

On the Tyner, KY Quadrangle of the USGS, 7.5 minute series Topo map the location is:
.762 inches south of coordinate line 37 22' 30"
2.648 inches east of coordinate line 83 57' 30"

Flat Lick Creek and Laurel Fork run together, at coordinates N37 22'.119" x W83 56'.506", about 300 yards below the falls. And, there's an old cabin site located approximately 200 yards below the falls..

Link to location of falls on USGS 7.5 Minute Topo map:
Flat Lick Falls Location On USGS Topo Map

People to call if you want to donate or volunteer for the Flat Lick Falls project:
Judy Schmidt: 606-364-4593
Mary Hayes:   606-287-7560

Link to the Jackson County elected officials page:
For Jackson County Elected Officials, Click Here

Link to Newspaper articles and falls volunteers:
(Article submitted by Betty Banks-Sanders)
Falls volunteers and article from Jackson County Sun
Falls project article from the Jackson County Times

Links to pictures of Flat Lick Falls
Pictures of falls, taken from January 1999 - May 2011

August 20, 2009 Jackson County Sun Article
First Part Of Article, With Map

Second Part Of Article



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