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Franklin, Kentucky: Fork in the Road

In a rural, grassy, sleepy intersection, an unexpected 21-foot-high stainless steel dinner fork.

Bunch Rd, Franklin, KY
From the town square in Franklin, drive north on US-31 for four miles. Turn east onto SR 1434. Drive two miles. Turn north onto Uhls Rd. Drive two miles to the Fork.
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Fork in the Road.

Fork in the Road

The Fork is just a few miles out of town; the road and signs are well marked. While we were there we pulled off at a farmer's gate. It was a weekday and not a single car passed by.

[Bill & Laura, 06/15/2022]
Fork in the Road

Here are directions to the fork: From the town square in Franklin, drive 3.9 miles north on US Highway 31. Turn east onto Salmons/Blackjack Road (SR 1434). There is no street name sign here, so look for the state highway sign. Drive east on SR 1434 for 1.8 miles. Turn north onto Uhls Road and drive 1.8 miles to the Fork.

[signmanjoe, 10/28/2021]

Fork in the Road.

Fork in the Road

The fork is by Bunch Road -- which should be named Brunch Road!

[Stephen Francia, 04/07/2020]

Fork in the Road.

Largest Fork In The Road In Kentucky

The fork is worth a drive-by to enjoy the rural scenery of central Kentucky. The base is stamped with "2018," the year the high school class made the fork. It's definitely the largest fork in the road in Kentucky -- that makes it a must visit if you're trying to stick a fork in your Fork-In-The-Road list. It's a one-lane road in and out, so watch for oncoming traffic in the curves, and don't get off the pavement.

[Andrew Turnage, 09/07/2019]

Fork in the Road.

Fork in the Road

According to a story in the Franklin Favorite newspaper, the fork was erected in early May 2018, and built by the senior welding class of Franklin-Simpson High School. Made of stainless steel, it's 21 feet tall, weighs 680 pounds, and is anchored with a ton of concrete.

The welding teacher knew of the rural intersection and thought it would be funny to put a giant fork there, so that's what happened.

[Laura O'Loughlin, 04/23/2019]

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