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Crab Orchard, Kentucky is an eastern Lincoln county town about ten miles southeast of Stanford. It was named for a stand of crab apple trees by Henry Long Hunter Skaggs. Crab Orchard was near the end of the Logan Trace off of Skaggs Trace 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. Crab Orchard Springs became noted for its hospitality.