Near Flippin in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1391.)
Location. 36° 42.352′ N, 85° 51.445′ W. Marker is near Flippin, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Fountain Run Road (State Highway 100) and County House Road (State Road 1366), on the left when traveling south on Fountain Run Road. Touch for map. Located at the intersection of Kentucky Routes 100 and 1366, in the community of Flippin, Kentucky. Nearest postal address: 7066 Fountain Run Road, Tompkinsville 42167. Marker is in this post office area: Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fraim Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church Daniel Boone Was Here (approx. 2.6 miles away); Pikesville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Free-Town Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Gamaliel Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Gamaliel (approx. 5˝ miles away); Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flippin.
More about this marker. Marker is located in the “Y” intersection of Kentucky Routes 100 and 1366.
Regarding Camp Anderson. No one had more of an effect on the loyalty of Monroe County and perhaps South Central Kentucky as did John M. Fraim. John Fraim was born in Jackson (Clay) County, Tennessee in 1813. He moved to Monroe County 25 years before the war began and had obtained about 1,000 acres of land on Indian Creek near Flippin. At the outbreak of the war he owned 30 slaves but was bitterly opposed to secession. In order to help the Union cause, he went to Indiana to get 300 rifles and offered one to every person who would fight for President Lincoln. Fraim thus recruited the Ninth Kentucky Infantry and camped the men on his farm. They named the site Camp Anderson. He took his recruits to Columbia for mustering
Additional keywords. John Fraim, 9th KY Infantry, Flippin, Kentucky
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on December 23, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2012, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. 3. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.