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Flippin in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church

 
 
Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer
1. Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church Marker
New marker erected 1/25/18.
Inscription.  
Famous Tree
In 1894, a huge Tulip Poplar tree was felled about 1½ miles south of this site. It measured 11 feet in diameter, 35 feet in circumference. Two six-foot saws were welded together to cut it. A four-foot log from the tree was transported to Chicago for exhibition at the 1893-94 Columbian World's Fair and Exposition, where it won a first prize.

Reverse:
Indian Creek Church
The main log from this tree supplied lumber to build the second Baptist Church house of Indian Creek, and a part of the Methodist Church. The first Baptist Church housed on this site was destroyed by fire in 1893. The second church house burned in 1921, and a third building was erected here.
 
Erected 1971 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1394.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 43.142′ N, 85° 52.417′ W. Marker is in Flippin, Kentucky
Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 25, 2018
2. Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church Marker
New marker erected 1/25/18.
, in Monroe County. Marker is on Flippin Lamb Road (State Highway 249), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 484 Flippin Lamb Road, Tompkinsville, KY 42167, 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. half a mile away); Camp Anderson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Daniel Boone Was Here (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pikesville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Free-Town Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Gamaliel Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Gamaliel (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flippin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Flippin, Kentucky (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 6, 2019, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
2. Famous Tree/Indian Creek Church. The Story of the Biggest Tree; Rand McNally Handbook of the World’s Columbian Exposition, Excerpted; Famous Tree/Indian Creek Church Historical Marker (this old marker since replaced due to auto collision damage) (Arterburn, Charles R. Elzia and Elizabeth Douglass Arterburn of Monroe County, Kentucky. Miscellanea [2015]. Lexington, Ky: C. Arterburn, 2010.) (Submitted on January 6, 2019, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church
Famous Tree Marker - previous version image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 3, 2011
3. Famous Tree Marker - previous version

Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church was first organized in 1835 as the United Baptist Church of Christ at Indian Creek, and incorporated as the United Baptist Church at Indian Creek by an Act of the General Assembly, January 22, 1867, upon application of D. E. Downing, Ellis Riggs, and J. M. Neal.

(Kentucky. Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. [1867]. Chapter 1051, p. 57.

Landrum, Alta. History of Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church. 1976.

Indian Creek Baptist Church. Minutes. Unpublished manuscripts. 1835- )

    — Submitted January 6, 2019, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

 
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Indian Creek Church Marker - previous version image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 3, 2011
4. Indian Creek Church Marker - previous version
Reverse side of "Famous Tree" marker.
Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 25, 2018
5. Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church Marker
Marker with church in background.
Indian Creek Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By C. R. Arterburn
6. Indian Creek Baptist Church
Photo of third Indian Creek Baptist Church building (1922-2010) — Landrum, Alta. History of Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church. 1976. This building was abandoned (2010) due to flood damage, and a new Baptist Church building was erected (2012) near Neal Cemetery. The “Famous Tree” marker is visible in the corner of the lot beside the south (left) Church entrance. This corner lot was the site of Flippin Methodist Church (1894-1964).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 101 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2019, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   3, 4. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   5. submitted on January 25, 2018, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky.   6. submitted on December 23, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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