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

Daniel Boone Was Here

 
 
Daniel Boone Was Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By C. R. Arterburn, 2015
1. Daniel Boone Was Here Marker
(Co-located with "Pikesville" marker)
Inscription.  South of "Old Pikeville Rd" and Thomas Flippin's land was a military grant of 1,800 acres awarded to Virginia Navy Captain Thomas Lilly for his service in the American Revolutionary War, assigned to Charles Copland (1,442 acres) and William Croghan (358 acres), brother in law of George Rogers Clark, when the land was surveyed in 1797. Daniel Boone was one of the surveyors and hunted here. Surrounding Indian Creek including present-day Flippin, this "Reid and Pearson Survey" extended from the east near Jack Haile Road to the west near Grooms Branch. Copland assigned his tract to the family of his sister, Clarissa (Copland) & John Goodall and sons and John and Ann (Goodall) Martin.

A Forgotten Town Remembered: Pikesville of Monroe County, Kentucky (Charles R. Arterburn)
 
Erected 2017.
 
Location. 36° 44.005′ N, 85° 53.351′ W. Marker is near Flippin, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is on Flippin Lamb Road (Route 249), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the junction

Old Pikeville Road image. Click for full size.
By C. R. Arterburn, 2015
2. Old Pikeville Road
Co-located with "Daniel Boone Was Here" marker (a.k.a. Tompkinsville-Pikeville-Gallatin Road)
of an historic section of "Old Pikeville Rd" with Kentucky Route (Highway) 249, approximately 1.25 miles north of Flippin, Kentucky. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1890 Flippin Lamb Road, Tompkinsville KY 42167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pikesville (here, next to this marker); Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fraim Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Anderson (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Free-Town Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Gamaliel Cemetery (approx. 8.1 miles away); Gamaliel (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flippin.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Flippin, Kentucky (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 23, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
2. A Forgotten Town Remembered: Pikesville of Monroe County, Kentucky. (Submitted on December 28, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
3. Charles Copland (1756-1836). (Submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
4. William Croghan (1752-1822). (Submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
5. John Goodall Family Cemetery. (Submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
Daniel Boone<br> 1734-1820 image. Click for full size.
Chester Harding (image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery), 1820
3. Daniel Boone
1734-1820
This portrait of Daniel Boone hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC., and has been cropped by about half from the original.


6. The Flippin Files. (Submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
7. Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements and Rosters. Bounty Land Warrant information relating to Thomas Lilly VAS923 (Submitted on December 30, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Major William Croghan (1752-1822) image. Click for full size.
By (Artist unknown)
4. Major William Croghan (1752-1822)
“In 1784, after gaining a surveying certificate from the College of William and Mary, William Croghan and George Rogers Clark were named principal surveyors to the Virginia State Line and moved to Louisville. They were responsible for overseeing the measuring, mapping, and recording of deeds for all Virginia state line bounty lands. They were able to claim land in payment for their surveying services, and as a result, the men acquired ownership of vast tracts.” — “Croghan and Clark Families.” Historic Locust Grove. December 27, 2018. locustgrove.org/
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2019, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.   3. submitted on December 25, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 28, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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