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

Fraim Cemetery

Fraim Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Chad Comer, September 11, 2011
1. Fraim Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  John M. Fraim organized the 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) at Camp Anderson in 1861.

Monroe County Cemetery Book Volume 2, page 98-99.
Erected 2011 by Chad Comer.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 36° 42.753′ N, 85° 52.668′ W. Marker is near Flippin, Kentucky, in Monroe County. Marker is on Mud Lick-Flippin Road (Kentucky Route 678) near Fountain Run Road (Kentucky Route 100), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located near the SE corner of the intersection of routes 100 and 678, one mi W of Flippin. Touch for map. 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. Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church (approx. half a mile away); Camp Anderson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Daniel Boone Was Here (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pikesville (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fountain Run World War I & World War II Memorial (approx.
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5 miles away); Free-Town Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gamaliel Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Gamaliel (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flippin.
Additional commentary.
1. Fraim-Flippin Cemetery
This cemetery was also known historically as Flippin Cemetery. The first burials here were of the Flippin Family. Among the death certificates recorded for burials here since 1911 when state record-keeping began, we find both “Fraim Cemetery” and “Flippin Cemetery” listed as the place of burial. John M. Fraim was buried here as an in-law of the Flippin Family. His fame as a local favorite son and subsequent tradition-memory eventually imbued the cemetery with his alternate namesake, now publicly identified as Fraim Cemetery.
Reference: Arterburn, Charles R. Old Pikesville Days: 1818 - 2018. Bowling Green, Ky : C. R. Arterburn, 2019.
    — Submitted December 30, 2021, by C. R. Arterburn of Lexington, Kentucky.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on December 28, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Lexington, Kentucky. Photo   1. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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