Pikesville School #1 1855-1929
Pikeville School #2 1929-1951
Bethel M.E. Church 1847-1923
A Forgotten Town Remembered: Pikesville of Monroe County, Kentucky (Charles R. Arterburn)
Flippin Family Association (Nova A. Lemons)
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. Marker is located at the junction of an historic
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone Was Here (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.
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 27, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
3. Old Pikesville Cemetery. (Submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
4. The Flippin Files. (Submitted on December 30, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
5. Johnson-Cross Cemetery. (Submitted on December 31, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky.)
1. Thomas H. Flippin 1793-1856
“During the period
“Thomas H. Flippin, along with three of his brothers were Volunteers in the Kentucky Mounted Militia during the War of 1812.
“At the end of the War of 1812, Thomas H. Flippin married Elizabeth Baugh on 29 November 1816 in Barren County, Kentucky. They had two sons, William Baugh Flippin and Thomas Haggard Perry Flippin.
“In 1837, Thomas H. Flippin, with other family members, relocated to Northern Arkansas. ... The land was named Flippin Barrens, later
“Thomas H. Flippin was a prosperous member of the community. He was the Marion County Clerk and very involved in the Church. He applied for land grants related to the War of 1812.
“Thomas H. Flippin passed away on 6 March 1856 in Marion County, Arkansas. He was buried in the Flippin Cemetery, which was part of his original farm. The Flippin Cemetery is still present today with many generations of the Flippin family interred at the site.”
— “Who Was Thomas H. Flippin?” Thomas H. Flippin Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, Bella Vista, Arkansas. December 27, 2018. http://sites.usdaughters1812.org/flippin1812/
2. How Pikesville Got Its Name
Although not documented, Pikesville was almost certainly named for General Zebulon Pike (1779-1813), hero of the War of 1812 who had died in the Battle of York. Thomas H. Flippin, his father in law, Rev. John Baugh, and William Baugh were the founding proprietors who duly petitioned Barren County Court to establish the town of Pikesville, and who would have decided its name. Sergeant Thomas H. Flippin and three of his brothers, William, James, and John, had recently served in Captain Hugh Brown’s Company of the 1st Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Militia during that War. Honoring Zebulon Pike as a namesake in various forms for place names (e.g., Pikeville, Pike County, Pike’s Peak) was popular after the War, but only two historical instances of the spelling of “Pikesville” to honor Pike are known: Pikesville, Maryland, and Pikesville, Kentucky. Thomas H. Flippin also apparently named his son, Thomas H. Perry Flippin (1819-1885), for another hero of the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver H. Perry (1785-1819).
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 149 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2019, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. 4. submitted on December 29, 2018, by C. R. Arterburn of Bowling Green, Kentucky. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.