Clear Creek Springs in Bell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Settlement is 17 miles west on Ky 190
Rev. Hiram M. Frakes founded this Methodist Settlement in 1925. Begun in a cabin with 13 students, it became an institution for spiritual and educational development of mountain youth. Frakes guided and influenced the entire Middle Laurel Fork Valley. Their simply expressed gratitude for his work was, "Parson, we're glad you came."
Erected 1969 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1286.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 36° 44.217′ N, 83° 41.783′ W. Marker is in Clear Creek Springs, Kentucky, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 190 and U.S. 25E, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 190. On the side of the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 Paula Dr, Pineville KY 40977, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow First Camp Site In Kentucky (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naming of the Cumberland River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilderness Road Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Chained Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away); Invasion and Retreat (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mountain Gateway (approx. 1.7 miles away); Joshua Fry Bell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Cumberland Ford (approx. 1.9 miles away).
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