“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gamaliel in Monroe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church

Famous Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 3, 2011
1. Famous Tree Marker
Famous Tree
In 1894, a huge Tulip Poplar tree was felled about 1-1/2miles south of this site. It measured 11 ft. in diameter, 35 ft. 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.

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 near Gamaliel, Kentucky, 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: 514 Flippen Lamb Road, Gamaliel KY 42140, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Indian Creek Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chad Comer, January 3, 2011
2. Indian Creek Church Marker
Reverse side of "Famous Tree" marker.
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fraim Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Camp Anderson (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); James Chism (approx. 8.7 miles away); Rev. W. E. Thomas (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gamaliel.
Categories. Churches & ReligionHorticulture & Forestry
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of the Baptist Church. • Photo of the Methodist Church if still standing. • Can you help?
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