Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church

Famous Tree / Indian Creek Church (HMQCD)

Location: Tompkinsville, KY 42167 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 43.142', W 85° 52.417'

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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.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1394
Year Placed1971
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 600590 N 4064295
Decimal Degrees36.71903333, -85.87361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 43.142', W 85° 52.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 43' 8.52" N, 85° 52' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 61-599 State Hwy 249, Tompkinsville KY 42167, US
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