Frakes, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Frakes is located in Kentucky
Frakes is located in USA
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°38′34″N 83°55′40″W / 36.64278°N 83.92778°W / 36.64278; -83.92778Coordinates: 36°38′34″N 83°55′40″W / 36.64278°N 83.92778°W / 36.64278; -83.92778
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Bell
Elevation 1,489 ft (454 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 508032[1]

Frakes is an unincorporated community located in Bell County, Kentucky, United States.

First settled in the 1850s, it was known as South America for its relative remoteness. The community was renamed in the 1930s for the local pastor Hiram Milo Frakes.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frakes, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 108. Retrieved 2013-04-28.