March 11, 2012
The city of Flippin began as a small community outside the present-day city limits, near the site of what today serves as Flippin’s airport. Here, in the early 1800s, the first families settled in an area called the Barrens. Flippin Barrens lasted until the beginning of the 1900s, when activity moved closer to the railroad line. Businesses sprang up along the line, and a main street was established nearby. In 1921, the town was officially incorporated as Flippin.