Founding of Griffin-GHM-126-8-Spalding County
Posted by: Sprinterman
N 33° 14.830 W 084° 16.045
16S E 754591 N 3682018
Quick Description: Located in front of auto parts store at the intersection of W Taylor St. and New Orleans St. in Griffin.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2008 7:36:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM4EQT
Near the present junction of the Central and Southern Railways, from a stump near the town spring, on June 8,1840, Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin sold lots to the highest bidder, thus establishing the City of Griffin. William Leake bought the first lot. Gen. Griffin, an early advocate of the railroad and one of the wealthiest men in Middle Georgia, was the first president of the Monroe Railroad and Banking Co. A General in the Georgia Militia, he fought in the Indian war known as the Florida Campaign and in the wars against the Creek. He served in the State Legislature in 1829 and 1830.
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: 126-8
Sponsor: Not listed
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