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Franklin County Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 29° 43.534 W 084° 58.995
16R E 695064 N 3290079
Quick Description: This sign is located on the lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse, 34 Forbes St # 2 Apalachicola, FL 32320
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2009 8:11:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM5J4G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 36

Long Description:
Copied from the sign:

"Franklin County
Named for Benjamin Franklin, the county was created in 1832. Apalachicola, the county seat, which dates back to the times of the Creek Indians, was an important center for cotton trade. The county is noted for agrigulture, timber, livestock and sea foods. Franklin County men of note include Joseph White, territorial delegate to Congress, McQueen McIntoch, fierty secessionist, Dr, John Gorrie, inventor of artificial refrigeration, Alvin Wentworth Chapman, botanist, and Cosam Emir Barlett, Editor."
Marker Number: F-62

Date: 1961

County: Franklin

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Florida Heritage

Website: [Web Link]

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