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Franklin County - GHM 059-1 - Franklin Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 22.188 W 083° 14.111
17S E 294465 N 3805423
Quick Description: Franklin County state historic marker located at the courthouse in Carnesville on GA 59.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 9:39:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM5NX8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 11

Long Description:

Franklin County


This County, created by Act of the Legislature Feb. 25, 1784, is named for Benjamin Franklin, Revolutionary patriot and statesman. It was formed from lands obtained from the Indians by the Treaty of Augusta, 1783. Capt. James Terrell of the Revolution was an early settler. Volunteers from Franklin Co. under Capt. Morris distinguished themselves at the Battle of Pea River Swamp, Mar. 25, 1837, in the Creek Indian War. The present County Site was established by Act of Nov. 29, 1806, at Carnesville named for Thomas B. Carnes, member of the Third Congress, 1793-'97.

GHM 059-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954

Franklin County
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 059-1

Date: 1954

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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