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The Franklin Springs-GHM 059-9-Franklin Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
N 34° 16.852 W 083° 08.778
17S E 302431 N 3795383
Quick Description: Located in the park around the springs.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 5:52:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM7JJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 7

Long Description:
For the first hundred years. Franklin Springs existed as a famous health resort. The Springs as well as the Country, was named for Benjamin Franklin. Three types of water flowed strongly from these springs, mineral, sulphur and freestone. Preceding the Civil War the area was famous watering place into the 20th century it continued to be a gathering place for the sick and invalid who sought cure through its mineral water. Later, social life became more of an attraction than its healing waters, By 1917 there were two hotels, a skating rink and two pavilions. The nationality famous Methodist evangelist Lorenzo Dow spoke to large crowds under these trees in 1802 and 1803. On February 22 1803, the site was purchased by the Pentecostal Benevolent Association consisting of G.O. Gaines, Perry Sexton, Hugh Bowling, Josiah Allen, John W. Jordan and Joseph C. Sorrow. It became the home of Franklin Springs Institute, now Emmanuel College.
Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: 059-9

Date: 1981

Sponsor: Georgia Historic Marker

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