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Carnesville in Franklin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Franklin County

 
 
Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
1. Franklin County Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 059-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 22.188′ N, 83° 14.111′ W. Marker is in Carnesville, Georgia, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lavonia Road (Georgia Route 59) and Hull Avenue (Georgia Route 145), on the right when traveling east on Lavonia Road. Click for map. The marker stands on the Franklin County Courthouse lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Carnesville GA 30521, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
2. Franklin County Marker
flies. Carroll's Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Federal Road Historic District (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Carroll’s Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); Red Hill School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Double Branches Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cromer's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historical Franklin Springs (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carnesville.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNative AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsWars, US Indian
 
Franklin County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
3. Franklin County Courthouse
This courthouse was built in 1906, replacing an earlier 1826 courthouse.
 
 
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