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Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Founding of Griffin

 
 
Founding of Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
1. Founding of Griffin Marker
Inscription. From a stump near the town spring, now covered by the embankment of the railroad, on June 8, 1840, Gen. Lewis Lawrence Griffin sold lots to the highest bidder, thus establishing the City of Griffin. The first lot was sold to William Leake. 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 Creeks. He served in the State Legislature in 1829 and 1830.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 126-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 15.007′ N, 84° 16.071′ W. Marker is in Griffin, Georgia, in Spalding County. Marker is on West Broad Street 0 miles east of 10th Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Griffin GA 30223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Founding of Griffin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis Lawrence Griffin
Founding of Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
2. Founding of Griffin Marker
Looking east on West Broad Street; railroad tracks cross the street just 100 feet away.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Spalding County (approx. 0.4 miles away); The City of Griffin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rotary International (approx. half a mile away); The Orphan Brigade (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Spalding County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Georgia Militia at Griffin (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Griffin.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USPolitical SubdivisionsRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Founding of Griffin Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 25, 2010
3. Founding of Griffin Marker
Looking north from the marker over West Broad Street to the intersection of the (old) Central and Southern railroads; this is the site of the founding of Griffin.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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