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

Franklin Methodist Church

 
 
Franklin Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
1. Franklin Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. This, the Franklin Methodist Church, erected in 1831, is one of the earliest permanent church buildings in this area. Constructed of 12x12 handhewn pine beams, the church has been extensively remodelled through the years except the steeple, which stands as first built. The slave balcony originally in this church, unlike most, was at the front behind the pulpit. Early members have told of Indians worshipping in this building in the days when the Indian population of this section was large. Among the leaders of the church 100 years ago were the Lane, Daniel, Hammond, McCutchen and Lipford families.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Society. (Marker Number 059-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 16.809′ N, 85° 5.744′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Georgia, in Heard County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Newnan Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin GA 30217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Baptist Church (about 600 feet away, measured
Franklin Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
2. Franklin Methodist Church and Marker
in a direct line); Heard County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heard County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Hawkins (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Hogan Plantation (approx. 13.3 miles away); Council Bluffs Treaty (approx. 14 miles away); McIntosh Reserve (approx. 14 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker should be numbered 074-2 for Heard County (the 74th county). 059-2 would be in Franklin County, the 59th. Someone confused Franklin County in north Georgia with the City of Franklin in Heard County.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USChurches, Etc.Native Americans
 
Franklin Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 19, 2010
3. Franklin Methodist Church Marker
Looking west on Main Street toward downtown Franklin
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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