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Lowgap in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jesse Franklin

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
1. Jesse Franklin Marker
Inscription. Governor 1820-21; state & U.S. Senator and representative; officer in Revolution. His home stood ľ mile south.
 
Erected 1973 by Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number M-6.)
 
Location. 36° 30.669′ N, 80° 51.528′ W. Marker is in Lowgap, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pine Street (State Highway 89) and Hidden Valley Road, on the right when traveling east on West Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is east of Old Lowgap Road. Marker is in this post office area: Lowgap NC 27024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardin Taliaferro (approx. 7.9 miles away); Galax (approx. 10.7 miles away in Virginia); Tabitha A. Holton (approx. 11 miles away); Stonemanís Raid (approx. 11 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Surry County (approx. 11 miles away); Galax: Home of Traditional Mountain Music (approx. 11.2 miles away in Virginia); The Railroad: Lifeline to the World (approx. 11.4 miles away in Virginia); First County Seat (approx. 11.4 miles away in Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Jesse Franklin. “Jesse Franklin was born in
Jesse Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
2. Jesse Franklin Marker
Orange County, Virginia on March 24, 1760. He was the son of Bernard and Mary Franklin, the third of seven sons. Franklin moved to North Carolina with his father in 1774 and served as major during the Revolutionary War. During the war he was captured by Tories, but escaped. Franklin was in the Battle of Kings Mountain and served as Adjutant of Colonel Benjamin Clevelandís battalion. (Cleveland was a relative of Franklinís.) He was also at the Battle of Guilford Court House. He performed further service in partisan warfare against Tories in North Carolina, service that continued to the end of the war.” (Submitted on May 28, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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