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Franklin in Johnson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Cabin in Franklin

 
 
First Cabin in Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
1. First Cabin in Franklin Marker
Inscription. A two room log cabin was built on or near this site in March, 1823 by George King, by whose efforts Johnson County was authorized Dec. 31, 1822 and organized March 8, 1823. King donated land for the county seat and Franklin was founded May 22, 1823. King, who came from Kentucky, started the First Presbyterian Church in 1824, served on the first Board of Directors of Franklin College, was a businessman, farmer, postmaster, and Justice of the Peace, died in 1868 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.
 
Erected 1973 by Sesquicentennial Committee of the Johnson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 28.82′ N, 86° 3.539′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Jefferson Street (Indiana Route 144) and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on W. Jefferson Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin IN 46131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Paul Vories McNutt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County Spanish American War Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County Court Houses
First Cabin in Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 20, 2013
2. First Cabin in Franklin Marker
Near intersection of W. Jefferson St (SR 144) and Walnut St
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County War Memorial Honor Rolls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Province Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson County Museum of History (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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