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Near Shorterville in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Franklin - First Beachhead into East Alabama

 
 
Franklin - First Beachhead into East Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
1. Franklin - First Beachhead into East Alabama Marker
Inscription. The frontier village of Franklin was established here by Colonel Robert Irwin in 1814 on the site of the Indian town of Cheeska Talofa. It was the first colonial village in east Alabama. Fort Gaines, Georgia, was constructed in 1816 to protect the early settlers in this former Creek Indian Nation, West. Twenty-one blocks were laid off for this promising river port of Abbeville. This prospective early city never recovered from the destructive flood of 1888.
 
Erected 1978 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Henry County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 36.259′ N, 85° 3.603′ W. Marker is near Shorterville, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Hartford Road (Alabama Route 10) 0.6 miles east of County Road 46, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shorterville AL 36373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattahoochee River Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gaines (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); The 1836 Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); The Old Lattice Bridge (approx.
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 16, 2014
2. Marker Area
0.3 miles away in Georgia); In the Confederacy (approx. 0.3 miles away in Georgia); Site of Fort Gaines Female College (approx. 0.4 miles away in Georgia); Old Pioneer Cemetery (approx. half a mile away in Georgia); Fort Gaines Guards (approx. 0.7 miles away in Georgia).
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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