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Billy Graham Began Here

 
 
Billy Graham Began Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 19, 2016
1. Billy Graham Began Here Marker
Inscription. From the sidewalk in this Franklin St. neighborhood, the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham forty years ago launched his worldwide Christian evangelistic crusade, exhorting derelicts, drunks and "Skid Row" bums. Since then he has preached to more people than any other person, reaching millions. Dr. Graham attended Florida Bible Institute at Temple Terrace, graduating in 1940. While a student here, Dr. Graham heard the "call", and prayed, "O God, if you want me to preach, I will do it."
 
Erected 1979 by Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with the Tampa Ministers' Association during the Billy Graham Crusade in Tampa.
 
Location. 27° 57.273′ N, 82° 27.606′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsbourgh County. Marker is at the intersection of North Franklin Street (Business U.S. 41) and East Fortune Street, on the right when traveling north on North Franklin Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oaklawn Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Harlem Academy School #2 (about 700 feet away); Kennedy (about 800 feet away); C. Cecilia Morse
Billy Graham Began Here Marker on NE of corner of intersection image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 19, 2016
2. Billy Graham Began Here Marker on NE of corner of intersection
(about 800 feet away); Pioneer Priests Graves (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victims of the Yellow Fever (approx. 0.2 miles away); 29 Sea Captains and Mariners (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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