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Near Mount Vernon in Franklin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Franklin County

 
 
Franklin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Franklin County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from Titus County
Created March 8, 1875
Organized April 30, 1875

Named in honor of
Benjamin C. Franklin
1805 – 1873
Hero of San Jacinto
District Judge of the
Republic of Texas.
Member of the Legislature

Mt. Vernon, County Seat.

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 9843.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 33° 11.066′ N, 95° 14.032′ W. Marker is near Mount Vernon, Texas, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Texas Route 37 and U.S. 67 on State Route 37. Located in a traffic triangle, under some trees. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 TX-37, Mount Vernon TX 75457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Merchants and Planters National Bank (approx. ¾ mile away); Rutherford Drugstore (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Ripley Massacre (approx. 4.8 miles away); Leesburg Cemetery (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on Franklin County.
Franklin County Marker can be seen underneath trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Franklin County Marker can be seen underneath trees.
(Submitted on July 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Franklin County red granite monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. Franklin County red granite monument.
View looking south on Texas Highway 37. Monument is barely visible under trees. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
4. View looking south on Texas Highway 37. Monument is barely visible under trees.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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