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Franklin Springs in Franklin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Historical Franklin Springs

Historical Franklin Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 16, 2006
1. Historical Franklin Springs Marker
Inscription.  Site of the home of Rev. John Martin Turner, born September 12, 1891, and Mrs. Olivia Jackson Turner, born April 5, 1893, a teacher at Holmes College of the Bible. They were married July 7, 1920. The Turners were the first missionaries of the Pentecostal Holiness Church to India. They sailed October 31, 1920, and established the first church in Jasidih, India, in 1922.

Their home was erected in the late 1800’s of hand-hewn, pegged timbers. It was enlarged in F. M. Britton, a pioneer minister, then occupied in 1941 by the Turner Family, upon their return from India, until August 1984.

Adjacent to this property is the site of the No. 2. Hotel. South of this site stood Hotel No. 1, and the Skating Rink, all of the original Franklin Springs purchased by the church in 1919 and on which Emmanuel College now stands.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1794.
Location. 34° 17′ N, 83° 8.855′ W. Marker is in Franklin Springs, Georgia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Spring Street, 0 miles
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south of West Main Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin Springs GA 30639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Site and Portions (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Historical Franklin Springs (about 700 feet away); The Franklin Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ty Cobb (approx. 1.6 miles away); Royston, GA / U.S. Bicentennial Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dr. Stewart D. Brown, Sr. (approx. 2 miles away); Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin Springs.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2024