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Sautee Nacoochee in White County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bishop Marvin A. Franklin

 
 
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
1. Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker
Inscription.  Marvin Augustus Franklin was born a few miles from here January 19, 1894 and early in life united with the Nacoochee Methodist Church. He was licensed to preach October 26, 1910 and joined the North Georgia Annual Conference at Elberton, Ga., November 21, 1913. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1915, the Doctor of Divinity degree from Emory University and the Doctor of Laws from Millsaps College. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and Delta Tau Delta. He served large churches in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. On July 2, 1948 while pastor of Highlands Methodist Church in Birmingham, he was elected bishop at the Columbia, S.C. Jurisdictional Conference. Presided over forty Annual Conferences in Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. Resident Bishop Jackson, Mississippi Area 1948 - 1964. President of the Council of Bishops of the Methodist Church 1959 - 1960.

Able preacher, skillful administrator, and dedicated pastor of pastors.
 
Erected by The United Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 3, 2008
2. Bishop Marvin A. Franklin Marker
The marker stands by the Nacoochee United Methodist Church
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Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1836.
 
Location. 34° 40.883′ N, 83° 41.3′ W. Marker is in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, in White County. Marker is on Unicoi Turnpike (Georgia Route 17) 0 miles east of Rabun Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is at the side of the Nacoochee United Methodist Church, adjacent to the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1371 Highway 17, Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Methodist Church (a few steps from this marker); Early Trading Post (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nacoochee Valley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. Ύ mile away); Emancipation Wall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Slave Garden (approx. 0.8 miles away); African American Heritage Site (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cooling Vat (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sautee Nacoochee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022