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Lowgap in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jesse Franklin

 
 
Jesse Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
1. Jesse Franklin Marker
Inscription.  Governor 1820-21; state & U.S. Senator and representative; officer in Revolution. His home stood ¼ mile south.
 
Erected 1973 by Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number M-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 36° 30.669′ N, 80° 51.528′ W. Marker is in Lowgap, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pine Street (State Highway 89) and Hidden Valley Road, on the right when traveling east on West Pine Street. Marker is east of Old Lowgap Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowgap NC 27024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fox Hunters Paradise (approx. 3.9 miles away); Grayson County Virginia / North Carolina (approx. 4.1 miles away in Virginia); Blue Ridge Parkway
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(approx. 4½ miles away); Slave Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Richard Milton Strauser (approx. 7.4 miles away in Virginia); The Crooked Road (approx. 7.4 miles away in Virginia); James A. Williams, Jr. (approx. 7.4 miles away in Virginia); Hardin Taliaferro (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Jesse Franklin. “Jesse Franklin was born in Orange County, Virginia on March 24, 1760. He was the son of Bernard and Mary Franklin, the third of seven sons. Franklin moved to North Carolina with his father in 1774 and served as major during the Revolutionary War. During the war he was captured by Tories, but escaped. Franklin was in the Battle of Kings Mountain and served as Adjutant of Colonel Benjamin Cleveland’s battalion. (Cleveland was a relative of Franklin’s.) He was also at the Battle of Guilford Court House. He performed further service in partisan warfare against Tories in North Carolina, service that continued to the end of the war.” (Submitted on May 28, 2013.) 
 
Jesse Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 26, 2013
2. Jesse Franklin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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