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Athens in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel John Franklin

 
 
Colonel John Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
1. Colonel John Franklin Marker
Inscription.  Leader of Connecticut land claimants. Served in Sullivan Campaign, 1779. Imprisoned in 1787-89 for leading new state movement. Later served in Pa. legislature. Moved here in 1789; died in 1831. Homesite and grave are east of road.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 41° 56.992′ N, 76° 30.088′ W. Marker is in Athens, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Riverside Drive (PA 1043). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens PA 18810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Sullivan (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sullivan (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Sullivan (approx. ¾ mile away); Athens Veterans Memorial
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Roll of Honor (approx. ¾ mile away); Vietnam Veterans (approx. ¾ mile away); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (approx. ¾ mile away); Stephen Foster (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Colonel John Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
2. Colonel John Franklin Marker
Colonel John Franklin Marker-Country side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 13, 2015
3. Colonel John Franklin Marker-Country side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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